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Thread started 05/21/13 8:14am

Optimus2

I cant understand all the praise for the Lovesexy album...

I honestly think it sounds terribly dated.......obviously every albums sound dates.....but were SOTT and Purple Rain have a more "Classic" and "Timeless" nice on the ears sound.......this is like the 80's version of Emancipation.....terrible cheesy production values and lyrics IMO......infact the only song I listen to from this album is I Wish U Heaven and thats the full parts 1, 2, and 3 version.......and teh last 2 parts make the song!......and they wernt even on the album!........who agrees?

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Reply #1 posted 05/21/13 8:18am

3rdeyedude

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best album ever

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Reply #2 posted 05/21/13 8:21am

Optimus2

3rdeyedude said:

best album ever

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best album ever lol ...honestly think so?......i find it quite tacky and stupid

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Reply #3 posted 05/21/13 8:49am

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I love it, but then I always have. I think it still sounds good today. The b-sides and videos and shit are great too. I don't know anything about production and all that caper, I just know what I like and I like Lovesexy a lot.

I was 17 when the album was released, it was an exciting time and I still listen fondly to Prince's music from that period.

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Reply #4 posted 05/21/13 8:59am

Optimus2

TheDigitalGardener said:

I love it, but then I always have. I think it still sounds good today. The b-sides and videos and shit are great too. I don't know anything about production and all that caper, I just know what I like and I like Lovesexy a lot.

I was 17 when the album was released, it was an exciting time and I still listen fondly to Prince's music from that period.

i suppose its diffrent strokes 4 diffrent folks.......i have tried 2 like the album...i really have......I didnt like parade or atwiad at 1st but like them alot now........but I dunno......i just cant get in2 this album.....its "sound" is an assualt on my sense of taste......apart from I Wish U Heaven...I do like that track.......but Alphabet Street....I just dnt get....."but the letters 2gther and make a better day".......i expect that shit from jacko lol

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Reply #5 posted 05/21/13 9:05am

lwr001

Trolling , trolling, trolling

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Reply #6 posted 05/21/13 9:06am

lwr001

Optimus2 said:

I honestly think it sounds terribly dated.......obviously every albums sound dates.....but were SOTT and Purple Rain have a more "Classic" and "Timeless" nice on the ears sound.......this is like the 80's version of Emancipation.....terrible cheesy production values and lyrics IMO......infact the only song I listen to from this album is I Wish U Heaven and thats the full parts 1, 2, and 3 version.......and teh last 2 parts make the song!......and they wernt even on the album!........who agrees?

And your post sounds dated and cheesy

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Reply #7 posted 05/21/13 9:13am

Optimus2

lwr001 said:

Trolling , trolling, trolling

how is that trolling?......just because I dnt like an album u like?......get a grip of yaself.........im sure there are other people who agree with me.......sorry I dnt like every prince record he ever made!!!

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Reply #8 posted 05/21/13 9:21am

undertheesea

TheDigitalGardener said:

I love it, but then I always have. I think it still sounds good today. The b-sides and videos and shit are great too. I don't know anything about production and all that caper, I just know what I like and I like Lovesexy a lot.

I was 17 when the album was released, it was an exciting time and I still listen fondly to Prince's music from that period.

My boyfriend introduced it to me. He had a huge prince catalog. He was one of the few males i knew that was a huge fan of P's music. I give the album a 10!!!!

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Reply #9 posted 05/21/13 9:22am

lwr001

Optimus2 said:

lwr001 said:

Trolling , trolling, trolling

how is that trolling?......just because I dnt like an album u like?......get a grip of yaself.........im sure there are other people who agree with me.......sorry I dnt like every prince record he ever made!!!

No one is agreeing and that sound you hear is crickets chirping ...lol i love this place

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Reply #10 posted 05/21/13 9:32am

Optimus2

lwr001 said:

Optimus2 said:

how is that trolling?......just because I dnt like an album u like?......get a grip of yaself.........im sure there are other people who agree with me.......sorry I dnt like every prince record he ever made!!!

