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Reply #330 posted 08/30/14 3:47pm

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Reply #331 posted 08/30/14 3:56pm

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I've had it on repeat for the week, and...to me the lyrics are really sweet, yet dense, subtle, and mature...

it's clear he's trying to process a realtionship (s) or understand a generation that

communicates, and exists virtually.. in the 'cloud' ...and he links it to the end result of a disconnected emotional beings that engage in online bullying there's also the proliferation of gun violnce that can clearly linked back to being isolated from rich human relationships in realtime, face to face...in the context of today, it's def a current societal commentary

he bascially doesnt want to put his relationships onstage anymore, but... he does keep going for the young'uns who insta-everything ...so if thats the case...he's got a conundrum on his hands lololol

i love the song, and if you look at it in the context of an album, along with the breakdown...and the title artificial age....i think there's going to be alot to chew on when when it comes out ...his age is one thing, how he feels is something else entirely (?)... smile

i understand where he is in a way...i'm 51 and as social media adept as any 20-something, but having grown up pre-internet, having the background of being able to form and maintain relationships outside of a technological base, i can see where & why he says the things he does...

orrrrr maybe i'm overthinking lololol

Not overthinking, just analyzing.

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Reply #332 posted 08/30/14 4:18pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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 #333 posted 08/30/14 5:14pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:


spit Its not that bad

Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #334 posted 08/30/14 5:32pm

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FragileUndertow said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:


spit Its not that bad

LOL just having a bit of fun... I have said before (as did he in Don't Play Me) it is hard to compete with himself.

it is a fine song but there are just too many better or at least too many that I connect more with.

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Reply #335 posted 08/30/14 5:37pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

FragileUndertow said:


spit Its not that bad

LOL just having a bit of fun...

it is a fine song but there are just too many better or at least too many that I connect more with.


biggrin I dont mind a bit of sarcasm, I figured you were poking fun stickpoke

Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #336 posted 08/30/14 6:18pm

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Some these great Orger critiques are making me like the song even more. Bravo.
"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #337 posted 08/30/14 7:58pm

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I still haven't listened to this entire song...prince is gonna have to put in the work to get me excited again.
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Reply #338 posted 08/30/14 8:27pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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laurarichardson said:

Revolution said:

I still haven't listened to this entire song...prince is gonna have to put in the work to get me excited again.
. His eye socket was not broken. That cop stood around for over two hours jabbering with his cop buddies. No medical report exists concerning his eye socket.


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Reply #339 posted 08/31/14 7:09am

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My turn to chime in. I think this is a solid Prince track. I'm not as musically articulate as some of you, but I'll just say it works on almost all levels. It's complex enough to keep me interested for several listens so far -- especially listening with headphones. And it actually is "hummable." I think because of its unorthodox beat (for lack of a better word) it takes a couple of listens for it to stick in your head. And I love the beginning...scrolling through the radio and "landing" on the song. smile

[Edited 8/31/14 7:11am]

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Reply #340 posted 08/31/14 10:16am

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My God, Clouds is a new level of mediocrity for Prince. The man has recorded some doozies in the past, but this song takes the biscuit. And this is the lead single?? Really? Age is no excuse. Many other veteran artists continue to release great music into their 50s and 60s... Kate Bush, Bowie, Neil Young, Morrissey etc. The song is not only poor by Prince's standards, it is also poor by the shockingly low standards set by the current mainstream music industry.

[Edited 8/31/14 15:50pm]

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Reply #341 posted 08/31/14 10:21am

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laurarichardson said:

Revolution said:

I still haven't listened to this entire song...prince is gonna have to put in the work to get me excited again.
. His eye socket was not broken. That cop stood around for over two hours jabbering with his cop buddies. No medical report exists concerning his eye socket.

Did a MB post somehow get stuck up in here?

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Reply #342 posted 08/31/14 10:25am

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I like it cuz the song makes a lot of atypical choices. A lot of the guitar and bass fills and vocal runs...espicially the UK chick...I forget her name, go one way then pump-fake and go elsewhere. I like that switch up. Makes me pay attention.

Maybe its that very thing that some aren't liking and get turned off and tune out.
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Reply #343 posted 08/31/14 1:31pm

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I'd say that it will pass.

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Reply #344 posted 08/31/14 1:57pm

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BobGeorge909 said:

I like it cuz the song makes a lot of atypical choices. A lot of the guitar and bass fills and vocal runs...espicially the UK chick...I forget her name, go one way then pump-fake and go elsewhere. I like that switch up. Makes me pay attention. Maybe its that very thing that some aren't liking and get turned off and tune out.

Could be. Or maybe it's just that some fans are old and set in their ways.

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Reply #345 posted 08/31/14 3:08pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

Some these great Orger critiques are making me like the song even more. Bravo.

Good post.. I love the song "Clouds", and I think I feel like you...... cool

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Reply #346 posted 08/31/14 3:47pm

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Aerogram said:



BobGeorge909 said:


I like it cuz the song makes a lot of atypical choices. A lot of the guitar and bass fills and vocal runs...espicially the UK chick...I forget her name, go one way then pump-fake and go elsewhere. I like that switch up. Makes me pay attention. Maybe its that very thing that some aren't liking and get turned off and tune out.


Could be. Or maybe it's just that some fans are old and set in their ways.



Or maybe it's just that the song isn't really very good?
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Reply #347 posted 08/31/14 3:54pm

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MattyJam said:

Aerogram said:



BobGeorge909 said:


I like it cuz the song makes a lot of atypical choices. A lot of the guitar and bass fills and vocal runs...espicially the UK chick...I forget her name, go one way then pump-fake and go elsewhere. I like that switch up. Makes me pay attention. Maybe its that very thing that some aren't liking and get turned off and tune out.


