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Thread started 07/18/10 7:53pm

TrueFunkSoldie
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Best to Worst : Rave, Rainbow Children, Musicology, 3121, Planet Earth, Lotusflow3r, Mplsound, 20ten

best to worst?

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Reply #1 posted 07/18/10 7:59pm

bonkers

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1- Musicology

2- 3121

3- Lotsuflow3r

4- Rave

5- PE

6- mplsound

7- 20ten

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Reply #2 posted 07/18/10 8:09pm

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bonkers said:

1- Musicology

2- 3121

3- Lotsuflow3r

4- Rave

5- PE

6- mplsound

7- 20ten

1) 3121

2) Lotus Flow3r

3) Musicology

4)Planet Earth

5) MPLS Sound

6)Rave

I have not purchased 20ten but what I sense, it may be rated above Musicology

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Reply #3 posted 07/18/10 8:12pm

Welcome2daRevo
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1. Musicology

1a. Lotusflower

1b. Mplsound

1c. 20ten

2. 3121

3. Rave

4. TRC

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500. Planet Earth

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Reply #4 posted 07/18/10 8:20pm

runningbear

BEST to Worst

3121

Lotusflow3r

The Rainbow Children (not sure why it was excluded)

Rave

Planet Earth

Musicology

Mplsound

Have not heard enough of 20ten for it to be ranked

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Reply #5 posted 07/18/10 8:37pm

TrueFunkSoldie
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runningbear said:

BEST to Worst

3121

Lotusflow3r

The Rainbow Children (not sure why it was excluded)

Rave

Planet Earth

Musicology

Mplsound

Have not heard enough of 20ten for it to be ranked

now it is!

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Reply #6 posted 07/18/10 8:49pm

rainbowchild

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Best to worst:
TRC
Planet Earth
3121
Musicology
Rave
Lotusflower/MPLSound
20Ten
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #7 posted 07/18/10 9:12pm

funkycat00

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Lotusflow3r

20ten

Rave

MPLS

Planet Earth

Musicology

Rainbow Children

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Reply #8 posted 07/18/10 9:40pm

zcofnnu

Rainbow Children

3121

Musicology

MPLS

Lotusflow3r

Planet Earth

Rave

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Reply #9 posted 07/18/10 9:51pm

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1. Lotusflow3r

2. Musicology

3. The Rainbow Children

4. 20TEN

5. MPLSound

6. Planet Earth

7. 3121

8. Rave

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Reply #10 posted 07/18/10 10:03pm

violetblues

1. Lotusflow3r - Instant classics "Dreamer" "Colonized Mind" I also love "Back To The Lotus" there are some pretty bad tracks here too, but I love his fresh artistic approach on this one.

2. 3121- One really great and original song "Te Amo Corazon" the production on this song is outstanding, as detailed and luxurious as anything he has ever done. Gorgeous and tragically underated track. Good tracks "Black Sweat" "3121" "Fury" "Get On The Boat" "The Word" but the bad is really cringe worthy bad though. Lolita & Love.

But actually not that bad of an album.

3. Planet Earth- Rated this high only because "Somewhere Here On Earth" is better than almost anything on all the disks below.

4. Musicology- I really dont recall anything on this. Nothing comes to mind other than the great time I had at the awesome concerts.

5. Rave- ? Same as above but without a good time at a concert.

6. 20ten- Not as terrible as some say.

7. MPLS- Yes, Its terrible and then some.

8. Rainbow Children- I absolutely hate this album from start to finish. Not just dumb, but aggravatingly and pretentiously dumb. Tired bland 70's fussion funk jazz schmaltz. They don t make bland 70's fussion jazz funk schmaltz anymore for very good reason.

I wont even get into the silly production flourishes like the god awful narration or alleged antisemitic overtones. Suffice to say its just a god awful mess all around.

* I do like the cover artwork.


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Reply #11 posted 07/18/10 10:18pm

Cyra

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1- LotusFlow3r - His strongest and most consistent body of work in this decade.

2- 20Ten - Edges out MPLSound through some intense funk workouts and one of his most genuinely touching songs in years.

3- MPLSound - Corny lyrics, rediculous hooks.

4- Planet Earth - More listenable and catchy than 3121; Half the album ranges from pretty good to great, the other half is forgettable tripe.

5- 3121 - Some of his more interesting and varied work in the decade is regrettably neighbored by a set of terrible, contemporary crap. Black Sweat is the modern day Kiss.

6- Musicology - Largely forgettable, but not offensive.

7- Rave - Strange But True and a few of the remixes off of In2 are all that bear mention.

8- Rainbow Children - Regrettably unlistenable due to the rediculous voice overs, nevermind the religious agenda. Should have been an instrumental.

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Reply #12 posted 07/18/10 10:31pm

Rogue588

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Wow. This should be easy, but it's not.

Lessee...

Best

Rainbow Chidren - I LOATHE almost every.single lyric, but the music is BRILLIANT.