No one is agreeing and that sound you hear is crickets chirping ...lol i love this place

well I dont spend my life worrying if other people agree with me or not.......

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Reply #11 posted 05/21/13 9:36am

lwr001

Optimus2 said:

lwr001 said:

No one is agreeing and that sound you hear is crickets chirping ...lol i love this place

well I dont spend my life worrying if other people agree with me or not.......

Good , you shouldn't.. With that said, why ask "who agrees"..lol

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Reply #12 posted 05/21/13 9:42am

Optimus2

lwr001 said:

Optimus2 said:

well I dont spend my life worrying if other people agree with me or not.......

Good , you shouldn't.. With that said, why ask "who agrees"..lol

just 2 see if there was any1 out there who dosent like teh album also.........thats all......i understood b4 hand that i would be climbing a lonely cliff cuz it is classed as 1 of his greats......so was just seeing if any1 saw things the same as I did.......obviously not lol ....was only 2 discuss why......not 2 play world war 3! razz

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Reply #13 posted 05/21/13 9:45am

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I'll grant you that it's probably his least accessible 80s album, but it's my favourite of his entire catalogue. Just pure unbridled artistry and fearlessness.

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Reply #14 posted 05/21/13 9:46am

Krid

Optimus2 said:

I honestly think it sounds terribly dated.......obviously every albums sound dates.....but were SOTT and Purple Rain have a more "Classic" and "Timeless" nice on the ears sound.......this is like the 80's version of Emancipation.....terrible cheesy production values and lyrics IMO......infact the only song I listen to from this album is I Wish U Heaven and thats the full parts 1, 2, and 3 version.......and teh last 2 parts make the song!......and they wernt even on the album!........who agrees?

Anna Stesia - 'nuff said cool

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Reply #15 posted 05/21/13 9:50am

Optimus2

eyewishuheaven said:

I'll grant you that it's probably his least accessible 80s album, but it's my favourite of his entire catalogue. Just pure unbridled artistry and fearlessness.

yeah i think thats what i was tryin 2 say also wink

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Reply #16 posted 05/21/13 9:57am

comperic2003

I also do not understand the appeal of this album, save for Anna Stesia and on occassion, When 2 R In Love.

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Reply #17 posted 05/21/13 9:59am

Optimus2

comperic2003 said:

I also do not understand the appeal of this album, save for Anna Stesia and on occassion, When 2 R In Love.

glad 2 feel im not the only 1......highfive

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Reply #18 posted 05/21/13 10:16am

thedance

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Lovesexy, heart

One of the greatest Prince albums. Great from the start to the end.

A pop-funk masterpiece with lots of screaming guitars.

I seriously LOVE this fine album,

Take another listen, optimus. music

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #19 posted 05/21/13 10:20am

databank

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Optimus2 said:

I honestly think it sounds terribly dated.......obviously every albums sound dates.....but were SOTT and Purple Rain have a more "Classic" and "Timeless" nice on the ears sound.......this is like the 80's version of Emancipation.....terrible cheesy production values and lyrics IMO......infact the only song I listen to from this album is I Wish U Heaven and thats the full parts 1, 2, and 3 version.......and teh last 2 parts make the song!......and they wernt even on the album!........who agrees?

1999 and Purple Rain are so stuck in their era's sound that they sound much more dated, u listen to these and u can see a big glowing sign saying "early 80's" lol and nonetheless they're masterpieces. Dated means nothing at an age when the evolution of technology conditions the sound of music. No music from the past 100 years doesn't sound dated a way or another if u listen to it now and have a notion of the musical evolution of this last century.

Now I believe Lovesexy is a masterpiece as well but the reason why it's great is because it's an extravaganza: its qualities lie in its intensity, its madness, its adolescent sincerity much more than in its "sound". If you admit that the level of involvement of an artist and the nature of his/her artistic intentions are as important as his musical skills, Lovesexy is Prince at fucking 220%!!!

