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Thread started 12/31/21 8:15am

2freaky4church
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I'm starting to really like MPLS Sound.

Decent album. A bit commercial. He was delusional thinking he would have a hit then. But very nice album.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #1 posted 12/31/21 8:25am

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Reply #2 posted 12/31/21 8:56am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Decent album. A bit commercial. He was delusional thinking he would have a hit then. But very nice album.


I wouldn't call it delusional; I believe all artists hope that their next work will be widely accepted. It wasn't that the product wasn't good; it was that he was too good for the times.

I agree. A nice album.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #3 posted 12/31/21 10:22am

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i am not

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Reply #4 posted 12/31/21 10:45am

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i am not



Go and wash out that bloody mouth
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Reply #5 posted 12/31/21 6:13pm

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dance 4 me, here and ole sckool company are classic!

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Reply #6 posted 01/01/22 9:38am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Decent album. A bit commercial. He was delusional thinking he would have a hit then. But very nice album.

And it only took about 12 years for you to come around! lol

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Reply #7 posted 01/01/22 9:40am

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laytonian said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Decent album. A bit commercial. He was delusional thinking he would have a hit then. But very nice album.


I wouldn't call it delusional; I believe all artists hope that their next work will be widely accepted. It wasn't that the product wasn't good; it was that he was too good for the times.

I agree. A nice album.

I mean, I like MPLSound well enough, but come on, let's not delude ourselves... MPLSound has got to be in the lower tier of Prince's work for almost everyone - even those who like it, as I do - .... he was 'too good for the times'? Hmm, not buying that one.

It just wasn't a very inspired album, fun as it is... and he was never going to have a 'hit' with any of those songs.

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Reply #8 posted 01/01/22 10:27am

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I've always been a fan of it, tbh. It might be a kitschy 2000s pastiche of '80s Prince, but it's a *good* pastiche, lol.

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Reply #9 posted 01/01/22 11:45am

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I've always liked it. Well, apart from Chocolate Box, the rest is top notch.

RIP sad
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Reply #10 posted 01/01/22 1:07pm

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Never be another never be another never be another like me
All the songs are great but some of the songs go on for too long and its over kill
"Valentina" is my favorite track from Mplsound
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Reply #11 posted 01/02/22 4:39am

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Late pass granted smile
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Reply #12 posted 01/02/22 7:25am

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I hated this album for years. It was only recently I learned to appreciate it. It's not great, but it's decent.

In fact, I use this album as an example of why I occassionally revisit Prince projects that I hate -- it shows that sometimes I'll change my mind and discover something new to add to my totation.




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Reply #13 posted 01/02/22 8:15am

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I like MPLSound biggrin (There'll Never B) Another Like Me, U're Gonna C Me, Here, Valentina, Better With Time and Ol' Skool Company is my favorite songs on the album smile
Welcome 2 The Dawn
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Reply #14 posted 01/02/22 1:49pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Decent album. A bit commercial. He was delusional thinking he would have a hit then. But very nice album.

Prince's(R.I.P.) LotusFlow3r?MPLSOUND album debut @ NUMBER TWO on the Billboard HOT 100 charts with ONLY ONE RETAILER TARGET.! That was UNPRECEDENTED for an artist that had been in the business OVER THIRTY YEARS @ the time. I call THAT A HIT!!!

The ONLY reason it didn't debut @ number One was because Keith Urban label BOUGHT his sells!!!!


Anywho it reminds me of the launching of LotusFlow3r.com(whom I attended a sneak preview @ the Tavis Smiley benefit show that Prince(r.i.p.) performed@). Then was fortunate to attend the THREE SHOWS IN ONE NIGHT album launching extravaganza @ the then Nokia Center in BEAUTIFUL Downtown LA.


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[Edited 1/2/22 16:02pm]

"That mountain top situation is not really what it's all cracked up 2 B when eye was doing the Purple Rain tour eye had a lot of people who eye knew eye'll never c again @ the concerts.just screamin n places they thought they was suppose 2 scream."prince
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Reply #15 posted 01/02/22 3:17pm

cfluid

I'm glad 2 have this one even though its not a favorite. I listen 2 it every once in awhile. I've always wished that there was more info on it

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Reply #16 posted 01/02/22 3:45pm

LoveGalore

ChocolateBox3121 said:



2freaky4church1 said:


Decent album. A bit commercial. He was delusional thinking he would have a hit then. But very nice album.



