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Thread started 03/13/06 2:23pm

Riverpoet31

Love and The Word...overrated ?

I am bit surprised about all the praise going out to these two tracks. I wouldnt say their are bad.

Love has a nice arrangement, but the the melody, is quite mediocre in my opinion. The chorus might be catchy, but the verses sound dated - worn out, like some Britney Spears tune, or, Scream by Michael and Janet Jackson. In a way, it reminds me too much of the lesser dance-pop tracks on Emancipation.

The Word screams ´Prince lite´ to me. The music is almost easy listening, and the horn motif sounds uninspired - middle of the road. Also this track reminds me of the way too polished stuff on Emancipation and New Power soul.

This is my opinion after listening to MP3´s from crappy speakers, so my thoughts might change, but right now i am not really excited about these two tracks.
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Reply #1 posted 03/13/06 2:34pm

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On some great speakers/headphones, they will definitely stand out alot better. Especially "The Word"
Ooh, little darlin' if you're
free 4 a couple of hours (Free 4 a couple of hours)
If U ain't busy 4 the next 7 years (Next 7 years)
Say, let's pretend we're married and go all night
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Reply #2 posted 03/13/06 2:45pm

Anx

i'm not getting into 'the word' like a lot of people are, but maybe one day it will hit me. 'love', meanwhile, is my favorite from the album so far. nod
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Reply #3 posted 03/13/06 2:54pm

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I don't see the appeal of either personally, but if others do, good for them!

There are people who get off on girls farting you know - and will pay good money for videos of girls, fully clothed, letting wind. shrug
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Reply #4 posted 03/13/06 2:57pm

Riverpoet31

Youre such a subtle chap, Nouveau Wind wink
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Reply #5 posted 03/13/06 2:58pm

Riverpoet31

Nouveau Dance even, Farts create wind.....
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Reply #6 posted 03/13/06 2:58pm

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UndercovaBrotha said:

On some great speakers/headphones, they will definitely stand out alot better. Especially "The Word"

Couldn't agree more with that statement. They make all the difference. It did with me.
I'm not a fan of "old Prince". I'm not a fan of "new Prince". I'm just a fan of Prince. Simple as that
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Reply #7 posted 03/13/06 3:10pm

littlejim

love is a terrible song...its about 5 mins long.....THATS 5 mins ill never get back!
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Reply #8 posted 03/13/06 3:27pm

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2 amazing songs!! best in a few years!

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Reply #9 posted 03/13/06 3:29pm

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littlejim said:

love is a terrible song...its about 5 mins long.....THATS 5 mins ill never get back!

And typing that nonsense was another ten seconds.
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Reply #10 posted 03/13/06 4:37pm

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Without them there wouldn't even be an album. This is the best we should expect from him, for some time.
All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #11 posted 03/13/06 5:12pm

Anx

littlejim said:

love is a terrible song...its about 5 mins long.....THATS 5 mins ill never get back!


then i think perhaps you shouldn't listen to it again.
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Reply #12 posted 03/13/06 5:22pm

demob

I was listening to my freshly downloaded copy of 3121 and when The Word hit the (lousy) speakers of my (lousy) laptop, I was instantly hooked. It made me want to join the org to read what others had to say about this song. In comparison, I did not enjoy Love half as much!

I must also say that I skipped Satisfied after the first few notes... But I should probably save this for the official stickified 3121 thread.

Cheers,

D.
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Reply #13 posted 03/13/06 5:28pm

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Riverpoet31 said:

I am bit surprised about all the praise going out to these two tracks. I wouldnt say their are bad.

Love has a nice arrangement, but the the melody, is quite mediocre in my opinion. The chorus might be catchy, but the verses sound dated - worn out, like some Britney Spears tune, or, Scream by Michael and Janet Jackson. In a way, it reminds me too much of the lesser dance-pop tracks on Emancipation.

The Word screams ´Prince lite´ to me. The music is almost easy listening, and the horn motif sounds uninspired - middle of the road. Also this track reminds me of the way too polished stuff on Emancipation and New Power soul.

This is my opinion after listening to MP3´s from crappy speakers, so my thoughts might change, but right now i am not really excited about these two tracks.


This is the first time I have heard someone else compare Love with Scream. I keep wanting to sing "Stop messing with me" into Love. SOrta the same kinda vocal inflections. But that's the only similarity, I thin. The rest of it is just great. Esp...the "let's skate" part.

I like the word too. A bit preachy, but I love the hook "come on get up let's do something" as I find roaming in my head a lot.

Underrated...overrated. Nothing's really been rated yet. And it's all subjective anyway,

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Reply #14 posted 03/13/06 5:29pm

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Riverpoet31 said:

I am bit surprised about all the praise going out to these two tracks. I wouldnt say their are bad.

