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Reply #120 posted 07/30/07 6:31am

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Planet Earth -- Parade era sounding, but not so much where I feel like he is chasing his old self. Great track!

Guitar -- Great piece of pop rock -- why is this not getting more radio play?! I can blast this and not be embarrassed if a non prince fan is listening. It is that good.

Somewhere Here On Earth -- Glad to see he isn't coasting on his slow jams anymore (ala Satisfied). This sounds jazzy, but is kind of a throw back to the ballads on For You and Prince. I loved it on the first listen, and appreciate the crackly sound he gave it in the studio.

The 1 U Wanna C -- Sounds like a jam session turned into a song, but would love to hear this live. It gets better with every spin. The chorus saves this song because as he is building up to it, it sounds like he is phoning it in. Once the chorus hit, I was like, "Oh, I guess he really does give a shit."

Future Baby Mama -- I was afraid because I liked it alot at first listen. Which ususally means it will be the first one I am "over". (ala Lolita). I heard it on the radio though, so if it is a hit great-- besides that, this track is just ok.

Mr. Goodnite -- When I heard this was rap I got scared. I thought of the other "Mr." song (Mr. Happy) and dreaded hearing this tune. Then I was happy when it was more Sexy MF/Gett Off rap than Mr. Happy rap. I dig this song! Mista' Mista'!

All The Midnites In The World -- Throwaway, but not totally irritating. I don't get this song. Maybe after 10 more spins I will love it. Jury is still out.

Chelsea Rogers -- Get this fucking thing on the radio -- get it in the clubs -- just get it out there! This song is amazing! I haven't felt this way in so long I forgot what it feels like to be surprised by Prince. "Ask her what she likes the most. She likes to talk to Jimmy's ghost." All I hear about this song is "Disco songs not sung by Prince". Listen to it-- he is ALL OVER it. He shares vocals sure, but this is a Prince tune. I heard he mashes it up with Sexy Dancer when he plays it live. Bring it! This is a stand out.

Lion of Judah -- I was expecting "Get on the Boat" or "Sacrafice of Victor", what I got was one of the greatest Prince songs of the last 15 years. No shit. I love Chelsea Rogers and I love this song for different reasons, but they both are the stand outs for SURE. Lion of Judah is one of those songs I didn't get at first, and now it is the first song I play when I listen to Planet Earth. If this is how he sounds when he collaborates with Wendy and Lisa, then Prince: COLLABORATE WITH W & L MORE!! This song is amazing. The chord changes alone are worth the price of admission. That little progression after the first verse -- I need more!!

Resolution -- Hated this song at first. Now -- need to hear it every time I put the CD in. It is almost as if half the album is a warm up and as he got more in the zone he got better. The last three tracks could be the first three tracks on a whole different album. This track in particular is a psycadelic rock tune that brings it slow and then leaves you saying, "We're done already?"

Bravo.
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Reply #121 posted 07/30/07 9:29am

darkneo334

i really like this ablum its really good to me
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Reply #122 posted 07/30/07 10:40am

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after the emphasis on melody, the thing that strikes me positively about this album is that the production feels warmer than the last two efforts. There's no painful guitar solo of 3121. No painful synth of Black Sweat.

I don't love the production, but nothing hurts my ears. Mild (but very important!) praise.
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Reply #123 posted 07/30/07 1:46pm

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excited dancing jig I just listened to this whole album twice in my car on great speakers. WOW!!! Awesome album, I don't care what anyone else says about this album, I love it, sounds great!!! Great songs!

Great job on this one Prince!!!!! dancing jig excited
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Reply #124 posted 07/30/07 6:31pm

sexxydancer

Fave Prince album since 3121! LOVE,LOVE it!!
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Reply #125 posted 07/30/07 6:34pm

babooshleeky

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sexxydancer said:

Fave Prince album since 3121! LOVE,LOVE it!!

highfive dancing jig highfive dancing jig
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Reply #126 posted 07/30/07 6:38pm

sexxydancer

babooshleeky said:

sexxydancer said:

Fave Prince album since 3121! LOVE,LOVE it!!

highfive dancing jig highfive dancing jig

thumbs up!
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Reply #127 posted 07/30/07 7:47pm

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ChimChimBadass said:

"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.


Disagree with everything you said except the last part, (and neither am I for that matter) but I love the Fishbone avatar.
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Reply #128 posted 07/30/07 7:50pm

herb4

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sexxydancer said:

Fave Prince album since 3121! LOVE,LOVE it!!


Well, no shit. How many other records were between those 2, or was that the point?
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Reply #129 posted 07/30/07 9:07pm

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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

That's my song right there!
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 #130 posted 07/30/07 9:10pm

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The more I play PE, the more I love it. I had my doubts on this one but I've been pleasently surprised.
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 #131 posted 07/30/07 11:21pm

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After living with the album for a week, I've concluded that I really like this - Easily my favorite since Chaos and Disorder.

