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feeluupp

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DIRTY MIND vs. CONTROVERSY

Which is the better album? You choose:

1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

DIRTY MIND: 3

CONTROVERSY: 5

Both amazing albums. But when I break it down track for track CONTROVERSY edges out for me.

[Edited 3/5/17 17:22pm]

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Reply #1 posted 03/05/17 6:16pm

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1. Dirty Mind
2. Sexuality
3. Do Me Baby
4. Private Joy
5. Uptown
6. Let's Work
7. Annie Christian
8. Party Up

This has made me realize that controversy has a better list of songs then Dirty Mind lol, but I still kinda lean more towards Dirty Mind.
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Reply #2 posted 03/05/17 6:33pm

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1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY
2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY
3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY
4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY
5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA
6. HEAD - LET'S WORK
7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN
8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

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Reply #3 posted 03/05/17 7:37pm

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1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

[Edited 3/5/17 19:59pm]

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Reply #4 posted 03/05/17 7:55pm

sexton

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1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY
2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY
3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY
4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY
5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA
6. HEAD - LET'S WORK
7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN
8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

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Reply #5 posted 03/05/17 9:03pm

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Dirty Mind - Controversy
When You Were Mine - Sexuality
Do It All Night - Do Me Baby
Gotta Broken Heart Again - Private Joy
Uptown - Ronnie Talk to Russia
Head - Let's Work
Sister - Annie Christian
Party Up > Jack U Off[b]
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Reply #6 posted 03/05/17 9:33pm

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1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF



CONTROVERSY 5
DIRTY MIND 3

Ps, it seems I am among the few here to love and appreciate JACK U OFF...? cool

And, I love (the song) SEXUALITY deeply, still it is loosing to the excellent (as well) WHEN YOU WERE MINE.

Same could be said about LET'S WORK, excellent song, however HEAD is just slightly better.

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Reply #7 posted 03/05/17 10:43pm

SoulAlive

1)Dirty Mind-Controversy

2)When You Were Mine-Sexuality

3)Do It All Night-Do Me Baby

4)Gotta Broken Heart Again-Private Joy

5)Uptown-Ronnie Talk To Russia

6)Head-Let's Work

7)Sister-Annie Christian

8)Partyup-Jack U Off

Dirty Mind is my second favorite Prince album,so no surprise that it wins the song-for-song battle smile

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Reply #8 posted 03/06/17 12:50am

SoulAlive

thedance said:

it seems I am among the few here to love and appreciate JACK U OFF...? cool

It's an OK track,but I think of it as more of a novelty song smile Prince recorded much better New Wave-styled songs than that one.

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Reply #9 posted 03/06/17 12:54am

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I skip some on DM but don't skip any on Controversy, so that one is the winner for me.

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Reply #10 posted 03/06/17 7:05am

RJOrion

1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

Dirty Mind 5-3

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Reply #11 posted 03/06/17 7:06am

RJOrion

SoulAlive said:

1)Dirty Mind-Controversy

2)When You Were Mine-Sexuality

3)Do It All Night-Do Me Baby

4)Gotta Broken Heart Again-Private Joy

5)Uptown-Ronnie Talk To Russia

6)Head-Let's Work

7)Sister-Annie Christian

8)Partyup-Jack U Off

Dirty Mind is my second favorite Prince album,so no surprise that it wins the song-for-song battle smile

same here...except for #2, our lists match

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Reply #12 posted 03/06/17 7:17am

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1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

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Reply #13 posted 03/06/17 7:28am

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1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY
2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY
3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY
4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY
5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA
6. HEAD - LET'S WORK
7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN
8. PARTYUP - JACK
What?
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Reply #14 posted 03/06/17 7:52am

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SoulAlive said:

1)Dirty Mind-Controversy

2)When You Were Mine-Sexuality

3)Do It All Night-Do Me Baby

4)Gotta Broken Heart Again-Private Joy

5)Uptown-Ronnie Talk To Russia

6)Head-Let's Work

7)Sister-Annie Christian

8)Partyup-Jack U Off

Dirty Mind is my second favorite Prince album,so no surprise that it wins the song-for-song battle smile



These would be my exact picks as well.

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Reply #15 posted 03/06/17 10:23am

TheLotus

214 said:

1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

[Edited 3/5/17 19:59pm]

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That's exactly how I'd score them. Dirty Mind is my favorite Prince album...

[Edited 3/6/17 10:23am]

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Reply #16 posted 03/06/17 2:06pm

214

TheLotus said:

214 said:

1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

[Edited 3/5/17 19:59pm]

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That's exactly how I'd score them. Dirty Mind is my favorite Prince album...

[Edited 3/6/17 10:23am]

It's in my top 5 for sure.

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Reply #17 posted 03/06/17 2:19pm

jaawwnn

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1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF



I think Do it All Night is massively underrated while simultaneously being probably the weakest track on Dirty Mind. It worked as a great opener on the Dirty Mind tour.