Musicology

Rave - I Love U But I Don't Trust U Anymore. 'nuff said.

And these five are interchangable, really. Placement doesn't matter...

3121

20ten

MPLSound

Lotusflow3r

Planet Earth

Worst

• Did you first think Prince was gay? •

Wendy: He’s a girl, for sure, but he’s not gay. He looked at me like a gay woman would look at another woman. Lisa: Totally. He’s like a fancy lesbian.
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Reply #13 posted 07/18/10 10:33pm

thedance

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as a dane/ non-english I am never listening that close & I never gets offended by Prince's lyrics (I'm not easy to offend). I'm a non-religious person as well, I have never been bothered while listening to a Prince record. The JW message is a bit silly that's all...

1-The Rainbow Children (Music is great, never mind the Darth Vader voice) 9

2-LotusFlower/ MPLSound (Chocolate Box is really bad) 8

3-20Ten (Everything but Walk In Sand and Everybody Loves Me) 8

4-Musicology (First half minus Life O The Party is excellent) 7

5-Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic (The extended versions wow, and Beautiful Strange) 7

6-Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (Man O' War the original version) 6

7-3121 (I really dislike this album - Black Sweat is great and the title track when played live) 5

8-Planet Earth (Title track and Future Baby Mama saves this album a bit) 5

out of 10.

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Reply #14 posted 07/19/10 12:21am

antoon

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1 - Lotusflow3r/MPLSound: great songs, great production

2 - The Rainbow Children: still a classic in my book... apart from the annoying segues

3 - 20TEN: nice addition to MPLSound, great songs

4 - Planet Earth: very consistent, great songs

5 - Musicology: used to be last in the list, but has grown on me

6 - 3121: used to be higher on the list, but has too much of a r 'n b-P-wanna-b-young-again flavour to me

7 - Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic: not consistent, bad production on a lot of songs, a lot of skipping... too bad, because it was a promising project at first...

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Reply #15 posted 07/19/10 12:24am

MISTERHANDS

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thedance said:

as a dane/ non-english I am never listening that close & I never gets offended by Prince's lyrics (I'm not easy to offend). I'm a non-religious person as well, I have never been bothered while listening to a Prince record. The JW message is a bit silly that's all...

1-The Rainbow Children (Music is great, never mind the Darth Vader voice) 9

2-LotusFlower/ MPLSound (Chocolate Box is really bad) 8

3-20Ten (Everything but Walk In Sand and Everybody Loves Me) 8

4-Musicology (First half minus Life O The Party is excellent) 7

5-Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic (The extended versions wow, and Beautiful Strange) 7

6-Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (Man O' War the original version) 6

7-3121 (I really dislike this album - Black Sweat is great and the title track when played live) 5

8-Planet Earth (Title track and Future Baby Mama saves this album a bit) 5

out of 10.


I have the exact same order. I also like the second half of musicology though: The Marrying Kind, If I Was The Man In Your Life and Dear Mr. Man thumbs up!
And Planet Earth.... Make it a 2 out of 10 and I can agree lol

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Reply #16 posted 07/19/10 12:25am

antoon

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Cyra said:

1- LotusFlow3r - His strongest and most consistent body of work in this decade.

2- 20Ten - Edges out MPLSound through some intense funk workouts and one of his most genuinely touching songs in years.

3- MPLSound - Corny lyrics, rediculous hooks.

4- Planet Earth - More listenable and catchy than 3121; Half the album ranges from pretty good to great, the other half is forgettable tripe.

5- 3121 - Some of his more interesting and varied work in the decade is regrettably neighbored by a set of terrible, contemporary crap. Black Sweat is the modern day Kiss.

6- Musicology - Largely forgettable, but not offensive.

7- Rave - Strange But True and a few of the remixes off of In2 are all that bear mention.

8- Rainbow Children - Regrettably unlistenable due to the rediculous voice overs, nevermind the religious agenda. Should have been an instrumental.

I'm very close to this ranking...

Loved TRC, the rest of the list is 100% my opinion as well. Well said!

555-4444 you're on coffee talk.
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Reply #17 posted 07/19/10 12:27am

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TrueFunkSoldier2 said:

best to worst?

[Edited 7/18/10 20:42pm]

1 Rainbow children

2 Lotusflower

3 MPLsound

4 20ten

5 Rave

6 3121

7 Musicology

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Reply #18 posted 07/19/10 12:39am

Romeoblu

1. 20ten

2. Lotusflower

3. 3121

4. MPLSound

5. TRC

6. Planet Earth

7. Rave

8. Musicology

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Reply #19 posted 07/19/10 1:17am

blackbob

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1....LOTUSFLOWER......great album from the wee man....not without flaws but loved it...

2....20TEN..................very good funk pop album ...

3....3121....................some great tracks let down by some very weak ones....

4....PLANET EARTH......again some very strong tracks let down by very weak ones...