Prince's(R.I.P.) LotusFlow3r?MPLSOUND album debut @ NUMBER TWO on the Billboard HOT 100 charts with ONLY ONE RETAILER TARGET.! That was UNPRECEDENTED for an artist that had been in the business OVER FORTY YEARS @ the time. I call THAT A HIT!!!



The ONLY reason it didn't debut @ number One was because Keith Urban label BOUGHT his sells!!!!





Anywho it reminds me of the launching of LotusFlow3r.com(whom I attended a sneak preview @ the Tavis Smiley benefit show that Prince(r.i.p.) performed@). Then was fortunate to attend the THREE SHOWS IN ONE NIGHT album launching extravaganza @ the then Nokia Center in BEAUTIFUL Downtown LA.







?hash=1f29b17adf84bcd097ca556cb8f9bbca





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40 years in 2009?

Your math went the same place the rest of your brain went.
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Reply #17 posted 01/02/22 4:06pm

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Dance 4 Me and No More Candy 4 U are my fav jams on this one.
"I like to watch."
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Reply #18 posted 01/02/22 4:10pm

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LoveGalore said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Prince's(R.I.P.) LotusFlow3r?MPLSOUND album debut @ NUMBER TWO on the Billboard HOT 100 charts with ONLY ONE RETAILER TARGET.! That was UNPRECEDENTED for an artist that had been in the business OVER THIRTY YEARS @ the time. I call THAT A HIT!!!

The ONLY reason it didn't debut @ number One was because Keith Urban label BOUGHT his sells!!!!


Anywho it reminds me of the launching of LotusFlow3r.com(whom I attended a sneak preview @ the Tavis Smiley benefit show that Prince(r.i.p.) performed@). Then was fortunate to attend the THREE SHOWS IN ONE NIGHT album launching extravaganza @ the then Nokia Center in BEAUTIFUL Downtown LA.


?hash=1f29b17adf84bcd097ca556cb8f9bbca


40 years in 2009? Your math went the same place the rest of your brain went.

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"That mountain top situation is not really what it's all cracked up 2 B when eye was doing the Purple Rain tour eye had a lot of people who eye knew eye'll never c again @ the concerts.just screamin n places they thought they was suppose 2 scream."prince
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Reply #19 posted 01/04/22 6:45am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Decent album. A bit commercial. He was delusional thinking he would have a hit then. But very nice album.

Its fine. The sampled Linn Drums that irk me about it instead of it being authentic from the machine itself. Sounds plastic. THere are some good songs though especially Dance 4 Me, Valentina and Old School Company

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Reply #20 posted 01/04/22 7:57am

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didn't someone (john blackwell?) say, a while before it's release that it was a bit like Controversy?

if so, I guess prince changed the tracklist, like with so many projects.

maybe some of those songs were moved over to "20Ten" since some of those do have a BIT of a
Controversy vibe, with some imagination.

still, I like this album for what it is. never really listen to it in full, but love most of it's parts.

Never B Another Like Me
Here
Dance 4 Me
Old Skool Company

No More Candy 4 U

that's some decent songs right there.


...the one who will listen when all others will not....
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Reply #21 posted 01/04/22 10:48am

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MIRvmn said:

I like MPLSound biggrin (There'll Never B) Another Like Me, U're Gonna C Me, Here, Valentina, Better With Time and Ol' Skool Company is my favorite songs on the album smile

Co-sign ! biggrin
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Reply #22 posted 01/04/22 2:10pm

funkycomic

This album is dope!! There is not a bad song on it. Everytime I listen to it I think it should have been a bigger hit.

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Reply #23 posted 01/06/22 6:16am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Decent album. A bit commercial. He was delusional thinking he would have a hit then. But very nice album.

