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Thread started 09/13/14 7:37pm

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Scale of 1 to 10 - your sense of anticipation for new albums?

Mine is 2. Have virtually no expectations for these releases. neutral

Purple Rain Reissue - 7. Could go either way until more detailed info is released.
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Reply #1 posted 09/13/14 7:40pm

Stymie

I have no sense of excitement for either of the new albums. A glimmer of hope for the PR remaster ONLY if it has bonus material.

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Reply #2 posted 09/13/14 7:40pm

Stymie

I have no sense of excitement for either of the new albums. A glimmer of hope for the PR remaster ONLY if it has bonus material.

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Reply #3 posted 09/13/14 8:10pm

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10. I'm really looking forward to hearing them.
There's Joy in repetition
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Reply #4 posted 09/13/14 9:04pm

xpertluva

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5. It would probably be higher if I hadn't heard so much already.

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Reply #5 posted 09/13/14 9:25pm

1contessa

Honestly, about a 2.

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Reply #6 posted 09/13/14 9:27pm

blackwell1

Art Official Age - 8 to 10

Plectrum Electrum - 7 to 9.

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Reply #7 posted 09/13/14 9:28pm

blackwell1

Duplicate post.

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Reply #8 posted 09/13/14 10:14pm

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Stymie said:

I have no sense of excitement for either of the new albums. A glimmer of hope for the PR remaster ONLY if it has bonus material.

dido to this

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Reply #9 posted 09/13/14 11:08pm

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I love Clouds, therefor my expectations are rather high to Art Official Age.. about 8,

I still haven't heard 1 good song from 3rdeyegirl, about 2 or 3.

the Purple Rain remaster... maximum expectations 10.

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Reply #10 posted 09/13/14 11:44pm

Romeoblu

Having already heard 5 songs from Art Official Age is making me less excited as there will be less new stuff to ear. However so far from what I've prepared I think it maybe his best album in a long time. So 8/10

Again with Plectrum already heard quite a bit, can't wait to get a good sounding copy of FunknRoll. 7/10
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Reply #11 posted 09/14/14 7:23am

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Let's say 5/10. None of the new songs are really great, or even good, the best ones, Clouds & Breakdown are okay, but I would like to hear them within the context of the album. I mean the Prince album, I think I'll forget about the 3rdEye one...
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Reply #12 posted 09/14/14 7:43am

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10. New Prince joints in cd quality.

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Reply #13 posted 09/14/14 8:29am

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AOA: 10
PE: 7
Any news at all please anything anything about PR remaster: 11
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Reply #14 posted 09/14/14 10:03am

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Reply #15 posted 09/14/14 10:20am

Bambi82

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AOA 9/10.. higher if he hasn't put so much out already

PE 8/10 Like more of what I've heard from AOA so far. Heard part of WOW.. I think it's going to be the standout track.

Everybody stop on the 1...GOOD GOD! Uhh!
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Reply #16 posted 09/14/14 10:50am

funkomatic

All the songs I've heard are sort of middle of the road, so...it's a 10, clearly! razz

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Reply #17 posted 09/14/14 11:55am

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Reply #18 posted 09/14/14 2:13pm

bigd74

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overall about a 8.5 - 9

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Reply #19 posted 09/14/14 3:02pm

JoeTyler

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5 out of 10 for the music; I expect decent-competent-professional, yet totally forgettable new songs, pop-modern R&B-commercial funk-a couple of soul ballads-some mainstream rock, etc. you name it, but not enough to make me excited...btw, could gibve two turds about "the other band" album...no more Elixers, please... confused

10 out of 10 in terms of promo-media circus-business: Prince back with Warners??? Prince releasing his music like a NORMAL artist again????? maybe a PROPER world tour??? ARE YOU F KIDDIN' ME? excited biggrin

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Reply #20 posted 09/14/14 5:38pm

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I'm not anticipating PR30 and although it's supposedly announced, I find it hard to imagine that Prince will not want to be hands on for the remaster since he was the producer of the record. That probably means he'll want to redo it in some way and even if that flies, I'm not anticipating I'd want the replacement version. Besides, it would be, perhaps, the most unnecessary remaster as that album was produced mixed and mastered really brilliantly (I've only ever heard vinyl).

