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Reply #120 posted 07/12/10 12:31pm

Bfunkthe1

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purplecam said:

While I think that this is what MPLSound should have sounded like, 20ten is it's own CD. Yes, it incorporates elements from the 80's on there and I'm reminded of why I've loved Prince since the 80's but I don't look at this as the 2nd coming of 1999 either. It's a new album that I am loving because it stands on it's own feet and it's where Prince is today not where he was yesterday and for that, I dig it a whole lot.

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Very well put. cool

It really incorporates elements from every decade. Even the late 70's stuff. Imo

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Reply #121 posted 07/12/10 1:20pm

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How can Prince be expexted to kick Prince`s ass? Here is prince, sold over 100 mill albums, and the inventor of all knows how mutch total items he sold.... And we expect him and wait for him to release new albums who topps modern times biggest musical genius decades of work. Lol.

And if we ever wanted our wish come true, then the unexpected WAS his hook for fans then. And now he pulls a new move, lol. We are getting so greedy, because of this endless flow of music over the years, that we forget real life.

Imagine beein a hard core fan of Dolly Parton for instance??? lol. P

I think this dudes reply pretty mutch sums it up. And I agree with him smile

Tony Parsons " 20TEN is as good as anything Prince has done – which means it is as good as anything that anyone has done."


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Reply #122 posted 07/12/10 1:57pm

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Or Dr. Hook. lol.

Or Even Cheap Trick. lol. cool

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Reply #123 posted 07/12/10 9:23pm

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squirrelgrease said:

KoolEaze said:

Maybe THIS is the material that John Blackwell heard and later described as reminiscent of Controversy. I guess some of the songs on 20Ten were already recorded during the same sessions that brought forth the MPLSound songs..

From what I understand, the majority of the 20TEN songs were recorded or re-recorded during a different period than the MPLSoUND sessions and the aborted Ebony covermount CD (with Hot Summer) was probably an earlier set of songs in the same vein. It's hard to say what John Blackwell heard, but an educated guess would be there was an earlier configuration of 20TEN - which contained a title track. Hopefully, the US release will have the extra disc/tracks.

hmmm? what? when did we hear this?

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Reply #124 posted 07/12/10 10:30pm

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errant said:

squirrelgrease said:

From what I understand, the majority of the 20TEN songs were recorded or re-recorded during a different period than the MPLSoUND sessions and the aborted Ebony covermount CD (with Hot Summer) was probably an earlier set of songs in the same vein. It's hard to say what John Blackwell heard, but an educated guess would be there was an earlier configuration of 20TEN - which contained a title track. Hopefully, the US release will have the extra disc/tracks.

hmmm? what? when did we hear this?

Ebony was supposed to have a CD with the June issue and Hot Summer was a track on it as alluded to in the previous month's full page ad - but something went awry in Princeland. Or so I've heard. wink

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Reply #125 posted 07/12/10 11:05pm

purpledoveuk

The Mirror said, before it's release, release that 20ten was the greates album since Sign O the Times and I agree....if there hadn't been any albums since SOTT.

Unfortuntely for me it goes on the forgettable pile - it feels like a contract filler, a quick scramble around through offcuts just to fill s disk - no depth, no care, just s hollow gesture. File it with:

Planet Earth (mostly)
The Vault
NEWS

It actually makes me appreciate other less favourite CDs more

Shame really but that's what you get when you dontbhave any risk riding on it and why he shouldn't be paid upfront

Complacency and arrigance
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Reply #126 posted 07/12/10 11:20pm

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Reply #127 posted 07/13/10 12:26am

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purpledoveuk said:

The Mirror said, before it's release, release that 20ten was the greates album since Sign O the Times and I agree....if there hadn't been any albums since SOTT. Unfortuntely for me it goes on the forgettable pile - it feels like a contract filler, a quick scramble around through offcuts just to fill s disk - no depth, no care, just s hollow gesture. File it with: Planet Earth (mostly) The Vault NEWS It actually makes me appreciate other less favourite CDs more Shame really but that's what you get when you dontbhave any risk riding on it and why he shouldn't be paid upfront Complacency and arrigance

