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Reply #90 posted 10/30/20 5:32pm

slyjackson

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The howlings on Something in The Water are so cringe worthy that it ruins the song for me.

That's one of the elements that makes the song.

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Reply #91 posted 10/30/20 5:33pm

slyjackson

yxl1 said:

"If I was your girlfriend" Princes chipmonk vocals ruins the track

This is just wrong

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Reply #92 posted 10/30/20 6:04pm

RJOrion

slyjackson said:



RODSERLING said:


The howlings on Something in The Water are so cringe worthy that it ruins the song for me.

That's one of the elements that makes the song.




word ... the demonic howlings are the climax of the recording
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Reply #93 posted 10/30/20 8:29pm

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That and My Name Is.


It does sound like a parody "if Prince was a rapper" skit. It was nice to hear him call himself Prince though. P Control on the other hand is ridiculous good fun with a good chorus if you ignore the knick knack paddy wack rest of the song.

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Reply #94 posted 10/31/20 9:39am

slyjackson

RJOrion said:

slyjackson said:

That's one of the elements that makes the song.

word ... the demonic howlings are the climax of the recording

Right?

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Reply #95 posted 10/31/20 10:25am

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The "joke" part on Vicky Waiting. Ruins an otherwise fun track for me.

(and Vicky even didn't laugh at all anyway)

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Reply #96 posted 10/31/20 10:39am

RJOrion

the corny "the dream we all dream of... boy vs girl in the world series of love" bit, on U Got The Look

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Reply #97 posted 10/31/20 11:46am

slyjackson

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the corny "the dream we all dream of... boy vs girl in the world series of love" bit, on U Got The Look

Yeah, that's awaful and what that means anyways.

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Reply #98 posted 10/31/20 4:19pm

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Hot Thing - The lead line is not in key with the bass lick at all, and it totally kills the song for me, live it's not out of key. It's either one of two things, he left the synth on too long and because it's analog it detuned like hell and he just didn't care, or it's a FOML moment where it just fucked up.

Forever In My Life - No need to explain, you know the story, it bugs me and gets on my nerves. The background vocals before the main vocals is very annoying and I'd love to hear the harmonies. So if the multi tracks ever come out....

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Reply #99 posted 10/31/20 4:22pm

haveaglamslam

slyjackson said:

RJOrion said:

the corny "the dream we all dream of... boy vs girl in the world series of love" bit, on U Got The Look

Yeah, that's awaful and what that means anyways.

Sex, he's comparing it to the World Series and the rounds to innings like in Baseball. Im pretty sure

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Reply #100 posted 10/31/20 4:22pm

haveaglamslam

skipthecharades said:

The "joke" part on Vicky Waiting. Ruins an otherwise fun track for me.

(and Vicky even didn't laugh at all anyway)

I find Vicky Waiting to be in the same vain as Dorothy Parker, so I love that weird quirkiness.

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Reply #101 posted 10/31/20 4:28pm

sro100

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Temptation - without all the extra nonsense

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Reply #102 posted 10/31/20 6:23pm

ColinFaconskin

Pope. The chorus is genius, it could almost be as good as 7 but the Bernie samples ruin it for me.
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Reply #103 posted 10/31/20 6:28pm

ColinFaconskin

Also this may be blasphemy but that noise P makes between the guitars and synths in the intro of Doves always makes me think of him wiggling his tounge in a creepy fashion and takes me right out of the song. Still love the rest of it though
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Reply #104 posted 10/31/20 6:34pm

ForceofNature

Any song that has Tony M. as said element

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Reply #105 posted 10/31/20 8:27pm

RJOrion

the recital of "the lords prayer" on "Controversy"
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Reply #106 posted 11/01/20 5:21am

eyewishuheaven

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sro100 said:

Temptation - without all the extra nonsense


Yeah, that type of thing works ONCE. And then after that you're left thinking, "couldn't we maybe have another song right here?"

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #107 posted 11/01/20 6:10am

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The pointless Latin-flavored coda to "Damned If Eye Do".

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The weird, Impressionistic free-form jam at the end of "Holy River". It's like a rough first take that they forgot to edit out of the song.

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Reply #108 posted 11/01/20 10:30am

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GiggityGoo said:

The pointless Latin-flavored coda to "Damned If Eye Do".

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The weird, Impressionistic free-form jam at the end of "Holy River". It's like a rough first take that they forgot to edit out of the song.


A lot of that stuff was likely added to fill out the 60-minute gimmick for each disk. I don't mind the "Damned If I Do" bit, but I'd agree about "The Holy River." (Same for "Planet Earth"'s weird mid-jazzy section.) I think some of the songs on Emancipation are long for the sake of being long and filling out that space, not because it was his vision for the song (like you'd see on 1999).

