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Thread started 02/25/16 9:01pm

datdude

HnRII has a Distinct Vibe: Any thoughts on an Alternate Title?

Finally got my physical copy from Electric Fetus, so still digesting but i'm several listens in now and I must say, the album has a distinctive FEEL. This "band" and the elements it has might be the most musical since TRC. I'm afraid making the a HnR Release will not only NOT get the album the attention it deserves from the mainstream but amongst fans, it'll arguably be viewed as a "vault cleaning" exercise. Even the reworked Screwdriver and Xtraloveable fit SONICALLY now even if not content wise (though the latter might be THE definition of "overproduced").I found myself thinking, what would be another, a BETTER name for this rather "mature" and reflective collection? (Trolls be gone) Does any ONE song fit it best (he has often had a title track)? Or does something else best summarize it? Revelation? Black Muse? (My main complaint btw? The "sexy dancer" chants ruin Stare for me. They go on 20x too long)

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Reply #1 posted 02/25/16 9:10pm

TwiliteKid

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Just a note: the mix might be slightly different, but these are not "reworked" versions of Screwdriver and Xtraloveable-- they are the same recordings that were released in early 2013.
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Reply #2 posted 02/25/16 9:31pm

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There is literally nothing different about Screwdriver or Extralovable. Not even the mix.

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Reply #3 posted 02/26/16 2:41am

EmmaMcG

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I think Groovy Potential would have made sense as the albums title.
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Reply #4 posted 02/26/16 3:13am

iZsaZsa

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Black Muse
What?
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Reply #5 posted 02/26/16 4:41am

TheEnglishGent

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TwiliteKid said:

Just a note: the mix might be slightly different, but these are not "reworked" versions of Screwdriver and Xtraloveable-- they are the same recordings that were released in early 2013.

This is true.

Maybe datdude had only heard the other versions of these tracks. Screwdriver live, or remix and the Andy Allo rap version of Extraloveable.

RIP sad
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Reply #6 posted 02/26/16 5:30am

datdude

I thought about Black Muse as a title as well. Its a great track, but Groovy Potential might speak to more of the songs in a "general" sense though i'm not sold on it

(I only had the Screwdriver Remix as a download and only HEARD the other version a few times. I'd only HEARD the Xtraloveable "reloaded" once or so, but didn't download it. They sound like the NPG band he assembled embellished them in some way. I'll concede wrongness on this but meanwhile...)

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Reply #7 posted 02/26/16 7:21am

warning2all

It's too bad it's title is "Hitnrun Phase 2", because it's a solid, solid album that deserves to stand on its own. Not buried in a series, or related to "Phase 1" in any way.

"Revelation" would be a good title. "Black Muse" is a great song, not a great album title.

This album deserves room to breathe- so I hope Phase 3 doesn't come out till summer.
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Reply #8 posted 02/26/16 8:44am

ufoclub

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bluegangsta said:

There is literally nothing different about Screwdriver or Extralovable. Not even the mix.

I think the old releases sounded like they were mastered a bit harder or louder, but haven't checked waveforms to compare. The new ones sound a bit softer with more dynamic range to me.

But again I haven't really checked. I was just clicking between the older Extraloveable download and the new album one in the car back when this came out.

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Reply #9 posted 02/26/16 12:48pm

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warning2all said:

It's too bad it's title is "Hitnrun Phase 2", because it's a solid, solid album that deserves to stand on its own. Not buried in a series, or related to "Phase 1" in any way.

"Revelation" would be a good title. "Black Muse" is a great song, not a great album title.

This album deserves room to breathe- so I hope Phase 3 doesn't come out till summer.


Agree on both points: it is a very good album and deserves a proper title.
And Revelation would be a good choice.
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Reply #10 posted 02/26/16 12:57pm

214

Is this album any good?

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Reply #11 posted 02/26/16 2:05pm

EmmaMcG

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214 said:

Is this album any good?



Everyone will have their own opinions but I love it. It's everything Phase One wasn't. Baltimore and Screwdriver should be replaced with Free Urself and If I could get ur attention though. But it's really really good as it is.
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Reply #12 posted 02/26/16 2:30pm

thedoorkeeper

I'd keep the same cover &
change the title to STARE
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Reply #13 posted 02/26/16 2:58pm

MIRvmn

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214 said:

Is this album any good?


imo it's just as good as TRC and Lotusflow3r which means it's an amazing album smile
[Edited 2/26/16 15:02pm]
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Reply #14 posted 02/26/16 7:27pm

ThePartyman

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I've recently been thinking of it as, "The Vault: New Friends for Sale"

Eye like pretty things, and u're just as pretty as u can b...
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Reply #15 posted 02/26/16 7:47pm

batman89

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"Big City" has a nice ring to it as an album title I feel.

Consider: 'Concert goers were issued with a copy of Princes' "Big City" album upon exiting the theatre'.

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Reply #16 posted 02/27/16 9:27am

funkaholic1972

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ThePartyman said:

I've recently been thinking of it as, "The Vault: New Friends for Sale"

lol You are right, I have been relating this album to the The Vault album as well, similar in vibe and concept.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #17 posted 02/27/16 10:58am

luvsexy4all

PEZ phase 2

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Reply #18 posted 02/27/16 12:27pm

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warning2all said:

It's too bad it's title is "Hitnrun Phase 2", because it's a solid, solid album that deserves to stand on its own. Not buried in a series, or related to "Phase 1" in any way.

"Revelation" would be a good title. "Black Muse" is a great song, not a great album title. Yes it is

This album deserves room to breathe- so I hope Phase 3 doesn't come out till summer.

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What?
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