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Reply #90 posted 02/26/18 6:51pm

214

stpaisios said:

Btw, Prince's late tune Dear Mr. Man is reminiscent of Can't Strain My Brain

How come?

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Reply #91 posted 02/27/18 12:43am

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My favourite album was always Lovesexy, but i come to realise i listen to Parade much more...so...



1. Prince - Lovesexy/ Parade


2. Janet - Rhythm Nation


3. Michael Jackson - Bad


4. George Michael - Faith


5. Massive Attack - Blue Lines



I'm really an 80's child lol




You can come to my house and listen to music anytime because that's basically my 80s right there thumbs up!
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Reply #92 posted 02/27/18 2:09am

stpaisios

214 said:

stpaisios said:

Btw, Prince's late tune Dear Mr. Man is reminiscent of Can't Strain My Brain

How come?

Maybe its just me. Of course its not similar, but it has something around the main melody that reminds me of that SlyStone's classic. Try to listen more closely.

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Reply #93 posted 02/27/18 2:48pm

214

stpaisios said:

214 said:

How come?

Maybe its just me. Of course its not similar, but it has something around the main melody that reminds me of that SlyStone's classic. Try to listen more closely.

On a second thought you might be right. I hear some similarities.

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Reply #94 posted 02/28/18 1:31am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Never Mind the Bollacks is the perfect fuck u album.

not by a long shot. pretentious incosistent wannabe garbage. I've tried to listen to this utter shite once, maybe twice, those 60 minutes of my life I wasted I will never get back

give me the Clash all the way

Ideally speaking, the President of the United States and the dumbest person in the country would be two different people. Oh well.... money can't fix stupid
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Reply #95 posted 02/28/18 8:34am

namepeace

214 said:

namepeace said:



SOTT and Talking Book wouldn't because there are other works from the respective artists that are even more well-thought-of. Like Purple Rain and Songs In The Key Of Life.

In my opinion neither of them are better than the former albums. Perhaps you could make the case about PR being better than SOTT, however SITKOL is not as cohesive sound and lyrical wise as Talkin Book.


Well, SOTT and TB are in my 5, so clearly I agree they're the better albums than PR and SITKOL respectively.


I said PR and SITKOL are more well-thought of, meaning, more people think those albums are the definitive albums from Prince and Stevie, which overshadows the albums you and I think are better.

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Reply #96 posted 02/28/18 8:35am

namepeace

Cinny said:

namepeace said:


a top 5 is a personal choice.


Here's my top five:

Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain

Janet Jackson - Control

MC Lyte - Eyes On This

Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life

Hole - Live Through This




cool

[Edited 2/26/18 12:16pm]


Solid list. Eyes On This doesn't get enough love. Lyte was one of the great MC's of her era.

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Reply #97 posted 02/28/18 2:24pm

214

namepeace said:

214 said:

In my opinion neither of them are better than the former albums. Perhaps you could make the case about PR being better than SOTT, however SITKOL is not as cohesive sound and lyrical wise as Talkin Book.


Well, SOTT and TB are in my 5, so clearly I agree they're the better albums than PR and SITKOL respectively.


I said PR and SITKOL are more well-thought of, meaning, more people think those albums are the definitive albums from Prince and Stevie, which overshadows the albums you and I think are better.

Sorry I misunderstood you.

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Reply #98 posted 02/28/18 3:13pm

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RJOrion said:

214 said:



2freaky4church1 said:


You should all have Stevie in your top 5. The great song writer ever.



That's Dylan not Stevie, as great as He is, He hasn't got the depth of Dylan's writing.




as great as some of Stevie Wonder's songs are written, and with all due respect to his amazing voice, the music on his albums didnt always move me... too soft at times...no edginess...rarely funky... too sweet...


You Haven't Done Nothin', Living For The City, Jesus Children Of America, Front Line, and of course Superstition, there are definitely some hard hitting edgy funky songs in his discography.
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Reply #99 posted 02/28/18 4:45pm

Dasein

stpaisios said:

J.C. Bach - Passio Domini nostri J.C. secundum Evangelistam Matthæum BW 244

R. Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen WWV 86

Sly Stone - Small Talk

Prince - The Rainbow Children

Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk


Great list.

