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Thread started 12/04/10 10:54pm

jonylawson

lotusflower is tight as a muthafucker

damn that is a GOOD album

not only good opposed to everything else but a DAMN GOOD prince album

did a 50 yr old realy create that??!!!

people take princes myraid of styles fro granted but DAMN tell me one cat

ONE who could jump from dreamer to love like jazz

shit should NEVER have been released with the piss poor mpls sound which sounds like a 2001 NPGMC music download

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Reply #1 posted 12/05/10 12:44am

unique

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yeah, all the live drum type tracks should have been put together as one album, and the autotune stuff kept seperate. if you compile some of the tracks from planet earth with lotusflower and rejig the order you get a great tracklisting

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Reply #2 posted 12/05/10 1:35am

jonylawson

unique said:

yeah, all the live drum type tracks should have been put together as one album, and the autotune stuff kept seperate. if you compile some of the tracks from planet earth with lotusflower and rejig the order you get a great tracklisting

hmmmm planet earth??

oddly as a non musician i LOVE the drumming on lotus

i especially dig the skins on wall of berlin

am i a muso now??!!

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Reply #3 posted 12/05/10 1:58am

Spinlight

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Lotus is the shit, yep.

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Reply #4 posted 12/05/10 2:01am

zaza

One of his most solid albums.
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Reply #5 posted 12/05/10 4:52am

thedance

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LF is OK, about 8/10...

I haven't listened in a long time though.

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #6 posted 12/05/10 5:03am

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Lotus is shit, yep.

I fixed your post for you. You're welcome! biggrin

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Reply #7 posted 12/05/10 6:14am

blackbob

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his best album of the decade for me....its not brilliant but its very good....love the first 3 tracks and ...apart from one or two tracks that i wouldnt have put on it...its solid.....pity about mplsound....pretty weak overall i thought...as i said here before...lotusflower single disc would be around ten in my best prince albums...

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Reply #8 posted 12/05/10 6:32am

Genesia

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Loved it on the first spin, love it even more now. So much so that I got it as a download, on CD - and on vinyl. nod

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Reply #9 posted 12/05/10 9:39am

daPrettyman

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Genesia said:

Loved it on the first spin, love it even more now. So much so that I got it as a download, on CD - and on vinyl. nod

Me 2. I really like the album overall. To me, it's his best project since TRC.

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Reply #10 posted 12/05/10 9:51am

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blackbob said:

his best album of the decade for me....its not brilliant but its very good....love the first 3 tracks and ...apart from one or two tracks that i wouldnt have put on it...its solid.....pity about mplsound....pretty weak overall i thought...as i said here before...lotusflower single disc would be around ten in my best prince albums...

totally agree...

if he scrapped the slow stuff and jazzy stuff on it.. it would be perfect for me.

throw in a rock version of 'no more candy 4 u' and it would be even better.

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Reply #11 posted 12/05/10 10:14am

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daPrettyman said:

Genesia said:

Loved it on the first spin, love it even more now. So much so that I got it as a download, on CD - and on vinyl. nod

Me 2. I really like the album overall. To me, it's his best project since TRC.

Welllll...as most folks here know, I'm not a real fan of The Rainbow Children, so... lol

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Reply #12 posted 12/05/10 10:45am

nursev

Love it cool

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Reply #13 posted 12/05/10 4:06pm

WetDream

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Lotus is a jewel in Prince's crown.

What makes 2009 another defining moment musically for Prince, is the fact that this album, which made us say what we are "How can he go from track X to track X" etc is one of the three that it came out as.

Say what you want about the others, but look at how different each disc is! Now i can ask, "how can one go from Dreamer to Here or Love Like Jazz to Ol Skool" and that was with just two of the three...Then Elixer comes into play and shows off other things, his production skills and a more RnB Jazz mix affair....So now it's "how can one go from $ to No More Candy to Something You Already Know??"

2009 - A defining Prince moment

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This Post is produced, arranged, composed and performed by WetDream
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Reply #14 posted 12/05/10 5:02pm

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WetDream said:

Lotus is a jewel in Prince's crown.

What makes 2009 another defining moment musically for Prince, is the fact that this album, which made us say what we are "How can he go from track X to track X" etc is one of the three that it came out as.

Say what you want about the others, but look at how different each disc is! Now i can ask, "how can one go from Dreamer to Here or Love Like Jazz to Ol Skool" and that was with just two of the three...Then Elixer comes into play and shows off other things, his production skills and a more RnB Jazz mix affair....So now it's "how can one go from $ to No More Candy to Something You Already Know??"

