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Thread started 07/03/11 12:01pm

TrueFunkSoldie
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The Truth Vs The Rainbow Children

battle of prince's most underrated albums

which one wins?

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Reply #1 posted 07/03/11 12:10pm

jpnyc

The Truth is a pretty good acoustic album that provides years of enjoyable listening. The Rainbow Children comes with liner notes that, in a bind, could be used in place of toilet paper. So I guess The Truth wins.

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Reply #2 posted 07/03/11 1:00pm

fever

This thread could get interesting very quickly.

Love tRC. Never could get into The Truth. Prince wanking about with ajn acoustic usually bores the shit out of me.

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Reply #3 posted 07/03/11 1:09pm

Harlepolis

I'll take them both.

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Reply #4 posted 07/03/11 1:14pm

V10LETBLUES

jpnyc said:

The Truth is a pretty good acoustic album that provides years of enjoyable listening. The Rainbow Children comes with liner notes that, in a bind, could be used in place of toilet paper. So I guess The Truth wins.

I completely agree.

Besides, the paper on the liner is very stiff. No to mention paper cuts and staples.

The Truth wins easy.

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Reply #5 posted 07/03/11 1:27pm

vitriol

TrueFunkSoldier2 said:

which one wins?

Wins as underrated album or wins as a better album?

Whatever the case, for me TRC is one of the best albums Prince ever released, complete with the 'Darth Vader mass'.

[Edited 7/3/11 13:28pm]

[Edited 7/3/11 13:29pm]

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Reply #6 posted 07/03/11 1:33pm

TrueFunkSoldie
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vitriol said:

TrueFunkSoldier2 said:

which one wins?

Wins as underrated album or wins as a better album?

Whatever the case, for me TRC is one of the best albums Prince ever released, complete with the 'Darth Vader mass'.

[Edited 7/3/11 13:28pm]

[Edited 7/3/11 13:29pm]

as better album.

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Reply #7 posted 07/03/11 1:36pm

vitriol

^OK. I've already answered.

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Reply #8 posted 07/03/11 1:38pm

TrueFunkSoldie
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vitriol said:

^OK. I've already answered.

yep but just wanted to clarify for others biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 07/03/11 1:49pm

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The Brainblow Chitlins vs the masterpiece that is the Truth? Hmm, let me mull that one around.

hahahahahahahahaha.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #10 posted 07/03/11 1:49pm

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Harle, punkin, pick one.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #11 posted 07/03/11 2:02pm

newfonk

TRC is a masterpiece.

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Reply #12 posted 07/03/11 2:19pm

Harlepolis

2freaky4church1 said:

Harle, punkin, pick one.

falloff

Ok, given that I'm not always in the mood for acoustic music all the time, I'd say The Rainbow Children simply for the musicianship if nothing else.

I have a solid mental block for the bullshit, so I'm not that bothered by the preachy stuff in TRC at all like many are, however, anybody who will disregard the fact that its a top notch production is lying to themselves and worst of all; lying to ME! razz

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Reply #13 posted 07/03/11 4:28pm

funksterr

The Rainbow Children is straight up garbage and The Truth is a hard listen but I'd take The Truth because it has some artistic integrity to it, whereas TRC is justa guy trying WAAAY to hard to sound like he's onto something.

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Reply #14 posted 07/04/11 3:00am

MetalMonkey

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Did u just plan on leaving? without wondering why!

I like selected tracks from both... but seems as i like more tracks from TRC that wins!

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Reply #15 posted 07/04/11 3:46am

JoeTyler

TRC, clearly

when that album works, it's very good; when it doesn't work, it's weird and irritating, but never dull or boring

The Truth is just dull, boring and uneven; I puked every time I heard Fascination

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Reply #16 posted 07/04/11 5:28am

rialb

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Hmm, as often as The Rainbow Children is discussed around here I don't think it is accurate to call it an underrated album. Underrated by the general public maybe but that is true of tons of his albums. It's probably his most divisive album. Most people either love it or hate it.

