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Thread started 03/18/10 2:33pm

TheFunkycitric
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A young co worker thinkS Maxwell is a Better vocalist than Prince

I almost had a panic attack when this dude said this to me.
I told him MAXWELL ONLY WANTS TO SOUND LIKE PRINCE!!!!!
please give me 7 examples of purple vocal genius
- i can't think right now & I have to make this KID a CD quick.
I need your help... help my head is spinning from this...

School is in -- Soldiers stand up

Just 7 examples... I will convert this dude TO RESPECT O+>

Mind u .. this brother never heard " ADORE" WHAT!!
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Reply #1 posted 03/18/10 2:40pm

stichdoll

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Maxwell Shmaxwell. I just wanted to say that. Sshhh (especially live version from june 7 glam slam miami...that should shut him up! or something in the water...

oh and how come u don't call me anymore is a pretty amazing vocal performance
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Reply #2 posted 03/18/10 2:49pm

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(1)He's not worthy,(2) he needs to do the work, (3)there's no better place to start than the beginning.(4)Forget irrelevant wannabees, (5)get some good headphones, (6)click play, (7)enjoy the soundtrack of your life.... smile
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Reply #3 posted 03/18/10 3:20pm

ernestsewell

Prince didn't invent soul, or the falsetto. People need to get a life and step out of the miserable cliche existences, and give folks credit where it's due. Maxwell didn't disappear for eight years, come back with an album and have it debut at #1 because he's pretending to be anyone.

At this point, Maxwell IS a better vocalist than Prince.
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Reply #4 posted 03/18/10 3:24pm

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Maxwell has got a great deal of talent, no doubt. He just is not at Prince's level and will never be. Luckily he has recently gotten some attention. I used to listen to him quite a bit in the mid to late 90's and am diggin' the new stuff. He pulled a Sade and took like an 8 year break to release his latest I believe.
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Reply #5 posted 03/18/10 3:33pm

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ernestsewell said:

Prince didn't invent soul, or the falsetto. People need to get a life and step out of the miserable cliche existences, and give folks credit where it's due. Maxwell didn't disappear for eight years, come back with an album and have it debut at #1 because he's pretending to be anyone.

At this point, Maxwell IS a better vocalist than Prince.



I can't say no more you have said it all Maxwell is a better vocalist. clapping
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Reply #6 posted 03/18/10 3:42pm

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Boogiebear said:

ernestsewell said:

Prince didn't invent soul, or the falsetto. People need to get a life and step out of the miserable cliche existences, and give folks credit where it's due. Maxwell didn't disappear for eight years, come back with an album and have it debut at #1 because he's pretending to be anyone.

At this point, Maxwell IS a better vocalist than Prince.



I can't say no more you have said it all Maxwell is a better vocalist. clapping

your'e talking shit!.. prince is vocally bang on at the moment"I Love U But I Don't Trust U Any More" Montreux?...
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Reply #7 posted 03/18/10 3:58pm

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Joyinrepatition said:

Boogiebear said:




I can't say no more you have said it all Maxwell is a better vocalist. clapping

your'e talking shit!.. prince is vocally bang on at the moment"I Love U But I Don't Trust U Any More" Montreux?...

Maxwell - The Lady In My Life (Live)

NAILED IT!


PS I only speak the truth.
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Reply #8 posted 03/18/10 4:03pm

Joyinrepatitio
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ernestsewell said:

Joyinrepatition said:


your'e talking shit!.. prince is vocally bang on at the moment"I Love U But I Don't Trust U Any More" Montreux?...

Maxwell - The Lady In My Life (Live)

NAILED IT!


PS I only speak the truth.

Ps That is your opinion...respected but wrong mate.. neutral
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Reply #9 posted 03/18/10 4:11pm

ernestsewell

Joyinrepatition said:

ernestsewell said:


Maxwell - The Lady In My Life (Live)

NAILED IT!


PS I only speak the truth.

Ps That is your opinion...respected but wrong mate.. neutral

It's wrong to you. It's right to me. Prince is almost 51, and his voice has changed. He can't hit high notes, although he can still do a decent falsetto. He plays Muzak these days.

Maxwell is young at 36, in his prime (still), and knockin' it out of the park. He'd knock it out of Paisley Park too, given the chance.
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Reply #10 posted 03/18/10 4:24pm

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Maxwell had a better afro than prince's as well, and he's taller and his dick is probably bigger. still if prince took 8 years to do one album it would probably be alright!
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Reply #11 posted 03/18/10 4:29pm

TheVoid

Maxwell is a better 'live' vocalist that Prince for sure.


