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Thread started 11/12/14 1:54pm

JoshuaWho

What is the most overrated unreleased Prince song?

They are all good to me but I never understand the popularity of some.

I dont get it on Empty Room (still considered unreleased, right?). Nice but not great to me

Moonbeam Levels, Mindbells, and Electric Intercourse (good thing The Beautiful Ones replaced in Purple Rain).

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Reply #1 posted 11/12/14 2:02pm

Dilan

Their is no such thing as something being 'overrated' some people love these songs so they will rate them highly and others not so much so they will 'underrate' them. Art is subjective, why is this concept so hard to grasp?

I'm feeling a bit fammy™
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Reply #2 posted 11/12/14 2:53pm

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Dilan said:

Their is no such thing as something being 'overrated' some people love these songs so they will rate them highly and others not so much so they will 'underrate' them. Art is subjective, why is this concept so hard to grasp?



Art is subjective so give an opinion on the subject, that's the definition of subjectivity. What's so hard to grasp?
don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #3 posted 11/12/14 2:54pm

feeluupp

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There's only one thing over rated by Prince fans... That's THE GOLD EXPERIENCE.

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Reply #4 posted 11/12/14 2:57pm

IstenSzek

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never quite understood all the love that "Dance with The Devil" gets on the org.

all the other songs that people love and adore, i'm right up there with you and

they are loved by so many people for a reason. but the love for DWTD has just

made me scratch my head once in a while. i'll try listening to it again and again

every once in a blue moon but, nothing. just, nothing. i don't hate it, don't even

dislike it, it just leaves me feeling nothing at all lol

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #5 posted 11/12/14 3:09pm

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For me it's "The Grand Progression". I've never understood all the praise this song gets. For me it's a snoozefest. neutral

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Reply #6 posted 11/12/14 3:19pm

Dilan

robertgeorgeakabob said:

Dilan said:

Their is no such thing as something being 'overrated' some people love these songs so they will rate them highly and others not so much so they will 'underrate' them. Art is subjective, why is this concept so hard to grasp?

Art is subjective so give an opinion on the subject, that's the definition of subjectivity. What's so hard to grasp?

my point is that it doesn't make sense to give a thread a title which implicates the need for an objective answer. It's clear that the people that respond calling a song 'overrated' is because they don't like it and vice versa. The thread may aswell be called 'what unreleased song do you dislike that many others like' because the more someone seems to 'overrate' something is more they like it and the more you disagree with their taste.

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Reply #7 posted 11/12/14 3:19pm

SuperSoulFight
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Dilan said:

Their is no such thing as something being 'overrated' some people love these songs so they will rate them highly and others not so much so they will 'underrate' them. Art is subjective, why is this concept so hard to grasp?


That's true, "overrated" is just another way of saying:"I don't undertand why everybody else likes this and "underrated" is just another way of saying:"Why doesn't evverybody likes this as much as I do?"
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Reply #8 posted 11/12/14 3:20pm

Dilan

Mindbells9 said:

For me it's "The Grand Progression". I've never understood all the praise this song gets. For me it's a snoozefest. neutral

do you have a deep love for mindbells or was it just a random username choice?

I'm feeling a bit fammy™
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Reply #9 posted 11/12/14 3:35pm

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"Cosmic Day" for the win. When ever I hear the tra-la-la-la part I also imagine a bunch of Anime characters skiping thru a forest.

[Edited 11/12/14 15:36pm]

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Reply #10 posted 11/12/14 4:00pm

JoshuaWho

Dilan said:

Their is no such thing as something being 'overrated' some people love these songs so they will rate them highly and others not so much so they will 'underrate' them. Art is subjective, why is this concept so hard to grasp?

because its a glib, psuedo intellectual, intentional misinterpretation of a commonly understood cultural idiom. Or semantics bullshit neutral

PS. At the risk of splitting even more hairs, I must point out that you were supposed to used the word "there" at the beginning of that sentence; not "their". It would make much more sense that way.

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[Edited 11/12/14 16:08pm]

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Reply #11 posted 11/12/14 8:17pm

Ego101

I know i'll get flamed for this but,

Moonbeam Levels..

Yes its great!!! but, i think Free on 1999 is great as well.. & it somewhat reminds me of 'ML'

Free isnt some Legendary song though, its just a nice album track.

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Reply #12 posted 11/12/14 8:37pm

smokeverbs

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Schoolyard does nothing for me at all. I know it's a favorite of most people.

