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Thread started 04/03/04 10:44pm

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Weakest track on Musicology?

What song is the weakest in your opinion? For me it is the man in your life song, it's just not jivin with me. I absolutely love every other song on the album though. I think there are potentially some very strong hits on this one, assuming everything comes together, which it just may this time. Shapin up to be a very positive year for P. biggrin
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Reply #1 posted 04/03/04 10:51pm

Anxiety

i like "if i were the man in ur life", but it's the one song i couldn't hum for ya if you asked...i enjoy it when i hear it, but it seems to go in one ear and out the other for some reason.
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Reply #2 posted 04/03/04 11:07pm

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loved the first two tracks so far...i have to warm up to the rest...
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #3 posted 04/03/04 11:11pm

FABpolska

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"ON THE COUCH" I just can't stand it anymore!!!!!
Ain't that a bitch?
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Reply #4 posted 04/03/04 11:13pm

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leadline said:

What song is the weakest in your opinion? For me it is the man in your life song, it's just not jivin with me. I absolutely love every other song on the album though. I think there are potentially some very strong hits on this one, assuming everything comes together, which it just may this time. Shapin up to be a very positive year for P. biggrin


Personally I think If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life is one of the strongest songs on the album. I would pick that as the next single. It's catchy and funky and would work perfectly on radio. Dear Mr Man is less suitable as a single but is possibly the best track on the album in general.

The weakest track in my opinion is probably Illusion Coma Pimp Circumstance. It's really annoying! Call My Name has no personality and is just a run-of-the-mill prince ballad, so I guess that's the runner up.
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Reply #5 posted 04/03/04 11:16pm

JonSnow

life o' the party by a wide margin, IMHO

after that, i'd have to go w/ Call my Name. it's been done before, and better, by P. In fact, i think U Make My Sunshine is far superior.
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Reply #6 posted 04/03/04 11:19pm

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"call my name" is an odd one... pretty cool at the beginning and then it getting worse and worse.
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Reply #7 posted 04/03/04 11:29pm

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The car stereo is usually my way of finding out which songs i like, as some songs have to grow on me -call my name- , some songs start to irritate -cinnamon girl- etc...

The song i wish i never burnt onto the cd is life o' the party, which just sounds like a drum machine exercise leading nowhere..it's not silly enough -like tambourine- nor is it aggressive enough -like the tick tick bang demo- the vocal intro should've been left off, the middle bit takes to long to kick in and the horn lines are dull..

can anyone convince me to listen to it again?
I feel pretty, that's enough
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Reply #8 posted 04/03/04 11:37pm

JonSnow

servantsofpuas said:

The car stereo is usually my way of finding out which songs i like, as some songs have to grow on me -call my name- , some songs start to irritate -cinnamon girl- etc...

The song i wish i never burnt onto the cd is life o' the party, which just sounds like a drum machine exercise leading nowhere..it's not silly enough -like tambourine- nor is it aggressive enough -like the tick tick bang demo- the vocal intro should've been left off, the middle bit takes to long to kick in and the horn lines are dull..

can anyone convince me to listen to it again?



you're dead on right. also - has anyone read the vapid lyrics? especially the first verse. i mean, come on.

to me Life o' the Party is an inane re-write of the far superior Play in the Sunshine. New Power Soul was filled with similar material.
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Reply #9 posted 04/04/04 12:04am

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"Serventsofpuss" that's a nice breakdown of Life "O" The Party. I agree, the song lacks edge - it's neither whimsical (a la Tambourine) nor as vital and hard hitting (a la la la Housquake) as it should be - have you heard "Blow My Mind" on the "Clones" Neptune CD? Snoop's on the mike - the beat is strikingly similar to the thudding bass drum of Life O the Party.

Getting back to the thread, despite my agreement with “serventsofpuss” I actually like Life O the Party and I think all the references to New Power Soul are unfair. Life O the Party has more feeling and soul than any track on NPS. So I just gots to go with the kitsch of Cinnamon Girl. It's the only track on the entire record where I feel like P is reaching for something that just aint there. A vacuous melody and weak self-conscious "pop" lyrics.
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Reply #10 posted 04/04/04 12:07am

joshmos

IF I...DUNH! DUNH! Was the..DUNH! DUNH! Man In UR Life...