+ it doesn't sound so much like anything from 1988 if u're familiar with these years, and there is an incredible number of layers in most songs' mix. While Prince was doing this in 1988 Jesse Johnson, Rick James and Bootsy Collins and pretty much every other Afro-American musician were just trying to sound like Prince sounded in 1984 lol lol lol

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Reply #20 posted 05/21/13 10:22am

Fonkyman

I think it's the first album I heard Prince play the whatever on. Not everyone can play the whatever, let alone play it so well. The man's a feckin cheenius. yes

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Reply #21 posted 05/21/13 10:24am

Graycap23

Optimus2 said:

I honestly think it sounds terribly dated.......obviously every albums sound dates.....but were SOTT and Purple Rain have a more "Classic" and "Timeless" nice on the ears sound.......this is like the 80's version of Emancipation.....terrible cheesy production values and lyrics IMO......infact the only song I listen to from this album is I Wish U Heaven and thats the full parts 1, 2, and 3 version.......and teh last 2 parts make the song!......and they wernt even on the album!........who agrees?

The project is off the chain.

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Reply #22 posted 05/21/13 10:29am

LovesexyIsThe1

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Optimus2 said:

I cant understand all the praise for the Lovesexy album...


I almost took this thread seriously... until I saw your age. I have ticket stubs older than you. So, the reason you don't get it, is because you weren't there to appreciate the WHOLE era. Listening to the album on MP3, watching the Dortmund Concert and videos, is not the same thing.

You weren't at the record store on May 10, 1988 to buy the album. You didn't watch the MTV World Premiere of the "Alphabet St." video. You didn't stand in line for 6 hours to buy tickets to the Lovesexy concert, when the the show came to your town. You didn't have to write pen pals in other countries looking desperately for a crappy VHS copy, of only 90 minutes of the Dortmund show. You didn't set your VCR to record hours of BET hoping to get a recording of the Glam Slam and I Wish U Heaven videos that rarely got any airplay. You didn't buy the 12" singles on vinyl when they came out. You didn't wear out 4 cassettes from playing them over and over and over and over again.

These days, all you have to do is click on a link, to see and hear what took us an entire year/era to live through with excitement. So yes, there is a legitamite reason, you do not understand all the praise for his greatest piece of work.

Lovesexy Funkateer
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Reply #23 posted 05/21/13 10:33am

motherfunka

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Optimus2 said:

I suppose it's different strokes 4 different folks

You said it best here. That goes for pretty much anything.

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Reply #24 posted 05/21/13 10:50am

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I enjoy the album. I enjoy what some call over production or what I like to call close attention to detail production. The unique sound from that album is what makes it kewl for me.

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #25 posted 05/21/13 11:12am

novabrkr

I don't think it sounds terribly dated.

It doesn't sound like it was recorded just last year either, but the quality of the arrangments and the use of imagination for the song structures and choice of sounds certainly makes up for any synth patch or drum sound that might not sound like they came ouf of a contemporary pop album.

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Reply #26 posted 05/21/13 12:19pm

Superfan1984

Optimus2 said: 3rdeyedude said: best album ever next topic best album ever lol ...honestly think so?......i find it quite tacky and stupid Your opinion but your wrong.

[Edited 5/21/13 12:20pm]

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Reply #27 posted 05/21/13 12:21pm

Superfan1984

something is wrong with my replies on here- frustrating!anyway, I said, That's your opinion but imo you're wrong. smile
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Reply #28 posted 05/21/13 12:27pm

Optimus2

Superfan1984 said:

something is wrong with my replies on here- frustrating!anyway, I said, That's your opinion but imo you're wrong. smile

yes it is my opinion.......and yes maybe I am wrong wink........but 2 be fair teh cd sound quality is rather dire.....and I find that off butting also.....

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Reply #29 posted 05/21/13 1:42pm

Superfan1984

I've had 2 different copies of the CD and they both won't let me forward or reverse to the next song. I have to play the entire thing all the way through. Are all the CD's like this?
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