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Thread started 08/25/13 9:41am

SpiritOtter

Anyone else who enjoys ALL of Prince's albums...

...like me? And yes, before you ask, I do actually enjoy Kamasutra, Newpower Soul, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic and The Rainbow Children, all for different reasons and in different measures. Pushing the boat out even further, I even particularly enjoy T. C. Ellis' True Confessions and Carmen Electra's Paisley Park self-titled album. So...

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Is there anyone else out there, like me, who enjoys it all - the entire artistic journey (including Arms of Orion, Jughead, My Little Pill, Da, Da, Da and Wedding Feast)?

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[Edited 8/25/13 9:44am]

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Reply #1 posted 08/25/13 9:48am

errant

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There's nothing that I can't or won't sit through at this point. Until you get into some of the very (VERY) tangential low-quality associated artists tracks (T.C. Ellis).
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Reply #2 posted 08/25/13 9:56am

funkomatic

All idiots stand up, please!

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Reply #3 posted 08/25/13 10:03am

SpiritOtter

lol A touch harsh, funkomatic.

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Reply #4 posted 08/25/13 10:10am

Shawy89

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I can't stand his whole 2000's work except "Musicology" which is IMO one of his funkiest work.

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Reply #5 posted 08/25/13 10:13am

SpiritOtter

Shawy89 said:

I can't stand his whole 2000's work except "Musicology" which is IMO one of his funkiest work.

I find The Rainbow Children far more deep and funky than Musicology, but it is interesting how so many others think otherwise.

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Reply #6 posted 08/25/13 10:38am

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I don't love every single second of every single album, but there's not one album without at least a couple of songs I love.

So yeah, I certainly enjoy and revisit some albums more than others, but I appreciate everything as it fits into the grand scheme of things (or the "grand progression" so to speak ha ha).

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Reply #7 posted 08/25/13 10:40am

funkomatic

SpiritOtter said:

lol A touch harsh, funkomatic.

It's all in good fun...almost! wink

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Reply #8 posted 08/25/13 10:41am

SpiritOtter

renfield said:

I don't love every single second of every single album, but there's not one album without at least a couple of songs I love.

So yeah, I certainly enjoy and revisit some albums more than others, but I appreciate everything as it fits into the grand scheme of things (or the "grand progression" so to speak ha ha).

Nice, renfield. I must admit, me putting My Little Pill as something I "like" is stretching it a bit, but like you suggest, in the context/grand scheme of The Vault: OF4S, it's quite okay.

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Reply #9 posted 08/25/13 10:44am

SpiritOtter

funkomatic said:

SpiritOtter said:

lol A touch harsh, funkomatic.

It's all in good fun...almost! wink

I gathered, but you made me laugh. Good to have you here, regardless.

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Reply #10 posted 08/25/13 10:45am

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Reply #11 posted 08/25/13 10:47am

skywalker

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Here's the deal: I love all of Prince's albums to various degrees. Meaning, I love at least a song on each of them. Some Prince albums, I love from the first note to the very last.

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Prince hasn't made a "bad" record IMO. He's made records that aren't my taste, but his musicianship and creativity always shines through. Regardless of Darth Vader voiced spiritual narratives, or pseudo jazz instumentals devoted to his lovers, I can really get with most of what Prince does. For every "Jughead" there is a "Gett Off."

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Reply #12 posted 08/25/13 10:48am

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LadyZsaZsa said:

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lol

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Reply #13 posted 08/25/13 10:52am

SpiritOtter

skywalker said:

Here's the deal: I love all of Prince's albums to various degrees. Meaning, I love at least a song on each of them. Some Prince albums, I love from the first note to the very last.

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Prince hasn't made a "bad" record IMO. He's made records that aren't my taste, but his musicianship and creativity always shines through. Regardless of Darth Vader voiced spiritual narratives, or pseudo jazz instumentals devoted to his lovers, I can really get with most of what Prince does. For every "Jughead" there is a "Gett Off."

At least just one song, skywalker? Surely, it must be more than just one per album?

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Reply #14 posted 08/25/13 10:57am

funkomatic

^For God's sake, Skywalker is on the verge of becoming a real hater, don't you think?

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Reply #15 posted 08/25/13 11:11am

SpiritOtter

funkomatic said:

^For God's sake, Skywalker is on the verge of becoming a real hater, don't you think?

A real hater, not by a long shot, but perhaps needlessly entertaining the dark side of the force...

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Reply #16 posted 08/25/13 12:50pm

Praxis

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While I don't own all Prince's releases, I wish I did. There are always a few tunes which I truly dig on all Prince's releases.
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Reply #17 posted 08/25/13 1:22pm

LiveToTell86

I barely listen to anything from 1994 to 2003... confused The Gold Experience is the exception, that's it really. Plus I quite dislike Batman & 20Ten...

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Reply #18 posted 08/25/13 2:48pm

Philly76

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... i don´t.

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Reply #19 posted 08/25/13 9:36pm

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skywalker said:

Here's the deal: I love all of Prince's albums to various degrees. Meaning, I love at least a song on each of them. Some Prince albums, I love from the first note to the very last.

