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Reply #150 posted 07/22/21 6:52am

djfine

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Four stars (out of five) from The Guardian "the best album of his last two decades":


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jul/22/prince-welcome-2-america-review

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Reply #151 posted 07/22/21 7:16am

Number23

djfine said:

Four stars (out of five) from The Guardian "the best album of his last two decades":



https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jul/22/prince-welcome-2-america-review



Mm. No.
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Reply #152 posted 07/22/21 7:19am

antonb

Where would you put it? Along side lotus flower? Or a bit lesser?
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Reply #153 posted 07/22/21 7:22am

Romeoblu

djfine said:

Four stars (out of five) from The Guardian "the best album of his last two decades":



https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jul/22/prince-welcome-2-america-review




Nice to read such a positive review.The podcast has me desperate to get my hands on this.

A shame the reviewer slags off 3121 and Lotusflower

Which are damn fine album.
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Reply #154 posted 07/22/21 7:33am

Number23

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Where would you put it? Along side lotus flower? Or a bit lesser?

Music’s utterly subjective obviously, but to my ears, Lotus is a more interesting, fulfilling and gratifying artistic expression. As is Art Official Age. As is 3121. You’re going to get folk being highly critical due to their own expectations - and Prince himself warned us about the danger of those expectations continually. His own fault for setting such a high bar in the 80s where he was clearly the greatest recording artist that ever existed. You’re never going to get what you want if we keep comparing, although it’s the natural thing for the brain to do. This isn’t Parade. This isn’t Lovesexy. This isn’t The Gold Experience. This isn’t The Rainbow Children. It’s Welcome 2 America, and should be approached on that basis, and taken on its own terms. It’s essentially Prince trying out a new band. It’s funky, very interesting in places and playfully ‘deep’ (as deep as Prince gets anyway) but is essentially a homage to 70s black music and seeing as he didn’t continue the creative relationship with musicians on it and shelved the album, it tells you something perhaps. But I don’t want to dampen excitement - many people here will absolutely love it. Like I said earlier, I’ll post an in-depth analysis - not review because I hate that term - on Monday morning.
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Reply #155 posted 07/22/21 7:33am

antonb

yep the review loses some of its power because of those comments, but How cool to think a pretty new Prince album is coming next week.! And its good!

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Reply #156 posted 07/22/21 7:58am

Number23

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yep the review loses some of its power because of those comments, but How cool to think a pretty new Prince album is coming next week.! And its good!


Of course it’s good’ They’re all objectively ‘good’ - Prince was a world class musician, your ears might not like some of his sonic choices but, I would argue objectively even, none of it was of a poor standard. The argument I suppose lies in understanding which songs Prince was most engaged or inspired. But even uninspired Prince is, at the very least, always interesting if you know what you’re listening to. My perception is that the more you bring to the table with Prince, the more knowledgeable musically you are, you more you notice what makes him special. He could be generic, sure, but usually only when he was doing a genre exercise. Most of Prince’s output is, speaking comparatively while held up to his peers, is very unusual indeed. Particularly his vocal harmonies, which will one day perhaps attract just as much attention as his guitar playing. And that’s not even mentioning his production and arranging abilities which were not only off the scale, but almost alien in approach - he seemed to be born naturally aware of how the human ear consumes and digests soundwaves and the subsequent emotions they can invoke. He was a master of sound. Most if not all of his output warrants study - but if you have him compartmentalised in your head as a specific type of musical artist then you will inevitable be disappointed in his output at times.
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Reply #157 posted 07/22/21 8:02am

antonb

ok chill out! I can enjoy every prince record, just like you seem too. I mean its looking like a good prince album that I will like alot. Dont need a lecture!

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Reply #158 posted 07/22/21 8:06am

Number23

antonb said:

ok chill out! I can enjoy every prince record, just like you seem too. I mean its looking like a good prince album that I will like alot. Dont need a lecture!


