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Thread started 05/10/16 8:51am

soladeo1

True Confession: Post Musicology I Barely Listened To New Music.... Help Redeem Me. What VITAL TUNES do I need????

Since Musicology I've barely listened to Prince's new music. This would cover 3121, LotusFlower, MLPLSound, etc.

These past several years I've just listened to my older Classic Era favorites...Basically Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, ATWIAD, Parade, SoTT, Lovesexy, etc.

What Top 20 Songs since 2005 or so do I need to listen to??

Help a Purple Brother out!

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Reply #1 posted 05/10/16 9:06am

eyewishuheaven

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F.U.N.K., for starters. cool

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #2 posted 05/10/16 9:08am

PhukdNtheHead

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My personal list (In no particular order)

3121

1. 3121

2. Te Amo Corazon

3. Black Sweat

4. Love

5. The Dance

6. The Word

Planet Earth

7. Guitar

8. Chelsea Rogers

L0tusFlow3r (This whole album is solid IMHO)

9. Boom

10. Crimson and Clover

11. COLONIZED MIND (In my top 3 P songs of all time)

12. Dreamer

Couldn't stand 20Ten...

Plectrum

13. Wow

14. Plectrum Electrum

15. Another Love

AOA

16. Clouds

17. Breakdown

18. Way Back Home

HnR Phase 1

19. Hardrocklover

20. June

Personally didn't like phase 2 much

Hope this helps! Every orger will have different responses haha smile

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Reply #3 posted 05/10/16 9:12am

McD

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3121
Better With Time
Immersion / Elixir (Bria Valente)
Future Soul Song
Breakdown
Way Back Home
Hardrocklover
June
Baltimore
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Reply #4 posted 05/10/16 9:15am

soladeo1

Thanks, guys. THESE ARE GREAT! Very helpful!

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Reply #5 posted 05/10/16 10:42am

emesem

Good suggestions above but dont sleep on 20ten. It has three of the best tracks Prince has put out in forever:

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Future Soul Song (100% Prince classic)

Sticky Like Glue and Lavaux (80s sounding very fun tracks)

This was the first and last time he would revist that classic 80s minniapolis sounds since 1984.

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I also love his cover of "What if". You can find it on the youtubes.

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Reply #6 posted 05/10/16 10:50am

thisisreece

The Lotusflower album!

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #7 posted 05/10/16 11:03am

TheW00denLeg

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thisisreece said:

The Lotusflower album!

True. Linns all the way \o/

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Reply #8 posted 05/10/16 11:06am

TheW00denLeg

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eyewishuheaven said:

F.U.N.K., for starters. cool

That´s one of those non-album songs, isn´t it? Damn.

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Reply #9 posted 05/10/16 11:14am

sonshine

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Thank you! I love this thread as the only things I owned post musicology were AOA, plectrumelectrum, and HitnRun1. I do love plectrumelectrum especially Fixurlifeup and Another Love.
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #10 posted 05/10/16 11:19am

eyewishuheaven

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TheW00denLeg said:

eyewishuheaven said:

F.U.N.K., for starters. cool

That´s one of those non-album songs, isn´t it? Damn.


Yes, but it's available on iTunes, if you're into that!

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #11 posted 05/10/16 11:34am

txladykat

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eyewishuheaven said:

F.U.N.K., for starters. cool



Cosign. cool
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Reply #12 posted 05/10/16 11:35am

txladykat

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PhukdNtheHead said:

My personal list (In no particular order)



3121


1. 3121


2. Te Amo Corazon


3. Black Sweat


4. Love


5. The Dance


6. The Word



Planet Earth


7. Guitar


8. Chelsea Rogers



L0tusFlow3r (This whole album is solid IMHO)


9. Boom




10. Crimson and Clover


11. COLONIZED MIND (In my top 3 P songs of all time)


12. Dreamer



Couldn't stand 20Ten...



Plectrum


13. Wow


14. Plectrum Electrum


15. Another Love



AOA


16. Clouds


17. Breakdown


18. Way Back Home



HnR Phase 1


19. Hardrocklover


20. June



Personally didn't like phase 2 much



Hope this helps! Every orger will have different responses haha smile



eek you stole my list biggrin
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Reply #13 posted 05/10/16 12:15pm

TheW00denLeg

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eyewishuheaven said:

TheW00denLeg said:

That´s one of those non-album songs, isn´t it? Damn.


Yes, but it's available on iTunes, if you're into that!

Nope. But at least I have some live versions of it.

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Reply #14 posted 05/10/16 12:33pm

txladykat

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TheW00denLeg said:



eyewishuheaven said:




TheW00denLeg said:



That´s one of those non-album songs, isn´t it? Damn.




Yes, but it's available on iTunes, if you're into that!



Nope. But at least I have some live versions of it.



It's not on itunes? I have the original when it first tilted PFUnk cool
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Reply #15 posted 05/10/16 12:37pm

TheW00denLeg

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txladykat said:

TheW00denLeg said:

Nope. But at least I have some live versions of it.

It's not on itunes? I have the original when it first tilted PFUnk cool

It might be. I just don´t use itunes wink

Why did he change the name? oô

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Reply #16 posted 05/10/16 12:39pm

eyewishuheaven

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TheW00denLeg said:

txladykat said:

TheW00denLeg said: It's not on itunes? I have the original when it first tilted PFUnk cool

It might be. I just don´t use itunes wink

Why did he change the name? oô


There was an angry movement here once called 'Prince Fans United'. The song PFUnk was Prince's response to it. I believe he then changed it to F.U.N.K. so as not to dignify the movement.