To answer the question I'll take The Truth over The Rainbow Children. The highs on The Rainbow Children are very high but the lows make me want to jam a pencil in my ear. The Truth is consistently good the whole way through.

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Reply #17 posted 07/04/11 6:23am

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The Rainbow Children rocks & eye love it!!!!headbang

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Reply #18 posted 07/04/11 11:51am

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Okay, I'm just gonna finally say it at the risk of pissing off a lot of people.

If You do NOT like The Rainbow Children or Lovesexy for that matter, you are only a casual Prince fan that could live with just Purple Rain and The Hits/B-sides only.

There, I said it, if you do NOT Like these 2 albums, you do not get Prince, you do not understand Prince. You my friend are truly and only a casual fan.

I feel a whole hell of a lot better. TRC and Lovesexy are among the best albums he's ever done!

They're both concept albums to be listened to in it's entirety. All songs work better as a whole than alone, very cult like albums imho.

[Edited 7/4/11 11:54am]

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Reply #19 posted 07/04/11 12:01pm

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Truth has totally gone down in my estimation, I just can't be bothered with it. TRC all the way.

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Reply #20 posted 07/04/11 12:12pm

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I don't know how anyone can call "The Truth" a masterpiece. I just don't get that. "Animal Kingdom," "Man in a Uniform," and "Fascination"(<--even as catchy as it is) automatically vanquish it from masterpiece territory.

TRC's only low point is "Wedding Feast" which if taken as what it's supposed to be, isn't really all that bad.

TRC is still the best album Prince has done this century. Nothing he's done since comes even close to how great TRC is.

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Reply #21 posted 07/04/11 12:17pm

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I like 'Man In A Uniform' boxed

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Reply #22 posted 07/04/11 12:20pm

TheDigitalGard
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I had not played The Truth in a long time, so I gave it a spin today and decided it's pish.

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Reply #23 posted 07/04/11 12:28pm

vman4639

blueautumn said:

Okay, I'm just gonna finally say it at the risk of pissing off a lot of people.

If You do NOT like The Rainbow Children or Lovesexy for that matter, you are only a casual Prince fan that could live with just Purple Rain and The Hits/B-sides only.

There, I said it, if you do NOT Like these 2 albums, you do not get Prince, you do not understand Prince. You my friend are truly and only a casual fan.

I feel a whole hell of a lot better. TRC and Lovesexy are among the best albums he's ever done!

They're both concept albums to be listened to in it's entirety. All songs work better as a whole than alone, very cult like albums imho.

[Edited 7/4/11 11:54am]

Yeah - I get what you're saying... I had a long time Prince fan over the other day - he had never heard of 'Calhoun Square' or 'My Medallion'. I said something like, "Prince can sing a ton of different styles, but every once in a while something is just a 'Prince song' - these two are 'Prince songs.'"

Oh - and I love Lovesexy and TRC. I do like The Truth - some of the songs better than others - but it's not TRC.... TRC was a concept, new expression, etc.... truly Prince.

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Reply #24 posted 07/04/11 12:39pm

blueautumn

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vman4639 said:

blueautumn said:

Okay, I'm just gonna finally say it at the risk of pissing off a lot of people.

If You do NOT like The Rainbow Children or Lovesexy for that matter, you are only a casual Prince fan that could live with just Purple Rain and The Hits/B-sides only.

There, I said it, if you do NOT Like these 2 albums, you do not get Prince, you do not understand Prince. You my friend are truly and only a casual fan.

I feel a whole hell of a lot better. TRC and Lovesexy are among the best albums he's ever done!

They're both concept albums to be listened to in it's entirety. All songs work better as a whole than alone, very cult like albums imho.

[Edited 7/4/11 11:54am]

Yeah - I get what you're saying... I had a long time Prince fan over the other day - he had never heard of 'Calhoun Square' or 'My Medallion'. I said something like, "Prince can sing a ton of different styles, but every once in a while something is just a 'Prince song' - these two are 'Prince songs.'"

