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Thread started 09/24/14 11:22pm

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PLECTRUMELECTRUM - Discussion thread.

Please discuss the album and tracks from the album on this thread. Thank you

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Reply #1 posted 09/25/14 2:05am

Stranger

I have just heard the snippets so far but standout tracks are Wow, Anotherlove, Marz, tictactoe and whitecaps and Plectrum Electrum. Quite like pretzel.. and fix... but have a slight issue with the shouty chorus, otherwise they are great. Growers are stopthistrain, funknroll, ainturninaround...

Love the overall vibe and sound of the album and can't wait to listen to it in its entirety smile

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Reply #2 posted 09/25/14 3:16am

littlebandit

Hanah's singing is 'orrible.

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Reply #3 posted 09/25/14 4:55am

bigd74

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I'm looking forward to hearing this. Not heard the snippets but if I stumble over the whole thing at some point before Monday I will definitely give it a listen
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Reply #4 posted 09/25/14 5:25am

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Does anyone know who is rapping on BOYTROUBLE?
We Can Funk
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Reply #5 posted 09/25/14 5:27am

LillianLaughs

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I love White Caps!

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Reply #6 posted 09/25/14 6:20am

TheEnglishGent

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Oh Hannah sad

I don't want to be mean but she has a perfect voice for drumming. I love her drumming, the beaming smile, the enthusiasm.

RIP sad
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Reply #7 posted 09/25/14 6:20am

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WOW has been one of my favorite songs since the first time I heard it. Now in top quality, wow!

BOYTROUBLE is hella fonky, don't know who is singing though. Some mad, What's My Name-ish bass. Funny female jibberish throughout the song.

AINTTURNINROUND is like an Alanis Morissette song; it's great, ripping guitar in the end.

ANOTHERLOVE... wow! Like Affirmation III on AOA, this is the one that really gives me chills down my spine and I can't suppress a tear. It's just, wow.

TICTACTOE has sounds of dolphins in the beginning, a nice hawaian guitar, and layered vocals. I loooove this track, like I love songs like Silly Game, Wasted Kisses, etc. This one is much 'fuller' sounding, though.

MARZ fun, Rude Boy kinda jam

FUNKNROLL we already know, nice ending to a splendid album.

Overall conclusion, I still think Prince & WB couldn't have done a better job than this: 2 very distinct albums, yet cohesive on their own. PLEC is the kind of album that I, as a fan of LotusFlower, TRC, would hope he would make, but AOA is the album I can see myself really digging into the next period and loving more. AOA is the album that marks a next step in his career and opens up perspectives.

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Reply #8 posted 09/25/14 6:31am

blackbob

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i cant believe this hasn't leaked yet *cough* ..my cough has come back again smile

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Reply #9 posted 09/25/14 6:34am

JDInteractive

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Where are folks hearing these albums?

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Reply #10 posted 09/25/14 6:38am

FragileUnderto
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JDInteractive said:

Where are folks hearing these albums?

They have been released in some countries biggrin

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Reply #11 posted 09/25/14 6:46am

TheEnglishGent

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Wow, isn't this an album of ups and downs?!

RIP sad
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Reply #12 posted 09/25/14 6:50am

TheEnglishGent

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What the hell is that babblin on Boytrouble? Sounds like pikey speak!

RIP sad
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Reply #13 posted 09/25/14 6:52am

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This album is quite good! It shows the range of the group going from rock to punk to hiphop to reggae, funk and other stuff i can't categorize lol

Songs i really like so far :

Anotherlove

Tictactoe

plectrumelectrum

FunkNroll

Marz

stopthistrain

Wow

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Reply #14 posted 09/25/14 6:53am

TheEnglishGent

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Quite like Stopthistrain.

RIP sad
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Reply #15 posted 09/25/14 6:53am

Rorywan

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yeah, my *cough* has returned also. need something for it.

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Reply #16 posted 09/25/14 7:22am

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Not liking this as much as AOA. Funknroll makes it worth the price of admission though, really pleased to have this in good quaility finally. Funny how it's my least favourite AOA track, (oh shit, nearly forgot Breakfast Can Wait!), and my favourite PE track. Love that little swing outtro which wasn't on the previous leak, made me chuckle.

Need a few more listens but this was the album I have been looking forward to for so long but it's just not right somehow. I love Wow, Pretzelbodylogic, Fixurlifeup and Funknroll. Marz and Anotherlove are ok I think. Rockin Prince is normally my favourite.

RIP sad
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Reply #17 posted 09/25/14 7:23am

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My quick review lol



Wow

cool Better than i expected rocking!


AINTTURNINROUND
Dont really like the vocals confused but its rocking guitar

PLECTRUMELECTRUM
cool guitar Sweet!

