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Thread started 10/04/08 11:04am

optimus

Albums You Didnt Like On First Spin....But Like/Love now (Growers)

Hmmmmm well theres 3 albums I did not like on the first 3 listens, but funnly enoungh they would be in my top 10

1. ATWIAD - didnt really get it at first, not really a big psychedelic fan...altho on reapeted listens it has come on of my faves, Paisley Park, Pop Life, Raspberry Beret and the magnificent The Ladder are my fave tunes on this album nod

2. Come - Another album I didnt really like on the first few listens (apart from Space and Letitgo) but yet again it is a brilliant album and i truly appreciate it now (apart from Solo and Papa...cuz that creeps me out)

3. Parade - Again even tho it had catchy melodies..i just didnt get it, apart from Kiss and Girls and Boys..the latter being more significant because its 1 of my all time fave Prince songs nod

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Reply #1 posted 10/04/08 11:54am

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It's a long listen falloff

1. The Gold Experience
_ totally didn't feel like or sound like a Prince album. It was the 3rd album I picked up for a listen. Took me a while to get into, but now its one of my favorites.
_ best songs: Shh, Gold, TMBGITW, Dolphin and eye Hate U (everything else is pretty much so-so)

2. Come
_ I knew it'd take me a while, but after it started to make an impact on me (opposed to making none at all), I started to like it a lot
_ best songs: Solo, Space, Letitgo, and Dark (biggest grower on the album)

3. 1999
_ took me AGES to get in2 simply because it wasn't all that I thought it'd be. It was a lot of things I didn't expect, actually. But once I got in2 it, I've been loving it ever since cool
_ best songs: 1999, Little Red Corvette, Automatic, Something in the Water (Does not Compute)... the list goes on, but limited to D.M.S.R. and All the Critics love u in NY

That's just 3... but there were a bunch of others. The following were NOT growers:

Dirty Mind
Purple Rain
Parade
ATWIAD
SoTT
LoveSexy
The Black Album
3121
Planet Earth
had 2 run away... pride was 2 strong. It started raining, baby, the birds were gone
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Reply #2 posted 10/04/08 12:11pm

DigMeNow

I too felt really uncertain if I liked ATWIAD when I first heard it. I was 19 yrs old and put in my turntable,listening to it in my bedroom. I heard that shriek,scream or whatever you want to call it when it started and my face looked like this eek lol I thought immediately ok, this is going to take a while to grow on me. I was hooked on it shortly after that.

When I first heard The Rainbow Children at Paisley Park it wasn't that I didn't like it....I loved the music immediately, but I didn't understand all of it on the first listen. After some reading and studying I finally got it and I think that this is one of his best cds because it is so different from everything else he has ever done. There won't be anything like this ever again in my opinion.
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Reply #3 posted 10/04/08 1:17pm

optimus

DreamyPopRoyalty said:

It's a long listen falloff

1. The Gold Experience
_ totally didn't feel like or sound like a Prince album. It was the 3rd album I picked up for a listen. Took me a while to get into, but now its one of my favorites.
_ best songs: Shh, Gold, TMBGITW, Dolphin and eye Hate U (everything else is pretty much so-so)

2. Come
_ I knew it'd take me a while, but after it started to make an impact on me (opposed to making none at all), I started to like it a lot
_ best songs: Solo, Space, Letitgo, and Dark (biggest grower on the album)

3. 1999
_ took me AGES to get in2 simply because it wasn't all that I thought it'd be. It was a lot of things I didn't expect, actually. But once I got in2 it, I've been loving it ever since cool
_ best songs: 1999, Little Red Corvette, Automatic, Something in the Water (Does not Compute)... the list goes on, but limited to D.M.S.R. and All the Critics love u in NY

That's just 3... but there were a bunch of others. The following were NOT growers:

Dirty Mind
Purple Rain
Parade
ATWIAD
SoTT
LoveSexy
The Black Album
3121
Planet Earth


Yes I 2 Love TGE...but i loved it straight away! lol
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Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps U take are no easy road
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Reply #4 posted 10/04/08 1:29pm

TiMix

Newpower Soul!

I basically hated it at first listen but I'm a smidge short of loving it now. "Until U're In My Arms Again" is a total masterpiece
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Reply #5 posted 10/04/08 1:33pm

optimus

TiMix said:

Newpower Soul!

