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Thread started 06/05/17 1:18am

heathilly

Kanye West The College Dropout vs Prince 1999

Which one do you think is better?

Best songs of 1999 from critical point of view.

1999

Little red corvette

Best songs of The College Dropout from critical point of view.

All Falls Down

Jesus Walks

Slow Jamz

Through The Wire

1999 is prince the mad scientist creating real atmospheric songs that are long and full of changes.

TCDO is Kanye trying to make it as a new artist and showing his skills as a mc and producer.

I personally like both of these albums and I enjoy relistening to both of these as they bring me joy each time.

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Reply #1 posted 06/05/17 3:13am

purplethunder3
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No comparison.

nothing's forbidden... and nothing's taboo.
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Reply #2 posted 06/05/17 3:38am

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heathilly said:

Which one do you think is better?



Best songs of 1999 from critical point of view.


1999


Little red corvette



Best songs of The College Dropout from critical point of view.


All Falls Down


Jesus Walks


Slow Jamz


Through The Wire



1999 is prince the mad scientist creating real atmospheric songs that are long and full of changes.



TCDO is Kanye trying to make it as a new artist and showing his skills as a mc and producer.



I personally like both of these albums and I enjoy relistening to both of these as they bring me joy each time.

And commercial point of view.
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Reply #3 posted 06/05/17 8:31am

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This is a joke right? lol

"Style is loving yourself 'til everyone else does too."
You certainly proved that Prince, beyond any doubt.
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Reply #4 posted 06/05/17 8:43am

Dasein

heathilly said:

Which one do you think is better?

Best songs of 1999 from critical point of view.

1999

Little red corvette

Best songs of The College Dropout from critical point of view.

All Falls Down

Jesus Walks

Slow Jamz

Through The Wire

1999 is prince the mad scientist creating real atmospheric songs that are long and full of changes.

TCDO is Kanye trying to make it as a new artist and showing his skills as a mc and producer.

I personally like both of these albums and I enjoy relistening to both of these as they bring me joy each time.


I don't think 1999 is Prince creating atmospheric songs that are long and full of changes. But,
I also don't think you ought to pit these albums against each other. Just enjoy them for what
they are. Both are equally strong and fun to listen to although I am biased because I am a mu-
sician who admires multi-instrumentalists, so I'd prefer to listen to 1999.

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Reply #5 posted 06/05/17 10:05am

heathilly

Dasein said:

heathilly said:

Which one do you think is better?

Best songs of 1999 from critical point of view.

1999

Little red corvette

Best songs of The College Dropout from critical point of view.

All Falls Down

Jesus Walks

Slow Jamz

Through The Wire

1999 is prince the mad scientist creating real atmospheric songs that are long and full of changes.

TCDO is Kanye trying to make it as a new artist and showing his skills as a mc and producer.

I personally like both of these albums and I enjoy relistening to both of these as they bring me joy each time.


I don't think 1999 is Prince creating atmospheric songs that are long and full of changes. But,
I also don't think you ought to pit these albums against each other. Just enjoy them for what
they are. Both are equally strong and fun to listen to although I am biased because I am a mu-
sician who admires multi-instrumentalists, so I'd prefer to listen to 1999.

Automatic, something in the water, lady cab driver, international lover, even little red corvette all those songs are long experimental type songs with all the synth orchestration. I was trying to do a comparison less a vs.

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Reply #6 posted 06/05/17 10:06am

heathilly

MotownSubdivision said:

heathilly said:

Which one do you think is better?

Best songs of 1999 from critical point of view.

1999

Little red corvette

Best songs of The College Dropout from critical point of view.

All Falls Down

Jesus Walks

Slow Jamz

Through The Wire

1999 is prince the mad scientist creating real atmospheric songs that are long and full of changes.

TCDO is Kanye trying to make it as a new artist and showing his skills as a mc and producer.

I personally like both of these albums and I enjoy relistening to both of these as they bring me joy each time.

And commercial point of view.

It just happens the the popular songs on both albums happen to be the critical highlights.

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Reply #7 posted 06/05/17 10:07am

heathilly

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

This is a joke right? lol

No joke I just listened to both back to back and their equally as enjoyable to me. 1999 is like entering a different world. And the college dropout is so heartfelt and endearing.

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Reply #8 posted 06/05/17 10:27am

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As a fan of both, it is a really interesting comparison.

Kanye had already made his name as a producer a few years before The College Dropout. I do like the sped up soul/R&B samples and most of the tracks are excellent. Even the skits work within the context of the overall album. The album does have a couple fillers (Last Call, the last song was unnecessary). Lyrically, Kanye can't flow like Nas or even Jay-Z, but what he does works for him because the production/beats are so good. Sonically, began a string of really good Kanye albums that ended at My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Became a caricature of himself as the years went forward.

1999, when viewed in the context of the era it was released, was a Prince at the genesis of his creative run. My favorite album by Prince in the 1980's. Lyrically, by the numbers Prince, but some of the instrumentation/production was really trippy. Lady Cab Driver and Something in the Water showcased the excess and minimalism in his production. By the 1999 album, he was already among the top 2-3 musicians of the era.

"Old man's gotta be the old man. Fish has got to be the fish."
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