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Thread started 11/05/15 4:28pm

homesquid

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Turns Out Newpowersoul is underrated afterall

I remember when it came out- how much contempt I had for it. Now, after many years I feel it has better songwriting than almost anything Price has released since GE. Sure, the production is clunky at times but the songs are way more melodious than shite like HNR

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Reply #1 posted 11/05/15 5:09pm

TraSoul82

Step 1: Get freaky.

Step 2: Let your head bob.
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Reply #2 posted 11/05/15 5:12pm

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homesquid said:

I remember when it came out- how much contempt I had for it. Now, after many years I feel it has better songwriting than almost anything Price has released since GE. Sure, the production is clunky at times but the songs are way more melodious than shite like HNR

I've loved NPS since day 1, I think its awesome.

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Reply #3 posted 11/05/15 5:24pm

TrevorAyer

Agreed
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Reply #4 posted 11/05/15 5:28pm

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homesquid said:

I remember when it came out- how much contempt I had for it. Now, after many years I feel it has better songwriting than almost anything Price has released since GE. Sure, the production is clunky at times but the songs are way more melodious than shite like HNR



Strongly disagree - it remains awful.

What's "GE"?
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Reply #5 posted 11/05/15 5:37pm

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I'm fine with people appreciating something more than it's generally appreciated.

But why say "It turns out (Album) is underrated"?

Maybe if you found a couple of reviews online saying "hey how the heck did we miss that great little record.." or something along these lines, that would qualify as finding out it's somewhat better rated now than originally.

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Reply #6 posted 11/05/15 9:47pm

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I love Funky Music...

Freaks on this side...

Come On...

ya'll can go home now

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Reply #7 posted 11/05/15 10:19pm

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homesquid said:

I remember when it came out- how much contempt I had for it. Now, after many years I feel it has better songwriting than almost anything Price has released since GE. Sure, the production is clunky at times but the songs are way more melodious than shite like HNR

To each their own. I like two songs on that CD - Come on and The One. I like everything on HNR except Million $ show and June. Everything else on that is great to me. I think every single album after NPS is better than it. I am glad someone likes it. Thats what is great about Prince. He does so many different styles of music different people will like different things.

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Reply #8 posted 11/05/15 11:34pm

iZsaZsa

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I look at the track list and I can sing 10 of the 11 songs off the top of my head, so I never did.
What?
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Reply #9 posted 11/05/15 11:46pm

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Why isn't it available on Tidal.



I still don't get why random records aren't there...especially TGE
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Reply #10 posted 11/06/15 12:23am

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Works of art are appreciated by the light of the day. NPS was released at a time where the consensus among media, the general public and fans was that P had lost his magic. Now it's been nearly 20 years (God! sad ) and people look back and see the record for what it is. I'm convinced than the more time passes the more people will look back at Prince's 90's career and particularly the so-called plastic years and acknowledge that there were great songs and albums during that era. I see more and more love for Emancipation and NPS here and that's a sign. I really loved those albums back then so I'm glad that they are more appreciated today, people really were blinded by their desire to see Prince doing what he'd done before and missed a lot of the greatness of that era's music. It was sophisticated, it was elegant, it was funky and it was deeply inspired thematically and lyrically. The era that begins with Emancipation and ends with TCI/TS may be my favorite Prince era after all.

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Reply #11 posted 11/06/15 12:29am

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If you take it as what it is, a simple "party album" with no particular artistic ambition, it is good.

There are 3 tracks that I think are among the best released in the 90's by P, "Come On", "Wasted Kisses" and obviously "The One" (this one really screams out for a place on a proper P album, not an NPG).

The other tunes are from good to fair, with "Push It Up" and "Freaks On This Side" being for me the worst. But there is nothing bad as "Poom Poom", to say one.

The only thing that can make it "underrated" is if you look at it as if P have to give us only "artistic establishment", album by album.

If you look at it with the right perspective, as a lesser chapter in P musical book, it's a nice CD.