My only problem is that I don't like the last two tracks at all - After hearing all of the other diverse and fresh sounding tracks, these two feel too similar to eachother and feel deflated, especially coming after something as awesome as Chelsea Rogers.

Overall, I'm really happy with Planet Earth - Definitely much moreso than I've been with any of his albums from this decade.
I've seen the future, and boy it's rough...
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Reply #132 posted 07/31/07 8:34am

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Spanky said:

Planet Earth --
Guitar -- Great piece of pop rock -- why is this not getting more radio play?! I can blast this and not be embarrassed if a non prince fan is listening. It is that good.
Chelsea Rogers -- Get this !!#@@!! thing on the radio -- get it in the clubs -- just get it out there! This song is amazing! I haven't felt this way in so long I forgot what it feels like to be surprised by Prince. "Ask her what she likes the most. She likes to talk to Jimmy's ghost." All I hear about this song is "Disco songs not sung by Prince". Listen to it-- he is ALL OVER it. He shares vocals sure, but this is a Prince tune. I heard he mashes it up with Sexy Dancer when he plays it live. Bring it! This is a stand out.


Agreed. These two would make an excellent single. I've notice non-Prince fans heads turning wanting to know who's behind these jams.
guitar dancing jig
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Reply #133 posted 07/31/07 10:47am

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It's a nice album man, what can I say? I want more.
"Don't you think one of the charms of marriage is that it makes deception a necessity for both parties?"
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Reply #134 posted 07/31/07 11:01am

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I really like PE. It's a much better album than I had expected it to be and it is an improvement from 3121 and definitly 100x better than crapology. My fave tracks on the new album are Mr. Goodnight, Planet Earth,Lion of Judah, Future Baby Mama and Somewhere Here On Earth (which I absolutely love and can't stop listening to). I give it a 7.5/10. Good work P!
"And When The Groove Is Dead And Gone, You Know That Love Survives, So We Can Rock Forever" RIP MJ heart

"Baby, that was much too fast"...Goodnight dear sweet Prince. I'll love you always heart
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Reply #135 posted 07/31/07 3:21pm

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well I still dont have it yet I have heard a couple of songs on it tho. My daughter said she saw it at wal-mart for 9.99 so when I get a little cash I will have it biggrin oh joy lol
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Reply #136 posted 07/31/07 7:02pm

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It's gonna take a million minutes to break away from this cd. I can tune into all of the songs and can reply any of them without a doubt.
"I don't make the rules. I just play"
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Reply #137 posted 07/31/07 8:25pm

gato7

it was released here, in Argentina, and having played it in my car by a week and once with headphones, I think that is difficult to have one opinion yet.

It´s an album with the trademark of Prince (eclectic colletion of song, styles revisited, etc) , but this way works better (but I dont know if works better as a whole)... There are good melodies and the production changed making a warm and strict sound, and sometimes rough.

I dont mind the lyrics becuase it is not muy language (I have to read them, but no my interesting with Prince music), for a lot of people Prince is only about good music not so about lyrics, messages or intelectual level.. indeed its about his pasions in what he does.

This album needs a distance, not to be over-analysed, and then a relaxed approuch.... needs a time, more than others. A little above from 3121 and Musicology, but not as great as TRC. I am waiting for a new album concept by Prince, too.

Gato
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Reply #138 posted 07/31/07 8:50pm

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I have had it on in my car for a week now....LOVE IT!!
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Reply #139 posted 08/01/07 12:58am

purpleworld

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The album is not that bad at all. But I prefer 3121.
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Reply #140 posted 08/01/07 9:03am

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The Onion review is up:

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Reviewed by Steven Hyden
July 31st, 2007
"Guitar" by Prince

Has Prince finally become Elvis Presley? Both icons got their starts as highly sexualized musical rabble-rousers, bided their time during extended periods of confusion and indifference, and re-emerged triumphantly in middle age as national treasures. Nearing 50 and sounding more or less like a safe version of his old self, Prince is well on his way to extending the career Presley lost too soon. But now that the man who inspired Tipper Gore to start the Parents' Music Resource Center can star in the world's most-watched halftime show without (much) controversy, has he lost his old sense of danger? Of course he has, but there's still enough left over on Planet Earth to keep his comeback on track.

