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Reply #30 posted 05/30/21 9:52am

PJMcGee

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And Money Don't Matter is perfectly boring. Maybe the most boring Prince song. I am befuddled.
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Reply #31 posted 06/03/21 10:14am

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Moonbeam said:

I'll rank and rate them!

Cream: 9.8
Live 4 Love: 9.4
Thunder: 9.2
Willing and Able: 9.1
Gett Off: 8.9
Insatiable: 8.6
Strollin': 8.3
Walk Don't Walk: 7.8
Daddy Pop: 6.4
Diamonds and Pearls: 6.2
Jughead: 6
Money Don't Matter 2 Night: 5.6
Push: 3.6

I'm definitely higher on "Live 4 Love" than most, and lower on "Diamonds and Pearls" and "Money Don't Matter 2 Night" than most.

I have issues with these ratings--Live 4 Love is definitely a 9.5, and Daddy Pop is obviously only a 6.3

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Reply #32 posted 06/03/21 11:24am

steakfinger

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dare i say it? god tier album and the sde is going to be mind blowing.

Agreed.

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Reply #33 posted 06/03/21 11:26am

steakfinger

Here's an unpopular opinion: Insatiable is perfect aside from the awful keyboard horns. That's the only thing I hate about it. If those had been real horns or synth horns not pretending to be real I would give it 5/5. The keyboard take it down to 4.5/5 fopr me. Why does everyone hate that song so much? It not like it's Arm of Orion or something.

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Reply #34 posted 06/04/21 6:45am

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Tier 1 (I really like these songs and listen to them all the time):

1. Willing and Able
2. Live 4 Love
3. Gett Off
4. Strollin'
5. Walk Don't Walk

Teir 2 (I recognize that these are objectively decent song, but they bore me):

6. Cream
7. Money Don't Matter 2 Night

Teir 3 (These are guilty pleasures):

8. Push
9. Jughead

Tier 4 (the rest):

10. Insatiable (as others have mentioned, it rips off earlier, better ballads)
11. Daddy Pop (catchy but dated)
12. Diamonds & Pearls (schamltzy)
13. Thunder (cheesy)





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Reply #35 posted 06/04/21 7:44am

Poplife88

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Gett off

Willing and Able

Cream

Money Don't Matter 2 Night

Thunder

Diamonds & Pearls

Walk Don't Walk

Strollin

Instatiable

Live 4 Love

Push

Daddy Pop

Jughead

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #36 posted 06/04/21 8:02am

RODSERLING

steakfinger said:

Here's an unpopular opinion: Insatiable is perfect aside from the awful keyboard horns. That's the only thing I hate about it. If those had been real horns or synth horns not pretending to be real I would give it 5/5. The keyboard take it down to 4.5/5 fopr me. Why does everyone hate that song so much? It not like it's Arm of Orion or something.



Arms of Orion has a great melody.
It s a lame song, I agree, badly executed and boring to listen to, but the melody is great.
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Reply #37 posted 06/04/21 10:48am

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"The Arms of Orion" is a fucking gem. And every one of you sad sacks know it! lol lol

"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 #38 posted 06/04/21 12:33pm

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Thunder - 6/10
Daddy Pop - 5/10
Diamonds & Pears - 7/10
Cream - 9/10
Strollin' - 6/10
Willing & Able - 5/10
Gett Off - 7/10
Walk Don't Walk - 6/10
Jughead - 1/10
Money Don't Matter Tonight - 8/10
Push - 2/10
Insatiable - 7/10
Live 4 Love - 5/10

Not an album I'd go out of my way to listen to. It's got a few good songs on it but it's probably in my bottom 5 Prince albums. The Tony M rapping and Rosie Gaines wailing ruin it for me.
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Reply #39 posted 06/04/21 5:38pm

fortuneandsere
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Review songs out of 5. Then you won't be so out when you get it wrong. smile



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Reply #40 posted 06/06/21 12:38am