But I like Prince for many reasons, his voice barely registering among those. lol
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Reply #12 posted 03/18/10 5:27pm

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Prince is a 100x better vocalist today than he was when he began. Today, he has one of the most recognisable, versatile voices known.

The range on prince is very hard to compete with and i think it's undeniable his voice is far more diverse than Max.

Prince can do Maxwells voice but Maxwell can't do something like Housequake or Fury.

Now, who's falsetto you thinks better, is preference. I prefer Prince's because its more unique. Its like how Al Green just stepped out with this unheard of before falsetto, then Prince came and had the same effect.
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Reply #13 posted 03/18/10 5:40pm

mayrain

Prince is getting better with time. Maxwell don't have nothing on Prince sorry but u wrong.
Proverbs 23:9
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Reply #14 posted 03/18/10 5:46pm

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ernestsewell said:

Prince didn't invent soul, or the falsetto. People need to get a life and step out of the miserable cliche existences, and give folks credit where it's due. Maxwell didn't disappear for eight years, come back with an album and have it debut at #1 because he's pretending to be anyone.

At this point, Maxwell IS a better vocalist than Prince.



Very well said. Maybe not better but in the same category. I think if anybody comes close to prince vocally, it has to be maxwell. who else you know thats a man that can hit a perfect falsetto live and then go super low with a bass like sound? You might not think maxwell is better but you can't diss him. his voice is superb along with his music. And besides Maxwell is my husband lol so i have 2 support him. but i do love prince.
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Reply #15 posted 03/18/10 6:29pm

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You cant convert this youngster any more than I can convince a young cat that Rakim is better than Little Wayne. Dont waste your time or cd on this person. Let em have his opinion.....
I know I got to be cooler than that cat you're sittin' with....


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Reply #16 posted 03/18/10 7:03pm

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Boogiebear said:

ernestsewell said:

Prince didn't invent soul, or the falsetto. People need to get a life and step out of the miserable cliche existences, and give folks credit where it's due. Maxwell didn't disappear for eight years, come back with an album and have it debut at #1 because he's pretending to be anyone.

At this point, Maxwell IS a better vocalist than Prince.



I can't say no more you have said it all Maxwell is a better vocalist. clapping


yeahthat
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Reply #17 posted 03/18/10 7:05pm

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WetDream said:

Prince is a 100x better vocalist today than he was when he began. Today, he has one of the most recognisable, versatile voices known.

The range on prince is very hard to compete with and i think it's undeniable his voice is far more diverse than Max.

Prince can do Maxwells voice but Maxwell can't do something like Housequake or Fury.

Now, who's falsetto you thinks better, is preference. I prefer Prince's because its more unique. Its like how Al Green just stepped out with this unheard of before falsetto, then Prince came and had the same effect.
[Edited 3/18/10 17:29pm]



Good point about Prince's versatity in his voice.
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Reply #18 posted 03/18/10 7:13pm

sacrifice

ernestsewell said:

Prince didn't invent soul, or the falsetto. People need to get a life and step out of the miserable cliche existences, and give folks credit where it's due. Maxwell didn't disappear for eight years, come back with an album and have it debut at #1 because he's pretending to be anyone.

At this point, Maxwell IS a better vocalist than Prince.



Thats right ernestsewell he did not, the falsetto is most often used in the context of singing to refer to a type of vocal phonation that enables the singer to sing notes beyond the vocal range of the normal or modal voice. So i would say Prince got Maxwell beat by hair.
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Reply #19 posted 03/18/10 7:52pm

funksterr

TheFunkycitric1 said:

I almost had a panic attack when this dude said this to me.
I told him MAXWELL ONLY WANTS TO SOUND LIKE PRINCE!!!!!
please give me 7 examples of purple vocal genius
- i can't think right now & I have to make this KID a CD quick.
I need your help... help my head is spinning from this...

School is in -- Soldiers stand up

Just 7 examples... I will convert this dude TO RESPECT O+>

Mind u .. this brother never heard " ADORE" WHAT!!


Kid has a point. Maxwell may be a Prince imitator, but he's also a Marvin Gaye imitator and he does have a hell of a voice.
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Reply #20 posted 03/18/10 8:01pm

sacrifice

funksterr said:

TheFunkycitric1 said:

I almost had a panic attack when this dude said this to me.
I told him MAXWELL ONLY WANTS TO SOUND LIKE PRINCE!!!!!
please give me 7 examples of purple vocal genius
- i can't think right now & I have to make this KID a CD quick.
I need your help... help my head is spinning from this...

School is in -- Soldiers stand up

Just 7 examples... I will convert this dude TO RESPECT O+>

Mind u .. this brother never heard " ADORE" WHAT!!