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Prince hasn't made a "bad" record IMO. He's made records that aren't my taste, but his musicianship and creativity always shines through. Regardless of Darth Vader voiced spiritual narratives, or pseudo jazz instumentals devoted to his lovers, I can really get with most of what Prince does. For every "Jughead" there is a "Gett Off."

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Well put. I'll just add that so far, I still love about seventy-five percent of every Prince album, and that includes work from 2000 to today. In fact 2004, 2009, and 2013 have all been as exciting and pleasing as my time in the Eighties.

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Reply #20 posted 08/25/13 9:51pm

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Reply #21 posted 08/25/13 11:38pm

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I enjoy most of his albums-a couple are not my taste. It's usually a choice in how he produces his work that can be not my taste. But, Prince hasn't put a bad record out, but there are some boring ones (I'm not complaining though.). I like this new/old groove thing his into right now. I'm curious and excited to see where it goes.

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Reply #22 posted 08/26/13 1:18am

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The Warner albums are superior to the post Gold Experience albums... wink

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Reply #23 posted 08/26/13 7:16pm

skywalker

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SpiritOtter said:

skywalker said:

Here's the deal: I love all of Prince's albums to various degrees. Meaning, I love at least a song on each of them. Some Prince albums, I love from the first note to the very last.

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Prince hasn't made a "bad" record IMO. He's made records that aren't my taste, but his musicianship and creativity always shines through. Regardless of Darth Vader voiced spiritual narratives, or pseudo jazz instumentals devoted to his lovers, I can really get with most of what Prince does. For every "Jughead" there is a "Gett Off."

At least just one song, skywalker? Surely, it must be more than just one per album?

What does "at least" mean?

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Reply #24 posted 08/26/13 11:57pm

SpiritOtter

skywalker said:

SpiritOtter said:

At least just one song, skywalker? Surely, it must be more than just one per album?

What does "at least" mean?

I think your original statement reads as though there is at least one Prince album where you only like the one song on it, whereas of course there are other Prince albums where you likely enjoy more than one song. You could tell me, since you're the one who said it. What is the one Prince album where you only like one song? I simply questioned why the ratio sounded so low. Enjoying "at least one song per album" is hardly a feat to be proud of. By contrast, enjoying at least 75 per cent of every Prince album, as in the case of 1725topp, sounds more like it.

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Reply #25 posted 08/27/13 3:55am

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SpiritOtter said:

...like me? And yes, before you ask, I do actually enjoy Kamasutra, Newpower Soul, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic and The Rainbow Children, all for different reasons and in different measures. Pushing the boat out even further, I even particularly enjoy T. C. Ellis' True Confessions and Carmen Electra's Paisley Park self-titled album. So...

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Is there anyone else out there, like me, who enjoys it all - the entire artistic journey (including Arms of Orion, Jughead, My Little Pill, Da, Da, Da and Wedding Feast)?

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[Edited 8/25/13 9:44am]

I'm with you on this. My favorite P's output changes daily and yes I enjoy N.E.W.S., and Kamasutra.

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Reply #26 posted 08/27/13 5:59am

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SpiritOtter said:

...like me? And yes, before you ask, I do actually enjoy Kamasutra, Newpower Soul, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic and The Rainbow Children, all for different reasons and in different measures. Pushing the boat out even further, I even particularly enjoy T. C. Ellis' True Confessions and Carmen Electra's Paisley Park self-titled album. So...

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Is there anyone else out there, like me, who enjoys it all - the entire artistic journey (including Arms of Orion, Jughead, My Little Pill, Da, Da, Da and Wedding Feast)?

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Yes, me!!!

TC Ellis' album, though, had waaay to little to do with Prince to be considered a Prince album.

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Reply #27 posted 08/27/13 6:19am

Graycap23

All except Planet Earth.

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Reply #28 posted 08/27/13 7:54am

Adorecream

Not all of them, but a good 75% of his studio albums are perfectly listenable ( 3 stars or more). And of the ones that are not, there are at least 1 or 2 decent or very good tracks that I will listen to anytime.

About half of his albums and all of his 1980s output bar one album (Batman) I could listen through in entirety and its this high level that he maintained through the 80s that leads me to making him my favourite artist.



Pretty much all of his music to Lovesexy I really enjoy (For You is still enjoyable, if not very good)

From Batman to Chaos and Disorder its generally good too, but there are high points (Gold Experience) and Low points (Kamasutra, Batman)

Emancipation to Musicology was his low point quality wise, none of the albums in this period raise above the mire except Crystal Ball and then that's mostly older stuff. Some better albums are The Vault and better songs on Emancipation. TRC and NEWs on the other hand are virtually unlistenable, and Newpowersoul is his weakest album ever and TRC his most offensive, his nadir.


Musicology to now, the quality level is average, respectable and polite, but no real excitement, cookie cutter albums, with a good overall sound and one or two great songs like Dreamer, Black Sweat etc. Best of this period are 3121 and Lotusflow3r. Planet earth is not that bad and 20Ten is the worst from this period, but its still okay overall. 3rd eye girl is similar, nothing new or exciting beyond curiosity and a few decent songs like Groovy Potential.


But for me it was that first decade that will always endear me to him and the Gold Experience, because that album was excellent.

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Reply #29 posted 08/27/13 9:31am

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This is why I can't respect certain peoples opinions here. disbelief

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