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Thread started 01/13/08 12:05pm

optimus

what do u think r Princes 3 best albums from 1991 (Diomands and Pearls) to 2007 (Planet Earth)

So Basically Princes 3 best albums from the last 16 yrs
mine r as follows....

1.The Gold Experience
This album has 2 b one of my all time favs featurin great songs such as P Control,Now,Dolphin,TMBGW,Dolphin and Gold it is one of the only prince albums i can listen 2 all the way threw without skippin any tracks(well apart from thos annoyin shit NPG Operator segments) and also one of his most accesible albums

2.Emancipation
The album the tiny purple one stated he was born to make with 3 discs of original material varying in all differin styles of music and more notably the first time prince had done cover versions of other artists/writers songs and what great covers they r Betcha By Golly Wow is masterfully done and One Of Us is even better than the original.Ok so it may hav a few tracks that arent classics and he may not of covered any new ground,But it has plenty of gems(FLSMW,Face Down,What Gets Up,The Love We Make etc) and some great soundin melodies(Holy River,Soul Sanctuary,Saviour etc) all in all a great album from the purple one.

3.Musicology
Now here we hav it this is the album that introduced me 2 prince b4 hand i only heard 2 of his songs(Purple Rain,TMBGW)starting with a great soundin funk tune Musicology which givs a nod 2 all the great funk masters(or true funk soldiers as P says)also showcases once again what a great lyricist the purple dude is,(A Million Days,On The Couch)also it features one of my fav P Tunes Call My Name(which he won a grammy 4 best vocal) he even finds time 2 go political(Cinnamon Girl,Dear Mr Man) and hav a dig at jacko(Life O The Party)it is a nice tight album at 45 mins and As i hav stated i hold this album dear 2 my heart cuz if it wasnt 4 this i wouldnt hav become the prince fan i am 2day or bothered buyin another 24 of his albums.
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Reply #1 posted 01/13/08 12:17pm

NouveauDance

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Just official releases under his own name(s):

- prince
- TGE
- TRC

(Exodus would get a look in if related artists were included, and better luck next time Come, ONA and PE, so close).
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Reply #2 posted 01/13/08 2:11pm

shaomi

1- Emancipation
Prince at his best, deeply inspired by all that was going on in his life, creating a more and more sophisticated music and offering us an amazing collection of cool grooves and romantic ballads. Maybe also the album of maturity. Anyway, a very impressive album with very clever lyrics.

2- N.E.W.S.
Prince sounds... not like Prince, 4 the 1st time in his carreer, and delivering an impressive progressive jazz funk effort, very evocative, musically more complex than anything he released b4 or since. Not 2 mention the impressive fact that it was recorded live and in one take.

I can't really choose a 3 cuz i don't know how 2 choose between
Come 2 My House (such a great, smooth, collaboration with Chaka)
Newpower Soul (maybe Prince's "blackest" and funkiest studio album)
Rave In2 The Year 2000 (a definitive testimony of Prince live, with the greatest guest stars and an impressive diversity of musical styles)
The Chocolate Invasion/The Slaughterhouse (both featuring Prince back doing minimalist electrofunk, updated 2 the standards of the 2000's with that rough, wild attitude reminiscent of his early years)
Goldnigga (a unfairly 4gotten early jazz/hip-hop effort that was as visionnary as Guru's Jazzmatazz, released the same year and still considered an instant classic)
and i won't even mention O+> or Come or The Gold Experience, which we all love...
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Reply #3 posted 01/13/08 2:15pm

sagistyle2006

1.gold experience
2.new power generation
3.musicology

there are just so many to choose from but i love all of them their all great!
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Reply #4 posted 01/13/08 2:17pm

Illustrator

-The Hits: B-Sides

- prince

-Black Album.

-Chaos & Disorder

Those are my choices for best 3 albums of that period.
Bitches.
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Reply #5 posted 01/13/08 2:36pm

shaomi

Yeah, and The Vault and Crystal Ball and Xpectation r so cool, too
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Reply #6 posted 01/13/08 2:59pm

NouveauDance

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Illustrator said:

-The Hits: B-Sides
-Black Album.