The reason why I don't include classical music in my lists is because there are usually too many
recordings for one piece. So which individual album do you prefer for Wagner and Bach? I mean,
otherwise, my list would be:

Parade - Prince
Brilliant Corners - Monk
Late String Quartets - Beethoven
Die Zauberflote - Mozart
Tristan und Isolde - Wagner

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Reply #100 posted 02/28/18 7:01pm

ea1313

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Prince - Lovesexy

The Creatures - Anima Animus

Lydia Lunch - 13.13

Fangoria - Policromía

Björk - Post

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Reply #101 posted 02/28/18 7:34pm

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BombSquad said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Never Mind the Bollacks is the perfect fuck u album.

not by a long shot. pretentious incosistent wannabe garbage. I've tried to listen to this utter shite once, maybe twice, those 60 minutes of my life I wasted I will never get back

give me the Clash all the way

Pretty much yeahthat. NMTB has a couple cool songs but IMHO, the Sex Pistols are highly overrated.

And as far as my top 5, I'm still thinking about it. The only group/Album that i can for sure say that is in my top 5 (besides some Prince albums), is Black Sabbath. And the album is Heaven and Hell.

[Edited 2/28/18 19:41pm]

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #102 posted 03/01/18 9:31am

namepeace

214 said:

namepeace said:


Well, SOTT and TB are in my 5, so clearly I agree they're the better albums than PR and SITKOL respectively.


I said PR and SITKOL are more well-thought of, meaning, more people think those albums are the definitive albums from Prince and Stevie, which overshadows the albums you and I think are better.

Sorry I misunderstood you.


No problem, the distinction did need to be made!

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Reply #103 posted 03/01/18 10:24am

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I always said if I were stranded on a deserted island and all I got are five albums, I want these:

  1. Adriana Evans, self-titled
  2. Groove Theory, self-titled
  3. Living Colour, Vivid
  4. Prince - Sign O the Times
  5. Sade - The Best of Sade
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Reply #104 posted 03/01/18 12:20pm

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1. Heart Don't Lie

2. Imagination

3. He's My Brother

4. Startin' Over

5. The Motown Anthology

6. Bad Girl

7. LaToya's next album

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Reply #105 posted 03/01/18 1:58pm

stpaisios

Dasein said:

stpaisios said:

J.C. Bach - Passio Domini nostri J.C. secundum Evangelistam Matthæum BW 244

R. Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen WWV 86

Sly Stone - Small Talk

Prince - The Rainbow Children

Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk


Great list.

The reason why I don't include classical music in my lists is because there are usually too many
recordings for one piece. So which individual album do you prefer for Wagner and Bach? I mean,
otherwise, my list would be:

Parade - Prince
Brilliant Corners - Monk
Late String Quartets - Beethoven
Die Zauberflote - Mozart
Tristan und Isolde - Wagner

Mentioned album by Wagner 'The Ring' is seen as one big piece/cycle, so i listen it as individual album. When it comes to recordings of both composers that can vary from Otto Klemperer to Karl Richter etc. But I found myself listening most of Wagner's Ring Cycle by famous Joseph Keilberth in 1955.

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Reply #106 posted 03/01/18 5:33pm

67Cadillac

Purple Rain
Born to Run
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Abbey Road
(Tie) Quadrophenia / Sticky Fingers
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Reply #107 posted 03/01/18 9:56pm

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I've been thinking about this list for days. I tried doing just 5 but i couldn't. It just didn't feel right within my soul. biggrin Also, i didn't list any Prince. He probably would have taken up the whole thing.



In no particular order...




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And i guess if it was a life and death thing and i absolutely could only pick 5, my choices would be Marvin Gaye, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Black Sabbath, and King Crimson.


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Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #108 posted 03/02/18 7:23am

fortuneandsere
ndipity

At least 3 would be prince albums


Purple Rain

Parade

Controversy


Prince (eponymous)

Sign

Lovesexy

Batman



also honorable mentions to


The Beatles - Revolver

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper

Sly and the Family Stone - Stand!

Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All

REM - Reckoning

REM - Fables of the Reconstruction

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead

The Stone Roses

The Boo Radleys - C'mon Kids

Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World

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Reply #109 posted 03/02/18 7:39am

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ndipity

214 said:

2freaky4church1 said:

You should all have Stevie in your top 5. The great song writer ever.

That's Dylan not Stevie, as great as He is, He hasn't got the depth of Dylan's writing.


His best 5 albums are inferior to Dylan's, Zappa's, Bowie's imo.