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Reply #12 posted 11/06/15 12:40am

BoraBora

databank said:

Works of art are appreciated by the light of the day. NPS was released at a time where the consensus among media, the general public and fans was that P had lost his magic. Now it's been nearly 20 years (God! sad ) and people look back and see the record for what it is. I'm convinced than the more time passes the more people will look back at Prince's 90's career and particularly the so-called plastic years and acknowledge that there were great songs and albums during that era. I see more and more love for Emancipation and NPS here and that's a sign. I really loved those albums back then so I'm glad that they are more appreciated today, people really were blinded by their desire to see Prince doing what he'd done before and missed a lot of the greatness of that era's music. It was sophisticated, it was elegant, it was funky and it was deeply inspired thematically and lyrically. The era that begins with Emancipation and ends with TCI/TS may be my favorite Prince era after all.


I don't particularly like the way of production P used in that years.

There are some great tunes in those albums, but overall I think the so called "plastic sound" make them "lesser" than what they could be.

The great problem for me is that P's music of that era seems more cold, losing the warm of the past.

"Emancipation" is a mixed bag, where unfortunately every song at the end sounds like the others and somewhat "New Power Soul" seems an appendix to "Emancipation".
All in all there are great tracks ("The Love We Make" and "The One" just to say two are asterpieces), but as a whole I find it musically more boring that other P era.



[Edited 11/6/15 0:41am]

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Reply #13 posted 11/06/15 1:18am

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TraSoul82 said:

Step 1: Get freaky. Step 2: Let your head bob.

Step 3: Repeat for 8 hours until eventual fade

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Reply #14 posted 11/06/15 3:14am

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BoraBora said:

databank said:

Works of art are appreciated by the light of the day. NPS was released at a time where the consensus among media, the general public and fans was that P had lost his magic. Now it's been nearly 20 years (God! sad ) and people look back and see the record for what it is. I'm convinced than the more time passes the more people will look back at Prince's 90's career and particularly the so-called plastic years and acknowledge that there were great songs and albums during that era. I see more and more love for Emancipation and NPS here and that's a sign. I really loved those albums back then so I'm glad that they are more appreciated today, people really were blinded by their desire to see Prince doing what he'd done before and missed a lot of the greatness of that era's music. It was sophisticated, it was elegant, it was funky and it was deeply inspired thematically and lyrically. The era that begins with Emancipation and ends with TCI/TS may be my favorite Prince era after all.


I don't particularly like the way of production P used in that years.

There are some great tunes in those albums, but overall I think the so called "plastic sound" make them "lesser" than what they could be.

The great problem for me is that P's music of that era seems more cold, losing the warm of the past.

"Emancipation" is a mixed bag, where unfortunately every song at the end sounds like the others and somewhat "New Power Soul" seems an appendix to "Emancipation".
All in all there are great tracks ("The Love We Make" and "The One" just to say two are asterpieces), but as a whole I find it musically more boring that other P era.



[Edited 11/6/15 0:41am]

Oppositely, I find the production of those years gorgeous and the sound the warmest in P's entire career, it's smooth like a NY lounge bar in 1994 biggrin

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Reply #15 posted 11/06/15 5:39am

Milty2

I admit it took me a while to get into too, years maybe but I love it now.

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Reply #16 posted 11/06/15 9:33am

Germanegro

jaawwnn said:

TraSoul82 said:

Step 1: Get freaky. Step 2: Let your head bob.

Step 3: Repeat for 8 hours until eventual fade

And you have a hype soundtrack for your day cool

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Reply #17 posted 11/06/15 10:37am

TrevorAyer

Nps > tge c+d eman rave mcology 3121 pe p3e rainbow

Next contender for sleeper status is HIGH. One of the earlier configurations
The one that starts with vavoon .. High is second to last song .. Drop that silicon junk and its pretty solid
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Reply #18 posted 11/06/15 1:01pm

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Come On and Wasted Kisses are reat specially the former. What is goin on with WK, seems like a song in which Prince is killin the woman. It sounds a littler disturbing

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Reply #19 posted 11/06/15 4:48pm

databank

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TrevorAyer said:

