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Thread started 06/06/06 2:03pm

bublebath

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Parade or Lovesexy?

I´m a big fan of SOTT.

And I also enyoy the pre and after albums, Parade and Lovesexy.

Right now I prefer Parade. I´m a kind of new in that album.


I like Lovesexy, but I find it less interesting than Parade.
I dont wanna suggest that it was at that point that Prince began to go down in inspiration. But certainly if Lovesexy is a end of an era, I would like a kind of Parade album instead.

I would like to go back to the future and just change the order: Lovesexy, SOTT, Parade.
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Reply #1 posted 06/06/06 2:09pm

Janeau

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I like lovesexy better. The music and lyrics are more daring.
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Reply #2 posted 06/06/06 2:20pm

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Parade definitely gets my vote because of its cohesiveness and how innovative it was back in '86. I mean, I never heard Prince mix up his sound and add jazz with soul styles. This is one of his most interesting projects just because how collaborative and prolific he was while he was at his peak.
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Reply #3 posted 06/06/06 2:59pm

NDRU

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Parade is more melodic, but seems less like Prince than almost any of his albums, with a few notable exceptions like Kiss and Girls & Boys. Lovesexy is soooo Prince. That's not an insult to either, just an observation.

At the time I liked Lovesexy better. It really opened my mind, I felt. But now I like Parade better.
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Reply #4 posted 06/06/06 3:01pm

ThreadBare

Parade. All it needs is a guitar solo (no, Kiss' doesn't qualify). Fortunately, there were a number from which to choose on Lovesexy (shucks, two on the title track).
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Reply #5 posted 06/06/06 3:13pm

Giselle

i think lovesexy is better
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Reply #6 posted 06/06/06 4:07pm

BT11

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They're both in my top5 but I think Parade is more special and groundbreaking for him.
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Reply #7 posted 06/06/06 6:22pm

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I love Parade, but Lovesexy is the one!
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Reply #8 posted 06/07/06 8:44am

theodore

I have heard PARADE and I think it's fantastic, but I haven't heard Lovesexy, I promise I'll listen 2 it 2day.
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Reply #9 posted 06/07/06 8:45am

Omadon

parade
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Reply #10 posted 06/07/06 8:51am

newpower99

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theodore said:

I have heard PARADE and I think it's fantastic, but I haven't heard Lovesexy, I promise I'll listen 2 it 2day.


I love to see new fans discoving his music still today.

My vote goes to Lovesexy by a hair ...each one has a totally different feel and vibe and are two of my favotite albums. That whole post Purple Rain pre Grafitti Bridge is my favorite era
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Reply #11 posted 06/07/06 8:54am

sextonseven

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Parade - it was his most collaborative album. Nice to hear the Wendy and Lisa influence on there.
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Reply #12 posted 06/07/06 10:21am

purplecam

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I love them both but my vote goes to Parade. I love the artsy-fartsyness of this album.
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Reply #13 posted 06/07/06 10:22am

luv4all7

I can't pick. One could not exist w/out the other.
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Reply #14 posted 06/07/06 10:25am

Imago

PARADE


Don't listen to the PUSSY LoveSexy Talk. PARADE all the way!
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Reply #15 posted 06/07/06 10:27am

luv4all7

I've heard that men who go on and on about their NONpussiness are overcompensating for impotence. biggrin
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Reply #16 posted 06/07/06 10:31am

Imago

luv4all7 said:

I've heard that men who go on and on about their NONpussiness are overcompensating for impotence. biggrin

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Reply #17 posted 06/07/06 12:08pm

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LOVESEXY

That is my second fave prince album (SOTT is my fave).
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Reply #18 posted 06/07/06 12:12pm

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Reply #19 posted 06/07/06 12:14pm

Imago

Cloudbuster said:


Hey! I created that! lol

Those snobite folks didn't even give me credit.
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Reply #20 posted 06/07/06 12:16pm

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Imago said:

Hey! I created that! lol

Those snobite folks didn't even give me credit.


You deserve nothing. biggrin
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Reply #21 posted 06/07/06 12:28pm

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An extremely, extremely, X-tremely difficult choice for me. Even though I probably love the Sign 'O' the Times era the most, Parade and Lovesexy are definitely not very far behind, they're millimeters away from each other.