That's my song! #1 for me right now, but comin' up fast is "Cinammon Girl". That knocks me out. It just grows and grows, a percolatin' rocker. He doesn't do enough of this genre for me, but we usually seem to get one per album. Like "So Far, So Pleased" on Rave, or "I Like It There", "Dolphin" or it even has a kinda "Holy River" vibe.

I REALLY, REALLY like this album. It's the first in a LONG time that is growing on me everday.

Oh yeah..."Life o the Party" is WEAK. Like "Hot 4 U" or "We March". I do dig it live, tho. Like P said, this is to be a companion of the live show to some extent. I hope he palys more tracks from it as the tour goes on!
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Reply #11 posted 04/04/04 12:51am

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Any true funkateer would say Life O the Party is THE jam on this album. It is the only one that provides the sheer viseral groove thrill of P classics from Sexy Dancer to Head to Let's Work to DMSR to Girls and Boys to Housequake to Rockhard in a Funky Place to new Power Generation to Gett Off to The Max to Race to Return of the Bump Squad to Billy Jack Bitch to Hide the Bone to Shockadelica to Scarlet Pussy to Face Down to Pretty Man to Daisy Chain to Push It Up to Radical Man 2045 to Family Name ... Life O the Party is infectious and has a seriously thumping rhythm. How can anyone dis the one track on Musicology that seriously brings the fonky heat? The female vocal works great on the track, a bit of a throwback to P-Funk, and P's vocals are twistedly cool and soulful. If there has been a better funk track released since TRC, I would like to know about it!

Can I get an amen from the real funkateers out there?

Peace,
Scott
If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #12 posted 04/04/04 1:01am

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Amen. Life O the Party is thumping. And how, as someone up here posted, is it a rewrite of Play in the Sunshine? The two tracks are nothing alike. Some yall may need to go back to the basics (e.g. Funkadelic, JB, Ohio Players, Sly, and Curtis) to get your funk sensors in order.
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Reply #13 posted 04/04/04 1:15am

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The more I listen to Musicology, the more I seem to dislike it...and God knows I try to like it...the songs are too derivative for me...
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #14 posted 04/04/04 1:21am

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...and the album ended weakly...
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #15 posted 04/04/04 1:49am

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Its a toss up between Life O the Party and Man in your Life, still I find them both listenable. This IMO is a really good album ,well balanced its the first in a long time that I actually say I like to listen to it and not just one or two tracks.Its also not as embarressing as some of the recent albums. Shame it aint doing it for you rainbowchild.
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Reply #16 posted 04/04/04 1:56am

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Scratch the tracks I've just chosen , the worst by far for me has to be What Do You Want Me To Do ,Its just proprer elevator music or the type you find on late night tv when its showing you the jobs on teletext.
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Reply #17 posted 04/04/04 1:57am

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To me it's obvious: Life O' The Party is the weakest track by far.

And don't talk about 'true funkateers' to me. I love funk, but there's nothing funky about a lame computer beat with no melody, insanely stupid lyrics, a horrible vocal performance by Candy and Prince giving us more of his pseudo-raps.
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Reply #18 posted 04/04/04 3:02am

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Xpertlover said:

To me it's obvious: Life O' The Party is the weakest track by far.

And don't talk about 'true funkateers' to me. I love funk, but there's nothing funky about a lame computer beat with no melody, insanely stupid lyrics, a horrible vocal performance by Candy and Prince giving us more of his pseudo-raps.


