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Thread started 10/28/17 10:09pm

26ten

What are some P albums you might consider unofficial trilogies or pairs?

Saw this question somewhere and thought there would be no better place to ask it than the org.

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What are some P albums that in your mind you associate together as sort of unofficial pairs or trilogys? Obviously Emancipation discs 1-3 wouldn't count since they are essentially an official trilogy, but say - Musicology, 3121, and Planet Earth being sort of stripped down back to basics and short pop oriented songs. They don't have to have been released back to back though - Rainbow Children and Lotus Flower are really good sonic experiences and there is a big emphasis on mood and instrumental craziness. I always think of them as a pair.

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What do you all think? I don't want to take up more room so I won't post them yet but I can think of a good number of these, and although some might be a bit controversial I find myself listening to these albums in groups so it interests me a lot.

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Reply #1 posted 10/28/17 10:27pm

206Michelle

26ten said:

Saw this question somewhere and thought there would be no better place to ask it than the org.

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What are some P albums that in your mind you associate together as sort of unofficial pairs or trilogys? Obviously Emancipation discs 1-3 wouldn't count since they are essentially an official trilogy, but say - Musicology, 3121, and Planet Earth being sort of stripped down back to basics and short pop oriented songs. They don't have to have been released back to back though - Rainbow Children and Lotus Flower are really good sonic experiences and there is a big emphasis on mood and instrumental craziness. I always think of them as a pair.

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What do you all think? I don't want to take up more room so I won't post them yet but I can think of a good number of these, and although some might be a bit controversial I find myself listening to these albums in groups so it interests me a lot.

Hit N' Run 1 and Hit N' Run 2

Dirty Mind and Controversy

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #2 posted 10/29/17 12:50am

rlittler81

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3121 - Planet Earth - Lotusflow3r
3121... Don't U Wanna Come?
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Reply #3 posted 10/29/17 1:23am

khill95

Lovesexy and Graffiti Bridge
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Reply #4 posted 10/29/17 1:50am

TheEnglishGent

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Diamonds & Pearls
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RIP sad
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Reply #5 posted 10/29/17 3:00am

NorthC

Dirty Mind-Controversy-1999, let's call it the rude boy or the sex trilogy.
Purple Rain-Around the World in a Day-Parade was where he matured and explored his romantic side.
Black Album-Lovesexy-Batman was about the battle between good and evil.
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Reply #6 posted 10/29/17 3:14am

dodger

D&P - Symbol - Goldnigga
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Come - Gold - Exodus
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Reply #7 posted 10/29/17 3:15am

scorp84

A Romance 1600/The Family/Parade

Black Album/Come/Chaos & Disorder

Purple Rain/Lovesexy/Grafitti Bridge/*The Rainbow Children

Diamonds & Pearls/The Gold Experience/Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic

Emancipation/New Power Soul/The Truth

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Reply #8 posted 10/29/17 5:32am

muleFunk

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Around The World In A Day /Parade

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Reply #9 posted 10/29/17 2:58pm

206Michelle

TheEnglishGent said:

Diamonds & Pearls
prince

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Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #10 posted 10/29/17 6:41pm

thedoorkeeper

Come
Gold Experience
Exodus
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Reply #11 posted 10/29/17 10:02pm

26ten

There are a few others I think of -

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like The Truth and One Night Alone.

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There is another I'll message here later but I want to listen back to them both and really think about it because it might get a lot of hate but I will stand by my decision on it.

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Reply #12 posted 10/30/17 2:01am

BoraBora



The obvious unofficial pair is "The Black Album"/"Lovesexy".

To some extent I can see a similar situation with "Come"/"The Gold Experience".



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Reply #13 posted 10/30/17 2:40am

peer1973

'Parade' as the starter

'Sign O The Times' as the main course

'Lovesexy' for dessert

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Reply #14 posted 10/30/17 3:30am

databank

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Besides some of the proposals above that are pretty relevant...

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Obviously the Newpower Pak (though it could be considered an official trilogy) Newpower Soul / Come 2 My House / GCS 2000, with Beautiful STrange as a live extention of the whole project.

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3121 and Milk & Honey are twin albums.

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The Slaughterhouse and The Chocolate Invasion, themselves being sucessor to the shelved High / Peace duology.

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Carmen Electra is also, very clearly, a female answer to prince in terms of themes.

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To some extent many albums recorded and released at about the same time can be considered as forming an ensemble (for example 1999 / What Time Is It? / Vanity 6).

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Reply #15 posted 10/30/17 3:31am

databank

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dodger said:

D&P - Symbol - Goldnigga - Carmen Electra
Come - Gold - Exodus - Child Of The Sun

I would add those 2

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Reply #16 posted 10/30/17 8:38am

dodger

databank said:

dodger said:

Come - Gold - Exodus - Child Of The Sun

I would add those 2

Agree, C&D could also get added to those

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Reply #17 posted 10/30/17 9:04am

NorthC

dodger said:



databank said:




dodger said:



Come - Gold - Exodus - Child Of The Sun

I would add those 2



Agree, C&D could also get added to those


5 albums isn't a trilogy!
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Reply #18 posted 10/30/17 9:22am

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For You/Prince (disco phase)

Dirty Mind/Controversy/1999 (New Wave phase)

Purple Rain/Around the World in a Day (psychedelic phase)

Parade/Sign of the Times (jazz/funk phase)

Lovesexy/Graffiti Bridge (2nd pyschedelic phase)

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Reply #19 posted 10/30/17 9:28am

BoraBora



I can see something of a pair also in "Parade"/"The Family".

Maybe not so evident, but there are many things shared by the two.



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Reply #20 posted 10/30/17 11:58am

darkroman

It's impossible to listen to Controversy without The Time.

Love Symbol and Carmen Electra are essential listening.

For me SOTT, Black and Lovesexy are one album - flawlessly woven together.

Graffiti Bridge and Pandemonium are a perfect fit.

New Power Soul / Come 2 My House / GCS2000 are in sync.

...and others!

lol


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Reply #21 posted 10/30/17 12:28pm

dodger

NorthC said:

dodger said:



databank said:




dodger said:



Come - Gold - Exodus - Child Of The Sun

I would add those 2



Agree, C&D could also get added to those


5 albums isn't a trilogy!


You try telling databank!
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Reply #22 posted 11/03/17 3:24pm

stpaisios

I'm into Planet Earth - MPLSound - 20Ten phase.

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Reply #23 posted 11/06/17 4:46am

databank

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dodger said:

NorthC said:
5 albums isn't a trilogy!
You try telling databank!

Please forgive me.

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