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Thread started 01/01/19 1:18pm

MattyJam

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Is it time to admit you've gone to that bad place when you appreciate the finer points of The Slaughterhouse?

I've always dug TCI, but kinda slept on most of The Slaughterhouse for many years, except for Hypnoparadise which I've always kinda liked.

Been listening to a lot of this album lately, and really surprised how much I'm digging a lot of it. Northside, Silicon, The Daisy Chain and 2045 Radical Man are all great jams!

I think part of what I love about it is how there really isn't a single track where he sounds concerned with commercial appeal. He would never dare to release an album like this on a major label. I know a lot of fans bemoan the plastic sound of the NPGMC era tracks, but I think this really works on The Slaughterhouse as it has a very deliberately cold, almost sterile feel to it.

I would take The Slaughterhouse and TCI over 3121 any day of the week.

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Reply #1 posted 01/01/19 1:46pm

kingricefan

There are some killer tracks on this album, but it's not a favorite of mine.

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Reply #2 posted 01/01/19 1:46pm

IstenSzek

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despite liking 7 out of the 10 tracks a lot. i mean A LOT. i don't really like it as an album.

let me put it this way, it's probably the only prince album that i never think of as one. i'm
not thinking that it's a collection of random tracks (which it is, basically, lol), but my mind
simply doesn't register "the slaughterhouse" as an album.

which is kinda weird since it does see "the chocolate invasion" as an album.

but yeah, the good tracks on here are good enough for me to go back to them again and
again.

at this point i'm actually listening more to post 1995 prince than early prince. it all goes in
cycles with me. but i think that all in all i listen to both 80's 90's and 00's prince pretty
much equal parts.


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Reply #3 posted 01/01/19 4:42pm

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The Slaughterhouse (2004)
(Only Available As Download From NPGMC)


Silicon (4:16)
S&M Groove (5:09)
Y Should Eye Do That When Eye Can Do This? (4:33)
Golden Parachute (5:37)
Hypnoparadise (6:05)
Props 'N' Pounds (4:38)
Northside (6:33)
Peace (5:34)
2045: Radical Man (6:34)
The Daisy Chain (6:14)


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Reply #4 posted 01/01/19 6:56pm

TrivialPursuit

I have to be honest, I've never listened to them much. I never viewed the 2001-2003 period very inspiring. I just remember being so disappointed and confused when I heard stuff like "Props n' Pounds" or "Silicon", partly because it was just more of his JW dogma.

Both sets feel like a mish-mosh of throwaways. It would probably be fair to give both a listen again, but not today.

As a side note, I remember so many fans being disappointed when the High album was aborted, then these tracks just sorta wandered out of the barn on their own.

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Reply #5 posted 01/01/19 9:10pm

gandorb

The time hasn't arrived for me yet. Now, TCI arrived the first time I heard it.

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Reply #6 posted 01/02/19 1:54am

jaawwnn

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The Daisy Chain is pretty killer. And he brought out Northside live on occasion right up to the end didn't he?

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Reply #7 posted 01/02/19 4:40am

andrewm7

I have always liked this album, these songs meant a lot to me at the time. the Daisy chain,S+M groove and Peace are my favourites. I wish we had complete that earlier version of S+m groove that was previewed on Npgonlineltd, that sounded harder.
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Reply #8 posted 01/02/19 5:00am

IstenSzek

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andrewm7 said:

I have always liked this album, these songs meant a lot to me at the time. the Daisy chain,S+M groove and Peace are my favourites. I wish we had complete that earlier version of S+m groove that was previewed on Npgonlineltd, that sounded harder.


yeah, i second that nod

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Reply #9 posted 01/02/19 8:31am

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I like this album. S & M Groove sounds great on a decent system.
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Reply #10 posted 01/02/19 11:26am

dodger

TrivialPursuit said:

I have to be honest, I've never listened to them much. I never viewed the 2001-2003 period very inspiring. I just remember being so disappointed and confused when I heard stuff like "Props n' Pounds" or "Silicon", partly because it was just more of his JW dogma.

Both sets feel like a mish-mosh of throwaways. It would probably be fair to give both a listen again, but not today.

As a side note, I remember so many fans being disappointed when the High album was aborted, then these tracks just sorta wandered out of the barn on their own.



My thoughts also. I've never really viewed both as proper albums. I lost a bit of interest around this time.
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Reply #11 posted 01/02/19 11:30am

Shockedelicus

Well, there isn't a Prince album with *no* good tracks. The Slaughterhouse is definitely a low point for the 2000s. It mostly suffers from sounding super brittle. I think the songs could have benefitted from the brighter, looser, more natural feel of his other albums of the early 2000s.

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