Like 2004's Musicology and 2006's 3121, Planet Earth is a self-conscious attempt to create what people expect a Prince album to sound like. In that regard, Planet Earth is an unqualified success. "All The Midnights In The World" is a sweet, simple pop song in the "Raspberry Beret" tradition, and "Chelsea Rodgers" smokes like a lost jam mistakenly left off Sign 'O' The Times. Elsewhere, Prince is still working overtime to prove—as if there were any doubt—that he can master any genre, whether it's jazzy balladry ("Somewhere Here On Earth"), strutting cock rock ("Guitar"), or sultry love jams ("Future Baby Mama").

So if Planet Earth walks like a classic and talks like a classic, is it a classic? Not really. It's unquestionably a fun record, but the pleasures are modest and superficial. The lack of ambition, surprises, and plain old weirdness means Planet Earth is conspicuously un-Prince-like where it matters most.

A.V. Club Rating: B

http://www.avclub.com/con...sic/prince
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Reply #141 posted 08/01/07 9:06am

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herb4 said:

The Onion review is up:

Prince
Planet Earth
(Columbia)
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Reviewed by Steven Hyden
July 31st, 2007
"Guitar" by Prince

Has Prince finally become Elvis Presley? Both icons got their starts as highly sexualized musical rabble-rousers, bided their time during extended periods of confusion and indifference, and re-emerged triumphantly in middle age as national treasures. Nearing 50 and sounding more or less like a safe version of his old self, Prince is well on his way to extending the career Presley lost too soon. But now that the man who inspired Tipper Gore to start the Parents' Music Resource Center can star in the world's most-watched halftime show without (much) controversy, has he lost his old sense of danger? Of course he has, but there's still enough left over on Planet Earth to keep his comeback on track.

Like 2004's Musicology and 2006's 3121, Planet Earth is a self-conscious attempt to create what people expect a Prince album to sound like. In that regard, Planet Earth is an unqualified success. "All The Midnights In The World" is a sweet, simple pop song in the "Raspberry Beret" tradition, and "Chelsea Rodgers" smokes like a lost jam mistakenly left off Sign 'O' The Times. Elsewhere, Prince is still working overtime to prove—as if there were any doubt—that he can master any genre, whether it's jazzy balladry ("Somewhere Here On Earth"), strutting cock rock ("Guitar"), or sultry love jams ("Future Baby Mama").

So if Planet Earth walks like a classic and talks like a classic, is it a classic? Not really. It's unquestionably a fun record, but the pleasures are modest and superficial. The lack of ambition, surprises, and plain old weirdness means Planet Earth is conspicuously un-Prince-like where it matters most.

A.V. Club Rating: B

http://www.avclub.com/con...sic/prince

I would say this is a fair review! Even I would give it a B, and I love it!
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Reply #142 posted 08/01/07 10:21am

emm

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i went to get it at best buy canada
$22 omfg
i already had all the songs on the computer so
i walked out without the original copy

then i was walking by hmv
and they were playing
"the 1 u wanna c" music
lol damn princebonics
so i went in and spent my $15 there CD


no track listing? no booklet? bitchfight
at least the cover art has improved lol
doveShe couldn't stop crying 'cause she knew he was gone to stay dove
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Reply #143 posted 08/01/07 10:49am

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cool NWF's OFFICIAL REVIEW OF "PLANET EARTH":


eek Wow!!! This has to be one of the best Prince albums in years. Sure, it'll never reach the heights of his 80's work. But he's older now and more chilled out. Now he's just trying to make records to entertain the people. I must say I enjoy this album way more better than "Musicology" and "3121". It's great to hear Prince rocking out again. That's been a popular demand of many Prince fans for the past few years. Sure, we love the Funk and Soul, but it's been tried and true. Plus, the last few funky tracks havenn't been that funky anyway. I wouldn't rate those songs with "Let's Work" or something. But it is great to see the Rock/Pop side of Prince again since that's something that he can pull off nicely as well. I mean, the R&B slow jams are alright too, but sound somewhat familiar. That's not to say they're bad because these ones sound more enjoyable than on the last album. Not too much funk here though. In fact, the only remotely funky track is the disco-fied "Chelsea Rodgers". But that's OK.

And what's even greater is the return of Wendy and Lisa in the studio with our purple hero. While it has been a wet dream of mine (as well as many other orgers) to see a full-on Revolution reunion, I'll just be grateful that these 3 bothered to record together again. I'm assuming that they played together on "The One U Wanna C". If that is true then that's amazing. At first listen I immediately thought of the Girlbros. Beautiful sounds. smile

"Planet Earth" definitely gets one over on the last 2 Prince albums with it's energy, songwriting, and ROCK-OUT-WITH-YOUR-MF'N-COCK-OUT-ness!
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Reply #144 posted 08/01/07 12:19pm

