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Reply #150 posted 08/01/07 3:07pm

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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.


I said the same thing about the vocals in my first post on this thread (reply 141).

Everything pales in comparison to Prince's masterworks of the 80's (name your 4 or 5 here), but I wouldn't call PE Prince's worst. That distinction is reserved for NPS. At first listen, I like it better than Musicology or 3121.

That being said, I've had one listen-through. That was last week. Haven't picked it up since. It's been the same for every album released after Emancipation.

The A.V. "rating" was pretty much on the money.

Now, if he cuts an entire album with W&L again, THAT would be something.
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Reply #151 posted 08/01/07 3:16pm

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No one can pop the air outta my balloon, I LOVE Planet Earth! wildsign
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Reply #152 posted 08/01/07 3:23pm

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namepeace said:

At first listen, I like it better than Musicology or 3121.

That being said, I've had one listen-through. That was last week. Haven't picked it up since. .



That ought to tell you something.
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Reply #153 posted 08/01/07 4:03pm

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herb4 said:

namepeace said:

At first listen, I like it better than Musicology or 3121.

That being said, I've had one listen-through. That was last week. Haven't picked it up since. .



That ought to tell you something.


It does, indeed it does. But I compare my listening to Prince to a long-term relationship. The fire doesn't burn as bright, but you appreciate the occasional flickers to remind you of the old times. A "What Do U Want Me 2 Do?" here, a last 90 seconds of "The Dance" there, and I'm cool.
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Reply #154 posted 08/01/07 4:38pm

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herb4 said:

namepeace said:

At first listen, I like it better than Musicology or 3121.

That being said, I've had one listen-through. That was last week. Haven't picked it up since. .



That ought to tell you something.

Pretty much. lol I forgot that he even had a new album out until earlier today. I saw 3121 on my CD shelf at home. I didn't listen to it, because it's garbage IMO. But it reminded me about the new album. So, I went to (?) and listened to it one time through. I won't be listening to it again.
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Reply #155 posted 08/01/07 4:59pm

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I'm listening to PE for the eighth time since last week and most of the songs have grown on me instantly. These are all quality tracks, but the main problem with this album is that the songwriting here doesn't really break any new ground. In fact the whole album doesn't break any ground, but that isn't bad because it's a sublime slice of soul, pop, rock, and even some jazzy ballad and midtempo cuts. Prince has delivered the goods once again and here he delivers them quite effortlessly. Any one that thought this would be another Sign O' The Times or Purple Rain is truly a fool because times have really changed since then. Overall, PE is a grower, but it's also an impressive effort that deserves to have repeated listens to be fully appreciated. I wouldn't say that it's better than last year's excellent 3121, IMO, but it's good to see that Prince has done a near-180 turn and given us P fans an album that doesn't have him playing it too safe like his comebacks: Musicology or 3121.
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Reply #156 posted 08/01/07 5:51pm

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Hey guys...first post here. 40yr old Prince fan diggin' the site. PE sounds sweet to me, how can anyone complain?
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Reply #157 posted 08/01/07 6:25pm

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Hey guys...first post here. 40yr old Prince fan diggin' the site. PE sounds sweet to me, how can anyone complain?

hug watch out, it's got a bit of "hotel california" around here
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Reply #158 posted 08/01/07 7:05pm

Wowugotit

I do not understand this kind of Prince fan. I know all artists have this kind of fan in their audience - the kind who like the music no matter how bad it gets. Nothing personal, Nate.

Nateifitsaboy said:

Hey guys...first post here. 40yr old Prince fan diggin' the site. PE sounds sweet to me, how can anyone complain?
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Reply #159 posted 08/01/07 8:03pm

namepeace

Wowugotit said:

I do not understand this kind of Prince fan. I know all artists have this kind of fan in their audience - the kind who like the music no matter how bad it gets. Nothing personal, Nate.

Nateifitsaboy said:

Hey guys...first post here. 40yr old Prince fan diggin' the site. PE sounds sweet to me, how can anyone complain?


Welcome to the Org, Nate.

Disregard the hazing from your fellow newbie. You dig what you dig. There are reasons we can complain or nitpick, but first things first . . . welcome.

Wow, just let him introduce himself to the Org and ease back on the high hat.
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Reply #160 posted 08/01/07 11:14pm

mikedelic

ALL Prince albums are good. Not a Prince worshipper. Not deaf. Not tasteless. Even NewPowerSoul. Were his 80s albums the best-- sure, but they're all good. The last three have been towards the low end of my list but even those are good. I listen/study/enjoy/appreciate all kinds of music stuffs, and Prince has always delivered. Will he always-- dunno, but he hasn't dropped the ball yet. Rave, Musicology, 3121, PE "Prince-by-numbers"-- yuppers. And they're great numbers, great formula, still works. May as well make it one of the great equations. P= never square. (Hopefully) PE's alright// TRC, Xpec are better, but this is a first-class dude, and he does great stuff, Wendy&Lisa or no. You wish you had this track record. You wish you had this talent. You wish he'd drop the revolutionary bomb again and again. Maybe he will, maybe he won't, but he's still dropping "pleasant" albums. Enjoy them or not, there's plenty of other things to listen to, but this man hasn't failed anyone (yet?) His poo might stink but his music has yet to. Sorry for those that don't get the enjoyment or amusement out of it that I do. Maybe give it more of a chance? Maybe miss out on it but check out "Once Again" or "Because Of The Times" or something else. I type too much. "Guitar" is so U2. Ha ha! eek
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Reply #161 posted 08/02/07 3:35am

Mericege

I got my amazon.com order few hours ago,i am at my office,i play the cd but i can't turn up the volume,so i will play it at my home tonight and make a judgement about it.But it is always exciting gettin new album from the master of music genuine himselt PRINCE.Take care fellas.
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Reply #162 posted 08/02/07 2:55pm

