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Reply #30 posted 06/06/19 9:18am

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I like it overall

Really enjoy the 3121 era

I wish the concept was more direct

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Reply #31 posted 06/06/19 9:24am

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TrivialPursuit said:

I enjoyed it from the get go. "3121" is a great stand-alone track. The fact that Sonny & Michael played on it make it only better. You can hear it's just a jam underneath (much like he took IGBABN and made it into a song). "Lolita" feels demo-y to me.

3121 - one of the funkier things he'd done in recent years

Lolita - demo-feeling kitschy

Te Amo Corazon - a nice little ballad; beautiful video

Black Sweat - in a minority here but it's my least favorite song. It's screechy and annoying

Incense and Candles - It's okay, nothing special, feels like a cousin to "The Sun, the Moon & Stars", the vocoder effects are a bit blood-curling

Love - a favorite; musically it's a bit thin but perhaps on purpose to show off the lyrics which are great, I really feel that song

Satisfied - one of his better sexy ballads in recent years

Fury - a great song, needed a live "band" take on it (why didn't he record this with Sonny & Michael???)

The Word - a mid-tempo semi-etheral dogma-laced chant; almost comes across as a meditation, not horrible

Beautiful Loved & Blessed - a pretty song, not sure why some fans scoffed at it so much (I remember negativity around a song literally about self-positivity)

The Dance - a much better version than the 2004 NPGMC version

Get On The Boat - musically fun, but lyrically a commercial for his local Kingdom Hall.

Last Prince album that had any enjoyable songs for me. Liked 3121, Beuatiful Loved, and Get On The Boat.

Totally forgot that I also used to dig The Word. May have to revisit this album on tomorrow...

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Reply #32 posted 06/06/19 9:42am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

The WHOLE 3121 concept was incredible! The album, show performances,Vegas run,movie, exclusive hotel & house parties etc. It was FUN TIMES!

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Incredible is probably pushing it, in my estimation, but I do agree with you. That time period is etched in my head because as I said previously, it was around 2006 that I started listening to Prince and 3121 was my first album so I perhaps remember it more vividly than most. And it seemed that every time I seen a story about Prince in the media, the term "3121" was used. By pushing the whole "3121 concept", he created a bit of a buzz. Even other kids in my class, who had never really heard of Prince and would have trouble naming more than 2 songs, knew that 3121 was associated with Prince. Plus, Black Sweat was flavour of the month amongst my classmates for a while too. It just goes to show that even when a lot of his fans had kind of written him off as a legacy act, he was still capable of appealing to a younger demographic and with the right promotion, he could have had many more commercial hits afterwards.

3121 cologne, anyone?
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Reply #33 posted 06/06/19 10:00am

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I got it on day one! I listed to several times... over a few weeks maybe 20 times... I find there are about 5 Prince worthy tracks on it... the others go from good to Meh...

I am not sure I would pay for it again.

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Reply #34 posted 06/06/19 10:16am

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Should have had some extended versions, some remixes & a couple b-sides. It was ripe with possibilities.
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Reply #35 posted 06/06/19 10:36am

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I like 3121.great album a little 2 polished in my opinion , but the songs are good. The album seems like a pop album. not a big fan of Lolita. when i first read the title of Lolita for some reason I expected more. I love the title song, and i think Fury is the best song on the album.

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Reply #36 posted 06/06/19 12:12pm

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EmmaMcG said:



Incredible is probably pushing it, in my estimation, but I do agree with you. That time period is etched in my head because as I said previously, it was around 2006 that I started listening to Prince and 3121 was my first album so I perhaps remember it more vividly than most. And it seemed that every time I seen a story about Prince in the media, the term "3121" was used. By pushing the whole "3121 concept", he created a bit of a buzz. Even other kids in my class, who had never really heard of Prince and would have trouble naming more than 2 songs, knew that 3121 was associated with Prince. Plus, Black Sweat was flavour of the month amongst my classmates for a while too. It just goes to show that even when a lot of his fans had kind of written him off as a legacy act, he was still capable of appealing to a younger demographic and with the right promotion, he could have had many more commercial hits afterwards.

3121 cologne, anyone?


My ex had the cologne. Claimed it was "a gift" but I know he really got it himself. I think he still has the empty bottle. No doubt there's some maniac out there who'd be willing to buy it if he were to sell it on ebay or something.
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Reply #37 posted 06/06/19 12:25pm

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bsprout said:
3121 cologne, anyone?
My ex had the cologne. Claimed it was "a gift" but I know he really got it himself. I think he still has the empty bottle. No doubt there's some maniac out there who'd be willing to buy it if he were to sell it on ebay or something.


I went to Targets and bought what they had. It was on sale. I wore it at times, and used up a bottle. I still think I have another one in storage somewhere.

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Reply #38 posted 06/06/19 12:59pm

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EmmaMcG said:

bsprout said:


3121 cologne, anyone?


My ex had the cologne. Claimed it was "a gift" but I know he really got it himself. I think he still has the empty bottle. No doubt there's some maniac out there who'd be willing to buy it if he were to sell it on ebay or something.


I saw the bottle for sale on the merch stand at the London 21 Nights shows. Of course they were retailing for £31.21, but I was more than a little shocked at the size of the bottle. At first I thought it was a sample bottle as it was so small. Massive rip-off at £31.21.
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Reply #39 posted 06/06/19 1:02pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

The WHOLE 3121 concept was incredible! The album, show performances,Vegas run,movie, exclusive hotel & house parties etc. It was FUN TIMES!