Oh - and I love Lovesexy and TRC. I do like The Truth - some of the songs better than others - but it's not TRC.... TRC was a concept, new expression, etc.... truly Prince.

[Edited 7/4/11 12:43pm]

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Reply #25 posted 07/04/11 12:41pm

blueautumn

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vman4639 said:

blueautumn said:

Okay, I'm just gonna finally say it at the risk of pissing off a lot of people.

If You do NOT like The Rainbow Children or Lovesexy for that matter, you are only a casual Prince fan that could live with just Purple Rain and The Hits/B-sides only.

There, I said it, if you do NOT Like these 2 albums, you do not get Prince, you do not understand Prince. You my friend are truly and only a casual fan.

I feel a whole hell of a lot better. TRC and Lovesexy are among the best albums he's ever done!

They're both concept albums to be listened to in it's entirety. All songs work better as a whole than alone, very cult like albums imho.

[Edited 7/4/11 11:54am]

Yeah - I get what you're saying... I had a long time Prince fan over the other day - he had never heard of 'Calhoun Square' or 'My Medallion'. I said something like, "Prince can sing a ton of different styles, but every once in a while something is just a 'Prince song' - these two are 'Prince songs.'"

Oh - and I love Lovesexy and TRC. I do like The Truth - some of the songs better than others - but it's not TRC.... TRC was a concept, new expression, etc.... truly Prince.

Thanks, you do get it and I love that! I understand that it really comes down to personal taste but Prince has givin' us decades of material for us to make a good assumtion of what/who he is and what he's about. TRC and Lovesexy among other albums are truly "Prince", these albums are the epitome of "Prince". That being said, I feel the same way about The Truth. this is very much something he would do and is great because of it, afterall, I think it's the best thing about that Crystal Ball release back in '97.

New Power Soul is a not so great album with a few exceptions that are very "Prince".

I guess the best way to sum up a Prince album is whether it feels inspired or not. It's easier to say bad songs over albums when it comes to him and when that is the case, a bad song is a BAD song. He for the most part keeps things interesting but it's either less or more inspired.

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Reply #26 posted 07/04/11 12:49pm

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I like TRC and The Truth but TRC has The Wedding Feast and Darth Vader, there's nothing on The Truth i don't like but when TRC is good it's good! (1+1+1=3, Everlasting Now, Mellow) tough one! Apples and Oranges, to me they're both equal.

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Reply #27 posted 07/04/11 1:22pm

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blueautumn said:

Okay, I'm just gonna finally say it at the risk of pissing off a lot of people.

If You do NOT like The Rainbow Children or Lovesexy for that matter, you are only a casual Prince fan that could live with just Purple Rain and The Hits/B-sides only.

There, I said it, if you do NOT Like these 2 albums, you do not get Prince, you do not understand Prince. You my friend are truly and only a casual fan.

I feel a whole hell of a lot better. TRC and Lovesexy are among the best albums he's ever done!

They're both concept albums to be listened to in it's entirety. All songs work better as a whole than alone, very cult like albums imho.

[Edited 7/4/11 11:54am]

Okay, I'm just gonna finally say it at the risk of pissing off one person.

You are full of shit. Steaming piles of shit with chunks of corn in them.

It's silly to say that if someone dooesn't like two albums they are a casual fan. I don't like Diamonds and Pearls but I still listen to it a lot. I find both Lovesexy and The Rainbow Children to be severely flawed but I still listen to them a lot. There's no test that we all have to pass. I buy the albums and listen to them. Some of them I like more than others. I've been with the little guy since I bought Chaos and Disorder in the summer of 1996 and I'm going to be with him until the day I die. Maybe in your eyes I'm not a "true" fan but there is so much more to Prince than two albums.

You know what you are? You're a ribbon bully! razz

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Reply #28 posted 07/04/11 2:41pm

Graycap23

TRC

[Edited 7/5/11 5:56am]

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Reply #29 posted 07/04/11 2:43pm

Graycap23

TrueFunkSoldier2 said:

battle of prince's most underrated albums

which one wins?

TRC is one of Prince's top 10 released projects.

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