Since Prince isn't signed to a label he's not contracted to play, record, create, release music any longer. He does it because he still enjoys it. That in and of itself is fantastic. Most artists only work on new music when they have to by contract. Prince could stop making music and invest in fast food franchises and live a quiet profitable life in Minneapolis. Complacent would be laying around Paisley Park and not utilizing it for what he built it for, to make music. Arrogant is something he's always been and it never bother us throughout the 80's and the 90's so why should he all of a sudden change now.

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Reply #128 posted 07/13/10 5:44am

DIAMONDGEEZA

i'm not really gonna compare it to anything but its like the 90's and 00's never happened.i still love his work over that period or any period.apart from prince even the revolution had an influence.I would seriously love a double cd next year in the shops(the world and the uk included)with one being modern like musicology and the other a better version of the style on 20ten.Give all your fans whatn thay want and we shall follow you till the end of time.lets face it,he needs a trustworthy record label to distribute his work.He is still a very young 52 with too much to offer despite the speech of BET AWARDS.I COMPARE THE ALBUM TO THE 80'S LIKE A FOLLOW UP OF SORTS TO THE BATMAN ALBUM.OLD OR NEW POWER WE LOVE YOU PRINCE.Never will u lose my loyalty.LIKE SHENA EASTON SAID YOU ARE THE MODERN MOZART.

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Reply #129 posted 07/13/10 6:25am

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squirrelgrease said:

errant said:

hmmm? what? when did we hear this?

Ebony wassupposed to have a CD with the June issue and Hot Summer was a track on it as alluded to in the previous month's full page ad - but something went awry in Princeland. Or so I've heard. wink

As stated before, this would be very cool, if, and these are very big if's, P put some of these other tracks on a U.S. release of 20Ten. As a complete bonus disc. Or extra tracks on the single disc. Whatever. I wonder if he's kinda seeing how 20Ten is being received and if that will influence his next move in regards to a U.S. release. Which btw, hasn't even been confirmed. confused

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Reply #130 posted 07/13/10 7:00am

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No lie... I really appreciate this CD - I haven't had a chance to let it grow on me but I can tell, that I really like it. At first, it sounded like things from the 80s vault with all that linn drum stuff but it's catchy. wink This CD like all the rest of his CDs are a class of their own...every single last one of them and that's the beauty of it...razz A few songs, I was just waiting for Pharell Williams to start singing or rapping on there but that's what you get when you bite from the best! LOL!

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Reply #131 posted 07/13/10 7:01am

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Prince could stop making music and invest in fast food franchises and live a quiet profitable life in Minneapolis.

sign me up for the first purple organic vegan burger .. i am totally there

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Reply #132 posted 07/14/10 9:48am

Graycap23

The project stands on it's OWN. Why does it have 2 compare 2 anything?

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Reply #133 posted 07/14/10 9:51am

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DIAMONDGEEZA said:

i'm not really gonna compare it to anything but its like the 90's and 00's never happened.i still love his work over that period or any period.apart from prince even the revolution had an influence.I would seriously love a double cd next year in the shops(the world and the uk included)with one being modern like musicology and the other a better version of the style on 20ten.Give all your fans whatn thay want and we shall follow you till the end of time.lets face it,he needs a trustworthy record label to distribute his work.He is still a very young 52 with too much to offer despite the speech of BET AWARDS.I COMPARE THE ALBUM TO THE 80'S LIKE A FOLLOW UP OF SORTS TO THE BATMAN ALBUM.OLD OR NEW POWER WE LOVE YOU PRINCE.Never will u lose my loyalty.LIKE SHENA EASTON SAID YOU ARE THE MODERN MOZART.

That's how Rocky Balboa (part 6) is . . . Rocky V was so bad, they pretty much pretend it didn't happen. Rocky's still broke and slower than normal, but you can literally watch 1-4 then 6 and it works.

