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Thread started 07/29/10 6:42pm

sro100

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The Best CD since Warner Brothers?

I think it's unfair to call an album the best since "Sign," "Lovesexy," etc. etc.

But focusing ONLY on Prince's "free" stage of his career.

So, you got "Emancipation," "Rave," etc. etc.

I'd say "20Ten" is DEFINITELY his best since WB.

Y'all???

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Reply #1 posted 07/29/10 6:44pm

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sro100 said:

I think it's unfair to call an album the best since "Sign," "Lovesexy," etc. etc.

But focusing ONLY on Prince's "free" stage of his career.

So, you got "Emancipation," "Rave," etc. etc.

I'd say "20Ten" is DEFINITELY his best since WB.

Y'all???

N.E.W.S was the worst.

Emancipation was his best since WB.

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Reply #2 posted 07/29/10 6:44pm

Harlepolis

The Rainbow Children,,,,followed by "Emancipation".

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Reply #3 posted 07/29/10 6:50pm

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I have enjoyed Musicology the most since the WB days.

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Reply #4 posted 07/29/10 6:52pm

motherfunka

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Emancipation or Crystal Ball

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Reply #5 posted 07/29/10 8:27pm

JoeTyler

3121, by a mile...

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Reply #6 posted 07/30/10 1:57am

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Its a close call between The Rainbow children and Lotusflow3r.......


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Reply #7 posted 07/30/10 2:00am

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andykeen said:

Its a close call between The Rainbow children and Lotusflow3r.......

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Reply #8 posted 07/30/10 2:02am

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Harlepolis said:

The Rainbow Children followed by "Emancipation".

Yeah me too.

Best: TRC, Emancipation, 20TEN, LF/ MPLSound

Worst: 3121 and Planet Earth

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Reply #9 posted 07/30/10 2:14am

lucas

Emancipation, Crystal Ball, Musicology, 3121 ...like all four, but don't have any personal fave since WB's Gold Experience.

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Reply #10 posted 07/30/10 2:30am

MikeyB71

Emancipation

3121

Planet Earth

20TEN

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Reply #11 posted 07/30/10 2:44am

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3121 or mplsound for sure
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Reply #12 posted 07/30/10 3:53am

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zaza said:

andykeen said:

Its a close call between The Rainbow children and Lotusflow3r.......

nod

Double-nod

I'd go with TRC, but Lotusflow3r was the strongest since that.

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Reply #13 posted 07/30/10 5:29am

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The Lotusflow3r single disc for me.

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Reply #14 posted 07/30/10 5:36am

NelsonR

for me it would either b lotus or 20ten

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Reply #15 posted 07/30/10 6:10am

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3121 and Lotusflow3r are both very strong.

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Reply #16 posted 07/30/10 6:34am

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My choice is

Rainbow Children

3121

20Ten

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Reply #17 posted 07/30/10 6:42am

purpledoveuk

For me probably 3121...Musicology saw him almost 100% back on track for the first time since WB but 3121 went a step further to recapturing almost all of the feel his albums had when there was some quality control/outside perspective.

Certain tracks from NPGMC exceed this (High, My Medallion, Supercute, Underneath The Cream etc) but it's not really an album and, as they say, fling enough shit and some will stick
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Reply #18 posted 07/30/10 11:30am

NelsonR

i think planet earth is highly under-rated here @ the org.

after re-visiting it 2day, i respect and dig it that much more.

the title track itself is one of Prince's best songs ever. remember

when some ppl used 2 try & crit him for his venture in2 jazz...well,

those same ppl must acknowledge that he has mastered this genre.

man, i respect Prince more and more as I listen to his music...he is

simply getting better & better beyond the notion of time

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Reply #19 posted 07/30/10 11:37am

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Emancipation

Lotusflower

20ten

3121

Musicology

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Reply #20 posted 07/30/10 1:04pm

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JoeTyler said:

3121, by a mile...

Hell yeah!!!

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Reply #21 posted 07/30/10 3:07pm

peter430044

I'd say Planet Earth.

Perhaps if he had stuck to Warner Brothers he would still get radioplay.