Cringe-inducing!! Out of 5 stars, I'll give Musicology only 3 stars!!
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #19 posted 04/04/04 3:09am

Stax

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Cinnamon Girl
a psychotic is someone who just figured out what's going on
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Reply #20 posted 04/04/04 4:14am

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I like The Marrying Kind least... But it's still good. cool

This is trully one incredible album. Laid-back, decent, this is not Prince trying to live up to his former work, it's just a collection of good rock-soul-funk songs. I love it! headbang
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Reply #21 posted 04/04/04 5:36am

riverdean7

i say every song is shit
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Reply #22 posted 04/04/04 5:55am

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rainbowchild said:

loved the first two tracks so far...i have to warm up to the rest...



he's coming around. "Rainbow Children Rise..." music
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Reply #23 posted 04/04/04 5:57am

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There are 2 flawed tracks on "Musicology" (LOTP) and (Call My Name). I think another jamming ass song like "Loose" or even a complete song like "Life of the Party" metamorphs into towards the end (the part when the song completely changes beat) would definitly work and instead of a slow song like "Call my Name"

I would have loved a slow song in the vein of say "When 2 R In Love", a highlight for me from both "Black" and "LoveSexy". I love "SOTT" most of all in the Prince catalogue, but I always found that it's flawed songs were "Slow Love" and "Play in the Sunshine" (My definition of flawed: is the songs I skipped the most) not saying that I did not totally like either, but they just did not hit me as the others did. (Just like the 2 new ones don't) A double LP would make up for this.
Almost every Prince LP of note has these "two songs" for me tho. "1999" had "All the Critics..." and "Free", Controversy had "Ronnie Talk.." and "Annie Christian" etc
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Reply #24 posted 04/04/04 6:25am

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Okay... I know somebody is going to have me banned for the following.

I despise Reflection. To me it sounds like his recent trademark: the last track has to be whimiscal and uplifting. Except it goes no where. Don't get me wrong. I like the lyrics, it's just the music is hideous. If was accoustic - ala Welcome to the Dawn- or orchestrated, I would like it more. The music does not fit with the imagery of the lyrics.

This is tied with On the Couch which is just down right grating.

YEt, I will gie this album sometime. As usual, some songs require a particular mood to truly appreciate it.
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Reply #25 posted 04/04/04 6:57am

Reece

I have to agree with the overall tone here of most of the coments, Musicology doesn't blow me away. On a positive note, it grows on me each time I listen. I think part of the frustration is that we all want P come with the real-frickin deal!!!

As a musician myself, I can fully appreciate the notion of being true to my ear, and or true to my work. Having said that, I've written songs in just about every gerne imaginale so again, I can fully relate to the "quirky songs."

Now, having said that, there is a proper time and place for everything. When it's time to Jazz out, jazz out. Or, when it's time to go mellow, do the damn thang. But when it's time to bring it, (such as an album that marks your return to the spot light, or the world wide stage) you gotta bring it. I mean, you gotta brrriiiiing that shit! OK, I'm done...Musicology the single is so fucking funky. If only he had kept the pace..

Reece
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Reply #26 posted 04/04/04 7:33am

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"life o' the party".
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Reply #27 posted 04/04/04 8:19am

Voog

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Although there's not really a song that I dislike on this album, I think my least favorite would have to be "Cinnamon Girl".
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Reply #28 posted 04/04/04 9:02am

Anxiety

hilton02895 said:

Okay... I know somebody is going to have me banned for the following.

I despise Reflection. To me it sounds like his recent trademark: the last track has to be whimiscal and uplifting. Except it goes no where. Don't get me wrong. I like the lyrics, it's just the music is hideous. If was accoustic - ala Welcome to the Dawn- or orchestrated, I would like it more. The music does not fit with the imagery of the lyrics.

This is tied with On the Couch which is just down right grating.

YEt, I will gie this album sometime. As usual, some songs require a particular mood to truly appreciate it.



BANNED!!!!! lol

Kidding...I like Reflection (and is it just me, or is it "fuller" sounding than on the mp3 we got last year?), but there are times when I feel that song can wear out its welcome.

My favorites and least-favorites change with each listen to Musicology. I just think it's a really strong and consistent Prince album, for a change.
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Reply #29 posted 04/04/04 9:20am

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On the Couch no contest.

I love Life O the Party, it's just a fun song. Every song doesn't have to be this big statement or new direction in music does it? Lighten up.
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