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Reply #210 posted 08/26/14 9:45am

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chriss said:

wildgoldenhoney said:

Wow, cool. What are clouds, the puff of smoke from weed or drugs, or something?

clouds?

probably like icloud, a hard drive out in space?

information stored in clouds so to speak?

I was thinking weed.. but then my mind drifted to chem-trails (he may not be worried about those anymore though)..

Change it one more time..
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Reply #211 posted 08/26/14 10:03am

switters

I've listened to it 4 times now. It's a funky little jam. But like much of his output in the last 10 years, it's forgettable. There's no memorable hook or melody in this song....it just kind of goes nowhere. Remember when Prince would release a single and it was so fresh and ear-catchingly crazy good or strange? I love Prince - always will be thankful to him for his music - but he's been spinning his wheels releasing the same kinds of generic Prince cuts over and over and over. Every album was an EVENT that I looked forward to, and still do, but it's been one lackluster release after another...he's still got it live, I just wish he'd be more inventive in the studio.

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Reply #212 posted 08/26/14 10:08am

lwr001

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lwr001 said:

life exepereinces like yours coming to and posting on the org..ahh i get it

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Mearly making a point about people who are saying his lyrics are not always the best or dont sound from the heart, they are probabaly more forced than something he may have experienced etc... in recent years.

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He's on his 33rd album (more if you count some of the others) plus the 100's/maybe 1000's in the vault, cant be easy coming up woth things that are fresh and sound meaningful.

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He wont sing about alot of stuff these days or avoids certain things because of his beliefs or whatever, only so much you can do I guess.

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Im happy what ever way he gets music out he can be forgiven for the fact that sometimes what he puts out isnt always spot on.

[Edited 8/26/14 8:51am]

touche; just trolling in the clouds on this tuesday afternoon

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Reply #213 posted 08/26/14 10:33am

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Papaj said:



Alexandernvrmind said:


Can someone tell me who the female vocalist is? It's a strong vocal. I wish it was Jill Scott.... I know it's not but I want people to hear the song


It's Lianne La Havas. She is definitely worth checking out. Her debut album is one of the best discs of 2012 in my book. http://www.liannelahavas.com/



Thanks... I will check it out. Loved her vocal on that...very strong
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Reply #214 posted 08/26/14 10:42am

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emesem said:

Not expecting too much from these albums based on what was already released.




CLOUDS continues Prince's recent tendencies. Writing about how to turn on women (he gets creepier and creepier the older he gets. I much prefer when he takes amore mature approach like in "Better With Time" or when hes simple 70s easy listening mode) and his critical view of "how people live today". While I mostly agree with him, (I'm only ten years younger than he is) he cant help but sound like an out of touch old man on most of these tracks. Not sure what a 50+ year old is suposed to write about but dont think this will be any sort of "hit". Hits are for kids anyway. Let the Lordes and Bruno Marses have their moment now and just give us some interesting music, catchy melodies and tell us personal and unique stories instead of trying to do mid-tempo R&B pop or "faux" rock.




Post-50 yearold prince is most interesting when he doesnt try as hard to sound contemporary (eg I love the 80s nostaliga he used in 20ten or just totally personal songs like Reflection or just MAF freak outs like PFUNK). Hope that there are the usual good nuggets buried in these two albums (disappionted that Live Out Loud is not on here. Thats a pretty good track) but these two so far dont seem to be cohesive sets like LotusFlower and 20Ten were and its looks like we're headed to another 3121 with AOA and something resembling Chaos and Disorder on the Plectum set, which is Prince "rock" but not the good kind.




[Edited 8/26/14 7:37am]



Interesting take. I have criticized him often on these very same issues.... I don't think it applies to Clouds. I related to the song...have been married for 15 years and I'm 45 years old. The lyrics struck a cord with me..... As my wife and I are definitely not in the honeymoon stage anymore and there is often tension. However, I know that often a kiss on her cheek or me holding her hand can often defuse tense situations. I think you might be projecting a bit with your take. Think of being in a relationship rather than it being overtly sexual which IMO it clearly is not. It speaks to intimacy.

I do agree that so much of this new music sounds teeny bopper. Pretezelbodylogic is so much fun.... Give me a break. So I get what you are saying. Clouds spoke differently to me. Which is rare these days
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Reply #215 posted 08/26/14 11:17am

tintin

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Loving this song. The guitar solo is really nice. So we already know this album has 4 great songs it. That's 4 from 4. I am really looking forward to this album. Also knowing the tracklst we can also put together an album of the songs that came out between 20ten and Art Official Age that aren't included. Here's what I've put together. Extra loveable. Screwdriver da Bourgesie Same page different book Rock n roll love affair Boyfriend Ain't gonna miss u Extra loveable reloaded Extra loveable pt 2 Fallinlove2nite Groovy Potential. A really good listen. [Edited 8/26/14 7:53am]

I looked at your playlist and extended it:

1. Hot Summer

2. Rich Friends

3. Extralovable

4. Rock And Roll Love Affair [original extended mix]

5. Boyfriend [demo]

6. Da Bourgeoisie

7. Extralovable Reloaded

8. Groovy Potential

9. Screwdriver

10. That Girl Thang

11. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)

12. Ain't Gonna Miss You When You're Gone

13. Fallinlovetonite

14. Extralovable [extended version]

15. Boyfriend [extended mix]

16. Chapter & Verse [live]

17. RNR [remix 7]

18. Same Page Different Book

19. Plectrumelectrum [live]

20. Screwdriver [remix]

I guess a completist could add the Live Out Loud single in there as well.

