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Thread started 06/26/18 12:49pm

Todd968

What are you picks for WORST Prince Albums?

Prince had many 3-Star albums, some 4-Star, and even a couple 5-Star records.

What would you categorize as his (3) three WORST albums (of widely released material) ? I'm talking records with only 1-2 good songs (at most) that you can listen to on the album?

My List would be:

1. The Vault (worst) a middle finger to WB? I like "there is lonely". On "My lilttle pill" was Prince letting us know back then that he was a pill popper?

2. 20Ten (not far behind) "Sticky Like Glue" was a nice one though.

3. Musicology (subpar) 2 good songs, "Call my name" and "If I was the man in ur life"

[Edited 6/26/18 13:01pm]

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Reply #1 posted 06/26/18 12:58pm

BoraBora



1) Hit'n'Run Phase 1

2) Planet Earth

3) Musicology

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Reply #2 posted 06/26/18 1:13pm

jdcxc

Todd968 said:

Prince had many 3-Star albums, some 4-Star, and even a couple 5-Star records.



What would you categorize as his (3) three WORST albums (of widely released material) ? I'm talking records with only 1-2 good songs (at most) that you can listen to on the album?



My List would be:



1. The Vault (worst) a middle finger to WB? I like "there is lonely". On "My lilttle pill" was Prince letting us know back then that he was a pill popper?



2. 20Ten (not far behind) "Sticky Like Glue" was a nice one though.




3. Musicology (subpar) 2 good songs, "Call my name" and "If I was the man in ur life"



[Edited 6/26/18 13:01pm]



No album with these brilliant songs can be considered bad:

It’s About That Walk
When the Light’s Go Down
There is Lonely

On the Couch
Call My Name
Dear Mr. Man
Reflection
What Do U Want Me 2 Do

The Vault album is very underrated just because of its back story and weird WB release.
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Reply #3 posted 06/26/18 1:18pm

thedoorkeeper

Indigo Nights.
About once a year I play it -hoping it has improved with time.
It never does.
My least favorite.
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Reply #4 posted 06/26/18 1:37pm

Darshy

Todd968 said:

Prince had many 3-Star albums, some 4-Star, and even a couple 5-Star records.



What would you categorize as his (3) three WORST albums (of widely released material) ? I'm talking records with only 1-2 good songs (at most) that you can listen to on the album?



My List would be:



1. The Vault (worst) a middle finger to WB? I like "there is lonely". On "My lilttle pill" was Prince letting us know back then that he was a pill popper?



2. 20Ten (not far behind) "Sticky Like Glue" was a nice one though.




3. Musicology (subpar) 2 good songs, "Call my name" and "If I was the man in ur life"



[Edited 6/26/18 13:01pm]


Weird thread; those are great albums (20ten on rotation this week and absolutely lovin' it) and much better than, say, anything Adele, Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift will ever come up with.
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Reply #5 posted 06/26/18 1:41pm

TrevorAyer

Rainbow children ... emancipation ... 3121
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Reply #6 posted 06/26/18 1:50pm

IstenSzek

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thedoorkeeper said:

Indigo Nights. About once a year I play it -hoping it has improved with time. It never does. My least favorite.


yeah, apart from Kamasutra, this would be my pick, too.

imagine that he'd released the rock trio show from 29sept 2007 eek cool guitar

indigo nights has it's moments but it just doesn't do much
for me, at all. even '3121' is one of the more unimpressive
performances, sadly.

there were such a-ma-zing performances during this london
residency and yet the choices he made for the disk confused

which is why i keep returning to it once every year or even
every six months, to see what i'm not getting, if it's finally
becoming clear to me why prince chose these cuts about
so many others.





and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #7 posted 06/26/18 1:57pm

Silvertongue7

My least favourite (if not necessarily the worst):
Emancipation
Rave
Indigo Nights
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Reply #8 posted 06/26/18 2:02pm

homesquid

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20Ten

The Vault: Old Friends For Sale

The Chocolate Invasion

The Slaughterhouse

Plectrumelectrum

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Reply #9 posted 06/26/18 2:03pm

RJOrion

1. Chaos & Disorder

2. The Gold Experience

3. Planet Earth

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Reply #10 posted 06/26/18 2:17pm

sexton

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I've never played my Indigo Nights CD because of all the bad reviews I've heard.