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Reply #110 posted 03/02/18 7:41am

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ndipity

RJOrion said:

214 said:

That's Dylan not Stevie, as great as He is, He hasn't got the depth of Dylan's writing.

as great as some of Stevie Wonder's songs are written, and with all due respect to his amazing voice, the music on his albums didnt always move me... too soft at times...no edginess...rarely funky... too sweet...

Sometimes Stevie forgets harmony and the result is barf

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Reply #111 posted 03/02/18 10:16am

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In no special order:

  • The Hissing of Summer Lawns - Joni Mitchell
  • Axis - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Games, Dames & Guitar Thangs - Eddie Hazel
  • 1999 - Prince
  • Swingin' Easy - Sarah Vaughan
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future...
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Reply #112 posted 03/02/18 11:58am

namepeace

fortuneandserendipity said:

214 said:

That's Dylan not Stevie, as great as He is, He hasn't got the depth of Dylan's writing.


His best 5 albums are inferior to Dylan's, Zappa's, Bowie's imo.


Care to elaborate? I'd like to hear more on this take.

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Reply #113 posted 03/02/18 2:27pm

214

fortuneandserendipity said:

214 said:

That's Dylan not Stevie, as great as He is, He hasn't got the depth of Dylan's writing.


His best 5 albums are inferior to Dylan's, Zappa's, Bowie's imo.

I don't agree.

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Reply #114 posted 03/02/18 2:27pm

214

fortuneandserendipity said:

RJOrion said:

214 said: as great as some of Stevie Wonder's songs are written, and with all due respect to his amazing voice, the music on his albums didnt always move me... too soft at times...no edginess...rarely funky... too sweet...

Sometimes Stevie forgets harmony and the result is barf

Would you mind to give some examples?

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Reply #115 posted 03/03/18 12:03am

2045RadicalMat
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Wow...pretty narrow choices

expected more deep cuts and or misunderstood masterpieces


I'll try initial 5 maybe i would save in a fire
then add another five like the rest of u cheaters


Alice Cooper - Love It To Death
Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe - Barcelona
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight
Stevie - Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants (just something magical about this one)
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny

Further cheating list

James Taylor - Greatest Hits
Killing Joke - Pandemonium
Gil Scott Heron -Winter In America (it was hard to narrow down one GSH album)
Faith no More - King For A Day Fool For a Lifetime
Beatles - Revolver (barely edges Rubber Soul)

And if i had an eleven it'd be Black Sabbath - Sabotage or Never Say Die tied with prince (Self Titled?)

So difficult
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Reply #116 posted 03/03/18 12:05am

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

Wow...pretty narrow choices expected more deep cuts and or misunderstood masterpieces I'll try initial 5 maybe i would save in a fire then add another five like the rest of u cheaters Alice Cooper - Love It To Death Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe - Barcelona Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight Stevie - Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants (just something magical about this one) Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny Further cheating list James Taylor - Greatest Hits Killing Joke - Pandemonium Gil Scott Heron -Winter In America (it was hard to narrow down one GSH album) Faith no More - King For A Day Fool For a Lifetime Beatles - Revolver (barely edges Rubber Soul) And if i had an eleven it'd be Black Sabbath - Sabotage or Never Say Die tied with prince (Self Titled?) So difficult

thumbs up!

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #117 posted 03/03/18 5:44am

Dasein

All you homies posting 172 albums are definitely cheating. The fun part of this thread is
taking all of your favorite 172 albums and condensing it down to five. So, anybody can list
13 of their favorite albums - it takes work and thought and effort to whittle it down to 5!


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Reply #118 posted 03/03/18 10:35am

luvsexy4all

Dasein said:

All you homies posting 172 albums are definitely cheating. The fun part of this thread is
taking all of your favorite 172 albums and condensing it down to five. So, anybody can list
13 of their favorite albums - it takes work and thought and effort to whittle it down to 5!


prince albums shouldnt be included...this is non prince music forum

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Reply #119 posted 03/03/18 12:58pm

2045RadicalMat
tZ

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Dasein said:

All you homies posting 172 albums are definitely cheating. The fun part of this thread is
taking all of your favorite 172 albums and condensing it down to five. So, anybody can list
13 of their favorite albums - it takes work and thought and effort to whittle it down to 5!



How did you know i started with 172 albums?
- amazing.
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