Love has a nice arrangement, but the the melody, is quite mediocre in my opinion. The chorus might be catchy, but the verses sound dated - worn out, like some Britney Spears tune, or, Scream by Michael and Janet Jackson. In a way, it reminds me too much of the lesser dance-pop tracks on Emancipation.

The Word screams ´Prince lite´ to me. The music is almost easy listening, and the horn motif sounds uninspired - middle of the road. Also this track reminds me of the way too polished stuff on Emancipation and New Power soul.

This is my opinion after listening to MP3´s from crappy speakers, so my thoughts might change, but right now i am not really excited about these two tracks.


The WOrd reminds me of something off of The Truth.

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Reply #15 posted 03/13/06 5:30pm

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Anx said:

littlejim said:

love is a terrible song...its about 5 mins long.....THATS 5 mins ill never get back!


then i think perhaps you shouldn't listen to it again.


ever.

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Reply #16 posted 03/13/06 5:33pm

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andykeen said:

2 amazing songs!! best in a few years!



Agreed!! nod

The Word just speaks to me- maybe it is due to things that are going on in my life right now or something..
The words & the music and his voice- OMG don't get me started!!
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Reply #17 posted 03/13/06 6:08pm

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If there's one track that gets you at first listen, it's The Word. It's probably truest to its artist and where he is in his life...I would guess that's why it resonates the way it does. That's usually how it goes, anyway.

I played a few tracks yesterday for an 8, 11 and 12/13 year old. They all loved The Word and asked to hear it over and over. I asked if they knew what it was about...they all did. And they're not particularly religious. On some level, kids must know best. Maybe they see so much stuff on the news or something and they found that refreshing and "cool" at the same time. I thought that was pretty interesting.
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Reply #18 posted 03/13/06 6:45pm

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Love is my favorite track on the album. Have listened to it about 100 times already biggrin

The last minute of the song reminds me of Roger Troutman's "In The Mix"..Maybe that's why i'm digging it so much. Damn shame these two didn't hook up and do a few trax.
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Reply #19 posted 03/13/06 8:30pm

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I don't really get it either. Love sounds to me like a leftover Britney track, complete with "look what I wrote in my diary" lyrics.

I kinda like the Word, at least it delivers a little mystery, something sorely lacking from the bulk of this album.
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Reply #20 posted 03/13/06 8:31pm

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Aren't the horns in "The Word" sampled from an old house track?
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Reply #21 posted 03/14/06 4:01am

Rhondab

I loveeeee LOVE!! nod


I feel happy when i hear the song.
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Reply #22 posted 03/14/06 8:23am

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Love - destined to be classic!!!
Word - Very good!
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Reply #23 posted 03/14/06 8:43am

PurpleCharm

I like "Love."

I don't love it.

Not quite sure why everyone is going crazy over it.

Now, I do love "The Word."
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Reply #24 posted 03/14/06 8:46am

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I think Love is one of the most wonderfully uplifting pop songs he's written in years.

As for The Word, I like it quite a bit, but that recurring line about spiders hurts it.

That's really lame.
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Reply #25 posted 03/14/06 8:47am

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Can we be real for a sec?

How freakin' rated can they be when the album isn't even officially out yet??? Sheesh!

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Reply #26 posted 03/14/06 10:04am

Riverpoet31

maybe in these days those moments (the release of a record) dont really count that much anymore... I mean, what is an album? a disk you buy in a record store? the compilation of songs you download from the net?

I mean: in the end you buy a cd for the music thats on it. And when there are 'some' people (lol) in here who have listened to this music for at least 2 or 3 weeks, does it make them less qualified because they listened to song on their PC. Not even the sound quality should have an impact on that idea i think: i mean, good music should be 'good' on itselve, and not depending on the quality of the device or speakers used for listening to it.
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Reply #27 posted 03/14/06 10:26am

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"Love", specifically the "like a bird ..." part reminds me of the second part of "The Continental".
This part annoyed me back then in The Continental and it annoys me now in "Love". To me it sounds just so cheesy.
I remember The Continental being mentioned as one of the next singles of the symbol album and I never quite understood why such an average song should be a single.
Apart from this the rest of "Love" is quite funky.

"The Word" is ok.

rvg69
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Reply #28 posted 03/14/06 11:53am

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Number23 said:

littlejim said:

love is a terrible song...its about 5 mins long.....THATS 5 mins ill never get back!

And typing that nonsense was another ten seconds.



Nah, I am sure that took Number23 5 minute to think and type that up too! lol
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Reply #29 posted 03/14/06 12:33pm

Number23

mrbobgeorge said:

Number23 said:


And typing that nonsense was another ten seconds.



Nah, I am sure that took Number23 5 minute to think and type that up too! lol

And this reply took you a day, dude. confused
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