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Reply #120 posted 09/26/14 8:18am

udo

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bashraka said:

Stymie said:

Can someone verify whether or not Prince worked with Lizzo?

Pardon my ignorance, but WHO are Lizzo and Eris?

Why would P work with these individuals?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #121 posted 09/26/14 8:23am

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udo said:

bashraka said:

Pardon my ignorance, but WHO are Lizzo and Eris?

Why would P work with these individuals?


They are Mpls local up-and-coming artists. Lizzo especially is ALL OVER the place here. Sophia Eris is one of her partners in crime, they work together a lot. Here's a coupke of fun links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFeSQJJQyjE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQaRQe86suA

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Reply #122 posted 09/26/14 9:07am

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BobGeorge909 said:

jasontate said:

Thanks! biggrin

Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
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Reply #123 posted 09/26/14 9:15am

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CarrieMpls said:

udo said:

Pardon my ignorance, but WHO are Lizzo and Eris?

Why would P work with these individuals?


They are Mpls local up-and-coming artists. Lizzo especially is ALL OVER the place here. Sophia Eris is one of her partners in crime, they work together a lot. Here's a coupke of fun links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFeSQJJQyjE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQaRQe86suA

Batched and Cookies, I learned.

What would P see in these people?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #124 posted 09/26/14 9:59am

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'Anotherlove' is holy shitballs amazing! Just fantastic! music

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #125 posted 09/26/14 10:25am

thisisreece

Having let the album brew for a day...


I guess I like it more than AOA... by a smidge. It's good, but by no means great. Wow, Plectrumelectrum, and Anotherlove are the best tracks by a country mile - and they are actually really, really good tracks. Funknroll and Marz are fun. Whitecaps and Tictactoe are nice. Aintturnaround is half great (I love the guitar). Fixurlifeup and Pretzel are okay. Stopthistrain and Boytrouble are pretty naff.

Comparing it to Lotusflower for a moment - Lotusflower is the better rock album. From and Back to the Lotus, Boom, Crimson and Clover, 4ever, Colonized Mind, Wall of Berlin, and Dreamer... it's a much more mature set of songs. And Lotusflower has a much more unique - sort of trippy - sound. Nothing on Plectrumelectrum is as interesting or unique as Boom or as heavy as Dreamer.

However Plectrumelectrum sounds urgent and is a fun listen and I hope 3rdeyegirl stick around, and rock harder and crazier and little more strangely on their second album (assuming). And I hope Prince screams a lot on it too biggrin

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Reply #126 posted 09/26/14 10:57am

Stymie

bashraka said:

Stymie said:

Can someone verify whether or not Prince worked with Lizzo?

Thank you so much. I love her! biggrin

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Reply #127 posted 09/26/14 11:19am

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I'm sure I am not the first to observe that Plectrum Electrum sounds like The Ocean, and that Pretzylbodylogic sounds like Iron Man?

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Reply #128 posted 09/26/14 11:37am

bathtime

Been listening all day and even though I knew most of the tracks I'm sorry but it just goes down as more of the same old same old of the last 10 or so years.Hopefully AOA as an album comes across better than this though I'm not holding my breath.
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Reply #129 posted 09/26/14 11:49am

khelm9

Wow-B+

PBL- B

Ainturninround-A

PE-B

Whitecaps-B....would have been A if P was singing

FYLU - B-

Boytrouble - C. Great music, childish lyrics and singing.

STT - C (don't think it really belongs on the album. Inset Skrewdriver here)

Anotherlove - A+. Absolute classic.

Tictactoe - B+. Might move to A the more I hear. Really like it.

Marz- A

FunknRoll - A (both versions. Can't get enough of either)

B+ overall for me. Remove BT and STT and you have a rock solid A album. Overall very impressed that a 56 year old can come up with something as fresh and exciting as this.

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Reply #130 posted 09/26/14 12:08pm

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5 star review in The Telegraph:

At 56 years old, there is a temptation to proclaim that Prince is emphatically back, although I am not sure if he ever really went away. He may not have had a big hit single since the early Nineties but these represent his 33rd and 34th albums (some of which have been double, triple and quadruple sets).

It would be ridiculous to accuse a genuinely great artist of excessive creativity but somewhere along the line he lost pop penetration, swamping listeners with so much music only a dedicated aficionado could hope to keep up. What elevates and unites these two offerings is a sense of commercial purpose and attack, an attempt to refocus the Prince brand.

Best of all, Prince sounds like he’s having a lot of fun, and fans will too.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/cdreviews/11124581/Prince-and-3rdEyeGirl-Plectrumelectrum-first-review.html

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Reply #131 posted 09/26/14 12:14pm

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Comparing it to Lotusflower for a moment - Lotusflower is the better rock album. From and Back to the Lotus, Boom, Crimson and Clover, 4ever, Colonized Mind, Wall of Berlin, and Dreamer... it's a much more mature set of songs. And Lotusflower has a much more unique - sort of trippy - sound. Nothing on Plectrumelectrum is as interesting or unique as Boom or as heavy as Dreamer.

Lotusflow3r isn't my favorite album but I hear what you're saying. 3rdeyegirl were billed as a harder rock group. The 3rdeyetv rehersals set a high standard and (to me at least) gave the impression THAT was going to be the sound of the album... then Prince decided to play with it in the studio and made it "girl rock". I was hoping for something that sounded raw.

Having said all that. It's really not a bad album. It's perfect for Radio 2... Boytrouble wouldn't sound out of place on Radio1 either. If Prince or the girls were to put any effort into promoting the album it could easily break the top 20 if not the top 10 in the UK

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Reply #132 posted 09/26/14 12:16pm

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Did they re record some of the album tracks?!