Could be. Or maybe it's just that some fans are old and set in their ways.



Or maybe it's just that the song isn't really very good?

Or...maybe it is a good song, but u just don't like it.

Many a country songs r good songs...well crafted and put together in solid fashions... But i just don't like them...for a myriad of reasons beyond them just not being 'really very good.'
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Reply #348 posted 08/31/14 4:03pm

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I cant help but wonder if the folks fawning over this audible defication listen to many other real artists/singer/songwriters outside of Prince. Songs like this and Breakfast Can Wait are just plain bad.
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Reply #349 posted 08/31/14 5:38pm

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MattyJam said:

I cant help but wonder if the folks fawning over this audible defication listen to many other real artists/singer/songwriters outside of Prince. Songs like this and Breakfast Can Wait are just plain bad.

If you don't like the song or artist, just leave. Focus your energy toward the music that you do like. No one will cry if you leave Matty.....
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Reply #350 posted 08/31/14 6:06pm

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I like hearing my local english accent on a P record for the first time. Many references to London over the years, finally he is letting us on the record!

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Reply #351 posted 08/31/14 11:28pm

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I like hearing my local english accent on a P record for the first time. Many references to London over the years, finally he is letting us on the record!

What about "Time to do the grind" after "London, what does Big Ben say?".... Ok, ok.... It sounded a bit Dick Van Dykish... Or perhaps Australian? biggrin

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Reply #352 posted 08/31/14 11:34pm

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ethanthomas said:

MattyJam said:
I cant help but wonder if the folks fawning over this audible defication listen to many other real artists/singer/songwriters outside of Prince. Songs like this and Breakfast Can Wait are just plain bad.
If you don't like the song or artist, just leave. Focus your energy toward the music that you do like. No one will cry if you leave Matty.....

Leave the org because I don't like Prince's new song? Bit drastic. Sorry if my opinion upsets your delicate sensibilities.

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Reply #353 posted 09/01/14 1:59am

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ethanthomas said:

MattyJam said:
I cant help but wonder if the folks fawning over this audible defication listen to many other real artists/singer/songwriters outside of Prince. Songs like this and Breakfast Can Wait are just plain bad.
If you don't like the song or artist, just leave. Focus your energy toward the music that you do like. No one will cry if you leave Matty.....

Maybe you should leave, if you can't stand other peoples opinios? This is a discussion forum and not a prince shrine for worshippers.

What about a litlle more tolerance? We can also ignore statements if we don't like them.

I'm glad to read these critical opinions about clouds, because it shows me that I'm not the only one that doesn't like it very much.

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Reply #354 posted 09/01/14 3:50am

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To me the song gets better after several listens. I just LOVE it when that Linn-beat and the bass kick in. That intro is great. Ok, there's more groove than song here. But Prince's vocal sounds nice and clear. Brilliant little guitar solo at the end. A 7/10.
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Reply #355 posted 09/01/14 9:57am

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lezama said:

His Linn drum programming is an issue of taste more than anything else. It has become something of a signature sound for him, there's nothing here that I find of lesser "quality" or precision than he's always done. Its something you either like or you don't. With respect to the arrangement, Im not sure if youre using the right word for what you're trying to express because the arrangement of the song is actually not 80's at all IMO. The vocal arrangement is pretty modern, the bass parts are more 70's than 80's. Only the keys evoke the 80's for me. The combination the different arrangments I would say isn't something I find cliched at all because you dont have too many people trying to bring about this kind of sound these days. Its clearly an old-school sounding track, but thematically and the vocal parts are contemporary.

Of course Prince is associated with the Linn, just not crappy linn drum rhythms. His elocreobeats are some of the greatest ever. The ones here on clouds are amateurish.

Truth be told the only thing "amaterish" here are your comments....

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Reply #356 posted 09/02/14 2:01am

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2020 said:

V10LETBLUES said:

lezama said: Of course Prince is associated with the Linn, just not crappy linn drum rhythms. His elocreobeats are some of the greatest ever. The ones here on clouds are amateurish.

Truth be told the only thing "amaterish" here are your comments....

Actually VIOLETBLUES comment was a short but well articulated opinion. I may not entirely agree with it, but it had substance and is part of the discussion. Your comment on the other hand is pointless, adds nothing to the topic and is, at best, a silly insult.

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It is comments like yours that cement the argument that it is the sycophants and fams that really start the arguments and attack others for their opinions http://prince.org/msg/7/4...sg_9175554

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Reply #357 posted 09/02/14 2:38pm

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I wish he'd drop the vignettes, "Aint Gonna Miss U" and that stupid altered voice section is horrible,.. I loved the song when I heard it on the PA from DJ Rashida.

Now he has one on Clouds and it gets old and interferes with the groove.

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Reply #358 posted 09/02/14 4:00pm

2020

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Rebeljuice said:

2020 said:

Truth be told the only thing "amaterish" here are your comments....

Actually VIOLETBLUES comment was a short but well articulated opinion. I may not entirely agree with it, but it had substance and is part of the discussion. Your comment on the other hand is pointless, adds nothing to the topic and is, at best, a silly insult.

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It is comments like yours that cement the argument that it is the sycophants and fams that really start the arguments and attack others for their opinions http://prince.org/msg/7/4...sg_9175554

Actually NO.

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #359 posted 09/02/14 7:08pm

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The problem I have with this song is that once it's finished I can't remember anything other than Liana LaHavas' British accent. A weird song, generic but not. Has Prince elements, i.e. the guitar solo, the singing. Like it more than Whitecaps or any other 3EG offering but not really hitting me. Groovy Potential, The Breakdown, Da Bourgeoisie are miles ahead in my listening preference.

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