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Thread started 09/17/13 1:52pm

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Purple Rain / Around the World in a Day Head to Head

Lets Go Crazy vs Around The World in A Day
Around The world In A Day

Take Me With U vs Paisley Park
Paisley Park

The Beautiful Ones vs Condition Of The Heart
Condition of The Heart

Computer Blue vs Raspberry Beret
computer Blue

Darling Nikki vs Tambourine
Tambourine

When Doves Cry vs America
When Doves Cry

I Would Die 4 U vs Pop Life
I Would Die 4 U

Baby I'm A Star vs The Ladder
Baby I'm A Star

Purple Rain Vs Temptation
Purple Rain
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Reply #1 posted 09/17/13 1:57pm

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Reply #2 posted 09/17/13 2:15pm

NouveauDance

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ThomasBjj said:

Your opinion Vs My opinion

No one cares

It's a discussion forum, the whole point is to discuss our opinions.

Lets Go Crazy vs Around The World in A Day
LGC - It's a classic, I love ATWIAD though.

Take Me With U vs Paisley Park
Paisley Park surely. love

The Beautiful Ones vs Condition Of The Heart
A tie. Condition is one of my all time favourite tracks, but TBO is a classic.

Computer Blue vs Raspberry Beret
computer Blue

Darling Nikki vs Tambourine
Darling Nikki because it's dirty and pops off. Love Tambourine though

When Doves Cry vs America
America. WDC is of course amazing, but America was one of the first tracks that hooked me on to Prince (along with Girls & Boys)

I Would Die 4 U vs Pop Life
Pop Life. Should've been a video for this classic single, it would be remembered a lot more by casual audience if it had.

Baby I'm A Star vs The Ladder
The Ladder. BIAS is a bit of a weak link on PR imo.

Purple Rain Vs Temptation
Purple Rain, of course.

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Reply #3 posted 09/17/13 2:34pm

thisisreece

Lets Go Crazy vs Around the World in a Day: Around the World in a Day

Take Me With U vs Paisley Park: Paisley Park

The Beautiful Ones vs Condition of the Heart: Tie

Computer Blue vs Raspberry Beret: Raspberry Beret

Darling Nikki vs Tambourine: Darling Nikki

When Doves Cry vs America: When Doves Cry

I Would Die 4 U vs Pop Life: Tie

Baby I'm a Star vs The Ladder: The Ladder

Purple Rain vs The Temptation: Purple Rain

Many of them are very very close. However I perfer ATWIAD to PR.

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #4 posted 09/17/13 2:49pm

SpiritOtter

Let's Go Crazy Special Edition (especially the breakdown)

Paisley Park Extended (phenomenal and otherworldly, the seagulls...)

Condition of the Heart (possibly one of his greatest compositions, to my ears)

Computer Blue Extended Version (Hallway Speech and guitar feedback inclusive)

Tambourine (especially the fanmade which brings the drums out even more)

When Doves Cry (I mean, c'mon...)

Pop Life Extended (again, phenomenal and otherworldly...especially the backing girls)

The Ladder (remember that Lovesexy rehearsal, P at the piano...)

Temptation (truly dig the bite of this rousing closer, but yes, Purple Rain should be the winner)

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Reply #5 posted 09/17/13 2:51pm

SpiritOtter

In spite of the above, I still think PURPLE RAIN is the better album, hands down. Go figure!

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Reply #6 posted 09/17/13 3:22pm

V10LETBLUES

I dusted off ATWIAD and threw it in my car, driving around with it for a couple of weeks and it still sounds great after all of these years. The only ones that have not aged very well and were a huge buzzkill for me were the last two tracks. The Ladder and Temptation really kill the joy of it for me. 90's era cringeworthy. They feel completely out of place and seem like they are just clumsily tacked on. But amazingly other than those two tracks, the Album feels really fresh and modern.

[Edited 9/17/13 15:25pm]

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Reply #7 posted 09/17/13 8:08pm

Poplife88

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Lets Go Crazy vs Around the World in a Day: Let's Go Crazy which is one of his classics. Around the World is a great track but not quite the great that is Crazy!

Take Me With U vs Paisley Park: Paisley Park

The Beautiful Ones vs Condition of the Heart: The Beautiful Ones. Of course Condition is very lovely too but not quite the classic that TBO is.

Computer Blue vs Raspberry Beret: Computer Blue

Darling Nikki vs Tambourine: Darling Nikki

When Doves Cry vs America: When Doves Cry

I Would Die 4 U vs Pop Life: Pop Life

Baby I'm a Star vs The Ladder: Baby I'm a Star...I know a lot of people don't like it, but I've always loved it. Total party song that rocks headbang

Purple Rain vs The Temptation: Purple Rain BY FAR. Temptation is one of his weakest songs ever imo.

I like Purple Rain as an album more that ATWIAD as there is not a bad track...it STILL holds up SO well. ATWIAD is great up until the last two tracks where it totally loses steam.

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Reply #8 posted 09/17/13 11:12pm

trax

lets go crazy

paisley park

the beautiful ones

computer blue

darlin nikki

america

pop life

baby im a star

purple rain

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Reply #9 posted 09/17/13 11:59pm

thedance

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indeed 2 very very strong albums.

I can't compare or choose.. wink

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #10 posted 09/17/13 11:59pm

callimnate

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SpiritOtter said:

In spite of the above, I still think PURPLE RAIN is the better album, hands down. Go figure!