TT.

[Edited 8/26/14 11:18am]

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Reply #216 posted 08/26/14 11:22am

iZsaZsa

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ludwig said:



tatocorcu said:


RodeoSchro said:




Really? falloff

In this day and age, that's a pretty controversial line. A very decent percentage of Prince's audience have tattoos, and many of them have PRINCE tattoos.



My favourite line in a song ever! Finally someone understands my struggle as a tattoo hater in this ink living world!

Yep! I can't stand tattoos.


I played with the idea of getting a daisy chain around my hips, but was like, No, jewelry is better. lol
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Reply #217 posted 08/26/14 11:51am

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Without reading through everyone else's take on it,

I just listened to it for the first time.

It's sounds very Prince-throwback. (like his 'fro?)

Musicianship-Top!

It's an ear catcher, for sure!

"...rub it 'awnah' back" is definately the hook-line lol

The guest appearance by Lianne LaHavas is cool, but a tick too long.

(I take that back, i's a sucker for the brit acc.!)

I like it alot!

Now I'll go and listen to A&B for the second time and see what all the fuss is about...

Prost!

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #218 posted 08/26/14 11:55am

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Loving this song. I agree with what others have said in that it doesn't have a memorable hook, however some of his best work hasn't. It takes multiple listens to dig down into the beauty of the production and there are some real easter eggs in there that punch me right in the soul and I couldnt be happier. Brilliant overall and thankfully challenging.

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Reply #219 posted 08/26/14 12:07pm

lwr001

2funkE said:

Loving this song. I agree with what others have said in that it doesn't have a memorable hook, however some of his best work hasn't. It takes multiple listens to dig down into the beauty of the production and there are some real easter eggs in there that punch me right in the soul and I couldnt be happier. Brilliant overall and thankfully challenging.

i like,, nothign wrong at all with his musicanship on this,,top notch and if there is a lot better out there for a persob who likes r and b please by all means point me in that direction

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Reply #220 posted 08/26/14 12:13pm

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u doubters need to go out and replace ur subwoofer

21st Century Schizoid Funkateer
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Reply #221 posted 08/26/14 12:32pm

lwr001

cosmoplastic said:

u doubters need to go out and replace ur subwoofer

yep cuz coming through these polk audios clouds is killign followed up by groovy potential...that bass though

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Reply #222 posted 08/26/14 12:59pm

coffeebreak

I LOVE IT!!! I don't even know if it's good or bad, I'm not a musician and I understand nothing about music. But I like the lyrics a lot and the whole thing suits my soul at the moment. Plus I love Lianne's voice. Thanks Mr Nelson!

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Reply #223 posted 08/26/14 1:25pm

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lwr001 said:

cosmoplastic said:

u doubters need to go out and replace ur subwoofer

yep cuz coming through these polk audios clouds is killign followed up by groovy potential...that bass though

hail 2 tha

21st Century Schizoid Funkateer
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Reply #224 posted 08/26/14 1:50pm

mushmackalenta

I'm loving this. So many great aspects to the song.

The squelchy fat bass
The guitar solo
Lianne Lahavas spoken part.

Just love this and cannot wait for the album.

So far

Clouds 9
The Breakdown 9
Breakfast Can Wait 9.

It's looking like this is going to be a premier league Prince album.
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Reply #225 posted 08/26/14 2:13pm

teiemka

tintin said:



Romeoblu said:


Loving this song. The guitar solo is really nice. So we already know this album has 4 great songs it. That's 4 from 4. I am really looking forward to this album. Also knowing the tracklst we can also put together an album of the songs that came out between 20ten and Art Official Age that aren't included. Here's what I've put together. Extra loveable. Screwdriver da Bourgesie Same page different book Rock n roll love affair Boyfriend Ain't gonna miss u Extra loveable reloaded Extra loveable pt 2 Fallinlove2nite Groovy Potential. A really good listen. [Edited 8/26/14 7:53am]



I looked at your playlist and extended it:



1. Hot Summer


2. Rich Friends


3. Extralovable


4. Rock And Roll Love Affair [original extended mix]


5. Boyfriend [demo]


6. Da Bourgeoisie


7. Extralovable Reloaded


8. Groovy Potential


9. Screwdriver


10. That Girl Thang


11. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)


12. Ain't Gonna Miss You When You're Gone


13. Fallinlovetonite


14. Extralovable [extended version]


15. Boyfriend [extended mix]


16. Chapter & Verse [live]


17. RNR [remix 7]


18. Same Page Different Book


19. Plectrumelectrum [live]


20. Screwdriver [remix]


21. Cause and Effect



I guess a completist could add the Live Out Loud single in there as well.