They like, totally, SO don't count and stuff. talk to the hand
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Reply #7 posted 01/13/08 7:42pm

Dewrede

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Gold Experience
Rainbow Children
3121
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Reply #8 posted 01/13/08 8:59pm

Controversy

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1. Gold
2. Come
3. 3121
I just can't believe all the things people say !
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Reply #9 posted 01/13/08 9:12pm

Sdldawn

Come
Rainbow Children
Gold


those maybe
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Reply #10 posted 01/13/08 9:17pm

mplsmike

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1. The Gold Experience
2. Emancipation (due to the amount of material) shrug
3. (It might be a tie with confuse) Come or NPG - New Power Soul
Love Life,
Love God,
And Only Do Drugs You Need
smoker

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Reply #11 posted 01/13/08 11:41pm

purplepolitici
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1) the gold experience
2) diamonds and pearls
3) 3121
The way that you're moving your body on my knee dancing jig
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Reply #12 posted 01/14/08 1:45am

Cheek

The Gold Experience
Chaos And Disorder
prince

smile
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Reply #13 posted 01/14/08 5:13am

Illustrator

NouveauDance said:

Illustrator said:

-The Hits: B-Sides
-Black Album.


They like, totally, SO don't count and stuff. talk to the hand

Yuh-huh, they do.
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Reply #14 posted 01/14/08 5:30am

govinda

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-Chaos & Disorder
-The Rainbow Children
-3121
"Goodness will guide us if Love is inside us"
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Reply #15 posted 01/14/08 5:58am

viewaskew

The Gold Experience
Emancipation
Crystal Ball
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Reply #16 posted 01/14/08 6:32am

IstenSzek

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01. the rainbow children
02. the truth
03. the gold experience/come
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #17 posted 01/14/08 6:38am

ReginaCarman

i really have a difficult time narrowing down to 3, i really really do, however here is my list of 3:

EMANCIPATION
RAVE UN2 the JOY FANTASTIC
THE VAULT
smile smile heart prince
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Reply #18 posted 01/14/08 6:38am

Empress

The Rainbow Children
The Gold Experience
3121

Oh and I have to include The Truth too wink
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Reply #19 posted 01/14/08 6:55am

purplecam

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That's easy

prince
The Gold Experience
3121
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 #20 posted 01/14/08 8:50am

Wonderwall

Gold Experience
The Rainbow Children
3121
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Reply #21 posted 01/14/08 8:56am

Cloudbuster

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The Truth
Emancipation
shrug
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Reply #22 posted 01/14/08 9:01am

L4OATheOrigina
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NouveauDance said:

Just official releases under his own name(s):

- prince
- TGE
- TRC

(Exodus would get a look in if related artists were included, and better luck next time Come, ONA and PE, so close).


u might as well count exodus since people still belive NPS is a prince release instead of a related artist album
man, he has such an amazing body of music that it's sad to see him constrict it down to the basics. he's too talented for the lineup he's doing. estelle 81
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Reply #23 posted 01/14/08 9:03am

L4OATheOrigina
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purplecam said:

That's easy

prince
The Gold Experience
3121



i'll agree with the same 3 albums but in this order 4 me

the gold experience
prince
3121

with the rainbow children at number 4
man, he has such an amazing body of music that it's sad to see him constrict it down to the basics. he's too talented for the lineup he's doing. estelle 81
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Reply #24 posted 01/14/08 9:03am

Genesia

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Controversy said:

1. Gold
2. Come
3. 3121


Those would be my three, as well. cool

I think TRC is amazing, musically. But I can't get past the lyrics, so I can't put it in the top tier. shrug
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Reply #25 posted 01/14/08 9:05am

Genesia

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Wait - are we just talking official releases here? Cuz if we're including everything, ONA Piano has to be in my top three.

I knew this would happen... rolleyes lol
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Reply #26 posted 01/14/08 9:27am

sexxydancer

Can't narrow it down 2 only 3. wink
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Reply #27 posted 01/14/08 9:28am

Efan

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Genesia said:

Wait - are we just talking official releases here? Cuz if we're including everything, ONA Piano has to be in my top three.

I knew this would happen... rolleyes lol


ONA piano is an official release, isn't it?
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Reply #28 posted 01/14/08 9:34am

Genesia

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Efan said:

Genesia said:

Wait - are we just talking official releases here? Cuz if we're including everything, ONA Piano has to be in my top three.

I knew this would happen... rolleyes lol


ONA piano is an official release, isn't it?


It was an NPGMC release, as far as I know.
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Reply #29 posted 01/14/08 9:41am

Efan

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Genesia said:

Efan said:



ONA piano is an official release, isn't it?


It was an NPGMC release, as far as I know.


Right. I feel a little dense for asking this, but doesn't that count as an official release?
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