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Thread started 11/28/12 12:42am

BrazilianOnRas
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Acclaimed P songs you can't seem to care for

We are all Prince lovers, right. I, as many, I believe, like MOST of his work. There's the controversial albums, in which are songs one likes the other doesn't, or songs few seem to care for (like the ones with Tony M rapping all through).

But are there acclaimed (critically or by us fans) songs that you don't seem ever to care for, even if you try?

It takes some nerve to admit it, doesn't it?

Of course opinions change a little or much with time.

I confesss Little Red Corvette and Sign o the Times were two songs that grew a lot on me with time, and now I consider two of his best, although I thought they were simply good at first.

Shame on me, but here are some songs I can't seem to care for:

Let's go crazy

It's not that I don't like it. But it's simply a good song for me. Not a classic. Yes it's rock and roll, it's anthemic, it's exciting, opening show number. I get excited, but I don't think it's that great song it's reputed for.

Sometimes it snows in April

I understand its a slow epic, beautiful mood, beautiful storytelling, hauting melody, but I can't seem to like it. It's too slow and a little tacky for me! I'm not moved by it the way it moves most fans, even though I tried may times.

Hot thing

It's funky, I like the rhythm of it... but the way he sings, I find it so lifeless, too slow, and the lyrics are almost dumb (Barely 21/looking for big fun, Baby you dance so good/Baby I knew you would). I get annoyed by it.

Batdance

It's a collage of many songs (in fact it is), but the result is very unfortunate for me. Can't understand why it was a big hit. It's too MESSY! It seems a remix to promote the album, a medley, not actually a song.

The arms of Orion

A pretty ballad. But it touches the cliche of a hollywood love theme. Almost like it could have been written by David Foster, Diane Warren or someone like that. Or that it could've been the love theme of Batman as sung by Celine Dion. It sounds like "I just cant stop loving you" by MJ. It's kind of tacky for me!

Diamonds and Pearls

It's also pretty ballad. But I keep waiting for it to take off. It seems to be missing something! A pretty ballad, but I won't ever be able to put it in a greatest P ballads playlist.

Incense and candles

Not as acclaimed as the other ones. But 3121 was a well received album. I like the album, but this song sounds too much like rnb radio 2006, in a bad way. It sounds like a pastiche, doesn't have the boldness we recognize in a Prince song. It seems like a generic rnb latin inflected song with a sticky chorus made for radio at the time, and that could be recorded by any generic rnb singer.

[Edited 11/28/12 1:03am]

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Reply #1 posted 11/28/12 1:11am

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I agree with you as far as Diamonds and Pearls and Sometimes it Snows in April are concerned.

For me, Do Me Baby and International Lover would fall into that category as well. They're both a bit overblown for my taste. I'm also not a fan of most of the Black Album, which I'm sure puts me in the minority.

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Reply #2 posted 11/28/12 2:27am

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Housequake. Don't get it, never have, never will.

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All The Critics Love You In New York

Something In The Water Does Not Compute

Not a lover of the Dirty Mind album either.

RIP sad
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Reply #3 posted 11/28/12 3:41am

thedance

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I just hate these kind of threads.

Because I usually heart most of those songs mentioned..

eek

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Reply #4 posted 11/28/12 3:41am

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TheEnglishGent said:

Housequake. Don't get it, never have, never will.

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All The Critics Love You In New York

Something In The Water Does Not Compute

Not a lover of the Dirty Mind album either.

That's it mister, go to your room right now, no supper! mad

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Reply #5 posted 11/28/12 3:52am

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TheEnglishGent said:

Housequake. Don't get it, never have, never will.

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All The Critics Love You In New York

Something In The Water Does Not Compute

Not a lover of the Dirty Mind album either.

Seriously!!!!!! Wow. Music is subjective I suppose.

I've never got DELERIOUS and never will. Just don't get it.

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Reply #6 posted 11/28/12 3:53am

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Purple Rain!!!! I always was and still am a Prince fan in spite of it, not because of it. Doesn't have much in the way of a melody, lyrics aren't the best he ever wrote, guitar solo is hardly the best he ever did, singing oohoohoohoo for ten minutes at a show gets boring, but still... It's his biggest hit and we can't get around it.
I never cared much for Sometimes it Snows in April either until he played a beautiful version in Arnhem. Ah, that was two years ago already! How time flies...
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Reply #7 posted 11/28/12 4:00am

BrazilianOnRas
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xpertluva said:

I agree with you as far as Diamonds and Pearls and Sometimes it Snows in April are concerned.

For me, Do Me Baby and International Lover would fall into that category as well. They're both a bit overblown for my taste. I'm also not a fan of most of the Black Album, which I'm sure puts me in the minority.