Keep your headphones on.
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Reply #13 posted 11/12/14 8:44pm

Askani

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Cosmic Day. and the Flesh album.
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Reply #14 posted 11/12/14 9:01pm

FragileUnderto
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Cosmic Day
How can it be so hyped when the majority or less have only heard a minute and half sample lol

Its a cool excerpt but not enough for me

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 #15 posted 11/13/14 1:29am

BoraBora

It's obviously a matter of taste, but I tend to agree on "Cosmic Day".

After hearing the sample, I don't understand all the hype around.

Yes, good.... but there a lot better than this already in our collection.

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Reply #16 posted 11/13/14 4:40am

Mindbells9

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Dilan said:

Mindbells9 said:

For me it's "The Grand Progression". I've never understood all the praise this song gets. For me it's a snoozefest. neutral

do you have a deep love for mindbells or was it just a random username choice?

I definitely have a deep love for the song Mindbells. At one point about 10 years ago I was obsessed with it lol

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Reply #17 posted 11/13/14 4:48am

Mindbells9

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BigChick said:

"Cosmic Day" for the win. When ever I hear the tra-la-la-la part I also imagine a bunch of Anime characters skiping thru a forest.

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How could I forget to mention "Cosmic Day"? Probably because it's such a forgettable song lol

In the days of Housequake.com this song was probably the most talked about and overhyped song in the Prince world. Every now and then you'd get people posting things like 'OH MY GOD I JUST HEARD THE FULL COSMIC DAY!" and this song was just praised to the heavens. When the snippets finally started circulating back in 2007/2008 and I heard it, it was probably the biggest let down I've ever experienced with a Prince song ever. Now, people will say that "it's hard to judge a song on just a 1 minute sample", but I've heard the 2 minute sample and it's even more painful to listen to lol

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Reply #18 posted 11/13/14 4:59am

lombard

All My Dreams

I am not saying it's a bad song, but according to some people it's the best he has ever done.

It's just a good song, no more no less.

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How beautiful do the words have to B, before they conquer every heart
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Reply #19 posted 11/13/14 5:06am

paulludvig

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All My Dreams

I am not saying it's a bad song, but according to some people it's the best he has ever done.

It's just a good song, no more no less.

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Yup. Good song, but overrated.

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #20 posted 11/13/14 5:15am

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feeluupp said:

There's only one thing over rated by Prince fans... That's THE GOLD EXPERIENCE.

Wtf, not overrated at all.

The Gold Experience is a fine masterpiece. woot!

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Reply #21 posted 11/13/14 6:27am

dodgydicko

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Adonis and Bathsheba has never done it for me , some org members stated that it should have even be released as a single in 86 , if Mountains flopped then this would have sunk .

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Reply #22 posted 11/13/14 8:57am

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JoshuaWho said:

They are all good to me but I never understand the popularity of some.

I dont get it on Empty Room

You nailed it right out of the box.

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Reply #23 posted 11/13/14 9:30am

Ego101

I've been fortunate enough to have discussed this song with someone who was very close to Prince during his younger years.. I was told that the song is factual..

thats why its one of my favs..

I personally love "wouldnt you love to love me". Prince' version with the beat box & prominent bass.

smokeverbs said:

Schoolyard does nothing for me at all. I know it's a favorite of most people.

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Reply #24 posted 11/13/14 10:25am

NouveauDance

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Mindbells9 said:

For me it's "The Grand Progression". I've never understood all the praise this song gets. For me it's a snoozefest. neutral

I hear that. I've always found the OTT praise this song gets bewildering.

smokeverbs said:

Schoolyard does nothing for me at all. I know it's a favorite of most people.

That's another one nod

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Reply #25 posted 11/13/14 12:34pm

rusty1

Rebirth of the Flesh
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Reply #26 posted 11/13/14 3:09pm

IstenSzek

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i don't think "Schoolyard" is very overrated here on the org. i mean, i love that

song. always have. but it's been mentioned perhaps 3 times since i first got on

the org about 394 years ago smile and when it is mentioned it pops up on lists of

'worst ever' songs falloff i love it though.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #27 posted 11/13/14 3:18pm

Ego101

cool

IstenSzek said:

i don't think "Schoolyard" is very overrated here on the org. i mean, i love that

song. always have. but it's been mentioned perhaps 3 times since i first got on

the org about 394 years ago smile and when it is mentioned it pops up on lists of

'worst ever' songs falloff i love it though.

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Reply #28 posted 11/13/14 3:39pm

SoulAlive

"All My Dreams"

The song has some interesting elements,but It's not one of my favs
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Reply #29 posted 11/13/14 8:06pm

FunkiestOne

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It is Empty Room for sure...or maybe he released this at some point..I don't remember, but extremely overrated and not even a good song.

Extra Lovable is another one although at least it is kinda good song.

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