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Reply #240 posted 06/07/10 10:56am

Giovanni777

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Genesia said:

TheVoid said:

I like it.

Sounds sort of like something from Planet Earth.

The thing that strikes me about the song is that the tune is instantly recognizable and rememberable. That's not to say it's innovative, unique, or ground breaking....but Prince has already covered that years and years ago. At least this tune is easy to recognize and pleasant to the ear. At this point, that's all I can ask for from Prince. falloff

It's a good thing I guess that I've heard it only once so far and I have the tune memorized and slightly stuck in my head---I've heard his previous tune (I don't even remember the name) at least a dozen times and couldn't hum it for you.

It definitely fits with Planet Earth tracks like All the Midnights, Guitar, and The One You Wanna C, as well as The Morning After. nod

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...except all of those songs were better, in terms of production, arrangement, and vocals.

I don't have much 2 say on "Hot Summer".

I think I would like it more if I felt/heard some more energy in the vocals. I don't mind his use of his lower register, but there seems 2 be not enough going on in the vocals... he almosts sounds disinterested.

Other than that, I like the drums, guitar, and keys, both in tone and arrangement.

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Reply #241 posted 06/07/10 11:01am

RubyButterfly

I like it. smile

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Reply #242 posted 06/07/10 11:03am

Genesia

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Giovanni777 said:

Genesia said:

It definitely fits with Planet Earth tracks like All the Midnights, Guitar, and The One You Wanna C, as well as The Morning After. nod

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...except all of those songs were better, in terms of production, arrangement, and vocals.

I don't have much 2 say on "Hot Summer".

I think I would like it more if I felt/heard some more energy in the vocals. I don't mind his use of his lower register, but there seems 2 be not enough going on in the vocals... he almosts sounds disinterested.

Other than that, I like the drums, guitar, and keys, both in tone and arrangement.

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[Edited 6/7/10 10:57am]

I honestly don't hear much difference in vocal intensity between this and the Guitar demo.

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Reply #243 posted 06/07/10 11:09am

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Giovanni777 said:

Genesia said:

It definitely fits with Planet Earth tracks like All the Midnights, Guitar, and The One You Wanna C, as well as The Morning After. nod

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...except all of those songs were better, in terms of production, arrangement, and vocals.

I don't have much 2 say on "Hot Summer".

I think I would like it more if I felt/heard some more energy in the vocals. I don't mind his use of his lower register, but there seems 2 be not enough going on in the vocals... he almosts sounds disinterested.

Other than that, I like the drums, guitar, and keys, both in tone and arrangement.

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[Edited 6/7/10 10:57am]

It did seem like he's quite restrained on the vocals, but I think he was being deliberate with that...almost like 'Cream' vocals off of D&P.

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Reply #244 posted 06/07/10 11:11am

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None of ya'll were bitching when "200 Balloons" sounded like "Batdance". Or when "Blue Limousine" was sounding like "17 Days" or "Toy Box". Or when "America" used the same drum pattern as "Baby I'm A Star". Or when "Gamillah" was an instrumental of "The Holy River".

And now you wanna jump on it because it might slightly resemble an earlier demo of "Guitar"? Pffft, bitches please.

The song is a fun song. It's not meant to stop a war. It's just meant to be a damn pop song, and it really good song. It reminds me more of "Cream" and that very straight forward beat with a catchy chorus.

hmmm , the version I have in my possession is 4:16, whereas the other version is 3:32. I wonder where that came from?

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Reply #245 posted 06/07/10 11:12am

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TheVoid said:

Giovanni777 said:

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...except all of those songs were better, in terms of production, arrangement, and vocals.

I don't have much 2 say on "Hot Summer".

I think I would like it more if I felt/heard some more energy in the vocals. I don't mind his use of his lower register, but there seems 2 be not enough going on in the vocals... he almosts sounds disinterested.

Other than that, I like the drums, guitar, and keys, both in tone and arrangement.

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It did seem like he's quite restrained on the vocals, but I think he was being deliberate with that...almost like 'Cream' vocals off of D&P.

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I hear that, but I think it would work better if the vocal varied more, or if there were a change that featured a contrasting range or intensity level.

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Reply #246 posted 06/07/10 11:12am

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Holy shit this song is bad. I mean, we've heard some very uninspired Prince songs over the past few years, but this is beyond awful.

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Reply #247 posted 06/07/10 11:16am

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I rather listen to Sex in the Summer, but I'm glad there's some new material coming out! lol

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Reply #248 posted 06/07/10 11:18am

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Didn't care that much for it on first listen, but by the 3rd listen i kinda started to like it...

Change it one more time..
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Reply #249 posted 06/07/10 11:19am

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ernestsewell said:

None of ya'll were bitching when "200 Balloons" sounded like "Batdance". Or when "Blue Limousine" was sounding like "17 Days" or "Toy Box". Or when "America" used the same drum pattern as "Baby I'm A Star". Or when "Gamillah" was an instrumental of "The Holy River".

And now you wanna jump on it because it might slightly resemble an earlier demo of "Guitar"? Pffft, bitches please.