Wowugotit

This is Prince's worst album to date. The CD is largely uninteresing tetering on being boring. Prince as a recording artist could be a thing of the past if he puts out more releases like this one. I wouldn't recommend this album to anyone and regret spending $14.88 on it at Wal-Mart. I consider myelf a long-time Prince (music) fan and am extremely disappointed with his crappy songwriting and production on this release. Whats up with his voice? He sings many of the songs "off key", which is really sad. There are only about three decent tracks on this album and they are weak compared to most of his past releases.
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Reply #145 posted 08/01/07 12:20pm

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Wowugotit said:

This is Prince's worst album to date. The CD is largely uninteresing tetering on being boring. Prince as a recording artist could be a thing of the past if he puts out more releases like this one. I wouldn't recommend this album to anyone and regret spending $14.88 on it at Wal-Mart. I consider myelf a long-time Prince (music) fan and am extremely disappointed with his crappy songwriting and production on this release. Whats up with his voice? He sings many of the songs "off key", which is really sad. There are only about three decent tracks on this album and they are weak compared to most of his past releases.


Blasphemy! mad
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Reply #146 posted 08/01/07 12:30pm

Wowugotit

I'm a Prince (music) fan - NOT A PRINCE WORSHIPER. I only worship Jesus Christ. I am so disapointed with PLANET EARTH that it almost bummed me out the first time I heard it. With all of the "glowing reviews" I expected so much more and was instead met with aural mediocrity.



NWF said:

Wowugotit said:

This is Prince's worst album to date. The CD is largely uninteresing tetering on being boring. Prince as a recording artist could be a thing of the past if he puts out more releases like this one. I wouldn't recommend this album to anyone and regret spending $14.88 on it at Wal-Mart. I consider myelf a long-time Prince (music) fan and am extremely disappointed with his crappy songwriting and production on this release. Whats up with his voice? He sings many of the songs "off key", which is really sad. There are only about three decent tracks on this album and they are weak compared to most of his past releases.


Blasphemy! mad
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Reply #147 posted 08/01/07 12:42pm

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Wowugotit said:

I'm a Prince (music) fan - NOT A PRINCE WORSHIPER. I only worship Jesus Christ. I am so disapointed with PLANET EARTH that it almost bummed me out the first time I heard it. With all of the "glowing reviews" I expected so much more and was instead met with aural mediocrity.


Lemme guess, you're one of those fans who was expecting another "1999" or "Sign O' The Times". Look, he's probably not gonna create sequels of those classics, dammit. That's just the fact of the matter. Deal with it. But "Planet Earth" for all its merits, is a solid album showcasing more of the Pop and Rock side of Prince. Something that a lot of us orgers are very proud to see Prince do again. It's nothing spectacular like his 80's work, but it's a fun and enjoyable album. Even better than the last 2. You making a statement like this makes me question your very taste in music. Did you really LISTEN to the album or did you just hear it?

Or are you just making all this up to get attention? lol
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Reply #148 posted 08/01/07 12:49pm

Wowugotit

You really need a reality check. 3121 is much better than PLANT EARTH. You need not question my taste in music and instead should question your own. Do not reply to my response because I'm not impressed by your undying devotion to Prince. It's off-putting and has clouded your judgment.

NWF said:

Wowugotit said:

I'm a Prince (music) fan - NOT A PRINCE WORSHIPER. I only worship Jesus Christ. I am so disapointed with PLANET EARTH that it almost bummed me out the first time I heard it. With all of the "glowing reviews" I expected so much more and was instead met with aural mediocrity.


Lemme guess, you're one of those fans who was expecting another "1999" or "Sign O' The Times". Look, he's probably not gonna create sequels of those classics, dammit. That's just the fact of the matter. Deal with it. But "Planet Earth" for all its merits, is a solid album showcasing more of the Pop and Rock side of Prince. Something that a lot of us orgers are very proud to see Prince do again. It's nothing spectacular like his 80's work, but it's a fun and enjoyable album. Even better than the last 2. You making a statement like this makes me question your very taste in music. Did you really LISTEN to the album or did you just hear it?

Or are you just making all this up to get attention? lol[/quote]
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Reply #149 posted 08/01/07 1:19pm

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Wowugotit said:

You really need a reality check. 3121 is much better than PLANT EARTH. You need not question my taste in music and instead should question your own. Do not reply to my response because I'm not impressed by your undying devotion to Prince. It's off-putting and has clouded your judgment.


hmph! NWF does and says whatever he wants to whomever he wants.

And what I am saying is that you may not have enjoyed the album like you did with 3121 (for me it was vice versa). But to say that it's his worst yet makes me question your judgement of Prince and also wonder whether you really listened to the album. You're probably one of those die-hard funk fans that wanted nothing more than that but came up short.

Yeah, I'm a devoted fan. I don't agree with EVERY Prince album. But even at his worst he can still do stuff better than a lot of other artists.
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