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Reply #150 posted 09/18/14 5:00pm

Askani

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the beginning and the end seem kind of tacked on, but other than that, I dig it. at least it's not a mid-tempo ballad. for a change.

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Reply #151 posted 09/18/14 5:01pm

IstenSzek

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i just want it to leak over the weekend because i could really use

a little pick me up right now and listening to a new prince album

is always nice. i don't mind a crappy sounding leaked version. it

will keep me occupied until the actual release.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #152 posted 09/18/14 5:02pm

thisisreece

I actually like this from about the 2:35 mark, much better than the preview led me to believe. The 3rdeyegirl version is better, but still, it's one of the best from AOA yet.

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #153 posted 09/18/14 5:05pm

dadeepop

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Now that I've heard the entire track:

It has that Batdance "what-the-eff-is-this-do-I-like-it-yes-I-think-I-love-it" controlled chaos sound. And it certainly sounds very different than the PE version, so mission accomplished there. Also I'm a sucker for any Camille song. Confession: If I was drunk at a club and this came on I would lose my shit. (I said if I was drunk.) Conclusion: Two Purple Thumbs Up.

"The password is what."
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Reply #154 posted 09/18/14 5:16pm

Superconductor

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This is rubbish music!!

Nobody would waste their time listening to this if it wasn't branded as Prince.

...every night another symphony...
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Reply #155 posted 09/18/14 5:20pm

2020

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Ok finally heard it and very underwhelmed. I totally think like others this is a total Josh remix. It just is kinda boring until the cool ending starts. That's the only reason I listened again. Why not put the radio version on AOA? Seems to make more sense to me but this is Prince we're taking about. However I can also see how it fits the overall by of the album.

The ending saves this song IMO from being a complete bore. The ending kind of reminds me of Loose in a good way!

The only misstep at the end is the "ouch" during the killer solo...odd as the lasers ... Bring back the elephants smile
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Reply #156 posted 09/18/14 5:25pm

thedance

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Superconductor said:

This is rubbish music!!

Nobody would waste their time listening to this if it wasn't branded as Prince.

yeahthat U are right.. terrible.. cry

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #157 posted 09/18/14 5:26pm

IstenSzek

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2020 said:

Ok finally heard it and very underwhelmed. I totally think like others this is a total Josh remix. It just is kinda boring until the cool ending starts. That's the only reason I listened again. Why not put the radio version on AOA? Seems to make more sense to me but this is Prince we're taking about. However I can also see how it fits the overall by of the album. The ending saves this song IMO from being a complete bore. The ending kind of reminds me of Loose in a good way! The only misstep at the end is the "ouch" during the killer solo...odd as the lasers ... Bring back the elephants smile [Edited 9/18/14 17:21pm]

oh, now you're making me want to listen to "Funky Design" smile

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #158 posted 09/18/14 5:44pm

KingSausage

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TheEnglishGent said:



IstenSzek said:




Aerogram said:


It's the Art Official version. There's going to be a dichotomy between the two versions and this one sounds right for the record. I am big on both versions just like I liked both RnR versions.



As for Josh, people complain for years Prince doesn't work with another producer and the minute he does, it's all the other person's work? I don't buy it.




if anything, it's interesting to see what the end result is when he gets


someone else in to do a lot of the production.


so i don't see it as 'this is shit because josh produced it'. at least it's


different. and i'm curious how it all works as an album.


/


another thing i'm liking this far about this album is that most of the


songs we've heard have a "WTF?" moment. the vocals at the end of
Breakfast, the 'interlude' on Clouds and this last minute or so on the


AOA version of FunknRoll (even the idea that U Know is bacically an


entire fundament by someone else, rebuilt into a prince tune). there


are curveballs, i like that.


/


well except for the lasers in Breakdown, that was a curveball that


hit me right in the middle of the face lol





This is all sensible. Josh can't be blamed if I don't like it, at the end of the day Prince must be happy with it or he wouldn't have put it out there. So there it will stand with the rest of his work. It's going to be very interesting listening to it as an album. And it is good that Prince is doing something different and not just cruising.



It won't be boring. That's the worst offense for Prince. I found Planet Earth and MPLSound incredibly boring. So pedestrian. It seems like AOA really will be something unique. Also, with lasers.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #159 posted 09/18/14 5:49pm

KingSausage

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thedance said:



Superconductor said:


This is rubbish music!!


Nobody would waste their time listening to this if it wasn't branded as Prince.






yeahthat U are right.. terrible.. cry



Hey, I thought you were all Mr. Positivity McPositive.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #160 posted 09/18/14 5:55pm

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I like it better on third listen; I'm also interested to see how this song works together with the others as a whole.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #161 posted 09/18/14 6:00pm

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It is an absolute insult to his entire back catalogue! It's utter shite.

Yeah, there is nothing like it in his catalogue.....because he never used to dumb himself down completely and 100% follow a trend. This is chart wanting, trend following music...period. Nothing more to it. It sounds like all the polluted mess on the charts that is messing up our ears. He has stooped the lowest he has ever with this project and these kids he is now obsessed with.

The mid-life Crisis Xperience.

