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Thread started 07/14/18 9:33am

ChrisLacy1990

POLL: The Very Best of Prince (1996-2001)

Ask any casual or hardcore Prince fan which songs are his best, and the answer will probably be “That’s impossible. He’s got too many great songs.” So, in an attempt to do the impossible, we’re giving you an opportunity to vote on the very best Prince songs from Emancipation (1996) to Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic (2001).


Having said that, leave a vote next to your choices with this criterion in mind:

★★★★★ (Classic)
★★★★ (Great)
★★★ (Good)
★★ (Average)
★ (Poor)

CLICK HERE TO VOTE: https://eSurv.org?s=MHEIOO_2884ba12

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Reply #1 posted 07/15/18 6:14am

andrewm7

so many songs! It always amazes me how much was released biggrin
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Reply #2 posted 07/15/18 6:26am

OperatingTheta
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Done.

So many quality songs there. Way more than generally acknowledged.
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Reply #3 posted 07/15/18 12:53pm

thisisreece

Done. Quite a fem gems present during this time, but an awful lot of subpar material. If this was until 2001 why was The Rainbow Children not included?

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Reply #4 posted 07/15/18 1:11pm

SkipperLove

I was thinking. This is only a five year period. If Prince had slowed the hell down in terms of what he released, stepped back and ran the songs by a third party, he could have problem gotten 2 or 3 really good albums out of that period. And two or three great albums in a five year period is what most musicians would strive for. Instead he damaged his reputation by releasing way too much that didn't go anywhere and by bad production. Some of his more profound lyrics and melodies came out of that period but they were marred by production.

thisisreece said:

Done. Quite a fem gems present during this time, but an awful lot of subpar material. If this was until 2001 why was The Rainbow Children not included?

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Reply #5 posted 07/15/18 1:47pm

pinkcashmere23

Done.

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Reply #6 posted 07/15/18 2:52pm

MendesCity

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One of his worst periods overall, IMO

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Reply #7 posted 07/15/18 3:19pm

PennyPurple

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Who is 'we' and what is the poll going to be used for?

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Reply #8 posted 07/15/18 5:36pm

gandorb

Lots of 4 star songs intermixed with too many 2 and 3 songs. I know 3 star songs are still good but before this period many of the albums had more 4 and 5 star songs than 2 and 3 star songs.
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Reply #9 posted 07/16/18 4:01am

JohnCragg

Nothing. Sadly, he did not produce a single song in this period worth revisiting . Sorry, but it’s true.
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Reply #10 posted 07/16/18 6:13am

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JohnCragg said:

Nothing. Sadly, he did not produce a single song in this period worth revisiting . Sorry, but it’s true.


Art is necessarily subjective, but to suggest for example, that 'The Love We Make', 'Don't Play Me', 'Comeback', 'I Love U But I Don't Trust You Anymore', 'Beautiful Strange','Tangerine' 'Wasted Kisses' and 'The One' are not worth revisiting is ludicrous. And those are just a few examples, that don't include the archival tracks on 'Crystal Ball'.

Obviously, The Rainbow Children and the NPGMC tracks are missing here despite fitting the time frame, and there are strong songs amongst those also.

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Reply #11 posted 07/16/18 6:55am

Philly76

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Weak period, yes, but with a few highlights nevertheless.
Greatest Romance and Right Back Here In My Arms are worth to mention imo.
But anyway, i don't want to miss those albums/ songs and i loved the output Prince had compared to many other artists.
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Reply #12 posted 07/16/18 3:11pm

JohnCragg

OperatingThetan said:

JohnCragg said:

Nothing. Sadly, he did not produce a single song in this period worth revisiting . Sorry, but it’s true.


Art is necessarily subjective, but to suggest for example, that 'The Love We Make', 'Don't Play Me', 'Comeback', 'I Love U But I Don't Trust You Anymore', 'Beautiful Strange','Tangerine' 'Wasted Kisses' and 'The One' are not worth revisiting is ludicrous. And those are just a few examples, that don't include the archival tracks on 'Crystal Ball'.

Obviously, The Rainbow Children and the NPGMC tracks are missing here despite fitting the time frame, and there are strong songs amongst those also.

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I’m not trolling - but it isn’t ludicrous. HOWEVER, I did like ‘Don’t Play Me’. But I never play it
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Reply #13 posted 07/16/18 11:17pm

sonshine

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Done. Mostly 2's and 3's, then 1's, and a very few 4's and 5's. And i feel like I was being gracious with some of my scores just because it's Prince wink
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #14 posted 07/17/18 3:54am

KAB

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Seems an odd timeframe to choose??

Whats the thoughts behind it?

Excluded from the poll are Chaos and Disorder and The Rainbow Children, which are two of the best albums within the time frame.

Also, Crystal Ball includes 80s tracks so should this be included???

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