As for the others, I'm pretty much like y'all. The momentum seems to be lacking at this point. If somebody had offered me a copy of Plectrum Electrum at the back of one of the gigs at Camden, they'd be armless now but, as it is, if I forget to come back in to the org after next week, I'll probably end up missing the releases entirely.

In 'radio' times now seemingly far off, where you'd actually hear Prince records on the radio, especially new ones, there was no question of this happening. If it did, b some quirk of fate, then there'd be a video to catch. None of these things are likely to happen.

So tomorrow when I forget the interwebs were ever invented (I've done this every Monday since 1998), I'll probably also forget....erm...I've forgotten

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Reply #21 posted 09/14/14 6:44pm

livewire

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AOA: 10/10 -- I'm crazy excited for this album! I play Clouds, Breakdown, U Know and BCW back-to-back a few times daily and they sound awesome together. Hearing them somewhat in context (Clouds/Breakdown are together on the album and so are U Know/BCW) has made me love each song individually even more. I've also heard the low quality rip of What It Feels Like that's around and I like it quite a bit as well. As it stands now, AOA is looking like it might rank in my top 15 Prince albums ever (and maybe higher depending on what's to come).

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PlecElec: 7/10? 6/10? -- This one is tough to call. I'm kinda "meh" on Pretzelbodylogic and Fixurlifeup. Whitecaps is really pretty and the performance is heartfelt but it doesn't quite come together in the end. Still, I love rock Prince and I always expected to be gaga about this album when it was only theoretical. We'll see when it comes out, obviously, but right now I'm so excited by the potential of AOA that PlecElec is almost an afterthought to me.

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Reply #22 posted 09/14/14 8:24pm

1contessa

If people are already playing the songs, what's there to anticipate? The internet has spoiled everything, nothing is a surprise anymore! You can hear things and purchase them even before they are to "come out". That's why people aren't excited about anything anymore for more than 2 minutes, before they move on and are looking for the next thing to interest them. It's sad!

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Reply #23 posted 09/15/14 1:12am

breakbeat

2. I think I've heard enough of the songs to know they'll get a couple of listens when I first get them, then probably never be played very much again.

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Reply #24 posted 09/15/14 2:11am

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1contessa said:

If people are already playing the songs, what's there to anticipate? The internet has spoiled everything, nothing is a surprise anymore! You can hear things and purchase them even before they are to "come out".

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25 years ago albums were often premiered on radio days or weeks before the release. I had taped at least half the tracks from D&P from a radio premiere a week or so before the release (yes, an offficial one, sanctioned by Warners) and was dumbfounded at how bad they were; I was hoping the other half of the album contained "the good stuff".

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In Holland, SOTT was actually leaked weeks before the release when someone discovered that the CD of one artist they'd bought didn't contain the album they expected, but unknown music which turned out to be SOTT. A radio show was handed this mispressing and played several tracks, angering the radio station that was going to have the official premier of the album a day or so later.

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Reply #25 posted 09/15/14 2:53am

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2. the tracks just have the x-factor yet.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #26 posted 09/15/14 3:47am

Adorecream

4 - Heard half of the songs already and have some idea the rest will sound similar. neutral

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Purple Rain reissue - 9 hoping for a huge remastering and bonus goodie blowout fest here. And also because that other classic Warner Brothers albums may get the same treatment. biggrin

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #27 posted 09/15/14 4:03am

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Adorecream said:

Purple Rain reissue - 9 hoping for a huge remastering and bonus goodie blowout fest here. And also because that other classic Warner Brothers albums may get the same treatment. biggrin

PR is rehash with three unheard 'new' songs at most. (that is my feeling, not even a gamble)

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #28 posted 09/15/14 4:14am

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I have a $120 music store voucher.

Ive been saving it for the PR re-issue and nothing else! biggrin

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Reply #29 posted 09/15/14 4:32am

Stranger

Art Official Age - 6-8 I think. Quite like most of what I have heard with Clouds as a solid favourite. So good to great but lack of real gems hinders it from a 10

Plectrum Electrum - 4-5, potentially six when saved by 'Wow'. There is something good in all heard track but they seriously suffer from some cheesy juvenile lyrics and lack of subtlety, ie the silly shouting/chorus of Pretzel.. and Fixyour.... Whitecap is musically very pleasing to the ear and I also think Hannah does a good job, but I can's help it could be beter vocally

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