2009 - A defining Prince moment

[Edited 12/5/10 16:07pm]

Completely agreed.

All the folks who think he's somehow "lost it" need to give this classic set another spin.

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Reply #15 posted 12/05/10 5:39pm

just1lousydime

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Listened to it the other day. It really isn't as bad of the general consensus says it is. To be honest, I loved it until I read everyone's opinion of it. Now I like it again.

time flies.
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Reply #16 posted 12/05/10 11:27pm

ronaldo999

i love it, definitely one of my favourite prince albums and up there with his best. far superior to 20ten in my opinion.

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Reply #17 posted 12/06/10 1:43am

jonylawson

elixir is THE shit too

i love that title track...aslo its very funny that little play on words ol princey boy does showing hes still a little nasty!!

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Reply #18 posted 12/06/10 2:09am

Tremolina

I agree. His best of the decade, along with TRC and ONA. Better even I think.

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Reply #19 posted 12/06/10 3:04am

thecloud

Yes it is, but I need to hear more of this material live.

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Reply #20 posted 12/06/10 4:01am

Tremolina

^^ yeah... shame he plays so little, if anyhting of that album live

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Reply #21 posted 12/06/10 4:04am

Dsoul

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Its good but seeing how Colonized Mind was a rip off of another song reduced my liking of the project. I sure didn't like the lyrics so take away the melody and structure and I was left with nothing for what seemed like the strongest track at the time.

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Reply #22 posted 12/06/10 6:33am

Militant

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Dsoul said:

Its good but seeing how Colonized Mind was a rip off of another song reduced my liking of the project. I sure didn't like the lyrics so take away the melody and structure and I was left with nothing for what seemed like the strongest track at the time.

What did it rip off?

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Reply #23 posted 12/06/10 7:54am

peedub

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spun this most of the day, saturday...what a great album. and, yeah, it sounds even better on vinyl.

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Reply #24 posted 12/06/10 7:56am

Dsoul

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Militant said:

Dsoul said:

Its good but seeing how Colonized Mind was a rip off of another song reduced my liking of the project. I sure didn't like the lyrics so take away the melody and structure and I was left with nothing for what seemed like the strongest track at the time.

What did it rip off?

I don't have the thread to hand, someone else will have to link to it. Was a youtube video, it was as blatant as feel, vibe and some lyrical constructs.

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Reply #25 posted 12/06/10 9:04am

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Dsoul said:

Militant said:

What did it rip off?

I don't have the thread to hand, someone else will have to link to it. Was a youtube video, it was as blatant as feel, vibe and some lyrical constructs.

Was it a Chris Rea song? I seem to recall someone mentioning it was similar to one of his songs.

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Reply #26 posted 12/06/10 9:36am

daPrettyman

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Genesia said:

daPrettyman said:

Me 2. I really like the album overall. To me, it's his best project since TRC.

Welllll...as most folks here know, I'm not a real fan of The Rainbow Children, so... lol

I know u aren't. lol

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Reply #27 posted 12/06/10 12:03pm

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Militant said:

Dsoul said:

I don't have the thread to hand, someone else will have to link to it. Was a youtube video, it was as blatant as feel, vibe and some lyrical constructs.

Was it a Chris Rea song? I seem to recall someone mentioning it was similar to one of his songs.

Nope, it was a female artist.

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Reply #28 posted 12/06/10 1:20pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Like most of Prince albums it didn't get the attention, radio airplay or exposure it deserved."Dreamer" definitely should have won a Grammy. Out of all his projects i'm dumbfounded on why Prince pulled the plug on Lotuflow3r. It had so much potential, It was and is

a masterpiece

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #29 posted 12/06/10 1:30pm

Giovanni777

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'Lotusflow3r' is a fantastic album... the songs, the flow, the instruments, the recording, the voice. Stands next 2 any Prince album, easily.

I sat down, and listened 2 'Lotusflow3r' like I used 2 listen 2 Prince's albums... loud, through a real stereo system, from beginning 2 end.

The music is fresh, the recording and engineering R perfect, including the vocals and all other instruments. Clear, punchy mix. Writing is there, diversity... energy, drive, the guitars R stripped of some of more glossy effects of the past, and R out in front in the mix. The sequencing of songs creates a seamless flow, though the songs themselves contrast greatly.

'Lotusflow3r' is everything an album should be and more. It is cohesive, and provides a musical journey from beginning to end.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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