[Edited 6/6/19 7:47am]

Incredible is probably pushing it, in my estimation, but I do agree with you. That time period is etched in my head because as I said previously, it was around 2006 that I started listening to Prince and 3121 was my first album so I perhaps remember it more vividly than most. And it seemed that every time I seen a story about Prince in the media, the term "3121" was used. By pushing the whole "3121 concept", he created a bit of a buzz. Even other kids in my class, who had never really heard of Prince and would have trouble naming more than 2 songs, knew that 3121 was associated with Prince. Plus, Black Sweat was flavour of the month amongst my classmates for a while too. It just goes to show that even when a lot of his fans had kind of written him off as a legacy act, he was still capable of appealing to a younger demographic and with the right promotion, he could have had many more commercial hits afterwards.

rolleyes

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Reply #40 posted 06/06/19 4:03pm

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EmmaMcG said:



My ex had the cologne. Claimed it was "a gift" but I know he really got it himself. I think he still has the empty bottle. No doubt there's some maniac out there who'd be willing to buy it if he were to sell it on ebay or something.


I saw the bottle for sale on the merch stand at the London 21 Nights shows. Of course they were retailing for £31.21, but I was more than a little shocked at the size of the bottle. At first I thought it was a sample bottle as it was so small. Massive rip-off at £31.21.


Good things come in small packages. But as the cologne proves, sometimes bad things also come in small packages.
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Reply #41 posted 06/06/19 4:04pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:



EmmaMcG said:


ChocolateBox3121 said:

The WHOLE 3121 concept was incredible! The album, show performances,Vegas run,movie, exclusive hotel & house parties etc. It was FUN TIMES!


[Edited 6/6/19 7:47am]



Incredible is probably pushing it, in my estimation, but I do agree with you. That time period is etched in my head because as I said previously, it was around 2006 that I started listening to Prince and 3121 was my first album so I perhaps remember it more vividly than most. And it seemed that every time I seen a story about Prince in the media, the term "3121" was used. By pushing the whole "3121 concept", he created a bit of a buzz. Even other kids in my class, who had never really heard of Prince and would have trouble naming more than 2 songs, knew that 3121 was associated with Prince. Plus, Black Sweat was flavour of the month amongst my classmates for a while too. It just goes to show that even when a lot of his fans had kind of written him off as a legacy act, he was still capable of appealing to a younger demographic and with the right promotion, he could have had many more commercial hits afterwards.


rolleyes




A classic KCool eyeroll. Brilliant!!
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Reply #42 posted 06/06/19 4:23pm

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EmmaMcG said:

bsprout said:


3121 cologne, anyone?


My ex had the cologne. Claimed it was "a gift" but I know he really got it himself. I think he still has the empty bottle. No doubt there's some maniac out there who'd be willing to buy it if he were to sell it on ebay or something.


Lolololol...for sure someone will still buy it.
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Reply #43 posted 06/06/19 5:40pm

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I really like it and this it's his best album of the 21st century.

In the album poll I conducted last year, it had an average rating of 7.35/10 from 72 voters, which was enough to place it 18th among the 39 studio albums, so this suggests fans overall consider it a mid-level Prince album.

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Reply #44 posted 06/08/19 8:17pm

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One of my favorite Prince albums. "The Dance", is my favorite song on that album.
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Reply #45 posted 06/08/19 8:28pm

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His 80’s work is the best of course, then the post 2000’s era. I really dislike the 90’s era except for The Truth, Come and a couple of stay things here and there. So I like 3121 ok. Not great, but way better than a 90’s album.
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Reply #46 posted 06/09/19 6:55pm

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Hello. Been lurking here for years, finally signed up a while ago and never posted. Just chiming in 2 the thirty-one-twenny-one discussion.

I dig the album, always have. I got into P late in the game, ca. 2009 and 3121 was amongst my first albums of his. It's far from perfect, but there are some true standouts. My top-of-the-head rundown:

  1. 3121 - brilliant opener that sets a tone that the rest of the album never approaches again. The story behind this song is awesome. Honestly reminds me of Ween.
  2. Lolita - fun, forgetful; fun to sing in the car.
  3. Te Amo Corazon - smooth, sexy, worth it.
  4. Black Sweat - fun, good memories with this song, but not a favorite.
  5. Incense and Candles - meh
  6. Love - my favorite on the album; the message is too good and the simplicity of its music keeps the flow going. Like a bird flying over the hilltops, Love is like the sky u know it never stops~
  7. Satisfied - hot, hot, hot! He played this at the one show I almost caught him at - the last show in TX ca. SXSW Austin some 6ish years ago (along with Xtralovable, my god..)
  8. Fury - was my favorite 10 years ago, and it's raunchy... kind of precludes THIRDEYEGIRL a bit.
  9. The Word - my followup to Love; a bit preachy but I get it P. Bird ain't The Word, The Word is The Word!
  10. Beautiful, Loved, and Blessed - perhaps the biggest underdog for me; it was way down years ago but has jumped way up since he passed.
  11. The Dance - moody; has the same desperation that u get on 'A Million Days'.
  12. Get on the Boat - fun party song... but not a favorite. A necessary, but overboard flip from the somber and rawness of the previous track. Gotta end on a high note!

And das it ya'll! Glad 2 be present finally. PEACE!

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Reply #47 posted 06/09/19 9:26pm

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The Dance. That's what I think of 3121.

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