Prince's(R.I.P.) LotusFlow3r?MPLSOUND album debut @ NUMBER TWO on the Billboard HOT 100 charts with ONLY ONE RETAILER TARGET.! That was UNPRECEDENTED for an artist that had been in the business OVER THIRTY YEARS @ the time. I call THAT A HIT!!!

The ONLY reason it didn't debut @ number One was because Keith Urban label BOUGHT his sells!!!!


Anywho it reminds me of the launching of LotusFlow3r.com(whom I attended a sneak preview @ the Tavis Smiley benefit show that Prince(r.i.p.) performed@). Then was fortunate to attend the THREE SHOWS IN ONE NIGHT album launching extravaganza @ the then Nokia Center in BEAUTIFUL Downtown LA.


?hash=1f29b17adf84bcd097ca556cb8f9bbca


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[Edited 1/2/22 16:02pm]


it was a hit but I will remind everyone that The Eagles set the bar for the one retailer with "Long Road out of Eden" in 2007 easily debuting at number one, to date is certified at seven million, technically 3.5 million since it was a double record even though priced as one cd. Eagles going through Walmart and Prince through target.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #24 posted 01/06/22 7:43am

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lastdecember said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Prince's(R.I.P.) LotusFlow3r?MPLSOUND album debut @ NUMBER TWO on the Billboard HOT 100 charts with ONLY ONE RETAILER TARGET.! That was UNPRECEDENTED for an artist that had been in the business OVER THIRTY YEARS @ the time. I call THAT A HIT!!!

The ONLY reason it didn't debut @ number One was because Keith Urban label BOUGHT his sells!!!!


Anywho it reminds me of the launching of LotusFlow3r.com(whom I attended a sneak preview @ the Tavis Smiley benefit show that Prince(r.i.p.) performed@). Then was fortunate to attend the THREE SHOWS IN ONE NIGHT album launching extravaganza @ the then Nokia Center in BEAUTIFUL Downtown LA.


?hash=1f29b17adf84bcd097ca556cb8f9bbca


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[Edited 1/2/22 16:02pm]


it was a hit but I will remind everyone that The Eagles set the bar for the one retailer with "Long Road out of Eden" in 2007 easily debuting at number one, to date is certified at seven million, technically 3.5 million since it was a double record even though priced as one cd. Eagles going through Walmart and Prince through target.

What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

"That mountain top situation is not really what it's all cracked up 2 B when eye was doing the Purple Rain tour eye had a lot of people who eye knew eye'll never c again @ the concerts.just screamin n places they thought they was suppose 2 scream."prince
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Reply #25 posted 01/06/22 8:02am

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I always thought this was the best of the three musically, though lyrically it's definitely the worst.

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Reply #26 posted 01/06/22 8:39am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

lastdecember said:


it was a hit but I will remind everyone that The Eagles set the bar for the one retailer with "Long Road out of Eden" in 2007 easily debuting at number one, to date is certified at seven million, technically 3.5 million since it was a double record even though priced as one cd. Eagles going through Walmart and Prince through target.

What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?


that it was done to great success prior to the Lotus release


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #27 posted 01/06/22 8:44am

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I haven't been able to get into that one...but I am sure I will in time.

I love that about Prince albums...some that wrote off when they first came out will hit me on a future date. Planet Earth has been that album for me ever since I picked up the vinyl copy last year. It's been my go-to for the last few months.

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Reply #28 posted 01/06/22 9:49am

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lastdecember said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?


that it was done to great success prior to the Lotus release

But NOT by a stand alone artist like Prince(r.i.p.). Which makes him unique in an industry that's hard to break through as an independent artist.

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"That mountain top situation is not really what it's all cracked up 2 B when eye was doing the Purple Rain tour eye had a lot of people who eye knew eye'll never c again @ the concerts.just screamin n places they thought they was suppose 2 scream."prince
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Reply #29 posted 01/06/22 11:16am

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Dance 4 Me is the standout track for me. Chocolate Box has some high energy, but the chorus is a bit cringe-y . . . and No More Candy 4 U is fun.

The rest . . . some middle of the road ballads, and Valentina is just plain odd.

Among Prince's Bottom 5 albums. If these songs came from someone else, you would not care for them.

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