I understand it's exaggerated. VERY exaggerated. But I feel an ironic side to Do Me Baby and International Lover. I can dig them.

-Wtv u heard bout me is true,I change the rules n do what I wanna do.[Im n love w God,He's the only way - NOT!]We know we gotta die some day,so Im gon have fun evr MF night!Im gon 2 another life.How bout u?
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Reply #8 posted 11/28/12 4:03am

BrazilianOnRas
pberryBeret

thedance said:

I just hate these kind of threads.

Because I usually heart most of those songs mentioned..

eek

Ok, but c'mon! Do you like every Prince classic/acclaimed song? Aren't there that ones you can't seem to dig/get? Not a SINGLE ONE?

[Edited 11/28/12 4:04am]

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Reply #9 posted 11/28/12 4:06am

BrazilianOnRas
pberryBeret

Dazza said:

TheEnglishGent said:

Housequake. Don't get it, never have, never will.

Automatic

All The Critics Love You In New York

Something In The Water Does Not Compute

Not a lover of the Dirty Mind album either.

Seriously!!!!!! Wow. Music is subjective I suppose.

I've never got DELERIOUS and never will. Just don't get it.

I like all in this list. Specially Something in the water (sheer genius) and Delerious (fun rockabilly, maybe his best rockabilly).
But respect your points.

-Wtv u heard bout me is true,I change the rules n do what I wanna do.[Im n love w God,He's the only way - NOT!]We know we gotta die some day,so Im gon have fun evr MF night!Im gon 2 another life.How bout u?
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Reply #10 posted 11/28/12 4:07am

BrazilianOnRas
pberryBeret

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[Edited 11/28/12 4:08am]

-Wtv u heard bout me is true,I change the rules n do what I wanna do.[Im n love w God,He's the only way - NOT!]We know we gotta die some day,so Im gon have fun evr MF night!Im gon 2 another life.How bout u?
-Im wit u...Ur so cool, evrtg u do is SUCCESS.
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Reply #11 posted 11/28/12 4:11am

BrazilianOnRas
pberryBeret

SuperSoulFighter said:

Purple Rain!!!! I always was and still am a Prince fan in spite of it, not because of it. Doesn't have much in the way of a melody, lyrics aren't the best he ever wrote, guitar solo is hardly the best he ever did, singing oohoohoohoo for ten minutes at a show gets boring, but still... It's his biggest hit and we can't get around it. I never cared much for Sometimes it Snows in April either until he played a beautiful version in Arnhem. Ah, that was two years ago already! How time flies...

Purple Rain!!! WOW that was unexpected!
Yes, the oohoooooo may be boring on record for some, and for many live. I guess it's got the Hey Jude na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na issue.

-Wtv u heard bout me is true,I change the rules n do what I wanna do.[Im n love w God,He's the only way - NOT!]We know we gotta die some day,so Im gon have fun evr MF night!Im gon 2 another life.How bout u?
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Reply #12 posted 11/28/12 4:18am

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BrazilianOnRaspberryBeret said:

The arms of Orion

A pretty ballad. But it touches the cliche of a hollywood love theme. Almost like it could have been written by David Foster, Diane Warren or someone like that. Or that it could've been the love theme of Batman as sung by Celine Dion. It sounds like "I just cant stop loving you" by MJ. It's kind of tacky for me!

I actually love this song. In the early months of me becoming a Prince fan I kept listening to this song a lot. I haven't listened to it for a while, but I still like it. Also, I don't you'll find that The Arms Of Orion isn't really acclaimed. From my experience, most people say it's too cheesy.

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Reply #13 posted 11/28/12 5:03am

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NouveauDance said:

TheEnglishGent said:

Housequake. Don't get it, never have, never will.

Automatic

All The Critics Love You In New York

Something In The Water Does Not Compute

Not a lover of the Dirty Mind album either.

That's it mister, go to your room right now, no supper! mad

lol lol lol

Now you know why I don't have a problem with the new stuff. biggrin

RIP sad
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Reply #14 posted 11/28/12 8:52am

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BrazilianOnRaspberryBeret said:

thedance said:

I just hate these kind of threads.

Because I usually heart most of those songs mentioned..

eek

Ok, but c'mon! Do you like every Prince classic/acclaimed song? Aren't there that ones you can't seem to dig/get? Not a SINGLE ONE?

Ok, I have to tell you, I heart every classic song from Soft & Wet 1978 to Gold in 1995,

And just to mention a song on your list: Batdance is fantastic, I love the rythms, the guitar solo, the actor's dialogue.. great track.

(I don't like Ronnie Talk 2 Russia, but that is not an acclaimed song anyway)

My problems Prince's music began in 1996 with the Emancipation album.

