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Reply #90 posted 07/27/07 7:55pm

Accujack

sosgemini said:

Accujack said:


I thought that "meh" was the sound effect for okay.


hmmm

your right...so then i guess it went from "meh" to "interesting". lol

thumbs up!
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Reply #91 posted 07/27/07 11:25pm

TheSchrank

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I just wanted to point out to all of those who are complaining about the lack of the booklet, that it could be that Prince is being very eco friendly by not including one.


In his catalogue there are so many examples that Prince is just not user friendly: no lyrics, no track markers, annoying cutscenes between the songs, absurd voices etc.
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Reply #92 posted 07/28/07 6:52am

Tremolina

I had a discussion with a friend of mine whether Prince was still coasting on this new CD. She thought he is, I wasn't sure, because in my opinion especially the 1st 3 songs sound like he is really trying to make an effort. But put it together with the rest, the entire package, and after listenening to it 5 times more, I have to say that it all starting to sound very familiar, like something that has been done various times before, the 1st 3 songs maybe excluded.
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Reply #93 posted 07/28/07 8:11am

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Lovesexy still is one of the many overlooked, grand moments in Prince's elaborate and diverse career. Aside from the disturbing cover, it was an artistic triumph of his personal expression on spirituality and love, and I don't think the much of the public and some of the critics understood that. It was never my personal favorite, but it deserved (and still deserves today) to be an amazing record. It kept him on the straight and narrow road, artistically.


We all can agree with that, however Lovesexy did not get "beloved" status until the 1990's with the masses.

Personally speaking I did not feel Lovesexy until late 89 and 90.

Prince's music is like that ,but with the internet and many with co-dependent mental illness folks will not let the album digest in their minds.
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Reply #94 posted 07/28/07 8:14am

shausler

muleFunk said:

Lovesexy still is one of the many overlooked, grand moments in Prince's elaborate and diverse career. Aside from the disturbing cover, it was an artistic triumph of his personal expression on spirituality and love, and I don't think the much of the public and some of the critics understood that. It was never my personal favorite, but it deserved (and still deserves today) to be an amazing record. It kept him on the straight and narrow road, artistically.


We all can agree with that, however Lovesexy did not get "beloved" status until the 1990's with the masses.

Personally speaking I did not feel Lovesexy until late 89 and 90.

Prince's music is like that ,but with the internet and many with co-dependent mental illness folks will not let the album digest in their minds.



and yet, i couldnt get enough of love sexy when it came out

especially on the tails of the black album boot


which really all goes to show what i am saying

its all a mix of perception and where you are at

at the time


you could be breaking up with your one true love when sign of the times is released and

then and therefore

forever detest the album for that and no other reason


IMHO
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Reply #95 posted 07/28/07 8:33am

sosgemini

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muleFunk said:



Prince's music is like that ,but with the internet and many with co-dependent mental illness folks will not let the album digest in their minds.



so what do you call folks like yourself that have to justify other's dislike for something you appreciate?

its really pathetic that folks feel they have to defend their own taste...just like what you like and stop with the third grade psychology.
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Reply #96 posted 07/28/07 8:48am

shausler

sosgemini said:

muleFunk said:



Prince's music is like that ,but with the internet and many with co-dependent mental illness folks will not let the album digest in their minds.



so what do you call folks like yourself that have to justify other's dislike for something you appreciate?

its really pathetic that folks feel they have to defend their own taste...just like what you like and stop with the third grade psychology.




so very well put nod
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Reply #97 posted 07/28/07 8:56am

Imago

First, let me say that it is in heavy rotation on my CD-player.


I like all the songs, except Lion of Judah, which is at least catchy, so it doesn't offend my ears or anything--it's just not my type of song. It's a nice, breif, catchy album.