WHITECAPS
You already know this one

FIXURLIFEUP

You already know this one

BOYTROUBLE
wtf eek What? Whos rapping? Skipping this for now lol shake

STOPTHISTRAIN
Not bad music this might grow on me

ANOTHERLOVE
Awesome! headbang

TICTACTOE
A bit slow, undesided for now

PRETZELBODYLOGIC
Not a fan of the shouting mad

MARZ
Similar to Sister

FUNKNROLL
Better than the live or remix versions

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Reply #18 posted 09/25/14 7:23am

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So far I only love 2 of the tracks:

Wow is fantastic.. what an opener to this album! music

Another Love excellent.. much better than the original r&b song... woot!


I don't know about the rest on the album, it's not so good I believe.. sad

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Reply #19 posted 09/25/14 7:39am

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thedance said:

So far I only love 2 of the tracks:

Wow is fantastic.. what an opener to this album! music

Another Love excellent.. much better than the original r&b song... woot!


I don't know about the rest on the album, it's not so good I believe.. sad

yeah, i agree. very impressed with AOA not so much with this so far, not what I was expecting at all.

Might grow on me. Hate the vocals on a couple of the tracks. Avril lavigne like.

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Reply #20 posted 09/25/14 7:42am

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I would say 7 out of the 12 tracks are cool
The other 5 might grow on me confused


My playlist
Wow
PLECTRUMELECTRUM
ANOTHERLOVE
MARZ
FUNKNROLL
FIXURLIFEUP

WHITECAPS
STOPTHISTRAIN
TICTACTOE
AINTTURNINROUND

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Reply #21 posted 09/25/14 7:52am

Rebeljuice

Im finding it quite hard to transition between this and AOA. I dont think it would be fair to pass judgement on it just yet as I need to get over the goodness of AOA first. May let this one brew for a while before coming back to it. Its all too much at once! biggrin

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Reply #22 posted 09/25/14 7:59am

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Rebeljuice said:

Im finding it quite hard to transition between this and AOA. I dont think it would be fair to pass judgement on it just yet as I need to get over the goodness of AOA first. May let this one brew for a while before coming back to it. Its all too much at once! biggrin

I know what you mean, they are definitely 2 very different collections! I think the problem I have with this is that I'd heard all but 2 of the good tracks many times already and then rest is not really my cup of tea. The highs are really high though.

RIP sad
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Reply #23 posted 09/25/14 8:06am

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Rorywan said:

thedance said:

So far I only love 2 of the tracks:

Wow is fantastic.. what an opener to this album! music

Another Love excellent.. much better than the original r&b song... woot!


I don't know about the rest on the album, it's not so good I believe.. sad

Hate the vocals on a couple of the tracks. Avril lavigne like.

Avril Lavigne..? I have forgot all about her.. lol

But yeah you are right, some tracks reminds me of her music... wink

And thats not really a good thing.. sad

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Reply #24 posted 09/25/14 8:09am

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My quick review lol

PRETZELBODYLOGIC
Not a fan of the shouting mad


I can't tell you how much I would love the PretzelBodyLogic remix to emerge through official channels. (It was played over the PA at the Hit n Run gigs). Whilst I love the original the remix is even better and omits the beginning sequences, simply spitting out the phrase throughout the track. Just wish it would be released for download, the music having already been made. lol

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Reply #25 posted 09/25/14 8:16am

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jayspud said:

FragileUndertow said:

PRETZELBODYLOGIC
Not a fan of the shouting mad

I can't tell you how much I would love the PretzelBodyLogic remix to emerge through official channels. Whilst I love the original the remix is even better and omits the beginning sequences, simply spitting out the phrase throughout the track.


Sounds cool cool

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Reply #26 posted 09/25/14 8:19am

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I would have chosen to listen to AOA before PE, but even though I started the AOA download first, it came slow, this one came fast, so...

I'm pleasantly surprised, mostly digging it. Negative stuff first:

- Don't care for Hannah's lead vox, but I already knew that

- Mastered way too loud and compressed, but I already suspected that

Other than "why no Screwdriver", I think I'm digging everything else alright.

I'll keep spinning this and looking forward to buying it on Tuesday.

AOA DL is almost complete, off to check that one out.

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Reply #27 posted 09/25/14 8:26am

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UPS just delivered mine!! I am going to listen to Plectrum first!!

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Reply #28 posted 09/25/14 8:28am

tatocorcu

Liking this quite a lot. Now, if I could have my Prince on vocals all the way through (even on Boy Touble) I'd be even happier.

Quick question: is the second half of Plectrumelectrum the exact same audio as we heard in that short video that was available some time back? To me it sounds like it, which would mean that video was the actual recording of the song, something I don't think we've witnessed before!

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Reply #29 posted 09/25/14 8:45am

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tatocorcu said:

Liking this quite a lot. Now, if I could have my Prince on vocals all the way through (even on Boy Touble) I'd be even happier.

Quick question: is the second half of Plectrumelectrum the exact same audio as we heard in that short video that was available some time back? To me it sounds like it, which would mean that video was the actual recording of the song, something I don't think we've witnessed before!

Yeah i noticed that too, as I made an Mp3 of it at the time and have listened to it a lot. cool

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