Sorry mate, get carried away sometimes. thumbs up!
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Reply #159 posted 07/22/21 8:11am

antonb

No worries. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it.

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Reply #160 posted 07/22/21 11:40am

SoulAlive

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SoulAlive said:


I just listened to “Hot Summer” on YouTube.I think it’s just OK….nothing special.



you hadn't heard it the first time round? lol



Nope…this is my first time hearing it.Fir me,it is truly a “new” song
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Reply #161 posted 07/22/21 11:49am

ThirdStrike

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One question: have we entered into leak airspace yet??
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Reply #162 posted 07/22/21 12:54pm

Farfunknugin

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“Hot Dumpster Fire”
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Reply #163 posted 07/22/21 1:49pm

Marco81

ThirdStrike said:

One question: have we entered into leak airspace yet??

I'd assume that would be around mid next week...

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Reply #164 posted 07/22/21 5:20pm

TraSoul82

Hot Summer reminds me of a Saved By The Bell "Zack Attack" music break.
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Reply #165 posted 07/23/21 10:19am

lustmealways

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album just leaked

is what i would say if it did. but it didn't so don't even fucking ask. forget about it, forget i said anything. we will wait until july 30th and that's that.

[Edited 7/23/21 10:30am]

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Reply #166 posted 07/23/21 10:29am

antonb

yep and i just said i will watch last 3 lokis with my daughter! bugger!

[Edited 7/23/21 10:30am]

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Reply #167 posted 07/23/21 10:34am

Romeoblu

I agreed to a game of Tennis with my son.

Thankfully he agreed to wait until tomorrow morning. Just about to press play on my first listen.
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Reply #168 posted 07/23/21 11:13am

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Let us know what you think.

On hearing the snippets from the podcast today, I can't wait to hear the full album.
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Reply #169 posted 07/23/21 11:27am

udo

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lustmealways said:

album just leaked

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Y E S ! ! ! !

Sounds OK so far...

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #170 posted 07/23/21 11:27am

udo

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ThirdStrike said:

One question: have we entered into leak airspace yet??

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Y E S

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #171 posted 07/23/21 11:34am

Romeoblu

After one listen my first impressions is that it's a strong album and definitely worthy of release.

The girls vocals are featured very heavily across the album
In this respect it does sound like a follow up to 20ten.

Highlights for me were 1000 light years, Check The Record, Yes and One day we'll all be Free.

One day we'll all be Free has a big Sly and The Family Stone vibe. As does Yes.

I much prefer this version of When She Comes. No accordion.

It hangs together really well as an album.

I do think it will grow,second listen to Running Game just now and I enjoyed it more.

Really thankful to be able to have this album.

Thanks Prince.
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Reply #172 posted 07/23/21 11:37am

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He sounds so inspired! Loving the sound. 1010 is fuckin sick.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #173 posted 07/23/21 11:40am

antonb

up to 1000 years , enjoying it so far.

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Reply #174 posted 07/23/21 11:44am

Romeoblu

Stand Up and B Strong seems to be a bad rip. There is a jittery noise in the background.

On second listen this another highlight. Great guitar solo
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Reply #175 posted 07/23/21 11:56am

themanfromnept
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Uh, When She Comes is... is...

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Reply #176 posted 07/23/21 11:58am

antonb

check the record is my jam. just wanted it to go on about 5 mins longer

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Reply #177 posted 07/23/21 11:59am

MIRvmn

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biggrin

Welcome 2 The Dawn
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Reply #178 posted 07/23/21 12:00pm

themanfromnept
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SchlomoThaHomo said:

He sounds so inspired! Loving the sound. 1010 is fuckin sick.

+1

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Reply #179 posted 07/23/21 12:01pm

LILpoundCAKE

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RINTINMFTIN eek

If U're lookin 4 dirt look in Ur own back yard - Plant some Peace Flowers in Ur warzone so I can fire my bodyguards.
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