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Reply #134 posted 07/14/10 11:18am

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...20Ten!

Fresh, new music. Deserving of it's own place in Prince's rich discography.

Tour, please.

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Reply #135 posted 07/14/10 12:19pm

Dave1992

...the summer version of the usually cold-sounding Minneapolis sound.

It sounds hot, lush, fresh and in general conveys the feeling I seemed to get from Prince when I saw him on-stage last night. Therefore it definitely is an honest record, no wanna-be, in-sleep-writing shit.

It's the perfect, easy-listening summer-album. However, if you want to take a closer listen, you have great arrangements and sounds to discover. The song-writing is not always as special as on Sign O' The Times, but it isn't either on 1999, for instance.

It is what it is, a very good, retro-sounding, summer album.

Standout tracks so far: Beginning Endlessly, Future Soul Song, Sticky Like Glue, Walk In Sand, Laydown.

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Reply #136 posted 07/14/10 4:01pm

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I'm thinking I like it better than LotusFlow3r but less than MPLSoUND. In fact, I think MPLS has the better uptempo songs while 20Ten, possibly, has a couple better ballads. I could see sticking Future Soul Song, Sea Of Everything, Laydown on MPLSoUND.

As far as other recent albums, I like 20Ten better than PE, less than 3121 and undecided on Musicology.

Of course all of the above are far and away better than The Rainbow Children. lol

The rainbow children is great but I digress I think this feels like a trap to me. Prince making an album likke that, it sounds like the old days too much. It may be his idea of a practical joke. The album has a touch of nostalgia and nostalgia is all the rage now so that makes sense, but Prince doesn't make it sense so that scares me and makes me think he's trying to trap us. Maybe hes laughing at the reviews thinking "these sheep don't want anything groundbreaking they just want me to repeat myself over and over again".

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Reply #137 posted 07/14/10 4:47pm

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kdj997 said:

Maybe hes laughing at the reviews thinking "these sheep don't want anything groundbreaking they just want me to repeat myself over and over again".

This implies he's actually released something groundbreaking at some point in the last 10 years to prove the point - and he hasn't.

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Reply #138 posted 07/15/10 2:41am

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I hear lots of familiar sounds from the past, but mixed into something fresh that we haven't heard before. For me it compares most to Lovesexy, because it feels inspired from a good place, and it has an I don't care, this is how I'm feeling attitude.

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Reply #139 posted 07/15/10 3:20am

purpledoveuk

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Go ahead, start posting your full album comparisons...



I think 20ten compares to....a tricky poo.

A lot of build up, painful when you first encounter it and when you look back at it...it's a pile of shit,but once you've been through it you don't have to again and you can forget about it.

It's the work of someone who believes their own cocoon of hype...soulless, gutless rubbish (with a few exceptions). The kind of crap you'd say "I can see why this is an outtake" if it was on a bootleg.

Said it before and I'll say it again - recent good releases were good because he NEEDED to pull his finger out to put the effort in, make polished songs and sell them...the most recent rubbish album have all been material he's banked the money up front
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Reply #140 posted 07/15/10 3:33am

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....compares to NPS, but worse....much worse.
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #141 posted 07/15/10 3:40am

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Bfunkthe1 said:

squirrelgrease said:

Ebony wassupposed to have a CD with the June issue and Hot Summer was a track on it as alluded to in the previous month's full page ad - but something went awry in Princeland. Or so I've heard. wink

As stated before, this would be very cool, if, and these are very big if's, P put some of these other tracks on a U.S. release of 20Ten. As a complete bonus disc. Or extra tracks on the single disc. Whatever. I wonder if he's kinda seeing how 20Ten is being received and if that will influence his next move in regards to a U.S. release. Which btw, hasn't even been confirmed. confused

Is he even THINKING of his U.S. fan base? Or fan bases in Asia, Australia and other European countries? Remember not ALL of Europe has this album. confused