So excluding that one, these are my three least favorite Prince albums:

1. HITnRUN Phase One - "Black Muse" is the only song I'd rate 5/5.

2. The Truth - Most orgers love this album, but I just can't get into it.

3. MPLSound - A sad attempt to sound like his younger self.

I enjoy listening to Kamasutra more than the above.

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Reply #11 posted 06/26/18 3:04pm

feeluupp

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PLANET EARTH

If a PRINCE album is "boring"... Then there is no need to even consider it a "PRINCE ALBUM". lol

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Reply #12 posted 06/26/18 3:07pm

herb4

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N.E.W.S.
Planet Earth
For You

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Reply #13 posted 06/26/18 3:41pm

pdiddy2011

Todd968 said:

Prince had many 3-Star albums, some 4-Star, and even a couple 5-Star records.

What would you categorize as his (3) three WORST albums (of widely released material) ? I'm talking records with only 1-2 good songs (at most) that you can listen to on the album?

My List would be:

1. The Vault (worst) a middle finger to WB? I like "there is lonely". On "My lilttle pill" was Prince letting us know back then that he was a pill popper?

2. 20Ten (not far behind) "Sticky Like Glue" was a nice one though.

3. Musicology (subpar) 2 good songs, "Call my name" and "If I was the man in ur life"

[Edited 6/26/18 13:01pm]



You're starting this post off with fighting words! lol lol Prince has more than a couple of 5-Star records...

Parade, SOTT, Purple Rain, and 1999 are all 5-Star. Others can definitely be argued (Controversy, Around the World in a Day, Lovesexy, etc.)

To answer your question, I don't really have a worst list per se, I just didn't put the time in to come to love The Black Album or N.E.W.S. or Chaos & Disorder or Emancipation.

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Reply #14 posted 06/26/18 5:15pm

TrivialPursuit

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The Rainbow Children

Yep, I said it.


This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #15 posted 06/26/18 5:38pm

purplepolitici
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I love all of them nod lol, but if had 2 choose 1 I'd go w/ Indigo Nights too. I looked thru the book 1 time n listened 2 the cd 1nce as well. I think cuz I had heard the stuff a bunch on boots b4 n whatnot (my fault, of course geek), anyways it's in my closet somewheres, I'll dust it off some day... The rest of them all dope in my opinion. Just bumped Planet Earth the other day, still jams love.

If you can understand my color
Put your hand in your crotch
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Reply #16 posted 06/26/18 5:47pm

gandorb

Slaughterhouse

Rainbow Children ( though like the songs as covered in his One Night Alone Live tour)

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Reply #17 posted 06/26/18 6:36pm

RJOrion

feeluupp said:

PLANET EARTH




If a PRINCE album is "boring"... Then there is no need to even consider it a "PRINCE ALBUM". lol




word... i dont like chaos & disorder or gold experience either, but at least theyre not boring... the only thing that gives Planet Earth any reason to stay awake is the great Chelsea Rodgers
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Reply #18 posted 06/26/18 7:41pm

SkipperLove

Rave

Planet Earth

half of symbol

Rainbow Children for lyrical content

I love 3121, the Vault, and much of musicology

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Reply #19 posted 06/26/18 9:57pm

coldasice

AOR
HnR 1
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Reply #20 posted 06/26/18 10:15pm

ludwig

sexton said:

1. HITnRUN Phase One - "Black Muse" is the only song I'd rate 5/5.

Black Muse is on Phase Two


My picks are:

HITnRUN Phase One and AOA. I totally ignore them, and will probably never listem to them again.