I basically hated it at first listen but I'm a smidge short of loving it now. "Until U're In My Arms Again" is a total masterpiece


may have 2 purchase that album cuz ive heard The Ones good also nod
[Edited 10/4/08 13:34pm]
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Reply #6 posted 10/04/08 2:25pm

Snap

I bought For You in 1984, and had everything else up to that point
I loved them all, but I had a tough time digesting For You
Maybe it was the song "In Love" which is still my least favorite on the album
But now, I just LOVE the entire album
It's one of the few that I have no problem listening to all the way through
And then putting on repeat again and again
His feel good albums are some of the best, this one included

music dancing jig
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Reply #7 posted 10/04/08 3:16pm

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Deffenetly Come, love it now though and lovesexy
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Reply #8 posted 10/04/08 3:16pm

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optimus said:

TiMix said:

Newpower Soul!

I basically hated it at first listen but I'm a smidge short of loving it now. "Until U're In My Arms Again" is a total masterpiece


may have 2 purchase that album cuz ive heard The Ones good also nod
[Edited 10/4/08 13:34pm]


"The One" has to be one of my favorite of all his songs cool mushy
The album's worth having for it alone.
"Until ur in my arm again," "when u love somebody" and "Come on" are also really good.

I picked up the album because I thought it was rare and felt like taking a chance. I really didn't like it much at first confused
It was so bad that I almost stopped listening to Prince altogether. But yet, I still listen to him every day even after that.

It's grown on me, but its towards the bottom of the list of my favorite list of Prince albums. But at least its a little bit better than The Rainbow Children, which I've barely given time to grow. Listened to it 6-7 times and haven't tried again since.
had 2 run away... pride was 2 strong. It started raining, baby, the birds were gone
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Reply #9 posted 10/04/08 3:35pm

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If u Don't wish 2 b challenged, leave now.

i think Prince has always challenged his audience, mostly back in the day, even his 80's material took a few listens to get a grip of. I don't think this is a coincidence at all. Prince would be more popular and shifted more units if he was easy to listen to. He was brave enough to get away from Purple Rain vol.2 and that was totally by design. He has always played the game his way.

That's why he should be respected.
Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #10 posted 10/04/08 3:50pm

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I'm still waiting for SOTT to grow on me....
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Reply #11 posted 10/04/08 5:24pm

TiMix

optimus said:

TiMix said:

Newpower Soul!

I basically hated it at first listen but I'm a smidge short of loving it now. "Until U're In My Arms Again" is a total masterpiece


may have 2 purchase that album cuz ive heard The Ones good also nod
[Edited 10/4/08 13:34pm]

Oh, I have the album.I do love "The One," as well, it's also a masterpiece, and it's actually playing right now biggrin
"Come On" has yet to grow on me - there's just something about the phrasings in the chorus that bug me, but I'm sure it will grow.
"I like Funky Music" also grew on me a ton and It's a funk explosion as far as I'm concerned. My only problem with it is that the drums are almost too simple for my taste.
But I do have the album, and It's quickly becoming one of my most listened to Prince Albums that I'll put in and play from (in this case) Track 1 to 49.
"All musical tantrums by prince and the NPG unless otherwise noted, neeargh!"
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Reply #12 posted 10/04/08 6:08pm

optimus

DreamyPopRoyalty said:

It's a long listen falloff

1. The Gold Experience
_ totally didn't feel like or sound like a Prince album. It was the 3rd album I picked up for a listen. Took me a while to get into, but now its one of my favorites.
_ best songs: Shh, Gold, TMBGITW, Dolphin and eye Hate U (everything else is pretty much so-so)

2. Come
_ I knew it'd take me a while, but after it started to make an impact on me (opposed to making none at all), I started to like it a lot
_ best songs: Solo, Space, Letitgo, and Dark (biggest grower on the album)

3. 1999
_ took me AGES to get in2 simply because it wasn't all that I thought it'd be. It was a lot of things I didn't expect, actually. But once I got in2 it, I've been loving it ever since cool
_ best songs: 1999, Little Red Corvette, Automatic, Something in the Water (Does not Compute)... the list goes on, but limited to D.M.S.R. and All the Critics love u in NY

That's just 3... but there were a bunch of others. The following were NOT growers:

Dirty Mind
Purple Rain
Parade
ATWIAD
SoTT
LoveSexy
The Black Album
3121
Planet Earth


maybe I should give Lovesexy another listen nod I just find it a bit 2 weird for my taste....but i have said that 3 times before lol
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Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps U take are no easy road
But the reward is great
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Reply #13 posted 10/04/08 6:17pm

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Parade and Lovesexy.
chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #14 posted 10/04/08 6:59pm

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the only song (not album) that really comes to mind is Lion of Judah. I thought the song was so-so at first, but now I really like it. I love listening to it when I'm feeling low.