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Reply #142 posted 07/15/10 4:12am

purpledoveuk

Timmy84 said:



Bfunkthe1 said:




squirrelgrease said:




Ebony wassupposed to have a CD with the June issue and Hot Summer was a track on it as alluded to in the previous month's full page ad - but something went awry in Princeland. Or so I've heard. wink



As stated before, this would be very cool, if, and these are very big if's, P put some of these other tracks on a U.S. release of 20Ten. As a complete bonus disc. Or extra tracks on the single disc. Whatever. I wonder if he's kinda seeing how 20Ten is being received and if that will influence his next move in regards to a U.S. release. Which btw, hasn't even been confirmed. confused



Is he even THINKING of his U.S. fan base? Or fan bases in Asia, Australia and other European countries? Remember not ALL of Europe has this album. confused



Lucky rest of Europe!!!!
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Reply #143 posted 07/15/10 4:57am

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purpledoveuk said:

Timmy84 said:

Is he even THINKING of his U.S. fan base? Or fan bases in Asia, Australia and other European countries? Remember not ALL of Europe has this album. confused

Lucky rest of Europe!!!!

Bit harsh, really though. If we look at Purple & Gold, Cause & Effect and Hot Summer, I think everyone has to agree that 20ten is (if not perfect), definitely a step in the right direction.

I like the album, there's a dip in momentum near the end, but all in all, I'm more than happy with my 65p purchase. Some of the lyrics are a bit bungled, but the music makes my head bob. I'm really starting to like it. smile

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Reply #144 posted 07/15/10 5:49am

purpledoveuk

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purpledoveuk said:


Timmy84 said:


Is he even THINKING of his U.S. fan base? Or fan bases in Asia, Australia and other European countries? Remember not ALL of Europe has this album. confused



Lucky rest of Europe!!!!

Bit harsh, really though. If we look at Purple & Gold, Cause & Effect and Hot Summer, I think everyone has to agree that 20ten is (if not perfect), definitely a step in the right direction.



I like the album, there's a dip in momentum near the end, but all in all, I'm more than happy with my 65p purchase. Some of the lyrics are a bit bungled, but the music makes my head bob. I'm really starting to like it. smile



Everybody has their opinions - there are those who would hate everything he's done and there are equally those who would buy the worst album by the worst artist in the world and swear it was fantastic if it had sonething do with Prince.

Personally I think this album is what it is - cheap, disposable and as I've said 'money in the bank already thanks' obligation fillet. Miles apart from some if his off the shelf 'must sell' releases and right up there (actually worse) than career nosedivers like NPS.

It's basically Paul Mcartbey syndrome...one great musician, out of his time and trying to be down with the kids...peace signs, groovy, radical dude,drum machines, look at me, look at me!!!
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Reply #145 posted 07/15/10 6:01am

3chainsofgold

Prince's worst B-sides that he wisely decided to not release in 1986.

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Reply #146 posted 07/15/10 6:22am

3chainsofgold

Prince's worst B-sides that he wisely decided to not release in 1986.

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Reply #147 posted 07/15/10 6:40am

purpledoveuk

67 of his best tracks in recent years!!!

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Reply #148 posted 07/15/10 6:59am

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purpledoveuk said:

67 of his best tracks in recent years!!! . [Edited 7/15/10 6:41am]

lol

Better than those on Rainbow Children near the end?

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Reply #149 posted 07/15/10 7:42am

purpledoveuk

erik319 said:



purpledoveuk said:


67 of his best tracks in recent years!!! . [Edited 7/15/10 6:41am]

lol



Better than those on Rainbow Children near the end?



TRC's are a prelude ....like the anticipation you feel when you've fallen as a child and cut your knee. You've been through the pain, you're thinking about How much it hurts but you know your mums coming to give you a hug at then and make it better.

20tens is like waiting on the hangmans platform after you've been in prison for a crime you didnt commit and ass-fucked by the most ungentlmenly of gentlemen and there's a problem with the noise which is giving you time to reflect smile
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