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Reply #21 posted 06/26/18 10:48pm

BlueShakooo

SkipperLove said:

Rave


Planet Earth


half of symbol


Rainbow Children for lyrical content



I love 3121, the Vault, and much of musicology


[Edited 6/26/18 19:45pm]


Almost same here.
Still I can listen to the Rainbow Children Album because the music is so great.
[Edited 6/26/18 22:51pm]
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Reply #22 posted 06/26/18 11:07pm

FragileUnderto
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21 nights after show! The one that came with the book.
Heck I'm not even sure if that the correct name, never cared for it
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #23 posted 06/27/18 12:13am

pcowley

Todd968 said:

Prince had many 3-Star albums, some 4-Star, and even a couple 5-Star records.

What would you categorize as his (3) three WORST albums (of widely released material) ? I'm talking records with only 1-2 good songs (at most) that you can listen to on the album?

My List would be:

1. The Vault (worst) a middle finger to WB? I like "there is lonely". On "My lilttle pill" was Prince letting us know back then that he was a pill popper?

2. 20Ten (not far behind) "Sticky Like Glue" was a nice one though.

3. Musicology (subpar) 2 good songs, "Call my name" and "If I was the man in ur life"

[Edited 6/26/18 13:01pm]

I love every single one execpt for N.E.W.S.

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Reply #24 posted 06/27/18 1:45am

Lianachan

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Not in any specific order, but these albums have zero songs I like:



HITnRUN Phase One

Art Official Age

20Ten



Albums with just one or two songs I like are:


HITnRUN Phase Two

Plectrumelectrum

MPLSound

Planet Earth

Musicology

The Rainbow Children

Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic

"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge"" ~ Isaac Asimov
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Reply #25 posted 06/27/18 9:40am

sexton

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ludwig said:

sexton said:

1. HITnRUN Phase One - "Black Muse" is the only song I'd rate 5/5.


Black Muse is on Phase Two


My picks are:

HITnRUN Phase One and AOA. I totally ignore them, and will probably never listem to them again.


Oops. That shows how often I listen to both the HITnRUN albums. I know there is one song on each I like. "X's Face" is the correct highlight for me on Phase One.

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Reply #26 posted 06/27/18 10:02am

PliablyPurple

It's not even close: Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic. I pretend that P recorded and released this while he was sleep walking. It's the only way I could forgive him.

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Reply #27 posted 06/27/18 11:12am

42Kristen

1. The Most Beatiful Girl In The World. I do not understand a word that Prince was singing on the song rolleyes

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Reply #28 posted 06/27/18 11:24am

mdmeridius

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Darshy said:

Todd968 said:

Prince had many 3-Star albums, some 4-Star, and even a couple 5-Star records.



What would you categorize as his (3) three WORST albums (of widely released material) ? I'm talking records with only 1-2 good songs (at most) that you can listen to on the album?



My List would be:



1. The Vault (worst) a middle finger to WB? I like "there is lonely". On "My lilttle pill" was Prince letting us know back then that he was a pill popper?



2. 20Ten (not far behind) "Sticky Like Glue" was a nice one though.




3. Musicology (subpar) 2 good songs, "Call my name" and "If I was the man in ur life"



[Edited 6/26/18 13:01pm]


Weird thread; those are great albums (20ten on rotation this week and absolutely lovin' it) and much better than, say, anything Adele, Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift will ever come up with.

Smh 🙄 flipped off
Must be something in the water we drink.
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Reply #29 posted 06/27/18 11:36am

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I'm not saying its Prince's worst album but i never really understood all the love for The Black Album(minus When 2 are...). I'd take albums like The Vault, MPLSound, and Musicology, any day over TBA.

Anyway, for me, the album i was most disappointed with has to be Rave Un2. I had some serious high hopes for that album and was pretty bummed after hearing it.

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Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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