This Post is produced, arranged, composed and performed by WetDream
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Reply #162 posted 09/18/14 6:04pm

luvsexy4all

not likin it

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Reply #163 posted 09/18/14 6:06pm

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OH my. The G-Man loves it. So much to say about this one. There are elements and sections where I am hearing the perfect blend of classic Prince and "updated firmware" Prince. It gets pretty sublime when those synths and guitar/synth lead hit near the end, especially with the proper Prince scream, at the perfect point. Very Gary Numan-ish at one point, as well.

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DOPE.

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"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #164 posted 09/18/14 6:09pm

Giovanni777

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...and if this is an mp3, it will spark and sizzle when I roll the CD.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #165 posted 09/18/14 6:11pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Its FINALLY on Itunes for those that preordered IT to download 4 FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like the new trendy Hip Hop prince biggrin

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #166 posted 09/18/14 6:11pm

1725topp

I like it. It's fun and funky.

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Reply #167 posted 09/18/14 6:27pm

Giovanni777

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Why does the majority here assume that Josh produced this album? Where has this been stated as fact? Show me the credits.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #168 posted 09/18/14 7:31pm

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Yeah c'mon let's funk... Let's roll....everybody's loving this rock n' roll

Siiiiigh. Who even says rock n' roll anymore

Lose that stupid as chipmunk voice.... Oh forget it the song sucks. When I listened to this I had the same feeling I had over 20 years ago when I listen to New Power Generation for the first time

Corny!!
Dance... Let me see you dance
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Reply #169 posted 09/18/14 7:56pm

MilkSode

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It's kind of growing on me but I wish it had a little more crunch with his guitar. Interested in seeing how the entire album sounds.

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Reply #170 posted 09/18/14 8:22pm

ludwig

TheEnglishGent said:


Here's a question though. If this wasn't Prince, would we ever give it a second spin?

No. And I'm not sure if I want to hear it again, just like I didn't listen to Jughead and 199 The New Master more than twice.

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Reply #171 posted 09/18/14 8:22pm

SoulAlive

hmmm I'm thinking that this song is one of the filler tracks on the album.It's nothing to write home about.

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Reply #172 posted 09/18/14 8:23pm

SoulAlive

Alexandernvrmind said:

Yeah c'mon let's funk... Let's roll....everybody's loving this rock n' roll Siiiiigh. Who even says rock n' roll anymore Lose that stupid as chipmunk voice.... Oh forget it the song sucks. When I listened to this I had the same feeling I had over 20 years ago when I listen to New Power Generation for the first time Corny!!

I agree.The whole thing sounds corny and outdated.

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Reply #173 posted 09/18/14 9:15pm

Superconductor

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Giovanni777 said:

Why does the majority here assume that Josh produced this album? Where has this been stated as fact? Show me the credits.

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It said so in the original press release when the pre-order started. Can't find it right now, but found these. Where else would they've got it from?

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http://blog.bklyn.de/2014...rdeyegirl/

"Later this month, Prince will release two albums on the same day, one solo LP entitled ‘Art Official Age’ and ‘Plectrum Electrum’ with his band 3rdEyeGirl. ‘Art Official Age’ is produced and arranged by Prince and Joshua Welton. "

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https://www.jbhifi.com.au...ge/621291/

"Art Official Age' is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton."

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https://twitter.com/JOSHUAWORLD

"Happily Married/Singer/ Songwriter/ Musician/Dancer/Engineer/Producer/ 3RDEYEGIRL/NPG/PRINCE"

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baron3121 tweeted and Joshuaworld retweeted "FUNKNROLL [ REMIX]" AVAILABLE NOW 2 ALL OF THOSE WHO PREORDERED via / "

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http://www.noise11.com/ne...s-20140826

"The descriptions of the albums from Warner Brothers:

"ART OFFICIAL AGE is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton (@joshuaworld)."

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http://www.rollingstone.c...e-20140825

"Art Official Age is being billed as "classic Prince," since it was produced, arranged, composed and performed by the musician (alongside singer-songwriter Joshua Welton)."
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etc etc

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Reply #174 posted 09/18/14 9:19pm

Superconductor

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KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Its FINALLY on Itunes for those that preordered IT to download 4 FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like the new trendy Hip Hop prince biggrin

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And it is now also officially on youtube so anybody can .... it for free.

...every night another symphony...
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Reply #175 posted 09/18/14 10:07pm

stesa

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Wow everybody! Towards the end, this song becomes great!

Pleasant surprise this morning at breakfast!

greetings from Belgium (7am)

smile

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Reply #176 posted 09/18/14 10:54pm

todesm

This is the version of the snippet played over PA in Antwerp earlier thid year. Looooove it biggrin
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Reply #177 posted 09/18/14 11:02pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Superconductor said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Its FINALLY on Itunes for those that preordered IT to download 4 FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like the new trendy Hip Hop prince biggrin

.

And it is now also officially on youtube so anybody can .... it for free.

Wonder why he would cut on sales like that?

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #178 posted 09/18/14 11:06pm

mushmackalenta

Loving this.

Best appreciated played loud over a good system.

This Album is going to be strong, very strong.
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Reply #179 posted 09/18/14 11:12pm

livewire

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I love this song. Prince is crushing it with all of the tracks from AOA. I'm so stoked to hear the full album in sequence. It's sounding like a late-career classic to me.
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