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Thread started 09/27/14 10:42am

Militant

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AOA : Rate and describe in one line.

Can we try something here?



I want everyone on the org to give a rating (out of 5) for Art Official Age and a one sentence description. No discussion. No debating with any other members. No track by track. Just a rating and one sentence.



Cool?



Here we go.



Rating - 4.5/5


A true jewel in his catalog, Art Official Age is a triumph of slick, conceptual radical funk pop that brings new depths, new highs and a shot of futuristic adrenaline to the post-millenium career of music's most enigmatic genius.

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Reply #1 posted 09/27/14 11:13am

SuperSoulFight
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3/5.
Funky, weird and horny as ever(what do you expect from Prince), it gets too monotonous halfway through, but at least he's doing some serious soul-searching songwriting again.
[Edited 9/27/14 11:14am]
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Reply #2 posted 09/27/14 11:13am

WorldofPeace

Rating 4.0/5

Funky pop that you know straight away is Prince , what's not to like, back to form in my opinion prince

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Reply #3 posted 09/27/14 11:45am

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Rating: 4/5

Prince ushering in a new Future Funk wave sound. Simply put, Funky!

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2 words falling between the drops and the moans of his condition
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Reply #4 posted 09/27/14 12:17pm

EyeHatechu

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Haven't heard it yet!!!!

This Could Be Us But U Be Playin...
You Can Call It The Unexpected Or U Can Call It WOW
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Reply #5 posted 09/27/14 12:20pm

novabrkr

Rating - 3/5

A nice enough collection of songs comparable to what's on albums like 3121 and 20Ten sandwiched between a few newer sounding pieces that have production values reminiscent of the sound design stuff in contemporary video games or movie trailers.

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Reply #6 posted 09/27/14 12:37pm

80spfantwp

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Rating - 5/5

Inspired, exciting, ethereal, multi-layered funk extraviganza that returns Prince to his rightfu ltop spot in the pop hierarchy.

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Reply #7 posted 09/27/14 12:48pm

2020

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Rating 5/5

AOA: One of his greatest albums

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 #8 posted 09/27/14 1:31pm

Noodled24

4/5

Echos of the past as he lands in the present, within both the concept of the album and it's musical delivery.

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Reply #9 posted 09/27/14 10:37pm

Alexandernvrmi
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4 out of 5 stars

It's a 5 when I add petumeltrum, wow, and anotherlove and remove AOC
Dance... Let me see you dance
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Reply #10 posted 09/27/14 10:54pm

EroticDreamer

3.5/5.

It's good but not great because I know that Prince can top this when he finds another piece of the answer that most of us are looking for and this feels like another step for him towards that destination but that road never ends.

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(It's the wine talking so hate me)

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Reply #11 posted 09/28/14 12:42am

thedance

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4/5

Great album: it's better than 3121, Planet Earth, Musicology, Lotusflower - anything released since 2001 - however it's not another masterpiece like Lovesexy, Parade, 1999, Around The World, Sign "☮" The Times, Dirty Mind, Purple Rain



(I rate Emancipation, Crystal Ball & The Rainbow Children: 8/10 as well)

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #12 posted 09/28/14 5:53am

Blixical

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3.5 out of 5.

Despite the fact that I do not like 5 of the songs on the album, Prince has managed to fit them into the context of a cohesive concept album. As always, the concept is flimsy and uninteresting, but where he shines here is in the emotions of the album. It's not the preach father figure nonsense so we've had to put up with lately. It actually sounds like a person with real emotions this time around.

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Reply #13 posted 09/28/14 6:05am

Madhouse6

4.5/5

Prince samples himself to creat his funkiest album since the Black Album, which flows consistently from start to finish with some exceptional lyrics over multilayered beats - welcome back sir!
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Reply #14 posted 09/28/14 6:06am

SquirrelMeat

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3 out of 5. Like a supermarket cake; Fancy edges but cheap in the middle.

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Reply #15 posted 09/28/14 6:24am

Militant

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All of you who put ratings out of 10, I've changed them to ratings out of 5 as specified in the original post, for consistency. Thanks.

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Reply #16 posted 09/28/14 6:32am

stesa

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4/5

'hypnotical cadences'

and also: 'As if the nillies never existed.'

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Reply #17 posted 09/28/14 7:37am

dadeepop

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5/5

Prince has finally given our whiny asses what we've been asking for.

"The password is what."
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Reply #18 posted 09/28/14 7:57am

vainandy

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0/5 Sellout

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #19 posted 09/28/14 8:29am

KingSausage

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4.5 out of 5: IT'S ABOUT FUCKING TIME
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #20 posted 09/28/14 8:51am

MIRvmn

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4/5 - Surprisingly good and the album marks a return to form for Prince so it's now among my favorit albums biggrin
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Reply #21 posted 09/28/14 9:03am

dustoff

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4/5

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"This is exciting; this is different."

[Edited 9/28/14 9:04am]

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Reply #22 posted 09/28/14 10:05am

ARock

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4.7/5

It's crazy, mental, mad, weird, trippy, funky, I'm super picky, the only 5/5 album from prince IMO is Parade but this ones close

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Reply #23 posted 09/28/14 11:15am

PhantomOfSolac
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dustoff said:

4/5

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"This is exciting; this is different."

[Edited 9/28/14 9:04am]

falloff This one is the best by FAR! lol

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Reply #24 posted 09/28/14 11:36am

fusk

4.25/5

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The biggest barrier between Prince and great music is that intangible old-man-Prince sound, and there's relatively little of it here.

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If Josh is responsible for that, then he has done well.

[Edited 9/28/14 11:37am]

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Reply #25 posted 09/28/14 1:12pm

tobydavies

4/5

Better than expected

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Reply #26 posted 09/28/14 1:30pm

tatocorcu

4/5
Cohesive and enjoyable.
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Reply #27 posted 09/28/14 4:26pm

MendesCity

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3/5

He's pushing himself here, and seems to have finally stopped chasing that elusvie hit hook, but that means he's relying on texture and rhythm instead, which doesn't always pull through.

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Reply #28 posted 09/28/14 6:01pm

luvparade

4.8/5 WOW amazing range, fun, futuristic, antiflusteration sensual funk session with Prince on AOA.

2Gether heart 4Ever
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Reply #29 posted 09/29/14 2:26am

Adorecream

4.35/5 - Sexiest, funkiest, catchiest and most cohesive album in 20 years...

[Edited 9/29/14 2:27am]

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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