Parade was stripped down, back to basics, quirky and funky as hell. Adding elements of jazz, R&B, funk and soul that I never thought I would hear be meshed together so seemlessly. I mostly consider it a precursor to Sign 'O' the Times, a hatchling blueprint. With that, the album flows superbly. There's also an airiness to the whole thing that I just can't put my foot on, along with the obvious European influences throughout. Definitely doesn't seem to have aged any when it's played today.

Lovesexy is a plethora of different elements being thrown at you at once. Every horn, synth, guitar lick, bass and drum loop is layered so intriculately, it's a wonder it was even produced in such a short time. 9 times out of 10, the album just's perfect. But othertimes, it can sound a bit contrived and dated. The tour was the most rewarding factor for any fan that might have stumbled across it.

So, by a small, small amount, I would have to give my vote to Parade.
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Reply #22 posted 06/07/06 12:31pm

Krystal666

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I think for one to definatly get into Lovesexy you'd have to like eighties pop..if not I can see how that album might grate on people's nerves. But for me it was awesome because it was danceable and poppy. Parade is one of his albums I like the least but I am musically unsophisticated so...you know.. boxed
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Reply #23 posted 06/07/06 12:40pm

1999n3121

Lovesexy, Lovesexy, Lovesexy (do I need to repeat it more?) Even Prince was known to have said, about Parade, that he wasn't too proud of anything on it. Compare that to the elation he expressed almost continually about Lovesexy, and the choice is very obvious. Parade is a good album, and 3121 may very well be the Parade of this generation, but it's not a better album.
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Reply #24 posted 06/07/06 12:40pm

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As much as I 'love', Lovesexy, gotta go with Parade on this one.

Parade is really the most magical Prince album love
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Reply #25 posted 06/07/06 12:59pm

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1999n3121 said:

Lovesexy, Lovesexy, Lovesexy (do I need to repeat it more?) Even Prince was known to have said, about Parade, that he wasn't too proud of anything on it. Compare that to the elation he expressed almost continually about Lovesexy, and the choice is very obvious. Parade is a good album, and 3121 may very well be the Parade of this generation, but it's not a better album.


Two reasons why I think Parade is a better album than Lovesexy:

Wendy and Lisa.

I'm guessing the reason why Prince doesn't consider it exceptional is because other band members (again Wendy and Lisa) had a big hand in the finished product. As big an ego that Prince has, he's not going to admit that one of his greatest accomplishments is the one he had the most help with.
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Reply #26 posted 06/07/06 2:34pm

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Cloudbuster said:

...Dorothy made me laugh (ha ha)...

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Reply #27 posted 06/07/06 4:17pm

Jackeblu

Parade by a mile. That record being made in 1986 has not aged one bit. If anything it sounds better now than it did back then. He was at the top of his game at this time. Parade has so many genres that all mesh into one cohesive piece of work. It also was the groundwork for SOTTs but still sounds nothing like that record. Lovesexy is no doubt a favorite of mine...but its nowhere near as fresh and innovating as Parade.
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Reply #28 posted 06/07/06 5:26pm

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Parade!!!!
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Thoughts of you get in my eyes...

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Reply #29 posted 06/07/06 5:39pm

1999n3121

sextonseven said:

1999n3121 said:

Lovesexy, Lovesexy, Lovesexy (do I need to repeat it more?) Even Prince was known to have said, about Parade, that he wasn't too proud of anything on it. Compare that to the elation he expressed almost continually about Lovesexy, and the choice is very obvious. Parade is a good album, and 3121 may very well be the Parade of this generation, but it's not a better album.


Two reasons why I think Parade is a better album than Lovesexy:

Wendy and Lisa.

I'm guessing the reason why Prince doesn't consider it exceptional is because other band members (again Wendy and Lisa) had a big hand in the finished product. As big an ego that Prince has, he's not going to admit that one of his greatest accomplishments is the one he had the most help with.


I reiterate - whichever album Prince was happier with, I think is better, band members present or not, and ego active or not. I'll put it to you this way: My favorite track from Parade is Life Can Be So Nice, because of it's high-powered sound. My favorite track from Lovesexy is Dance On, for the same reason. However, when I heard Dance On, I almost lost my mind with that syncopated beat. Talk about now knowing how to keep my feet still! The difference between the two tracks - on the Parade track, there's help from others, but on Lovesexy, it's a one-man job - this to me will always be where Prince does his best.
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