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Thread started 09/29/14 12:27pm

aiden

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PLECTRUMELECTRUM VS AOA

Fight!!!! Go...

AOA - by a clear Mile! It's his best since Lotus for sure.
"Still Crazy 4 Coco Rock"
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Reply #1 posted 09/29/14 12:38pm

Pentacle



Purple Rain 30.

Stop the Prince Apologists ™
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Reply #2 posted 09/29/14 12:40pm

millwall

I prefer PLECTRUMELECTRUM but love both albums a great day 4 music.
My reasons being I love rock music & PLECTRUMELECTRUM heavier
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Reply #3 posted 09/29/14 12:47pm

Militant

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I prefer AOA.

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Reply #4 posted 09/29/14 1:08pm

MIRvmn

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AOA smile
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #5 posted 09/29/14 1:12pm

WorldofPeace

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Purple Rain 30.

Yes and AOA smile

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Reply #6 posted 10/01/14 4:39pm

lastdecember

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Well its AOA however there is just too much slow stuff on that album, WAY too much, i find myself skipping tracks already where as I can get through PE. However the strongest on AOA is far stronger than on PE.


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Reply #7 posted 10/01/14 5:21pm

n1cholas90

I think the strongest track across both albums is AnotherLove, its timeless and just sounds absolutely amazing, I've been listening to it over and over and over.

AOA is the stronger of the two records in terms of songs. But, in terms of sound and production PlectrumElectrum is far superior... listened to both records through studio monitors and PlectrumElectrum just sounds phenomenal.

Both records have decent strengths. Comercially, AOA takes it... Musically and from a sound perspective, PlectrumElectrum smashes it.

I really wish Art Official Cage wasn't on AOA, regardless of the intended sarcasm, which I absolutely understand - it's an awful sounding song. The album would've been a lot better starting with Clouds, a track I really rate.

These are just my condensed notes anyway.

[Edited 10/1/14 17:22pm]

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Reply #8 posted 10/01/14 5:36pm

mightycow

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AOA

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Reply #9 posted 10/01/14 8:04pm

68686

So far Plectrum Electrum is better than Art Official Age.

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Reply #10 posted 10/02/14 12:19am

DiscoBallz

Very clearly Plectrum Electrum. Many more strong songs on the set with fewer clunkers. AOA is also bogged down by a shit ton of ballads or snoozy R&B lite jamz. Plectrum has ferocity, attitude, and turned that horrible Funknroll song into something tolerable.

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Reply #11 posted 10/02/14 12:28am

TheEnglishGent

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Plectrumelectrum v AOA? I don't know about that. But in the AOA v Plectrumelectrum thread it was about 2:1 in favour of AOA. wink

My vote is still with AOA although PE has grown on me.

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Reply #12 posted 10/02/14 12:29am

Rebeljuice

2 vey different listening experiences. I prefer AOA as it makes me invest in the listening experience more and I find it hard to concentrate on doing other things whilst it is on, whereas with PE I can just put the album on and carry on doing whatever I am doing.

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Reply #13 posted 10/02/14 12:35am

thedance

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aiden said:

AOA - by a clear Mile! It's his best since Lotus for sure.

AOA nod

AOA is his best album since The Rainbow Children. cloud9

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Reply #14 posted 10/02/14 11:10am

Tokyo

AOA has one or two classic tracks but plectrum electrum is a far superior album and just seems to work much better as an album you can listen to.

The concept of AOA seems to suffer from trying too hard, but it does have some genuinely interesting and deep moments.

plectrum has the songs that stick in my head, and I don't skip tracks on it.

Also sounds amazing loud, and reminds me of how good these tracks sounded live.

All in all feels like the energy Prince has now. Feels like he put AOA into the mix to see how it would compete.

Prince is like a one man parliament vs funkadelic. He's the new George Clinton...just without an army of 30 funkateers in tow!
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Reply #15 posted 10/02/14 11:20am

luvsexy4all

take off stop this train /boy trouble /tictactoe and replace by gold standard/breakdown/way back home and u have a phenomenal album.

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Reply #16 posted 10/02/14 11:23am

feeluupp

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As a whole I prefer AOA.

However I feel Another Love is the best song among the two albums.

