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ufoclub

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I like this famous newbie fan's list of songs because...

... because she includes songs I agree are as good as anything from 10 or 20 years ago like "Beginning Endlessly" or "Musicology" and the much underrated "Under the Cherry Moon".

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Australia’s queen of leftfield pop Kimbra. The student of Prince’s school of funk was more than up for the challenge and has put together her ten favourite Prince jams, digging DEEP through his comprehensive back catalogue to bring you a special batch of P-Man Jams.

With Prince being Prince, a lot of his tunes are really hard to track down on the internet (I mean really, who else has a Soundcloud account with 10,000 followers and not a single tune on it?) but we did our best to track down as many as we could from various sites and sources. Click on the highlighted titles for all the fun-k.

Get at it.

KIMBRA’s 10 ESSENTIAL PRINCE JAMS

1. Thieves In The Temple

One of my favorite choruses of all time. I love the momentum of this song and it takes me back to the first time I watched Graffiti Bridge. An interesting moment in my life!

2. Crystal Ball

This was the song that sold me on Prince as the most progressive and boundary pushing artist out there. It’s over 8minutes and an absolutely transporting experience. Just listen to it really loud and get lost in the psychedelia.

3. Musicology

This was actually the first time I really took notice of Prince. I knew of his name but this was the fist song that really connected back in 2004, I fell in love with this record then worked my way back through his catalogue to discover all of the older material. Although this record was never one of his most acclaimed it’ll always hold a special place for me being the doorway into Prince for me.

4. The Cross

One of my all time favorite gospel songs, the lyrics are so moving and the way it builds into such a catharsis toward the end is so powerful.

5. Beginning Endlessly

I’m still a sucker for the new era of Prince songs - it’s not the same hit after hit type records but every now and then a gem slips through and the synths in this song are insane. He went back to a lot of older drum sounds on this record 2010 as well and it has a bit of a Purple Rain throwback feel in a lot of parts.

6. Do Me Baby

Sexiest song ever. Done. Game over.

7. I Wanna Be Your Lover

Total classic and totally amazing. The syncopation in this song is what gets me, the pockets and way the guitar lines weave around the synths. The chorus is such an awesome lift, he always takes it to that place you’re hoping it will go but often in ways you didn’t see coming. We used to cover this song and it was so much fun to play.

8. The Beautiful Ones

My all-time favorite song by Prince. It makes me so emotional. The lyrics are amazing, the beat is so hypnotic, especially with the little sparkly synths, the whole song just cascades around you and the chord changes are genius. It reminds me of Tears for Fears with all the bold lifts and falls then the he accent into the money note at the end. It’s the ultimate pay off.

9. Under The Cherry Moon

I love the mood of this song, it’s so sensual and secretive. It has a bit of an eastern, jazz feel too which I love. Proving Prince really is the master of all trades, he can dance between genres with it always feeling like it’s in ‘his world’.

10. Dirty Mind

This song just makes me dance so much. I love how innocent the music feels in contrast with the lyrics. The beautiful juxtaposition in Princes work is what makes it so perfect. The key change into the chorus is so unexpected but takes you to that ‘high’ moment in such a satisfying way. He is the master of a groove which could just go on forever and never get old.

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Reply #1 posted 10/09/14 11:53pm

Adorecream

I love it, and shes a Kiwi too, she only moved to Australia recently. The list is great too, I love all those songs, and Do Me Baby is right to the point.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #2 posted 10/10/14 2:53am

Llanishenlad

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Great list!

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Reply #3 posted 10/10/14 4:45am

Controversy

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That's because we Aussies are cool.
I just can't believe all the things people say !
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Reply #4 posted 10/10/14 4:56am

NouveauDance

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Decent list except for the two post-millenium tracks, there's far better ones to include imo.

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Reply #5 posted 10/10/14 4:58am

toejam

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Adorecream said:

I love it, and shes a Kiwi too, she only moved to Australia recently. The list is great too, I love all those songs, and Do Me Baby is right to the point.


You know how it works - talented Kiwi's become honorary Australians. You breed 'em, we claim 'em wink

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Reply #6 posted 10/10/14 5:19am

emesem

Loves me some Kimbra. Not sure why you'd call her a noob. This list is expert level.
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Reply #7 posted 10/10/14 5:47am

TwiliteKid

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emesem said:

Loves me some Kimbra. Not sure why you'd call her a noob. This list is expert level.

That's what I was thinking. Fan for 10 years, but she's still a newbie?

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Reply #8 posted 10/10/14 6:37am

nosajd

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TwiliteKid said:

emesem said:

Loves me some Kimbra. Not sure why you'd call her a noob. This list is expert level.

That's what I was thinking. Fan for 10 years, but she's still a newbie?

Well orgers are often dismissed as newbies here solely on their post count, so I don't think the newbie claim is too far off.

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Reply #9 posted 10/10/14 8:06am

ufoclub

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TwiliteKid said:



emesem said:


Loves me some Kimbra. Not sure why you'd call her a noob. This list is expert level.


That's what I was thinking. Fan for 10 years, but she's still a newbie?



Well considering that Prince was putting out hit singles back in the early 80's... Yes. Anyone becoming a fan post 2000 is a newbie!
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Reply #10 posted 10/10/14 9:55am

Romeoblu

Kimbra's album The Golden Echo is second only to Art Official Age for albums released this year.

It has a strong Prince vibe throughout.

I would say if like Art Offical Age and Janelle's Electric Lady you need to get a copy of Kimbra's The Golden Echo
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Reply #11 posted 10/10/14 12:35pm

dadeepop

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Nice read. Thanks for posting. I would have included "17 Days" as it's such a perfect pop song. I'm sensing from this and the AOA thread that 20Ten is getting some new appreciation. As it should!

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Reply #12 posted 10/10/14 12:41pm

ottoegil

Romeoblu said:

Kimbra's album The Golden Echo is second only to Art Official Age for albums released this year. It has a strong Prince vibe throughout. I would say if like Art Offical Age and Janelle's Electric Lady you need to get a copy of Kimbra's The Golden Echo

I wholeheartedly agree with that. Amazing album, that took me by surprise. Been spinning it as much as the new Prince album, actually.

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Reply #13 posted 10/10/14 1:33pm

mightycow

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Pretty good list actually. Not the most obvious choices.

Don't know about 'Beginning Endlessly' but it IS beginning to grow on me. (Took damn near 4 years.)

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Reply #14 posted 10/10/14 4:03pm

lust

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toejam said:

Adorecream said:

I love it, and shes a Kiwi too, she only moved to Australia recently. The list is great too, I love all those songs, and Do Me Baby is right to the point.


You know how it works - talented Kiwi's become honorary Australians. You breed 'em, we claim 'em wink

Look, next you'll be claiming pavlova!

Ok, you know how it works. You want Kimbra? fine! but you have to keep Russel Crowe.

If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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