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Reply #18 posted 03/06/17 3:02pm

gandorb

TheLotus said:

214 said:

1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

[Edited 3/5/17 19:59pm]

.

That's exactly how I'd score them. Dirty Mind is my favorite Prince album...

[Edited 3/6/17 10:23am]

Me three! I have always loved Dirty Mind. It is when I went from a fan to a superfan! For me, it was a close call of Controversy over Dirty Mind (under-rated!) abd Gotta Broken Heart Again over Private Joy. If Do Me baby was switched with Do it All Night, Dirty Mind would be my absolute favorite of Prince's albums.

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Reply #19 posted 03/06/17 3:30pm

SomeSoldier

1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY
2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY
3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY
4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY
5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA
6. HEAD - LET'S WORK - so hard to choose one!
7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN
8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF
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Reply #20 posted 03/06/17 4:01pm

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1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY Both are great but Controversy is one of the greatest songs Prince ever did IMO.

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY I like When You Were Mine but it was never a favorite. Sexuality though is 'Classic Prince' material to me.

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY Both songs are great so it was hard to choose but Do Me Baby is something like the blueprint of his later slow jams.

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY Easy choice for me, I never enjoyed Private Joy a lot. It is a bit to cheesy/happy musically for me. Gotta Broken Heart Again is just a gorgeous song. I love the reworked live version Prince did during the ONA tour.

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA Well, Ronnie Talk To Russia is just a piece of shit in my opinion. Uptown has a great groove and a great vibe and wins easily for me.

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK This was the toughest call, Head is just slightly funkier (if even possible!) than Let's Work IMO.

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN Both great songs, but Annie Christian is something special, I love the vibe and the guitar in this song.

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF Like Private Joy the song Jack U Off is a bit to cheesy/happy musically for me. So Party Up wins hands down for me.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #21 posted 03/06/17 5:37pm

bobgeorge77

1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF


Great albums!! I remember when I bought a tape back in the day that had both albums on it! Did anyone else ever get that one?

[Edited 3/6/17 17:38pm]

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Reply #22 posted 03/06/17 11:39pm

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feeluupp said:

Which is the better album? You choose:

1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF


Yeah, those would be my choices too.

DM is the more widely recognized classic record due to its overall sound, but Controversy has more great songs on it.

Over the years I've come to favour Controversy over DM. It seems that Prince was also fond of Controversy's overall vibes and kept reusing ideas from it.

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Reply #23 posted 03/07/17 12:57am

Adorecream

Wow Feeluup - you should work as a market researcher, you are doing a lot of best of and comparison threads lately. I don't mind, but you definitely love opinions don't you.

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1. DIRTY MIND 9.5 - CONTROVERSY 10

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE 8 - SEXUALITY 10

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT 9.5 - DO ME BABY 10

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN 8 - PRIVATE JOY 10

5. UPTOWN 10 - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA 8

6. HEAD 10 - LET'S WORK 7

7. SISTER 9 - ANNIE CHRISTIAN 8

8. PARTYUP 10 - JACK U OFF 8

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This was very hard as Dirty Mind and Controversy are both excellent albums with genre defining songs. These albums are the first true genius level works from Prince. Dirty Mind is incredible the whole way through, and Controversy starts off even stronger, but loses steam near the end.

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Dirty Mind is a better album, but Controversy is still excellent too, and the first 3 tracks of Controversy outstrip anything on Dirty Mind. But as far as consistent quality and shock value go, Dirty Mind prevails. I think anyone getting into Prince, needs both of these albums.

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Reply #24 posted 03/07/17 12:57am

NoOneReally

1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

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Tie for Dirty Mind and Controversy - I love both.

Tie for Sister and Annie Christian - I cannot stand either of these songs.

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Dirty Mind = 4

Controversy = 4

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TIE!!! cool

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Reply #25 posted 03/07/17 3:05am

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Dirty Mind is a better album.

Controversy gets minus points for Jack u off and Ronnie which bring it doonw, even though it possibly has the better songs on it.

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Reply #26 posted 03/07/17 6:06am

CAL3

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1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

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2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

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3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

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4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

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5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

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6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

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7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

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8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

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Reply #27 posted 03/07/17 6:25am

Thibaut

1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

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Reply #28 posted 03/07/17 7:03am

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1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF

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DIRTY MIND: 5

CONTROVERSY: 3

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Reply #29 posted 03/07/17 8:59am

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1. DIRTY MIND - CONTROVERSY

2. WHEN YOU WERE MINE - SEXUALITY

3. DO IT ALL NIGHT - DO ME BABY

4. GOTTA BROKEN HEART AGAIN - PRIVATE JOY

5. UPTOWN - RONNIE TALK TO RUSSIA

6. HEAD - LET'S WORK

7. SISTER - ANNIE CHRISTIAN

8. PARTYUP - JACK U OFF


DIRTY MIND: 3

CONTROVERSY: 5

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