Kid has a point. Maxwell may be a Prince imitator, but he's also a Marvin Gaye imitator and he does have a hell of a voice.



That is so true. smile
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Reply #21 posted 03/18/10 8:16pm

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If we're talking about "Vocal Range" here, then let's not forget about the 'Chest Range'. Prince is only a good singer when he sings 'Falsetto'. Maxwell on the other hand can sing circles around Prince in Chest Voice. Prince never truly developed a good range outside of his Falsetto. When he does sing in Chest Voice he is decent...at best. Any vocal teacher will tell you that your range is not how High you can go. It's how many notes you can sing going up and down the piano.

Why do Prince fans want him to be the best at everything? He's not..he's human.
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Reply #22 posted 03/18/10 8:17pm

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Love BOTH of their voices and music!
They are two of the best.
Prince can do more vocally than my boy Max, though, in my opinion.
I can think of many Prince songs where Max couldn't do what Prince does, but I can think of far fewer Maxwell songs where Prince couldn't do what Maxwell does.
As versatile as Maxwell is, Prince is even moreso.
Max couldn't nail "How Come You Don't Call Me'' like P, or those ridiculously high notes on "Gotta Broken Heart Again'' on the Live Alladin DVD, or the screams on "Something In The Water."
At least, he hasn't shown these particular skills publicly that I know of. And he's still plenty remarkable.
(Wouldn't it be cool if they performed together on an awards show - trading screams with Prince on piano?)
I'd say play your co-worker songs like the above, but don't sweat it if he still doesn't agree. His taste may just be different.
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Reply #23 posted 03/18/10 8:31pm

sacrifice

Bishop31 said:

If we're talking about "Vocal Range" here, then let's not forget about the 'Chest Range'. Prince is only a good singer when he sings 'Falsetto'. Maxwell on the other hand can sing circles around Prince in Chest Voice. Prince never truly developed a good range outside of his Falsetto. When he does sing in Chest Voice he is decent...at best. Any vocal teacher will tell you that your range is not how High you can go. It's how many notes you can sing going up and down the piano.

Why do Prince fans want him to be the best at everything? He's not..he's human.



Well that's true, smile
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Reply #24 posted 03/18/10 10:39pm

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ernestsewell said:

Prince didn't invent soul, or the falsetto. People need to get a life and step out of the miserable cliche existences, and give folks credit where it's due. Maxwell didn't disappear for eight years, come back with an album and have it debut at #1 because he's pretending to be anyone.

At this point, Maxwell IS a better vocalist than Prince.


Ye and I suppose Madge can sing live 2! U are one funny cat.
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Reply #25 posted 03/18/10 11:14pm

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WetDream said:

Prince is a 100x better vocalist today than he was when he began. Today, he has one of the most recognisable, versatile voices known.

The range on prince is very hard to compete with and i think it's undeniable his voice is far more diverse than Max.

Prince can do Maxwells voice but Maxwell can't do something like Housequake or Fury.

Now, who's falsetto you thinks better, is preference. I prefer Prince's because its more unique. Its like how Al Green just stepped out with this unheard of before falsetto, then Prince came and had the same effect.
[Edited 3/18/10 17:29pm]


I was on the fence until I read this post. That's a great point. Prince does do a lot of things with his voice, I couldn't imagine Maxwell doing.

You're also right about the unique sound of his and Al Green's falsetto. Like Al, his voice may not be pitch perfect, but it's perfectly flawed, if that makes any sense. smile
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Reply #26 posted 03/19/10 12:35am

MacDaddy

Seriously, how on earth should it bother anyone if someone says 'so and so is better than Prince.


By the way, my daddy is WAY stronger than anyone else's daddy
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Reply #27 posted 03/19/10 12:45am

NelsonR

Insatiable
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Reply #28 posted 03/19/10 12:46am

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TheVoid said:

Maxwell is a better 'live' vocalist that Prince for sure.


But I like Prince for many reasons, his voice barely registering among those. lol


Than howcome Maxwell's 'live' album is bare listenable, fading into elevator realm within the first 5 mins and staying there?
Take it - like Clarence said:
"I got a million of them -
all different U know."
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Reply #29 posted 03/19/10 3:57am

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It is subjective, and you cant go wrong with a brotha like Maxwell. I think Prince has the more identifiable trademark vocals, and truthfully some of those were rips from Hendrix, Sly and Smokey. I love hearing prince at any range and being biased i have to give it to Prince-but not to the detriment of a talent like Max. Hell, Prince's appeal is that of a complete artist- that is where everybody else pales in comparison. I think theres a lot of people that do specific things better but if you flip it he can do 4 or 5 things better than the people we compare him to.
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