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Reply #22 posted 07/30/10 4:29pm

rialb

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Emancipation followed closely by Lotusflow3r (single disc).

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Reply #23 posted 07/30/10 4:55pm

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I have to agree with the original thread - this is the best album. I think 3121 is pretty close and will always be dear to me after i saw him twice at 21 nights at the o2. Wish the album had a common theme - something to tie it all together but still very strong.

Not really sure about the whole Emancipation thought as disc 2 was awful aprt from Holy river.

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Reply #24 posted 07/30/10 5:01pm

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Roundtheworld said:

I have to agree with the original thread - this is the best album. I think 3121 is pretty close and will always be dear to me after i saw him twice at 21 nights at the o2. Wish the album had a common theme - something to tie it all together but still very strong.

Not really sure about the whole Emancipation thought as disc 2 was awful aprt from Holy river.

ps - I know that planet earth was the album at the time but he was still hot on that album at the time - what ever the album kicks ass

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Reply #25 posted 07/30/10 6:02pm

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Roundtheworld said:

I have to agree with the original thread - this is the best album. I think 3121 is pretty close and will always be dear to me after i saw him twice at 21 nights at the o2. Wish the album had a common theme - something to tie it all together but still very strong.

Not really sure about the whole Emancipation thought as disc 2 was awful aprt from Holy river.

Disc two of Emancipation was awful? It's probably my least favourite of the three but for me the high points are still better than most of what came after. I think that "Sex In The Summer," "One Kiss At A Time," "Joint 2 Joint," "The Holy River," "Let's Have A Baby," "Saviour" and "Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife" all compare favourably to anything he released from 1997-2010.

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Reply #26 posted 07/30/10 6:22pm

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rialb said:

Roundtheworld said:

I have to agree with the original thread - this is the best album. I think 3121 is pretty close and will always be dear to me after i saw him twice at 21 nights at the o2. Wish the album had a common theme - something to tie it all together but still very strong.

Not really sure about the whole Emancipation thought as disc 2 was awful aprt from Holy river.

Disc two of Emancipation was awful? It's probably my least favourite of the three but for me the high points are still better than most of what came after. I think that "Sex In The Summer," "One Kiss At A Time," "Joint 2 Joint," "The Holy River," "Let's Have A Baby," "Saviour" and "Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife" all compare favourably to anything he released from 1997-2010.

ok - so i missed a couple out. Still - like everything in this site it proves differnt songs appeal to different people - I would would much rather ahve a conversation with someone wh loves prince then one qho can not name a p track from the last 10 years - I am afraid there are quite a fwe of these. Joint to joint is pretty good I admit. The rest just feels wierd after the whole Mayte thing.

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Reply #27 posted 07/30/10 6:35pm

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Roundtheworld said:

rialb said:

Disc two of Emancipation was awful? It's probably my least favourite of the three but for me the high points are still better than most of what came after. I think that "Sex In The Summer," "One Kiss At A Time," "Joint 2 Joint," "The Holy River," "Let's Have A Baby," "Saviour" and "Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife" all compare favourably to anything he released from 1997-2010.

ok - so i missed a couple out. Still - like everything in this site it proves differnt songs appeal to different people - I would would much rather ahve a conversation with someone wh loves prince then one qho can not name a p track from the last 10 years - I am afraid there are quite a fwe of these. Joint to joint is pretty good I admit. The rest just feels wierd after the whole Mayte thing.

Fair enough but you could say the same thing about any of Prince's "romantic" songs. He's got plenty of songs that pledge his love and devotion but he sure seems to swing from vine to vine.

I actually really like most of his music circa 2004-2010 but for me Emancipation is just a little bit better.

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Reply #28 posted 07/30/10 7:41pm

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The Rainbow Children, The Vault, Lotus Flow3r (yes, I love the "live band sounding" Prince)

[Edited 7/30/10 19:42pm]

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Reply #29 posted 07/30/10 8:29pm

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GustavoRibas said:

The Rainbow Children, The Vault, Lotus Flow3r (yes, I love the "live band sounding" Prince)

[Edited 7/30/10 19:42pm]

The Vault is a album? eek

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