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #17 posted 05/10/16 12:49pm

fmarasco

His artistic arc is complete. There's only postumous releases now. neutral

So- enjoy his entire catelog and find what you dig.

Late career prince is all over the place- from brilliance to not so much...but much of that can vary between listener's tastes. No list is going to be your list...enjoy his artistry and find your doves...

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Reply #18 posted 05/10/16 12:57pm

TheW00denLeg

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eyewishuheaven said:

TheW00denLeg said:

It might be. I just don´t use itunes wink

Why did he change the name? oô


There was an angry movement here once called 'Prince Fans United'. The song PFUnk was Prince's response to it. I believe he then changed it to F.U.N.K. so as not to dignify the movement.

Ah, now I get this PFUnk title. Always wondered what it could possibly mean lol Thank you.

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Reply #19 posted 05/10/16 1:24pm

anto71

PhukdNtheHead said:

My personal list (In no particular order)



3121


1. 3121


2. Te Amo Corazon


3. Black Sweat


4. Love


5. The Dance


6. The Word



Planet Earth


7. Guitar


8. Chelsea Rogers



L0tusFlow3r (This whole album is solid IMHO)


9. Boom


10. Crimson and Clover


11. COLONIZED MIND (In my top 3 P songs of all time)


12. Dreamer



Couldn't stand 20Ten...



Plectrum


13. Wow


14. Plectrum Electrum


15. Another Love



AOA


16. Clouds


17. Breakdown


18. Way Back Home



HnR Phase 1


19. Hardrocklover


20. June



Personally didn't like phase 2 much



Hope this helps! Every orger will have different responses haha smile



Great list! I'd also add Satisfied, Fury and Get On The Boat from 3121 - love that album
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Reply #20 posted 05/10/16 1:30pm

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F. u. n. k.

Fury

The Word

Colonized Mind

Boom

Dreamer

June

Hardrocklover (incredible)

Ex's face.. this one is a major grower

Way Back Home

Art Official Cage

The Breakdown

U Know

WOW - i mean go get this NOW

Wall of Berlin

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Reply #21 posted 05/10/16 1:31pm

mtlfan

eyewishuheaven said:

F.U.N.K., for starters. cool

As far as late-period Prince goes, I'd say this was the best track since the Emancipation album. I'm no expert on the later stuff (or any of the other stuff, really), but it's by far my favourite track from the 2000's.

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Reply #22 posted 05/10/16 2:13pm

massing

Black Sweat
The Word
The Dance
Somewhere Here On Earth
Colonized Mind
Dance 4 Me
Future Soul Song
Sticky Like Glue
Clouds
The Breakdown
Way Back Home
Time
1000 X's & 0's
Groovy Potential
Black Muse
Revelation

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Reply #23 posted 05/10/16 2:21pm

DoItAllNight4U

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Fury, Lolita, Laydown, Future Soul Song, Sticky Like Glue, Extraloveable, Incense and Candles, Black Sweat

"I was here in the beginning and I'll be here forever more"
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Reply #24 posted 05/10/16 2:24pm

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txladykat said:

TheW00denLeg said:

Nope. But at least I have some live versions of it.

It's not on itunes? I have the original when it first tilted PFUnk cool

It was available on iTunes but it was removed after some time.

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By the way, according to Princevault it was probably re-recorded in 2007 with updated lyrics, and there might also be a studio version from 2003/2004 (around Musicology). Curious about that one..

[Edited 5/10/16 14:26pm]

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Reply #25 posted 05/11/16 11:25am

txladykat

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skipthecharades said:

txladykat said:

TheW00denLeg said: It's not on itunes? I have the original when it first tilted PFUnk cool

It was available on iTunes but it was removed after some time.

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By the way, according to Princevault it was probably re-recorded in 2007 with updated lyrics, and there might also be a studio version from 2003/2004 (around Musicology). Curious about that one..

[Edited 5/10/16 14:26pm]

Now I am curious too confused

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Reply #26 posted 05/11/16 11:41am

TheDigitalGard
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Absolutely nothing vital at all.

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Reply #27 posted 05/11/16 5:05pm

Cloreen

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TheDigitalGardener said:

Absolutely nothing vital at all.

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Tend to agree with that. But, as in all things, there are exceptions.

These three are vital:

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"Black Sweat" - from 3121

"Beautiful Loved And Blessed" - from 3121

"Another Lover" - from Plectrum

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Reply #28 posted 05/12/16 10:13am

AlexHahn

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Absolutely nothing vital at all.

I posed this question in another thread and it's been great to get people's thoughts on this. I was a strong critic as early as Rainbow Children, and I didn't find enough in Musicology or 3121 to get me thoroughly back on board. With that said, posters on these threads have opened my eyes to some great stuff. It's hard to find amidst the mass of confusing releases, but it's there. "Essential" is a tricky word, but something like "Colonized Mind" has a meaningful place in the canon. Some of his guitar work on post-2007 work is stronger and more expressive than anything on earlier records. So my eyes have been opened to the value of exploring the later catalog, and it's helpful to be pointed to individual songs.

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Reply #29 posted 05/12/16 10:18am

DarkKnight1

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TheDigitalGardener said:

Absolutely nothing vital at all.

Sure its nothing vital.....if you are not a fan of Prince.

(Insert something clever here)
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