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I like it.
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Reply #163 posted 08/02/07 8:15pm

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I have to say after listening to this cd for about a week, I love it! If he play his cards right this cd can be big. Maybe nothing close to Purple Rain, but enough for people to know he still has a place on the charts.
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Reply #164 posted 08/03/07 7:45am

gato7

I suspect that there is another album comming soon as part of the same project... It is extrange PE has only 10 tracks. Remember Giovanni said that there are a lot of songs recorded in the same time (and he was wanna know what happened with those).... perhaps it will be released during Prince sabatical year. or perhaps soon trying other way to promote it ... perhaps a "funk" and uptempo album (PE is more rock and has only one funk) ...

gato
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Reply #165 posted 08/03/07 3:49pm

SoftVinyl

I think that this is another 'good' release from the purple one. I thought that Musicology and 3121 were MUCH better though. Planet Earth is growing on me though. Gets better with each listen.
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Reply #166 posted 08/05/07 11:52am

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I just finished listening to the entire cd and my thoughts were- who is Prince in love with as I felt the majority of songs were sung by someone in love to the one being loved. Maybe he will take the time off after London to be married and have children. biggrin wink That was my first impression. I need to listen to the album some more.
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Reply #167 posted 08/05/07 4:48pm

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I know I'm diggin' a cd when I find myself playing track by track without hitting the skip button. Yes, I do find myself skipping track one (too loud & cheesy), but the rest of the tracks hit me for different reasons.

Somewhere here on Earth has that Rick Braun horn sound that makes me crave a jazz festival;

Guitar is so much better than the pre-cd release version, (Is he bashing his ex-wife, Manuela?)

The one you wanna C has that country background that I'm slowly trying to appreciate, but by far, his BEST back to back music tandem in Prince's history HAS to be: Future Baby's Momma/Mr. Goodnite. Wooo! SCCHHMMOOOVE transition. My favorite part of the cd. R&B at its finest!

All the Midnites in the world features his uncanning ability to switch from falsetto to regular voice then back again. I notice he struggled in falsetto mode at times, and we could hardly hear the falsetto lyric. (unlike his past switch-voice songs where he kept a perfect vocal equilibrium between the two.

Being a dancer, I find my most entertainment, workin' up a black sweat off of Chelsea Rodgers. WOOOOO! FUNKY, caloric cutting track, esp when they bring back the horns.

Lion of Judah teases you with the Purple Rain intro, but ends up being a potential plaintive classic, along with Resolution, a modest attack on war. With the exception of track one, I don't skip; therefore, I must like.
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Reply #168 posted 08/06/07 5:29am

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The Onion posted what I think has been the most accurate review of Planet Earth I've seen so far...
http://www.avclub.com/con...sic/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.
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Reply #169 posted 08/06/07 8:29am

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Well, here's my 2 cents. More funk please !!!! I thought I was the only one with those feelings, but reading some of the posts, I see I'm not.

I have been a pretty loyal fan for many years, but I find this new album ... borring ....

Ho man, I never thought I would say that about a Prince album, but where if the funk !! Almost all songs are ballads and sooo ordinary !!

So, I skip many of them and having problems giving them a chance ... I did listen to them many times, but Lion of Judah and Resolution ... can't stand.

Sorry sad
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Reply #170 posted 08/06/07 10:34am

milleniumrain

cool In general the albums is cool 2 savage tracks that should have been kept off an forgot about lion of judah and somewhere here on earth but otherwise in general ok. i was waiting and hope for a bit more fire and passion but i like it.somewhere here on earth should have been put in the vault with on the couch and the whole ablum the N.E.W.and lion of judah he seems to struggle with this song to me cool
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Reply #171 posted 08/06/07 1:43pm

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"Todo está bien chévere" Stevie
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Reply #172 posted 08/06/07 3:07pm

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I haven't read the other posts in this thread, but I was not initially impressed. My coworker is a big P fan and he wasn't initially impressed either. I will listen to the CD again soon.
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Reply #173 posted 08/06/07 3:14pm

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"SHAKE IT LIKE A JUICY JUICE!" dancing jig giggle

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Reply #174 posted 08/07/07 10:58am

namepeace

In two weeks, I've listened to each song once. And that was on release day.
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Reply #175 posted 08/07/07 12:24pm

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I love it more and more as each day passes!! Especially, the title track and future baby mama! headbang
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Reply #176 posted 08/07/07 3:27pm

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namepeace said:

In two weeks, I've listened to each song once. And that was on release day.

Here ya go!
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Reply #177 posted 08/07/07 3:36pm

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namepeace said:

In two weeks, I've listened to each song once. And that was on release day.

Here ya go!
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No, newbie. Keep it for yourself. I'm sure I'll be eating your lunch somewhere down the line. Don't want you to be hungry.

Welcome to the Org.
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Reply #178 posted 08/07/07 3:48pm

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namepeace said:

Accujack said:


Here ya go!
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No, newbie. Keep it for yourself. I'm sure I'll be eating your lunch somewhere down the line. Don't want you to be hungry.

Welcome to the Org.
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Newbie. Ha! Just because I don't fuckin' live out my life running my number of posts up on Prince discussion board.

I'll guarantee I've been visiting the org A LOT longer than you.

So, to you, Welcome to the Org.
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Reply #179 posted 08/07/07 4:57pm

namepeace

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Newbie. Ha! Just because I don't fuckin' live out my life running my number of posts up on Prince discussion board.

I'll guarantee I've been visiting the org A LOT longer than you.

So, to you, Welcome to the Org.


Judging by your writing style, you haven't lived out a lot of your life in school, either. It's understandable why you don't post a lot. Your writing style leaves much to be desired.

Newbie.
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