Housequake, this is one of the hottest funk track Prince has ever made.

The Dirty Mind album is classic a 10/ 10, imo.

Let's Go Crazy, this is the finest 12 inch icluding Prince's "colour blind music", the combination of black funk and white rock, I will love LGC, always...

I am never getting tired of those classics. wink

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Reply #15 posted 11/28/12 8:55am

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NouveauDance said:

TheEnglishGent said:

Housequake. Don't get it, never have, never will.

Automatic

All The Critics Love You In New York

Something In The Water Does Not Compute

Not a lover of the Dirty Mind album either.

That's it mister, go to your room right now, no supper! mad

nod that's what i thought disbelief

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Reply #16 posted 11/28/12 9:01am

thedance

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TheEnglishGent:

Please tell you are joking. lol

Those are some very hot Prince tracks.

Housequake

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All The Critics Love You In New York

Something In The Water Does Not Compute

the Dirty Mind album

worship

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Reply #17 posted 11/28/12 9:04am

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BrazilianOnRaspberryBeret said:

SuperSoulFighter said:

Purple Rain!!!! I always was and still am a Prince fan in spite of it, not because of it. Doesn't have much in the way of a melody, lyrics aren't the best he ever wrote, guitar solo is hardly the best he ever did, singing oohoohoohoo for ten minutes at a show gets boring, but still... It's his biggest hit and we can't get around it. I never cared much for Sometimes it Snows in April either until he played a beautiful version in Arnhem. Ah, that was two years ago already! How time flies...

Purple Rain!!! WOW that was unexpected!
Yes, the oohoooooo may be boring on record for some, and for many live. I guess it's got the Hey Jude na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na issue.

me too! I can take it or leave it.

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Reply #18 posted 11/28/12 9:09am

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NouveauDance said:

TheEnglishGent said:

Housequake. Don't get it, never have, never will.

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All The Critics Love You In New York

Something In The Water Does Not Compute

Not a lover of the Dirty Mind album either.

That's it mister, go to your room right now, no supper! mad

And grounded for-friggin'-ever. Geez. disbelief

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Reply #19 posted 11/28/12 9:22am

Stymie

Purple Rain.

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Reply #20 posted 11/28/12 9:46am

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Stymie said:

Purple Rain.

Where did I put that fork...?

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Reply #21 posted 11/28/12 9:55am

Stymie

Genesia said:

Stymie said:

Purple Rain.

Where did I put that fork...?

falloff

I am sorry but I have hated that song since the day I first heard it.

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Reply #22 posted 11/28/12 9:58am

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TheEnglishGent said:

Housequake. Don't get it, never have, never will.

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All The Critics Love You In New York

Something In The Water Does Not Compute

Not a lover of the Dirty Mind album either.

This is exactly the problem with the world today..effa Benghazi issue etc

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #23 posted 11/28/12 10:24am

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Dazza said:

TheEnglishGent said:

Housequake. Don't get it, never have, never will.

Automatic

All The Critics Love You In New York

Something In The Water Does Not Compute

Not a lover of the Dirty Mind album either.

Seriously!!!!!! Wow. Music is subjective I suppose.

I've never got DELERIOUS and never will. Just don't get it.

what is there to get? the music the lyrics?? or is it just a song you don't like

Usually when someone says they don't get something, I'm thinking they don't understand it ?

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Reply #24 posted 11/28/12 10:41am

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[Edited 11/28/12 17:23pm]

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Reply #25 posted 11/28/12 11:41am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Dazza said:

Seriously!!!!!! Wow. Music is subjective I suppose.

I've never got DELERIOUS and never will. Just don't get it.

what is there to get? the music the lyrics?? or is it just a song you don't like

Usually when someone says they don't get something, I'm thinking they don't understand it ?

What is there to understand? The lyrics are nothing, he's just yakking about a dance, they don't speak to me. Honestly, if he churned out lyrics like these today you'd all slaughter him. The music doesn't move me, nothing more to say. In fact, you can put it right there with the other songs where he wants you to do a dance, yep I'm sticking it there with Jughead and Horny Pony.

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Stymie said:

Purple Rain.

hug

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Reply #27 posted 11/28/12 12:27pm

Stymie

banks said:

Stymie said:

Purple Rain.

hug

are you hugging me because you think I'm nuts or because you agree with me? lol

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Reply #28 posted 11/28/12 12:43pm

banks

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Stymie said:

banks said:

hug

are you hugging me because you think I'm nuts or because you agree with me? lol

because i agree

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Reply #29 posted 11/28/12 12:44pm

Stymie

banks said:

Stymie said:

are you hugging me because you think I'm nuts or because you agree with me? lol

because i agree

Hot damn! highfive

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