That being said, I hope these songs don't mark a trend. lol I also think in the large scheme of things, it will be one of his less remembered albums, kind of like how Around the World in a Day got lost in the shuffle of his other brilliant 80's albums (don't yell at me folks--I love ATWIAD).
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Reply #98 posted 07/28/07 8:56am

Imago

sosgemini said:

muleFunk said:



Prince's music is like that ,but with the internet and many with co-dependent mental illness folks will not let the album digest in their minds.



so what do you call folks like yourself that have to justify other's dislike for something you appreciate?

its really pathetic that folks feel they have to defend their own taste...just like what you like and stop with the third grade psychology.



You go girl!
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Reply #99 posted 07/28/07 9:13am

shausler

i wonder why he left of that song "sphincter control" ???
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Reply #100 posted 07/28/07 10:12am

shaomi

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i wonder why he left of that song "sphincter control" ???


falloff
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Reply #101 posted 07/28/07 1:22pm

2elijah

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I have to say I like the "Planet Earth" album. It shows so many different sides of Prince and that's a good thing, a little bit of something for everyone-rock,soul,blues/jazz all wrapped up in one. CD cover is nice too.
[Edited 7/29/07 10:03am]
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Reply #102 posted 07/28/07 4:20pm

Purplestar88

I love Planet Earth! I just got it today. biggrin
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Reply #103 posted 07/28/07 8:10pm

Babymine

2the9s said:

skywalker said:

I am not sure how anyone who calls themself a Prince fan can hate this album---it shows without a doubt that Prince can easily crack off the catchiest pop melody whenever he feels like it.


I don't know if I hate it, but anyone who is a Prince fan has known for decades that he can crack off the catchiest pop melodies etc.

I want more than that. These were supposed to have been the years of maturation. After TRC it looked like he was heading towards becoming some elder statesman of contemporary music, where he wouldn't have to chase hits to fund some unreal self-created media image and instead he could indulge in his talent. Xpectation, N.E.W.S., all those interesting one-off internet songs etc. etc., they made sense in a way. He was fumbling around for sure, but the songs and sounds were interesting. He seemed to be shaping an identity for the future.

Instead we get the past three albums. And various forms of creative marketing...

He needs to learn how to age.

Most of the songs on PE are really good.


And various forms of creative marketing...
This seems to be the point with Prince's latest albums. Marketing. My thoughts over the last few days, with most of the reviews of the album being buried in the news of his "scandalous" marketing scheme and the thought that me may team up with Starbucks, have brought me back, in some ways, to the "Slave" era.... or rather, this seems to be the next phase of that era. He is no longer the slave that he once felt he was. Now that he has had those experiences, he seems to be focusing on "the system" and showing ways to work around a "system" that no longer seems to be relevant.

In many ways, I feel some admiration for what he is doing, even if his releases leave a little something to be desired. (For the record, I have been enjoying the album quite a bit. I simply need more time to "feel" the album as a whole.) Fortunately, I feel as though I have gotten to a point where I can go along for the ride, enjoy what I can with what he offers, and look forward to the next "experience."
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Reply #104 posted 07/28/07 9:45pm

shausler

With U - I can be an animal (ah) (ah ah)
With U - I can get a ride (oh)
With U (oh) - I don't have to comb my hair (comb it) (ah)
It's true - I just let it fly (fly)

Va va voom
Va va voom
Va va voom

Va va voom
Va va voom
Va va voom

(Vavoom)

Let's do like we did when I first met you
If it's cool - this time I'll come inside (come inside)
Stop through - we can start in the swimming pool
Mhhh
Ooh wee ooh - this is gonna be the best time
Eh yeah

Va va voom
Va va voom
Va va voom

Yiiih

Va va voom
Va va voom
Va va voom

Alright

Black balloons (vavoom), angel food, and an urge to dare (va voom)
Hotel room (no) - I don't care
No
Afternoon - 7 days with a tale to share
Va va voom (everybody get down) - your body spared

Va va voom
Va va voom
Va va voom

Va va voom
Va va voom
Va va voom

With U (va va voom) - I can be an animal (va) (va)
With U (va va voom) - I can get a ride
Come on get a ride baby (va) (va)

Va va voom
Va va voom
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Reply #105 posted 07/29/07 7:58am

muleFunk

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sosgemini said:

muleFunk said:



Prince's music is like that ,but with the internet and many with co-dependent mental illness folks will not let the album digest in their minds.



so what do you call folks like yourself that have to justify other's dislike for something you appreciate?

its really pathetic that folks feel they have to defend their own taste...just like what you like and stop with the third grade psychology.

