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Reply #30 posted 08/19/19 9:41pm

TrivialPursuit

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herb4 said:

I think everyone here has their own single CD version of Emancipation.

People rag on Prince's stuff after D&P or so but I always liked having more music to pick from since usually what I liked was different from what others did and this way I got more songs to pick over.

Lot of folks here would HATE my Chocolate Slaugherhouse and MLPSFlower albums. Huh. I should have called that one LotuSOUND.


I've never shaved Emancipation down to one CD, but I did get it down to two once, and I can't find that list anywhere.

The stuff from D&P through just before Emancipation is as rich as the mid 80s, IMO.

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Reply #31 posted 08/20/19 9:51am

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Black Sweat is the jam. Many fond memories of rattling the windows and waking the neighbors with the bass on that one.

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Reply #32 posted 08/25/19 4:41am

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Not listened to the full album in one hit in years & had forgotten how stellar it was! A lovely balance of commercial / modern sounding / radio friendly tunes with big dollops of purple!!

Just wanted to put that out there! debate if you wanna or move along....

It's a great release. Much better than Musicology in my opinion. 3121 is what Musicology SHOULD have been. The beats are fire, the lyrics are fire, the songwriting ...fire. party

Only track I skip really is Incense and Candles really ....(just kinda drags along imo).

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Reply #33 posted 08/28/19 3:49am

Harps

I remember being excited by the release and then very underwhelmed at the time!

My 1 word review of the album and tracks:
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Album: Disappointing
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3121: Classic
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Lolita: Fun
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Te Amo Corazon: Meh
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Black Sweat: Annoying
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Incense & Candles: Cheesy
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Love: Tired
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Satisfied: Indulgent
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Fury: Lightweight
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The Word: Great
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Beautiful, Loved & Blessed: zzzzz
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The Dance: Average
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Get on the Boat: Unoriginal
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Wow, I really thought I liked the album more than that. I think on reflection it works better as a sum of its parts.....
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Reply #34 posted 08/28/19 4:59am

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They're both in good-not-great territory for me, really. 3121 possibly does slightly better Musicology, because it isn't quite so self-consciously angled towards being a massive commercial comeback, so feels a little more authentically Princey-weird rather than making a mere impersonation of Princey weirdness. If that makes any sense...

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Reply #35 posted 08/28/19 5:05am

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I disagree. Musicology is the better of the two. Both are good albums, but it's like comparing apples and oranges. Musicology was more classic pop, more use of real instruments. 3121 was more electronic. As a dance fan, I still prefer Musicology and how fresh it sounded when released in 2004. I'm guessing it influenced Adele when she wrote her album 21.
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Reply #36 posted 08/29/19 12:32am

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It has been a long time since listening to any CD's but I do remember that I love, and listen to 2 songs off Musicology, it's deeply personal. 💜💛

3121, love it. 2 songs back to back kind of feels like it's namechecking me. 😍 giggle omg, my emo face is bigger than the org's one!!!
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Reply #37 posted 08/29/19 12:34am

wildgoldenhone
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One thing, I absolutely luv luv luv(!!!) BLB 💜💛

And, he was! 😍
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Reply #38 posted 08/29/19 6:52am

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feeluupp said:

RJOrion said:

Black Sweat is pretty bad... its painful to listen to

Maybe the beat is the problem, the song and composition and lyrics are Prince funk at it's classic. Did you hear the acapella version in his dressing room during the Musicology tour concert in Canada, or the Piano & a mic version... It is truly an old school funk song, but gets swept under the rug due to the beat.

Its that high pitch whine throughout the song. It completely ruins that song for me.

I think 3121 is ok...I do listen to Musicology more often...but think AOA is better than both.

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Reply #39 posted 08/30/19 12:13am

Sydney

The 3121 title track is one of Prince's dopest songs - what a rhythm section in veterans Sonny & Michael. In fact I love the first 4 songs on 3121. I've never gone back to Musicology since first hearing on release. I quite like the title track but never really loved the throwback sound of that period.

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Reply #40 posted 08/31/19 12:54pm

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MattyJam said:

TrivialPursuit said:
and took "Shy" out of The Gold Experience
Blasphemy! Shy is one of the best tracks on TGE.


Not today, Satan! lol razz

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Reply #41 posted 08/31/19 4:17pm

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Ok I finally got around to listening to 3121 in its entirety and I think it is amazing! Haven't listened to Musicology all the way through but I like a few of the songs I have heard so far.

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Reply #42 posted 09/01/19 6:24am

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I love both albums. For me though, 3121 can’t be better b/c it doesn’t have an equivalent to Call My Name. CMN is just, woah! But I don’t think Musicology is better than 3121. I can’t choose stuff like this, it’s too hard. I don’t even have a favorite song, there’s too many good ones to pick one.
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Reply #43 posted 09/02/19 6:48am

darlingnikkkki

Planet Earth album says HI! cool
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Reply #44 posted 09/07/19 10:38pm

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Harps said:

I remember being excited by the release and then very underwhelmed at the time! My 1 word review of the album and tracks: . Album: Disappointing . 3121: Classic . Lolita: Fun . Te Amo Corazon: Meh . Black Sweat: Annoying . Incense & Candles: Cheesy . Love: Tired . Satisfied: Indulgent . Fury: Lightweight . The Word: Great . Beautiful, Loved & Blessed: zzzzzzz . The Dance: Average . Get on the Boat: Unoriginal . . Wow, I really thought I liked the album more than that. I think on reflection it works better as a sum of its parts.....

I was done when you said blah to Black Sweat...but then i rebuked you in the name of baby Jesus for Get On The Boat. Get off the boat harps

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Reply #45 posted 09/08/19 8:34am

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darlingnikkkki said:

Planet Earth album says HI! cool

Planet Earth? What is that, an album?? lol

The only Prince album I ever bought and never listened to again, so bland dull boring, lame, musicanship is uninspired in this album, one of his WORST WORST albums ever.

If there is no energy or excitement in a Prince album then it means it is bad.

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Reply #46 posted 09/08/19 12:21pm

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feeluupp said:

darlingnikkkki said:

Planet Earth album says HI! cool

Planet Earth? What is that, an album?? lol

The only Prince album I ever bought and never listened to again, so bland dull boring, lame, musicanship is uninspired in this album, one of his WORST WORST albums ever.

If there is no energy or excitement in a Prince album then it means it is bad.

I always felt that way about Planet Earth too, right from the first time I heard it. But for some reason I've been listening to it a bit lately and I've been getting quite into it. I dunno, maybe I'm just getting old. Although I still really dislike All The Midnights and Resolution.

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Reply #47 posted 09/08/19 1:22pm

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feeluupp said:

darlingnikkkki said:

Planet Earth album says HI! cool

Planet Earth? What is that, an album?? lol

The only Prince album I ever bought and never listened to again, so bland dull boring, lame, musicanship is uninspired in this album, one of his WORST WORST albums ever.

If there is no energy or excitement in a Prince album then it means it is bad.


I actualy really enjoy most of Planet Earth, to each their own.

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Reply #48 posted 09/09/19 1:41pm

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anybody know if the original version of 3121 ..the song....with different lyrics... is the same musically??

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Reply #49 posted 09/09/19 5:36pm

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PURPLEIZED3121 said:

Not listened to the full album in one hit in years & had forgotten how stellar it was! A lovely balance of commercial / modern sounding / radio friendly tunes with big dollops of purple!!

Just wanted to put that out there! debate if you wanna or move along....



I agree.




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Reply #50 posted 09/11/19 5:51pm

C0RAZ0N

Te Amo Corazon over CMN heart heart



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