Nps > tge c+d eman rave mcology 3121 pe p3e rainbow Next contender for sleeper status is HIGH. One of the earlier configurations The one that starts with vavoon .. High is second to last song .. Drop that silicon junk and its pretty solid

The best song of the whole High/Peace/TCI/TS sessions, by FAR. It's minimalist in the vein of P's best 80's work, the lyrics are cryptic and highly conceptual, it funks to death and (again, that's 2 times today) I just can't believe I've read what I've read eek

You REALLY need help sad

(PS: it's not just a matter of opinion here, it's about being connected to reality)

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Reply #20 posted 11/07/15 12:14am

BoraBora

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TrevorAyer said:

Nps > tge c+d eman rave mcology 3121 pe p3e rainbow Next contender for sleeper status is HIGH. One of the earlier configurations The one that starts with vavoon .. High is second to last song .. Drop that silicon junk and its pretty solid

The best song of the whole High/Peace/TCI/TS sessions, by FAR. It's minimalist in the vein of P's best 80's work, the lyrics are cryptic and highly conceptual, it funks to death and (again, that's 2 times today) I just can't believe I've read what I've read eek

You REALLY need help sad

(PS: it's not just a matter of opinion here, it's about being connected to reality)


Well, no. It's only about being connected with "your" reality.

In "my" reality "Silicon" is simply an uninspired and boring tune.

Far, far, far from being the best song of the whole High/Peace/TCI/TS sessions (in my reality the best song are "Supercute", "Underneath The Cream" and "U Make My Sunshine").

Call it as you want, it's ever a matter of taste.


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Reply #21 posted 11/07/15 12:31am

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BoraBora said:

databank said:

The best song of the whole High/Peace/TCI/TS sessions, by FAR. It's minimalist in the vein of P's best 80's work, the lyrics are cryptic and highly conceptual, it funks to death and (again, that's 2 times today) I just can't believe I've read what I've read eek

You REALLY need help sad

(PS: it's not just a matter of opinion here, it's about being connected to reality)


Well, no. It's only about being connected with "your" reality.

In "my" reality "Silicon" is simply an uninspired and boring tune.

Far, far, far from being the best song of the whole High/Peace/TCI/TS sessions (in my reality the best song are "Supercute", "Underneath The Cream" and "U Make My Sunshine").

Call it as you want, it's ever a matter of taste.


Have it your way, doesn't make any difference to me after all...

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Reply #22 posted 11/07/15 1:06pm

Embrace

Not underrated, but overly criticised.

NPS is not a good album, according to Prince standards.

But it isn´t that bad either, to be ternally shat upon.

It´s okay, decent, with 2 or 3 great songs.

And that´s it.

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Reply #23 posted 11/07/15 2:27pm

Scarfo

Come On, The One, and Wasted Kisses by themselves sounds better than anything he's released since! The rest of the album was utter trash, but those 3 songs are amazing!

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Reply #24 posted 11/08/15 1:37am

BlackCandle

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Am I the only one on here who loves

Until Ur In My Arms Again..?
"Had to get off the boat so I could walk on water..."
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Reply #25 posted 11/08/15 3:47am

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BlackCandle said:

Am I the only one on here who loves Until Ur In My Arms Again..?

I hope so. It's so sappy, the melody reminds me of religious songs we used to sing in the bus while on a school trip when I was a kid. And that high pitched whooosh every four bars sounds like a sound effect from an early eighties Disney Special.

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Reply #26 posted 11/08/15 3:58am

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BlackCandle said:

Am I the only one on here who loves Until Ur In My Arms Again..?

Nope. It's a lovely tribute. smile

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #27 posted 11/08/15 3:58am

TraSoul82

^ I'm here to squash that hope.
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homesquid said:

I remember when it came out- how much contempt I had for it. Now, after many years I feel it has better songwriting than almost anything Price has released since GE. Sure, the production is clunky at times but the songs are way more melodious than shite like HNR

hmph!

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Reply #29 posted 11/08/15 12:36pm

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Scarfo said:

Come On, The One, and Wasted Kisses by themselves sounds better than anything he's released since! The rest of the album was utter trash, but those 3 songs are amazing!

Yes, you are right

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