What do you call a moderator who enters in with an attack ?

It's all opinion. smile

Hey dislike is fine but you know that there are people who come on here and if the majority of people on here are agreeing with something "they" jump on the bandwagon.
I have read excellent posts giving valid reasons for the dislike of albums. I did agree with some and diagreed with others. The main thing is I listen to all the albums and like to make up my own mind. My opinion is that people are codependent with their particular love of a Prince album.They want you to love or hate the way they they feel. Then they get offended when there is a dislike. Personally speaking I like them all so I dont care if you dislike anything, but I get tired of seeing EVERY Prince album attacked within days of release .Then 3 years later the same people who attacked the album are praising it as a classic?

BTW my minor is in psychology so it's not 3rd grade.
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Reply #106 posted 07/29/07 8:10am

sosgemini

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muleFunk said:

sosgemini said:




so what do you call folks like yourself that have to justify other's dislike for something you appreciate?

its really pathetic that folks feel they have to defend their own taste...just like what you like and stop with the third grade psychology.

What do you call a moderator who enters in with an attack ?

It's all opinion. smile

Hey dislike is fine but you know that there are people who come on here and if the majority of people on here are agreeing with something "they" jump on the bandwagon.
I have read excellent posts giving valid reasons for the dislike of albums. I did agree with some and diagreed with others. The main thing is I listen to all the albums and like to make up my own mind. My opinion is that people are codependent with their particular love of a Prince album.They want you to love or hate the way they they feel. Then they get offended when there is a dislike. Personally speaking I like them all so I dont care if you dislike anything, but I get tired of seeing EVERY Prince album attacked within days of release .Then 3 years later the same people who attacked the album are praising it as a classic?

BTW my minor is in psychology so it's not 3rd grade.
wink


please, chill with the hyperbole...on all fronts.
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Reply #107 posted 07/29/07 9:19am

muleFunk

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Chillin.
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Reply #108 posted 07/29/07 10:28am

Jochem

NDRU said:

What I'm most struck by on this record is the devotion to melody.

I agree completely.
In fact, I think that is the reason why "All The Midnights In The World" has grown on me.
musicmusicmusic
I love the new album far more than I did the last couple.
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Reply #109 posted 07/29/07 10:32am

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Ok, so I just pick up the cd(s), yeah bought two. Check out the intro's to all some before I go to work. I carry a clear handbag, bosses rule! And of course I carried my cd(s) with me. Made sure everyone saw the cd case. And. Anyway, one of my co-workers says "I'm a Prince fan" how's the cd". I explained that I haven't heard it yet. She tells me yeah she's still in the Purple Rain era confused Ya need to get up to date girl. So lunch time rolls around and off to McDonalds. Got a chance to hear "Somewhere Here on Earth". Blew me away! I know i'm in for a treat. "The One You Wanna C" got me rocking. On my way home, I randomly check out a few more (10 minute drive), and ended the night, really no kidding, on "Mr. Goodnight". "Chelse Rodgers" darn good groove. This is a cd that I can turn on to those who aren't P fans, and to those who gave up. Now I still checking out the cd, "Future Baby Momma", nice. I hear a mixture some old and new P. Oh yeah, the hologram cd cover, Love it cool .
"I don't make the rules. I just play"
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Reply #110 posted 07/29/07 10:50am

sosgemini

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trc1 said:

Made sure everyone saw the cd case.


hmm
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Reply #111 posted 07/29/07 11:14am

trc1

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I'm digging the G on "Planet Earth". I new there had to be some G playing somewhere on this cd. biggrin
"I don't make the rules. I just play"
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Reply #112 posted 07/29/07 11:19am

GiGi319

superspaceboy said:

I just wanted to point out to all of those who are complaining about the lack of the booklet, that it could be that Prince is being very eco friendly by not including one.