CAL3

Some are on point but some are just soooo wrong.
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Can’t skip pointing out yet again that D&P is one of the weakest albums of his career. For many reasons. They said, I find it plays better in 2021 than it did in 1991. Also, many reasons behind that.
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1) title track - never would’ve thought that 30 years ago, but this has survived the best-crafted song on the album and a deserved classic.
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2) INSATIABLE - slept on this for many years, but now I see it as a song to get get absolutely lost in. Sumptuous. Luxuriant. Sexy AF. Damn near the best cut on the record.
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3) Gett Off - this probably SHOULDN’T have aged as well as it has, but it is still a JAM!! Wish the longest version was on the album (could’ve cut some of the weakest filler, see below)
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4) Cream - not a great song, just hard to ignore due to its mainstream popularity, it’s a fine cut that is pretty catchy and stands out on an overall bland album
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5) Willing and Able - damn, if ONLY the video version was on the album, but still this a worthy inclusion, not QUITE as generic and derivable as some of what is below
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6) Jughead - yes, putting this right about halfway— sue me. I’ll win because the defense need only point to the extreme FONKINESS of the NPG as a band. I don’t love Tony’s rapping but this shiz is a pure GROOVE if you pay attention to the relentless music
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7) Strollin’ - depending on my mood any given day, or how could move up a notch or two, someone called it underrated and I would agree.
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8) Push - I used to skip this almost every time, but now I groove on this almost as much as Jughead. It’s a throwaway, but it’s fun and I’ll take it over what’s below
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9) Walk Don’t Walk - the whole car horn thing totally tripped my trigger as a kid, seemed so novel and fresh - and I guess it was/is, but for some reason I’m annoyed by it. And the song itself is faceless.
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10) Thunder - opening cut?? Really?? There’s an A.I. project that recently constructed “new” songs by Nirvana, Jimi, The Doors, and other out of commission acts. If this song didn’t already exist, it’s probably what the A.I. generator would’ve come up with for Prince.
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11) Money Don’t Matter Tonight - sooooo uninspired, there’s about a dime’s width of difference between the verses and the chorus, and that sameness just creates a plodding bore. Lameness in pretty much every way possible and I really could flip a coin between it and the next on the list.
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12) Daddy Pop - so disposable and generic, it really DOES NOT even sound like a Prince song. This could’ve been any pop/R&B act of the era. It sucks not because it is unlistenable- but rather because it sounds like so little effort was put into it’s basic competency
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13) Live 4 Love - WTF? I mean, W… T… ACTUAL… F???? A cacophony of clashing sonic elements paired with lyrical gibberish. It’s all so unpleasant, overproduced and hookless. One of the worst songs he ever chose to release.
I’ve been informed that my opinion is worth less than those expressed by others here.
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Reply #41 posted 06/06/21 1:07am

lion88

1. Cream (9/10)
2. Diamonds & Pearls (8/10)
3. Gett Off (8/10)
4. Money Don't Matter 2Nite (8/10)
5. Insatiable (7/10)
6. Willing & Able (7/10)
7. Strollin' (6/10)
8. Thunder (6/10)
9. Daddy Pop (6/10)
10. Walk Don't Walk (5/10)
11. Live 4 Love (5/10)
12. Push (3/10)
13. Jughead (3/10)

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Reply #42 posted 06/07/21 6:57am

CAL3

PJMcGee said:

And Money Don't Matter is perfectly boring. Maybe the most boring Prince song. I am befuddled.

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Speak on it!
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I’ve been informed that my opinion is worth less than those expressed by others here.
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Reply #43 posted 06/07/21 8:22am

FunkJam

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1. Cream
2. Willing and Able (tough choice between this and Cream for #1)
3. Diamonds and Pearls
4. Live 4 Love
5. Daddy Pop
6. Thunder
7. Insatiable
8. Strollin'
9. Money Don't Matter 2 Night
10. Walk Don't Walk
11. Gett Off
12. Push
13. Jughead


D&P is one of my favourites. More consistent than most albums. The first 10 on my list I can listen to all the way through with no issue.

"Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system" - Bruce Lee
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Reply #44 posted 06/08/21 4:49am

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STROLLING was my favorite on the album!

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Reply #45 posted 06/08/21 4:59am

PJMcGee

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FunkJam can't listen to Gett Off?
Has the world gone mad?
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Reply #46 posted 06/08/21 8:51am

FunkJam

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PJMcGee said:

FunkJam can't listen to Gett Off? Has the world gone mad?



It's been mad since day 0! biggrin
I don't know, this track just is kinda meh. The vocals are mostly dull and the lyrics just make my eyes roll. The maxi single tracks that use the same beat are much more interesting! The "Flutestramental" versiion I can get along with though.

"Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system" - Bruce Lee
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Reply #47 posted 06/08/21 11:41am

PJMcGee

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U should change your name to FluteJam.
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Reply #48 posted 06/08/21 4:53pm

FunkJam

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PJMcGee said:

U should change your name to FluteJam.


disbelief lol
[Edited 6/13/21 5:38am]
"Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system" - Bruce Lee
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Reply #49 posted 06/10/21 12:56pm

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1. Thunder
2. DP
3. Gett off
4. Live 4 love
5. Willing & Able
6. Money Don't Matter 2 Night

I don't like the other tracks, it's my weakest p album. Strollin is okay
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Reply #50 posted 06/12/21 11:32pm

JUNKIE

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First P album I ever bought, aged 13.


Think it was the last album that had great choices for singles.



1. Gett Off


2. Cream


3. Money Don't Matter 2 Night


4. Willing and Able


5. Thunder


6. Diamonds and Pearls


7. Strollin'


8. Daddy Pop


9. Walk Don't Walk


10. Push


11. Live 4 Love


12. Insatiable


99. Jughead.




I think you have over rated Jughead.
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Reply #51 posted 06/13/21 5:39am

FunkJam

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JUNKIE said:

phunkymunky said:
First P album I ever bought, aged 13.
Think it was the last album that had great choices for singles.

1. Gett Off

2. Cream

3. Money Don't Matter 2 Night

4. Willing and Able

5. Thunder

6. Diamonds and Pearls

7. Strollin'

8. Daddy Pop

9. Walk Don't Walk

10. Push

11. Live 4 Love

12. Insatiable

99. Jughead.

I think you have over rated Jughead.

Actually, I think YOU have!

"Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system" - Bruce Lee
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