The song is a fun song. It's not meant to stop a war. It's just meant to be a damn pop song, and it really good song. It reminds me more of "Cream" and that very straight forward beat with a catchy chorus.

hmmm , the version I have in my possession is 4:16, whereas the other version is 3:32. I wonder where that came from?

Who "jump[ed] on it" because it sounds like Guitar? I've probably made the most references to the demo of Guitar - but not in a derogatory way. confuse

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Reply #250 posted 06/07/10 11:21am

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Genesia said:

Who "jump[ed] on it" because it sounds like Guitar? I've probably made the most references to the demo of Guitar - but not in a derogatory way. confuse

I'm saying people are trying to dismiss it based it sort of sounding like another song. I'm just saying it happens. If someone wants to call it poo, then just do so. If they love it and make a fair comparison, that's cool. I like the song. I've been playing it on repeat a bit since I got it.

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Reply #251 posted 06/07/10 11:21am

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Giovanni777 said:

TheVoid said:

It did seem like he's quite restrained on the vocals, but I think he was being deliberate with that...almost like 'Cream' vocals off of D&P.

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I hear that, but I think it would work better if the vocal varied more, or if there were a change that featured a contrasting range or intensity level.

Yeah.

To me, if he used vocals like on Raspberry Berret it could have been the 'new' RB for this generation--nowhere near as interesting, but with the same poppy summer vibe.

I think it's a good single still. Simply because the tune is easy to remember. Unfortunately, that's essential to radio today. lol

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Reply #252 posted 06/07/10 11:24am

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Much better than the last 2 tracks but he still sounds woefully uninspired.

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Reply #253 posted 06/07/10 11:28am

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[no no no! snip - luv4u]

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Reply #254 posted 06/07/10 11:28am

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Anyone wanna guess what ol' Klyphy thinks about this...um....."song"? lol

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Reply #255 posted 06/07/10 11:29am

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Who's singing backup on this?

[Edited 6/7/10 11:35am]

Change it one more time..
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Reply #256 posted 06/07/10 11:29am

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ernestsewell said:

None of ya'll were bitching when "200 Balloons" sounded like "Batdance". Or when "Blue Limousine" was sounding like "17 Days" or "Toy Box". Or when "America" used the same drum pattern as "Baby I'm A Star". Or when "Gamillah" was an instrumental of "The Holy River".

And now you wanna jump on it because it might slightly resemble an earlier demo of "Guitar"? Pffft, bitches please.

The song is a fun song. It's not meant to stop a war. It's just meant to be a damn pop song, and it really good song. It reminds me more of "Cream" and that very straight forward beat with a catchy chorus.

hmmm , the version I have in my possession is 4:16, whereas the other version is 3:32. I wonder where that came from?

I don't see people bashing this song, nor complaining that it sounds like something else.

I DO WONDER what your 4:16 version sounds like, after the 3:32 mark!

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Reply #257 posted 06/07/10 11:30am

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I heard it when they played it again at 12:40ish and I was really to change stations after the first 30 seconds. I want music to be funky like emancipation, the vault, or musicology.
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Reply #258 posted 06/07/10 11:30am

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ernestsewell said:

And now you wanna jump on it because it might slightly resemble an earlier demo of "Guitar"? Pffft, bitches please.

Who gives a shit lol Its just a song

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Reply #259 posted 06/07/10 11:33am

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I dont care what people say, I like alot! smile biggrin

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Reply #260 posted 06/07/10 11:37am

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I like it! It's really catchy! dancing jig

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Reply #261 posted 06/07/10 11:40am

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Sounds like a typical Prince pop number:

Catchy, syrupy, and fun and easy to sing along.

What more do you want?

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Reply #262 posted 06/07/10 11:41am

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Not bad.

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Reply #263 posted 06/07/10 11:43am

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ernestsewell said:

The song is a fun song. It's not meant to stop a war. It's just meant to be a damn pop song, and it really good song. It reminds me more of "Cream" and that very straight forward beat with a catchy chorus.

Its far from catchy, it has no quality hook, its sterile shit. If any other artist released this it would be lambasted on here.

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Reply #264 posted 06/07/10 11:45am

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lol lol

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Reply #265 posted 06/07/10 11:46am

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its an average song. nothing really to talk about after hearing it.

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Reply #266 posted 06/07/10 11:48am

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cool Cool arrangement and beat dancing jig Luv it when he dips into that deep sexy voice.

Upbeat & fun

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Reply #267 posted 06/07/10 11:50am

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swanny said:

ernestsewell said:

The song is a fun song. It's not meant to stop a war. It's just meant to be a damn pop song, and it really good song. It reminds me more of "Cream" and that very straight forward beat with a catchy chorus.

Its far from catchy, it has no quality hook, its sterile shit. If any other artist released this it would be lambasted on here.

OK, I have to agree with this. lol

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Reply #268 posted 06/07/10 11:50am

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Sorry - totally bland and uninteresting.

If "purple and gold" and this tid bit are the new thing in Prince songwriting, we're in deep shit.

[Edited 6/7/10 11:55am]

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Reply #269 posted 06/07/10 11:51am

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This song reminds me of a combination of So Far, So Pleased and Cream..

It's a solid, fun pop song that really has a catchyness to it! I like it

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