I got the lyrics from 3121.com.( White letters on black background)
That used up all the ink of my cartridge. Now I have to go buy another one. How eco friendly is that? sad
love the one who is Love!
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Reply #113 posted 07/29/07 11:22am

sosgemini

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GiGi319 said:

superspaceboy said:

I just wanted to point out to all of those who are complaining about the lack of the booklet, that it could be that Prince is being very eco friendly by not including one.


I got the lyrics from 3121.com.( White letters on black background)
That used up all the ink of my cartridge. Now I have to go buy another one. How eco friendly is that? sad



falloff

ouch!!
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Reply #114 posted 07/29/07 12:04pm

trc1

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In a few songs "NRG" is mentioned. What does that mean? neutral
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Reply #115 posted 07/29/07 12:14pm

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shausler said:

With U - I can be an animal (ah) (ah ah)
With U - I can get a ride (oh)
With U (oh) - I don't have to comb my hair (comb it) (ah)
It's true - I just let it fly (fly)

Va va voom
Va va voom
Va va voom

Va va voom
Va va voom
Va va voom

(Vavoom)

Let's do like we did when I first met you
If it's cool - this time I'll come inside (come inside)
Stop through - we can start in the swimming pool
Mhhh
Ooh wee ooh - this is gonna be the best time
Eh yeah

Va va voom
Va va voom
Va va voom

Yiiih

Va va voom
Va va voom
Va va voom

Alright

Black balloons (vavoom), angel food, and an urge to dare (va voom)
Hotel room (no) - I don't care
No
Afternoon - 7 days with a tale to share
Va va voom (everybody get down) - your body spared

Va va voom
Va va voom
Va va voom

Va va voom
Va va voom
Va va voom

With U (va va voom) - I can be an animal (va) (va)
With U (va va voom) - I can get a ride
Come on get a ride baby (va) (va)

Va va voom
Va va voom


giggle hug Shausler
RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #116 posted 07/29/07 12:26pm

TheKnowledge

It's better than I expected, only got a copy of it today.

I like Lion of Judah and Guitar,

The 1 U wanna C also has a certain charm.

I may well listen to it again tomorrow.
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Reply #117 posted 07/29/07 1:37pm

ggras

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If he ever gets invited on The Muppet Show again at least he'll have some new material to draw on.

shrug


lol lol lol I LOVED him on the Muppet Show and I DO think he could pull off a skit with The One U Wanna C, that sounds the most "pop" to me. I'm ok with Planet Earth as a whole. Soulful slow songs, rockin Guitar and funky beat Chelsea (disco throwback, but I like it!) After a few times of hearing it, different songs are giving me different vibes. Mr Goodnight..so nice, All The Midnights..good feelings from this one and of course CHelsea just keeps geting me with the beat and instrumentation (but who is Chelsea?)
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Reply #118 posted 07/29/07 5:37pm

Love2tha9s

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I overall liked it. I think its a good album. It didn't blow my doors off but its listenable to and enjoyable music.
"Why'd I waste my kisses on you baby?" R.I.P. Prince You've finally found your way back home. Well Done.
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Reply #119 posted 07/30/07 6:10am

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"Chelsea Rodgers" is really the only track i like, even though - or because - Prince is only a backup singer there, otherwise the other tunes from this EP...err sorry, from this LP are somewhere between OK, average and awful.

I think Prince should release only one album every 4 or 5 years, we'd have a really listenable LP then, he's not the inspired guy he used to be in the 80's. Period.
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