Goes to show how great these two albums are, but more importantly, how fantastic the songs are individually. cool

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Head to Head, they could go either way.

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Much like the Otter, I would probably choose more ATWIAD songs, but as an album, PR is a greater record.

wink cool

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Reply #11 posted 09/18/13 12:43am

novabrkr

The songs on Purple Rain in all cases.

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Reply #12 posted 09/18/13 2:11am

7roses

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Lets Go Crazy vs Around The World in A Day
Lets Go Crazy

Take Me With U vs Paisley Park
Paisley Park

The Beautiful Ones vs Condition Of The Heart
The Beautiful Ones

Computer Blue vs Raspberry Beret
Computer Blue

Darling Nikki vs Tambourine
Darling Nikki

When Doves Cry vs America
America

I Would Die 4 U vs Pop Life
I Would Die 4 U

Baby I'm A Star vs The Ladder
Baby I'm A Star

Purple Rain Vs Temptation
Purple Rain

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Reply #13 posted 09/18/13 5:03am

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I actually prefer the whole ATWIAD album to purple rain. I love how kooky it is. Yes even Temptation - geniusly epic finale to the album
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Reply #14 posted 09/18/13 3:15pm

BruthaMoorice

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Lets Go Crazy vs Around The World in A Day

Around The World in A Day


Take Me With U vs Paisley Park
Take Me With U(Take Me With U has grown on me espesh after hearing the Nude version)


The Beautiful Ones vs Condition Of The Heart
The Beautiful Ones

Computer Blue vs Raspberry Beret
Computer Blue

Darling Nikki vs Tambourine
Darling Nikki

When Doves Cry vs America
When Doves Cry

I Would Die 4 U vs Pop Life
I Would Die 4 U

Baby I'm A Star vs The Ladder
Baby I'm A Star

Purple Rain Vs Temptation

Purple Rain

Both great lps, but Purple rains strong tracks are simply masterpieces

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Reply #15 posted 09/18/13 6:56pm

EddieC

Okay, I'll play:

"Let's Go Crazy" (If I let myself use the extended version and one of the unreleased "Around the World"'s, though, it would be closer--I really like the unreleased ATWIAD, and I would probably choose it over the album LGC).

"Paisley Park" (not even close)

"The Beautiful Ones" (I love "Condition of the Heart"--but I've gone on record as saying that TBO is my favorite Prince track)

"Raspberry Beret" (Extended versions would make this one closer, too--and it's very likely that I would choose the full "Computer Blue")

"Tamborine" (This one kind of surprises me. I hadn't ever thought of putting it up against "Darling Nikki" before, but "Tamborine" wins)

"When Doves Cry" (this is way one-sided)

"I Would Die 4 U" (too driving to resist--if it were as long as "Pop Life," it might lose. But it does just what it needs to, and then it's done)

"The Ladder" ("Baby I'm A Star" is functional, but not great--and goes on too long. "The Ladder" is just skewed enough to be classic)

"Purple Rain" (I almost said "Temptation"--I wanted to say "Temptation"--I could, I think, almost, say "Temptation." I mean, it's weird, it's off-kilter, it's runs the gamut of so much of what Prince is, and Prince hasn't ever tried to re-write it and only come up with something much weaker. But then, he has tried multiple times to re-write "Purple Rain" and he's only come up with things that were much weaker, and I guess that kind of shows how strong the first shot at writing it really was.

So--PR 5, ATWIAD 4. And 4 of PR's wins are close ones. As an album length work, though, I gotta go with PR by quite a bit.

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Reply #16 posted 09/18/13 8:20pm

Adorecream

Purple World Rain Day

1. Around the world in a day (Hard, both it and LGC are great openers, but ATWIAD is more adventorous)

2. Paisley Park (Easy, TMWU is the weakest track on PR)

3. Beautiful Ones (Although COH is great too)

4. Raspberry Beret (Another hard one, but RB is pretty much the first Prince song I liked ever)

5. Darling Nikki (By a long shot)

6. When Doves Cry (Again here by a long shot, America is a throw away next to Prince's greatest single ever)

7. Pop Life (Another brilliant jangly hit)

8. Baby I'm a star (Easy)

9. Purple Rain (The ultimate rocker versus a very avearge sex seduction suite.


So thats 4 ATWIAD tracks and 5 Purple Rain, Purple Rain wins by a narrow margin.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #17 posted 09/19/13 3:23am

ksujithkarun

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Lets Go Crazy vs Around The World in A Day
LGC (without a shadow of doubt)

Take Me With U vs Paisley Park
Take me with U

The Beautiful Ones vs Condition Of The Heart
The beautiful Ones (No comparison here)

Computer Blue vs Raspberry Beret
Raspberry Beret

Darling Nikki vs Tambourine
Darling Nikki

When Doves Cry vs America
When Doves Cry

I Would Die 4 U vs Pop Life
I Would Die 4 U

Baby I'm A Star vs The Ladder
Baby I'm A Star

Purple Rain Vs Temptation
Purple Rain

IMO Purple rain as an album is 100 times better than ATWIAD. I never liked ATWAID too much ..

Liv 4 Luv
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Reply #18 posted 09/19/13 11:15am

paulludvig

Surprised that many choose America over WDC (and to a lesser extent that many prefer Computer Blue over Raspberry Beret)

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #19 posted 09/19/13 1:04pm

mushmackalenta

Cool Thread.

Atwiad
take me with u
te beautiful ones
Computer Blue
Tambourine
Wdc
I would die 4u
Baby
purple rain.
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