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Thread started 09/17/15 9:36pm

mydrawers

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Hitnrun vs Newpower soul?

Do you find these two albums similar musically?

Anyways which one is better?
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Reply #1 posted 09/17/15 9:37pm

Taurus

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The one and wasted kisses are better than anything on the new cd.
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Reply #2 posted 09/17/15 9:39pm

mydrawers

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Taurus said:

The one and wasted kisses are better than anything on the new cd.
Thank you do you think they have a similar vibe?
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Reply #3 posted 09/17/15 10:46pm

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Kinda but hitnrun has better production and all the songs are good on hitnrun .there's only 4 good songs on newpowersoul
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Reply #4 posted 09/17/15 10:49pm

feeluupp

Strange comparison...

NewPower Soul:

The One

Wasted Kisses

Come On

HitnRun:

Hardrocklover

1000 X's & O's

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I prefer NewPower Soul eek

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Reply #5 posted 09/17/15 11:21pm

MIRvmn

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NPS is much better smile
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Reply #6 posted 09/17/15 11:38pm

Rebeljuice

I dont see any similarity in style at all. But HNR is a much better listening experience. NPS used to be the floater in Prince's catalogue that just wouldnt flush away, but over the years he has managed to out-do himself and added turds even more buoyant and unflushable - Im specifically thinking of MPLS, PE and PE. Im at least liking the new direction he is taking, even if the execution isnt quite there yet.

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Reply #7 posted 09/17/15 11:40pm

databank

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There's no contest as far as I'm concerned: Newpower Soul is one of my favorite Prince albums (I'm not a McCartney/Springsteen fan, I'm a funkateer, remember lol ) and I find it VASTLY superior to Hitnrun.

I was actually listening to the Tidal version of TCI and right now I'm listening to The Slaughterhouse and in between both I listened to Hitnrun and damn, the funkiness and sophistication in P's music from the so-called plastic years was amazing and still blows me away just as much as what he dis during the so-called classic years, Hitnrun sounds totally flat to my ears in comparison to anything from Emancipation to TCI/TS.

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Reply #8 posted 09/18/15 12:17am

MattyJam

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Mad Sex alone smokes anything and everything on HitNRun.
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Reply #9 posted 09/18/15 12:25am

Identity

Notwithstanding 3 top-notch songs, New Power Soul is the most unlistenable album ever released by an artist of his stature.

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Reply #10 posted 09/18/15 12:35am

thedance

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HITnRUN 8.5/10
Newpower Soul 5/10

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Reply #11 posted 09/18/15 3:19am

warning2all

Such a diverse catalog - "1999", "Rainbow Children","Parade","Hitnrun", "One Nite Alone", "Diamonds and Pearls", "News", "Newpower Soul"...

"Newpower Soul" doesn't strive for greatness, it's just a collection of plastic funk. Josh Welton strives to make a great album out of "Hitnrun", and fails big, but it's a quirky addition to the catalog that's gonna age very badly with its noises
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Reply #12 posted 09/18/15 4:12am

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databank said:

Newpower Soul is one of my favorite Prince albums

Bwahahaha ... LOL

Anything you ever post again will be seen in this light and will not be taken serious ever again : ) Only joking of course ...

But anyway, difficult to grasp that NPS could be anyone's favourite album, I am amazed.

For me NPS was a turning point in my view on Prince's musisscianship and I guess I have never really recovered from the shock of this absolute low point. I remember standing in a record store with the cover in my hands and listening to the music and feeling vicarious shame ... : )

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Reply #13 posted 09/18/15 4:28am

KingSausage

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NPS by a mile, and what a sad fucking mile that is.
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Reply #14 posted 09/18/15 4:36am

TraSoul82

How is this even a question?

Mad Sex bassline > 77% of HitNRun
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Reply #15 posted 09/18/15 4:38am

MIRvmn

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Come On, The One and Wasted Kisses are better than anything on HNR imo NPS is not great, but at least there's not as many skippers as it is on HNR smile
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Reply #16 posted 09/18/15 4:41am

leadline

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Why one vs the other? Why not just enjoy them both?

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Reply #17 posted 09/18/15 8:31am

luvsexy4all

both turkeys with some exc tracks

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Reply #18 posted 09/18/15 8:33am

hw3004

mydrawers said:

Do you find these two albums similar musically? Anyways which one is better?

No.

Hitnrun.

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Reply #19 posted 09/18/15 8:44am

KingSausage

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leadline said:

Why one vs the other? Why not just enjoy them both?