5....MPLSOUND............ok album from prince...sounds thrown together though..

6....RAINBOW ............great organic sound and feel let down by weak songs and that stupid voiceover

7....MUSICOLOGY........so so album.....nothing great.....nothing terrible.....mainly forgetable

8....RAVE....................late ninties album was prince's worst period...one or two good songs but mainly poor.

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SO LOTUSFLOWER AND 20TEN WOULD BE IN MY TOP TEN PRINCE ALBUMS OF ALL TIME AT THE MOMENT..

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Reply #20 posted 07/19/10 1:24am

NouveauDance

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No inclusion of ONA, NEWS or Xpectation? They'd all rate pretty highly for me. Oh well:

Rainbow Children

Lotusflow3r

ONA

Planet Earth

NEWS

Xpectation

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...the doody list:

3121

20ten

Musicology

Mplsound

Rave

The "fuck it, I'm including them any way Edit"

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Reply #21 posted 07/19/10 3:05am

fabriziovenera
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hard to say, so different albums.

best


the rainbow children

20ten

mplsound

rave

lotusflower

musicology

planet earth

3121

not so best

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Reply #22 posted 07/19/10 3:29am

OperatingTheta
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I like them all, but in terms of overall album preferences it would go something like this:

20TEN/Lotusflow3r - Joint favourites. Make a great double album.

One Nite Alone Piano & Voice

The Rainbow Children

NEWS

mplsound

Musicology

Planet Earth

Xpectation

Rave in2

Rave un2

3121

High

Slaughterhouse

I wouldn't call any of them 'worst'. For example, 'High' has 'When Eye Lay My Hands on U'; 'Slaughterhouse' 'Daisy Chain' and 'Silicon'; '3121' 'The Word' and 'The Dance'; 'Rave' 'I Love U But I Don't Trust U Anymore', 'Prettyman' and 'Strange But True'.

I am refering to overall albums only.

I would say this period is very under-rated by some. If you gather the real gems from the albums above you will have a selection of classic, great quality songs. Stronger than most Artists have released in their entire careers. And that of course, is excluding the fun, funkier songs which are very enjoyable.

I could do this for the 80's albums. For example, 'Parade' for me, has Four cuts I always go back to; 'Sometimes it Snows in April', 'Anotherloverholeinyohead' 'Girls & Boys' and 'Under the Cherry Moon'.

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Reply #23 posted 07/19/10 3:45am

andykeen

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1. Lotusflower

2. One Nite alone(piano and voice)

3.3121

4.The Rainbow Children

5. Musicology

6. 20ten

7.Rave

8.Mplsound

500.........PLANET EARTH!


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Reply #24 posted 07/25/10 7:41pm

moderndaysaint

1. TRC (John Blackwell may be the best musician Prince has ever played with)

2. Planet Earth (more real drums, thank you)

3. Lotus/MLPS (i don't buy into the two separate albums thing)

4. Rave (the songs i really like on this one prop it up on my list)

5. 3121 (used to like it somewhat more but too much drum machine for me)

6.20Ten (more drum machine, just don't see myself listening to this much as time goes on)

7. Musicology (it's got a solid lock on last place)

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Reply #25 posted 07/25/10 9:39pm

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1. Musicology
2. Rave
3. The Rainbow Children
4. 3121
5. 20TEN
6. Planet Earth
7. Lotus Flow3r
8. MPLSound
What is your main problem?
To whom it may concern: I love you!
Humankind..be both.
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Reply #26 posted 07/25/10 9:47pm

one2vibe

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1. 20ten

2. Musicology

3.3121

4. rainbow Children

5. MPLSOUND

6. lotusflow3r

7. Rave

8. planet earth

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Reply #27 posted 07/26/10 2:45am

Timmy84

3121

20Ten

Musicology

Lotusflow3r

MPLSound

Rave

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Reply #28 posted 07/26/10 3:02am

lucas

3121

Musicology

MPLSound (Dance 4 Me - fave track in last decade)

Rave (not sure why so many hate this one)

20ten (too early to really place correctly)

Lotusflower

Planet Earth

Rainbow Children (Music is good, but those lyrics...oye.)

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Reply #29 posted 07/26/10 3:03am

aiden

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1. The Rainbow Children (10/10)

2. 20TEN (10/10)

3. lOTUSFLOW3R (9.5/10)

4. MPLSOUND (8/10)

5. Musicology (7/10)

6. Planet Earth (5/10)

7. 3121 (3/10) "3121" the song is awesome! Should have been 1st track on Lotus going into Wall of Berlin! Almost everything else is awful IMHO

8. Rave unto the Joy Fantastic (3/10) "I love u but I don't trust you anymore" is awesome, almost everything else is pants.

The first 3 can go up against 1980-1994 any day of the week! Rave & 3121 do have a few good tracks but some god awful stuff too. Good thread! The Rainbow kids fans vs 3121 fans again biggrin


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