TT.


[Edited 8/26/14 11:18am]


+1 which I was hoping may have been included on Plectrum Electrum
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Reply #226 posted 08/26/14 2:17pm

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I'm loving the swampy, guttural thump of the bass. It reminds me of Dorothy Parker where it sounds like the strings are coming loose.
"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #227 posted 08/26/14 2:31pm

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mushmackalenta said:

I'm loving this. So many great aspects to the song. The squelchy fat bass The guitar solo Lianne Lahavas spoken part. Just love this and cannot wait for the album. So far Clouds 9 The Breakdown 9 Breakfast Can Wait 9. It's looking like this is going to be a premier league Prince album.

Clouds 8

Breakdown 9

What it feels like 8

Breakfast can wait 3

Funknroll 7

So it looks good so far.

[Edited 8/26/14 14:34pm]

[Edited 8/26/14 14:34pm]

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Reply #228 posted 08/26/14 2:51pm

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I'm loving Clouds smile

She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?
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Reply #229 posted 08/26/14 2:52pm

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nayroo2002 said:

"...rub it 'awnah' back" is definately the hook-line lol

Love it. "Come and get this flower" lol
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Reply #230 posted 08/26/14 3:07pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

I'm loving the swampy, guttural thump of the bass. It reminds me of Dorothy Parker where it sounds like the strings are coming loose.

That thump thumps thumps that thump your tummy.

Seriously, I don't understand how someone that likes Prince's contribution to funk music don't get that song. He's clearly attempting a futuristic sounding reload of classic sound, so that's why it sounds the way it does and not like an ATWIAD outtake.

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Reply #231 posted 08/26/14 3:48pm

thesculptor

It'll be intersting to see how well the P solo album fares with the P & 3rdEyeGirl album. P solo will inevitably draw more of the casual fans and sell more. I'm looking forward to both, in a BIG way. But, I'm more intrigued by the 3rdEyeGirl album more than the P solo, so far. Not that I'm saying the P solo (Clouds, Breakfast etc.) doesn't float my boat. Both the Breakdown and Clouds are encouraging and welcome additions to P's cannon and bode well for the vibe of the whole piece of work.

Roll on release date for a proper listen of both albums and a true persepctive and evaluation of each release, particlularly after some time, to live with and digest both releases.

Lookong forward to see how WB promote and market these across the globe, and how well recieved they both are. Not long to find out.

these are the days of wild........
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Reply #232 posted 08/26/14 3:52pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

I'm loving the swampy, guttural thump of the bass. It reminds me of Dorothy Parker where it sounds like the strings are coming loose.

Yessss. Cranked it on the big system today and when that bass hits in the intro it just slams me right in the gut - in a good way.

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Reply #233 posted 08/26/14 4:59pm

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Any more info on BOYFRIEND extended?

i didn't know about this one?

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Reply #234 posted 08/26/14 4:59pm

luvsexy4all

thedance said:

Alexandernvrmind said:

Can someone tell me who the female vocalist is? It's a strong vocal. I wish it was Jill Scott.... I know it's not but I want people to hear the song

her name is... Lianne La Havas... music

ps) I believe Prince was in her appartment to announce his tour in the UK earlier this year??????

Mayby not exactly -- I don't remember in details, let others correct this info?

[Edited 8/26/14 8:20am]

she was at afro punk fest also

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Reply #235 posted 08/26/14 5:09pm

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mushmackalenta said:

I'm loving this. So many great aspects to the song. The squelchy fat bass The guitar solo Lianne Lahavas spoken part. Just love this and cannot wait for the album. So far Clouds 9 The Breakdown 9 Breakfast Can Wait 9. It's looking like this is going to be a premier league Prince album.

Love the British accent...it makes it sexier! The guitar solo is also hot as hell!

[Edited 8/26/14 17:10pm]

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Reply #236 posted 08/26/14 5:30pm

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iZsaZsa said:

I especially adore that part! I have him singing "It's in my power..." mushy But anyway, thanks for your time. smile

I think you may be right.. thumbs up!

Everybody stop on the 1...GOOD GOD! Uhh!
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Reply #237 posted 08/26/14 5:33pm

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lezama said:

chriss said:

clouds?

probably like icloud, a hard drive out in space?

information stored in clouds so to speak?

I was thinking weed.. but then my mind drifted to chem-trails (he may not be worried about those anymore though)..

I'm thinking smoke clouds, too. How does an icloud get you high? lol

Everybody stop on the 1...GOOD GOD! Uhh!
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Reply #238 posted 08/26/14 5:53pm

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Reply #239 posted 08/26/14 6:34pm

jon1967

I like it, dig plectrum thing to heard em both its good.
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