Based on the tracks released, I was gonna heavily question the consistency and continuity of this album... didn't like "funknroll" as a single, but works great on the album!
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I gotta admit, this was surprisingly better than I expected, especially in regards to overall production nailing that it is a BAND album.

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Tried many flavours - but sooner or later, always go back to the Purple Kool-aid!

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Reply #133 posted 09/26/14 12:20pm

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I think someones been listening to Cibo Matto ala BOYTROUBLE. Could of fit on Stereo Type A.

Anothrtlove is Goose Bump worthy. I give it a 5 outta 5 goosebumps!

[Edited 9/26/14 12:24pm]

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[Edited 9/29/14 16:13pm]

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Reply #134 posted 09/26/14 12:31pm

Antsman41

Outside of Hannah's vocals, some repetititve chorus' (shouting), and a couple lyrics... it's not bad.

I'd give it a C, it could easily be a B with those above things fixed. Also, production on this isn't as smooth and deep like in AOA. Maybe, because of the 'garage rock' feel they wanted but I think it hurts it in this day and age.

Art Official Age is atleast a B+ as is.

[Edited 9/26/14 12:41pm]

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Reply #135 posted 09/26/14 1:41pm

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ANOTHERLOVE... one of my favorites in a long long time.

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Reply #136 posted 09/26/14 2:50pm

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my favorites today are WOW and ANOTHERLOVE. lol

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Reply #137 posted 09/26/14 2:57pm

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Having finally listened to PE after being up to my happy ears in AOA for a few days, I'm very pleased with it. It's what I had expected and hoped for from P and the grrrrls. It's a solid album and is in no way a throwaway. And I'm lovin' how he's still releasing his single projects AND side projects at the same time. Just like the old WB days. biggrin

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Reply #138 posted 09/26/14 3:06pm

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FragileUndertow said:



BobGeorge909 said:


jasontate said:






Thanks! biggrin




What's yalls take on Liv's version of the unexpected.
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Reply #139 posted 09/26/14 3:29pm

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BobGeorge909 said:

FragileUndertow said:

Thanks! biggrin

What's yalls take on Liv's version of the unexpected.

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I heard her version first & love it, I enjoy 3EG's take as well. I like how much attitude Liv brings to the song though.

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Reply #140 posted 09/26/14 4:43pm

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BobGeorge909 said:

FragileUndertow said:

Thanks! biggrin

What's yalls take on Liv's version of the unexpected.




it bores the shit out of me.

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Reply #141 posted 09/26/14 4:49pm

Stymie

BobGeorge909 said:

FragileUndertow said:

Thanks! biggrin

What's yalls take on Liv's version of the unexpected.

I love her voice but prefer Prince's version.

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Reply #142 posted 09/26/14 5:38pm

S3V3N

Anotherlove - I love it when somebody covers a song and owns it/improves it. But in this case, sorry Prince, this song still belongs to Alice. Would love to see Prince produced by Citizen Cope, Alice Smith's collaborator. Seems to have that Revolution era eclectic sophistication.

[Edited 9/26/14 17:40pm]

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Reply #143 posted 09/26/14 5:56pm

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Tictactoe - B+. Might move to A the more I hear. Really like it.

Yeah Tictactoe feels like a grower. biggrin

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Reply #144 posted 09/26/14 5:57pm

thisisreece

'But I'm the greatest living soul you'll ever know!'

Love that.

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #145 posted 09/26/14 7:34pm

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nosajd said:



BobGeorge909 said:


FragileUndertow said:



Thanks! biggrin



What's yalls take on Liv's version of the unexpected.

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I heard her version first & love it, I enjoy 3EG's take as well. I like how much attitude Liv brings to the song though.


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I with ya in this.

I wanna also say this.
I like 3eg's version. But Liv's has that extra, undeniable (at least to me) 'umph' that takes it over the top for me. I feel prince got outdone and am surprised he ended up including the song, still, on his own project.


That said...anotherlove is the flip side.

Alice's is good...but 3eg's version has that extea!, undeniable(to me and many others) 'umph' that puts....u get it.
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Reply #146 posted 09/26/14 7:38pm

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STOPTHISTRAIN: Yes

It's Tight, But I Think I Could Fit U In!
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Reply #147 posted 09/26/14 8:10pm

nosajd

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BobGeorge909 said:

nosajd said:

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I heard her version first & love it, I enjoy 3EG's take as well. I like how much attitude Liv brings to the song though.

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I with ya in this. I wanna also say this. I like 3eg's version. But Liv's has that extra, undeniable (at least to me) 'umph' that takes it over the top for me. I feel prince got outdone and am surprised he ended up including the song, still, on his own project. That said...anotherlove is the flip side. Alice's is good...but 3eg's version has that extea!, undeniable(to me and many others) 'umph' that puts....u get it.

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Yes, Umph is right, she definitely brought it!

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Anotherlove though, I'm having trouble liking the original. I prefer 3EG's, but I don't care for the song itself. That said, I love the guitar work & certain elements throughout the song. For me, Donna & Ida certainly shine bright throughout the album.

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Reply #148 posted 09/26/14 8:22pm

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I remember the talks of Liv's version, but it slipped by me
I like hers, but as some one said i prefer princes version guitar

Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #149 posted 09/26/14 9:05pm

emesem

Nice to see people are digging it but I can't help but wonder what could have come out of a real collaboration with a girl group on the level of Haim. OMG that would have been awesome.
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