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Thread started 07/21/15 7:13pm

MendesCity

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What was the last song that actually felt like a masterpiece?

I know way too many people will get worked up by this thread, so let me say up front: there have plenty of songs from him on recent albums that have been good to great. But what was the last time someething felt transcendent to you?

Again: let me say what a grumpy old-school fool I know this makes me sound like, but for me it's I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man.

Since that single, I've never gotten a sense of him being so wild, open and emotional. Disagree? I'm sure most on here do, but make your case for the last classic.

(My runner up might be Eye Hate You.)

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Reply #1 posted 07/21/15 7:30pm

callimnate

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Endorphinmachine (Original NOT the Gold Ex version).

cool

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Reply #2 posted 07/21/15 7:50pm

Hamad

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Dark.

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future...
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Reply #3 posted 07/21/15 7:52pm

thedoorkeeper

Act of God
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Reply #4 posted 07/21/15 8:32pm

Doozer

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Fury live on SNL in 2006.

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Studio track - for me probably Last December, though I have enjoyed a lot of his output since then, too.

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Reply #5 posted 07/21/15 8:34pm

bluegangsta

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Despite it's lyrics, Colonized Mind.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #6 posted 07/21/15 8:48pm

ludwig

bluegangsta said:

Despite it's lyrics, Colonized Mind.

Too many elements were "borrowed" from Miriam Makeba's "Quit it" to qualify it as a masterpiece.

[Edited 7/21/15 20:50pm]

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Reply #7 posted 07/21/15 9:41pm

CharismaDove

Doozer said:

Fury live on SNL in 2006.

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Studio track - for me probably Last December, though I have enjoyed a lot of his output since then, too.

Good pick, I agree.

I guess you know me well, I dont like winter, but I seem to get a kick outta doing you cold
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Reply #8 posted 07/21/15 10:33pm

thedance

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Masterpiece?


Maybe: Eye Hate U, imo the best song of the 90's... woot! music

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Reply #9 posted 07/21/15 10:44pm

datdude

bluegangsta said:

Despite it's lyrics, Colonized Mind.

BECAUSE OF it's lyrics

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Reply #10 posted 07/21/15 10:47pm

Aerogram

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Masterpiece, toasterpeace... He's written excellent songs, some may not "feel" like a masterpiece because he's not supposed to be able to write any now according to some kind of boring narrative.

Clouds is an excellent song, I'm grateful for it.

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Reply #11 posted 07/21/15 11:18pm

bluegangsta

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datdude said:

bluegangsta said:

Despite it's lyrics, Colonized Mind.

BECAUSE OF it's lyrics

Suggesting a child with no father has no one to learn respect from? Not only mocking evolution, but completely misunderstanding it?

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #12 posted 07/22/15 12:04am

KingSausage

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The Love We Make
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #13 posted 07/22/15 12:30am

glamstar01

BREAKDOWN
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Reply #14 posted 07/22/15 12:31am

EroticDreamer

Groovy Potential.

Not a masterpiece in the same sense as When Doves Cry but it doesn't miss a beat and those horns and the bass flow so brilliantly.

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Reply #15 posted 07/22/15 12:45am

NorthC

glamstar01 said:

BREAKDOWN

yeahthat
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Reply #16 posted 07/22/15 1:28am

rusty1

last december
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Reply #17 posted 07/22/15 1:39am

hifidelity67

S/\/\ Groo\/3
[Edited 7/22/15 1:49am]
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Reply #18 posted 07/22/15 2:07am

novabrkr

Breakdown.

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Reply #19 posted 07/22/15 2:27am

fabriziovenera
ndi

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way back home

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Reply #20 posted 07/22/15 2:30am

jaawwnn

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F.U.N.K. maybe?

I've liked plenty after but usually with some reservations.

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Reply #21 posted 07/22/15 3:24am

KeithyT

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fabriziovenerandi said:

way back home

cool me too. Nearly sobbed when I first heard it. Like someone reaching into my chest and ripping into my heart. Beautiful and transcendental as far as I'm concerned.

Just somewhere in the middle,
Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #22 posted 07/22/15 3:34am

S3V3N

Aerogram said:

Masterpiece, toasterpeace... He's written excellent songs, some may not "feel" like a masterpiece because he's not supposed to be able to write any now according to some kind of boring narrative.



Clouds is an excellent song, I'm grateful for it.




Yep, Clouds seems a classic.
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Reply #23 posted 07/22/15 3:41am

donnyenglish

Time
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Reply #24 posted 07/22/15 3:52am

warning2all

"Last December".
[Edited 7/22/15 3:53am]
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Reply #25 posted 07/22/15 4:07am

RJOrion

Clouds
Time
Way Back Home
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Reply #26 posted 07/22/15 4:07am

MIRvmn

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EroticDreamer said:

Groovy Potential.


Not a masterpiece in the same sense as When Doves Cry but it doesn't miss a beat and those horns and the bass flow so brilliantly.


I agree, I think Groovy Potential is a brilliant song. It's a shame that it hasn't end up on any album smile
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Reply #27 posted 07/22/15 4:14am

divo02

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To me almost every album contains at least one and way back home does it for me off AOA
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Reply #28 posted 07/22/15 4:29am

jdcxc

U Know
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Reply #29 posted 07/22/15 5:07am

jorge

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Groovy Potential

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