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Reply #20 posted 09/18/15 8:55am

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Newpower Soul shits on HitNRun IMO. Let's compare the songs I like:

NPS:
Mad Sex
UYIMAA
WYLS
Come On
The One
Wasted Kisses

HitNRun: bored2
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Reply #21 posted 09/18/15 11:47am

jtfolden

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I think the only way in which they compare to each other is that they both seem to be "minor" Prince albums thrown together and released quickly as opposed to "major" albums having big artistic or commercial intentions. (Other minor Prince albums would be TBA, Come, C&D, The Truth, Planet Earth, 20Ten...)

Back to NPS vs HnR;

I think NPS has highers highs ( The One, Mad Sex, Come On) but much lower lows (Shoo-Bed-Ooh (EWW), Push It Up, etc..). HnR is more listenable and just less offensive to my ears when listening to it as a whole.

[Edited 9/18/15 18:03pm]

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Reply #22 posted 09/18/15 12:40pm

databank

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pray4rain said:

databank said:

Newpower Soul is one of my favorite Prince albums

Bwahahaha ... LOL

Anything you ever post again will be seen in this light and will not be taken serious ever again : ) Only joking of course ...

But anyway, difficult to grasp that NPS could be anyone's favourite album, I am amazed.

For me NPS was a turning point in my view on Prince's musisscianship and I guess I have never really recovered from the shock of this absolute low point. I remember standing in a record store with the cover in my hands and listening to the music and feeling vicarious shame ... : )

I apologize for trying to be intellectually honest. I wish y'all good luck sad

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Reply #23 posted 09/18/15 1:58pm

darkroman

mydrawers said:

Do you find these two albums similar musically? Anyways which one is better?

Eh? Really? Have you actually listened to these albums?

NPS is an underrated masterpiece. Certainly a great Prince album - even though credited as an NPG album.

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Reply #24 posted 09/18/15 2:01pm

darkroman

pray4rain said:

databank said:

Newpower Soul is one of my favorite Prince albums

Bwahahaha ... LOL

Anything you ever post again will be seen in this light and will not be taken serious ever again : ) Only joking of course ...

But anyway, difficult to grasp that NPS could be anyone's favourite album, I am amazed.

For me NPS was a turning point in my view on Prince's musisscianship and I guess I have never really recovered from the shock of this absolute low point. I remember standing in a record store with the cover in my hands and listening to the music and feeling vicarious shame ... : )

NPS is a really great album, a truly funky album - and a great campaign (but I'm trying not to be bias)!

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Reply #25 posted 09/18/15 2:02pm

darkroman

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Mad Sex alone smokes anything and everything on HitNRun.

I have to agree! And Come On is seriously head bopping!

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Reply #26 posted 09/18/15 2:04pm

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Identity said:

Notwithstanding 3 top-notch songs, New Power Soul is the most unlistenable album ever released by an artist of his stature.

Couldn't agree more. Despite these songs it is a form of torture to listen to that album.

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Reply #27 posted 09/18/15 2:20pm

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Identity said:
Notwithstanding 3 top-notch songs, New Power Soul is the most unlistenable album ever released by an artist of his stature.

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I can't agree there. Newpower Soul has its flaws, but I actually find it one of his more listenable albums - Curiously, I probably listen more to Newpower Soul than several of his albums that I would rate as "better" albums! As a horn player myself, Newpower Soul is one of his most horn-infused albums. The Hornheadz are all over it, killin' it. And like you said, there are 3 top-notch songs - "Come On", "The One" and "Wasted Kisses".

As for my thoughts on HITNRUN, I will save that for our Peach & Black Podcast review...

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Reply #28 posted 09/18/15 2:23pm

databank

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toejam said:

Identity said:
Notwithstanding 3 top-notch songs, New Power Soul is the most unlistenable album ever released by an artist of his stature.

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I can't agree there. Newpower Soul has its flaws, but I actually find it one of his more listenable albums - I probably listen to Newpower Soul more than his albums that I would rate as better albums! As a horn player myself, Newpower Soul is one of his most horn-infused albums. The Hornheadz are all over it, killin' it. And like you said, there are 3 top-notch songs - "Come On", "The One" and "Wasted Kisses".

As for my thoughts on HITNRUN, I will save that for our Peach & Black Podcast review...

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[Edited 9/18/15 14:22pm]

Thx for talking some sense.

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Reply #29 posted 09/18/15 2:25pm

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The lows on HitnRun are much lower than the lows on NPS, so I have to give NPS the nod. Until HitnRun I had never listened to a Prince album that I couldn't even make it through some of the tracks.

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