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Reply #17 posted 10/02/14 11:47am

rusty1

I think "stopthistrain" & "tictacktoe"
are solid midtempo numbers.i don't
get the dislike for those songs
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Reply #18 posted 10/02/14 11:48am

rusty1

"The gold standard " song is highly
Overrated in my opinion
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Reply #19 posted 10/02/14 12:20pm

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AOA by a paisley mile. PE is good though.

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Reply #20 posted 10/02/14 12:25pm

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thedance said:



aiden said:


AOA - by a clear Mile! It's his best since Lotus for sure.

AOA nod

AOA is his best album since The Rainbow Children. cloud9



I agree. AOA all the way. I like a lot of stuff on PE, but AOA floors me.

I think it's his best since TGE and possibly Symbol.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
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Reply #21 posted 10/02/14 12:30pm

rusty1

AOA floors you? The album is just okay.
2.5/ 5 for me..
plectrum electrum 4/5 hands down a much
Better album
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #22 posted 10/02/14 12:32pm

KingSausage

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rusty1 said:

AOA floors you? The album is just okay.
2.5/ 5 for me..
plectrum electrum 4/5 hands down a much
Better album



Yes, it floors me. That's just my personal taste.
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Reply #23 posted 10/02/14 12:44pm

rusty1

Flat songs : u know, art offical cage
The gold standard is just okay
Breakfast can't wait is okay..
"clouds" has no strong hook to it.
"The breakdown" is decent..
Way back home & time only songs that stand out to me

Prince hasn't had an album blow me away since
"Sign o' the times"..i'm one of the few that really liked
"Emancipation"..that 2nd cd so heartfelt..
The human body & sleep Around are better than
Anything on AOA..the holy river was good..
AoA is just okay..nowhere near his top 10
Best albums of all time
BOB4theFUNK
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Reply #24 posted 10/02/14 1:18pm

lovepotion

AOA is too slow. There needs to be some fast tunes to bring variety. If you like it slow,this is for u. But if u like it fast, PE is for u. I like it fast,so PE for me.
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Reply #25 posted 10/02/14 1:20pm

JoeTyler

Plectrum vs AOA is like Chaos & Disorder vs Emancipation

both irrelevant, but at least one of them provides some fun and enjoyment...

Plectrum BY A HUUUUUUUUUUGE DISTANCE (and I mean huge, like...galaxies in between)

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Reply #26 posted 10/02/14 1:43pm

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KingSausage said:

rusty1 said:

AOA floors you? The album is just okay.
2.5/ 5 for me..
plectrum electrum 4/5 hands down a much
Better album



Yes, it floors me. That's just my personal taste.


Same here. It's the first album he's done in yonks that isn't bogged down by the weight of musicianship. I don't understand how folk aren't frothing over Way Back Home, it's beautiful and ethereal. The gobsmacker of the album for me.
U Know, This Could Be Us, The Gold Standard, Time, Breakdown are top notch.
After years of dissatisfaction I was not expecting this. Feel like a new fan again. New Power...slide!
don't play me...i'm over 30 and i DO smoke weed....
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Reply #27 posted 10/02/14 2:24pm

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rusty1 said:

Flat songs : u know, art offical cage The gold standard is just okay Breakfast can't wait is okay.. "clouds" has no strong hook to it. "The breakdown" is decent.. Way back home & time only songs that stand out to me Prince hasn't had an album blow me away since "Sign o' the times"..i'm one of the few that really liked "Emancipation"..that 2nd cd so heartfelt.. The human body & sleep Around are better than Anything on AOA..the holy river was good.. AoA is just okay..nowhere near his top 10 Best albums of all time

I love Emancipation

I listen to it all the time

Somebody's Somebody...

Big White Mansion..

The Love We Make...

Face Down

etc...

etc..

etc.

yes

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Reply #28 posted 10/02/14 3:28pm

Noodled24

At the moment PlectrumElectrum is what I'm listening to more.

I wish AOA had more uptemo tunes. BUT AOA is as fresh as Prince has sounded in a LONG time.
There are places he's never been before in terms of production. More diversity in the contributions of the female vocals, Joshs electro sound has been a huge influence giving a truely modern and contemporary sound FAR over and above almost everything since TGE. Even lyrically he makes a connection with some openess and honesty in a couple of the songs...


But I still prefer PlectrumElectrum at the moment.

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