In terms of album... I would say Graffiti Bridge.
[Edited 10/4/08 19:01pm]
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Reply #15 posted 10/04/08 9:39pm

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had to be Come..its gonna sound stupid but i got it b cuz of the cover picture...that outfit!!! anyway..there was a slight time gap between the first time i played it and the second time...now i dont skip a song on it..tho Papa is a bit.... wacky
when my 1st copy was stolen, it was one of the 1st ones that i replaced..
(had my whole Prince CD library taken...)

mad
still lookin 4 the rest,but in the meantime listening to what i have...
nod music guitar sun.....
sun 'why y'all trying to say goodbye? I didn't go anywhere, I'm right here, im all around you,always..' sun

in a line from my dream, I heard a voice and saw a silhouette in a chair..
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Reply #16 posted 10/05/08 5:02am

Dayclear

Crystal Ball.
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Reply #17 posted 10/05/08 6:27am

optimus

peb319 said:

had to be Come..its gonna sound stupid but i got it b cuz of the cover picture...that outfit!!! anyway..there was a slight time gap between the first time i played it and the second time...now i dont skip a song on it..tho Papa is a bit.... wacky
when my 1st copy was stolen, it was one of the 1st ones that i replaced..
(had my whole Prince CD library taken...)

mad
still lookin 4 the rest,but in the meantime listening to what i have...
nod music guitar sun.....


cry in 3 years i have collected 24 albums and when i buy things they have 2 be sealed and some like TGE and crystall ball,3121(jewel case) burnt a whole in my pocket nod if sum1 robbed my collection id be that upset id die of heart failure sad
Everybody's looking 4 the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps U take are no easy road
But the reward is great
4 those who want 2 go
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Reply #18 posted 10/05/08 9:32am

darkknight10

DreamyPopRoyalty said:

It's a long listen falloff

1. The Gold Experience
_ totally didn't feel like or sound like a Prince album. It was the 3rd album I picked up for a listen. Took me a while to get into, but now its one of my favorites.
_ best songs: Shh, Gold, TMBGITW, Dolphin and eye Hate U (everything else is pretty much so-so)

2. Come
_ I knew it'd take me a while, but after it started to make an impact on me (opposed to making none at all), I started to like it a lot
_ best songs: Solo, Space, Letitgo, and Dark (biggest grower on the album)

3. 1999
_ took me AGES to get in2 simply because it wasn't all that I thought it'd be. It was a lot of things I didn't expect, actually. But once I got in2 it, I've been loving it ever since cool
_ best songs: 1999, Little Red Corvette, Automatic, Something in the Water (Does not Compute)... the list goes on, but limited to D.M.S.R. and All the Critics love u in NY

That's just 3... but there were a bunch of others. The following were NOT growers:

Dirty Mind
Purple Rain
Parade
ATWIAD
SoTT
LoveSexy
The Black Album
3121
Planet Earth



i would have 2 say

Diamonds and Pearls & Musicology


wassup Dreamy,havent seen u in a long time.
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Reply #19 posted 10/05/08 9:35am

Musze

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ATWIAD

The Black Album

and 2 b honest, LoveSexy.
I Love U, But I Don't Trust U Anymore...
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Reply #20 posted 10/05/08 9:42am

Sophianestesia

Marrk said:

If u Don't wish 2 b challenged, leave now.

i think Prince has always challenged his audience, mostly back in the day, even his 80's material took a few listens to get a grip of. I don't think this is a coincidence at all. Prince would be more popular and shifted more units if he was easy to listen to. He was brave enough to get away from Purple Rain vol.2 and that was totally by design. He has always played the game his way.

That's why he should be respected.


I do respect him 4 this, and I see what U mean.

Back to the thread, my growers are:

DIRTY MIND, which has become one of my top 5 faves.

COME, the highlights being 'Papa', 'Come', 'Race' and 'Loose'.