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #109 posted 11/01/20 11:15am

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P. Control. The word "pussy" in the chorus and end of each verse. This song could've been a hit, if it was called "She's in Control" or something like that. Keep the same song, but wherever he says "pussy control" (chorus, end of each verse), replace it with "she's in control." Suddenly, the song becomes the female empowerment jam that he was trying to create.

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #110 posted 11/01/20 11:34am

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FunkiestOne said:

Eye Hate You - it goes off into that "courtroom" part in the middle and just ruins a great song.



That's why I prefer the radio edit over the album version.
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Reply #111 posted 11/01/20 12:31pm

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Love 2 the 9's except that rap part
Willing and Able except that rap part.
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Reply #112 posted 11/01/20 3:48pm

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funkycat00 said:

FunkiestOne said:

Eye Hate You - it goes off into that "courtroom" part in the middle and just ruins a great song.

That's why I prefer the radio edit over the album version.

That's when it gets good for me.

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Reply #113 posted 11/01/20 4:07pm

jfenster

The truth whole album ...too many sound effects
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Reply #114 posted 11/02/20 2:23am

slyjackson

jfenster said:

The truth whole album ...too many sound effects

Indeed they are awful

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Reply #115 posted 11/02/20 3:18am

slyjackson

RJOrion said:

the recital of "the lords prayer" on "Controversy"

What are you talkin about, that's genius

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Reply #116 posted 11/02/20 3:52am

funkbabyandthe
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Lot of truly weird examples in this post
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Reply #117 posted 11/02/20 6:35am

Vannormal

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Obviously everyone has a different take on what they like or dislike.

And the reactions of liking or disliking parts in a song are to be expected.

It's such an incredible richness that Prince was able to fool around with so much unconventional and even conventional musical ideas.

Yet his music was always so melodic, with simple sometimes even childish choruses, or even whole song structures. But he alwyas was able to hold our focus, to have us gasping/craving for novelties, etc.

But the way he kept on embellishing troughout his whole catalogue with the most inventive and original sounds is breathtaking to me.

Whithout all that, he would've been just another (very good) R'nB artist in my humble opinioin.

He put the bar very high for his competitors, and tried to keep on doing that.

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I clearly remember when I heard '1999' for the very first time, and 'When Doves Cry'.

It all sounded out of this world !

And I regret somehow that I will never be able to go back to that very first feeling.

Or like that small guitar part in 'Shockadelica'. It just hit me with a baseball bat when I played that 12'' for the very frist time.

I know most songs (like most of us) by heart. But i'll never put up Prince music as background music. Never!

I now sparcely listen to those albums I've heard a million times.

Like, listening to those new SOTT releases is starting to get saturated - which I hate of course. wink

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Honestly there are very few songs or parts I truely 'SKIP', even if there are songs i'm not particularly fond of (and there sure are).

Prince to me always has been an 'album artist'. His albums are always such a joyfull ride.

Even the lesser ones. They always had a beginning middle and end, that was thouroughly constructed that way inmho. Filler or no filler. His 'fillers' were still better than on othere people's albums.

And isn't it obvious that a guy with such a tremendous prolific output made some lesses wonderful pieces. The variety of chosen stand out tracks here shows how enormous his range is.

I for one am not a fan of his 90's and later output. But, when I listen to an album, I try to listen from beginning to end, and everytime there is something new to discover. Something i didn't pay that much attention to.

The 'Planet Earth' album for instance. It starts to grow on me.

Same with 'New Power Soul' (don't kill me)... isn't that (positively) weird?! wink

There are still some albums hard to digest (to me) and that's for instance 'Chaos And Disorder' and 'ArtOffical Age' or 'The Symbol Album', but one day something on there will find me and blow me away.

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[Edited 11/2/20 6:43am]

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
And wiser people so full of doubts"
(Bertrand Russsell 1872-1972)
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Reply #118 posted 11/06/20 3:44pm

TraSoul82

Strollin' (album version). It's difficult to take those drums seriously. While I understand that playful randomness can be used to express creative intent, the concept falls flat for me on this endeavor. Live versions of this song with tight drumming are delightful.
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Reply #119 posted 11/09/20 10:10am

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TraSoul82 said:

Strollin' (album version). It's difficult to take those drums seriously. While I understand that playful randomness can be used to express creative intent, the concept falls flat for me on this endeavor. Live versions of this song with tight drumming are delightful.


The drums are my favorite part of that song.


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