1999. This took a long time, but now I really love it. It's getting in2 me and I'm gettin' in2 it.
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Reply #21 posted 10/05/08 10:31am

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optimus said:

peb319 said:

had to be Come..its gonna sound stupid but i got it b cuz of the cover picture...that outfit!!! anyway..there was a slight time gap between the first time i played it and the second time...now i dont skip a song on it..tho Papa is a bit.... wacky
when my 1st copy was stolen, it was one of the 1st ones that i replaced..
(had my whole Prince CD library taken...)

mad
still lookin 4 the rest,but in the meantime listening to what i have...
nod music guitar sun.....


cry in 3 years i have collected 24 albums and when i buy things they have 2 be sealed and some like TGE and crystall ball,3121(jewel case) burnt a whole in my pocket nod if sum1 robbed my collection id be that upset id die of heart failure sad


then u understand how i'm feelin...and its been 3 years...i still think all the theives did was throw them ...somewhere....
wall wall fit sad
sun 'why y'all trying to say goodbye? I didn't go anywhere, I'm right here, im all around you,always..' sun

in a line from my dream, I heard a voice and saw a silhouette in a chair..
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Reply #22 posted 10/05/08 11:36am

optimus

peb319 said:

optimus said:



cry in 3 years i have collected 24 albums and when i buy things they have 2 be sealed and some like TGE and crystall ball,3121(jewel case) burnt a whole in my pocket nod if sum1 robbed my collection id be that upset id die of heart failure sad


then u understand how i'm feelin...and its been 3 years...i still think all the theives did was throw them ...somewhere....
wall wall fit sad


comfort My prayer for u - May god smite them for there wicked ways and stealing the holy collection of Prince cds from peb319, may they spend an eterinty in hell getting raped by buffaloes...Amen pray
Everybody's looking 4 the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps U take are no easy road
But the reward is great
4 those who want 2 go
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Reply #23 posted 10/05/08 5:49pm

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optimus said:

peb319 said:



then u understand how i'm feelin...and its been 3 years...i still think all the theives did was throw them ...somewhere....
wall wall fit sad


comfort My prayer for u - May god smite them for there wicked ways and stealing the holy collection of Prince cds from peb319, may they spend an eterinty in hell getting raped by buffaloes...Amen pray


may it be so...amen pray

i like the way u think... falloff falloff falloff
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sun 'why y'all trying to say goodbye? I didn't go anywhere, I'm right here, im all around you,always..' sun

in a line from my dream, I heard a voice and saw a silhouette in a chair..
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they didn't get the tapes!!! lurking
sun 'why y'all trying to say goodbye? I didn't go anywhere, I'm right here, im all around you,always..' sun

in a line from my dream, I heard a voice and saw a silhouette in a chair..
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Reply #25 posted 10/05/08 6:20pm

optimus

peb319 said:

they didn't get the tapes!!! lurking


oh well maybe not raped by buffaloes maybe by deers instead pray lol
Everybody's looking 4 the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps U take are no easy road
But the reward is great
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Reply #26 posted 10/05/08 6:40pm

Darwintheorgan
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Newpower Soul!

I basically hated it at first listen but I'm a smidge short of loving it now. "Until U're In My Arms Again" is a total masterpiece


I never really liked this one, but I bet that if I listened to it now, I might like it (I haven't listened to it since right after I bought it 10 years ago.)

My response to this is disc 2 of Crystal Ball.
I abdicated the throne in Ithaca, but now I am...
Albany's Number 1 Prince Fan
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Reply #27 posted 10/05/08 6:52pm

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optimus said:

peb319 said:

they didn't get the tapes!!! lurking


oh well maybe not raped by buffaloes maybe by deers instead pray lol


as long as they have antlers... just for the evillol of it...wouldn't want em to miss out on anything..generosity in punishment u know... lol

may it be so...pray
sun 'why y'all trying to say goodbye? I didn't go anywhere, I'm right here, im all around you,always..' sun

in a line from my dream, I heard a voice and saw a silhouette in a chair..
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Reply #28 posted 10/05/08 7:12pm

optimus

peb319 said:

optimus said:



oh well maybe not raped by buffaloes maybe by deers instead pray lol


as long as they have antlers... just for the evillol of it...wouldn't want em to miss out on anything..generosity in punishment u know... lol

may it be so...pray


yeah butt fucked by the antlers of a stag.....Amen pray
Everybody's looking 4 the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps U take are no easy road
But the reward is great
4 those who want 2 go
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Reply #29 posted 10/05/08 7:29pm

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optimus said:

peb319 said:



as long as they have antlers... just for the evillol of it...wouldn't want em to miss out on anything..generosity in punishment u know... lol

may it be so...pray


yeah butt fucked by the antlers of a stag.....Amen pray


horns..that will teach em!!!
u thinkin like me? ..... smoker eyepop
sun 'why y'all trying to say goodbye? I didn't go anywhere, I'm right here, im all around you,always..' sun

in a line from my dream, I heard a voice and saw a silhouette in a chair..
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