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feeluupp

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TOP 10 Worst PRINCE Albums

Inspired by this article right here:

http://theboombox.com/prince-albums-ranked/

What do you think are the TOP 10 WORST PRINCE ALBUMS

(not including Gold Nigga, Exodus, Kamasutra and 21 nights or compilations like Girl 6, 1800 New Funk)

1. Planet Earth

2. N.E.W.S.

3. MPLSound

4. Xpectation

5. The Slaughterhouse

6. Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic

7. 20Ten

8. The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale

9. NewPowerSoul

10. The Truth

*Honorable mention Lotusflower, a couple good songs like Dreamer, the rest is just sooo bland and filler.

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Reply #1 posted 02/06/16 7:52am

andykeen

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Planet Earth is definitely his worst album. However, NEWS is probably my favourite.

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Reply #2 posted 02/06/16 8:04am

nyse

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andykeen said:

Planet Earth is definitely his worst album. However, NEWS is probably my favourite.


PLANET EARTH is definitely a really good album.
many good songs

Guitar--- melting guitar solo
Chelsea rogers----nostalgic funk
Lion of judah--- good song
Resolution--- good song writing
future baby mama--- grammy award winning
Somewhere here on earth--- a classic ballad


i dont see the thehate within this album

Honestly prince does not have 10 bad albums.
if i had to make a list it would be..

1. 20ten
2. Old friends for sale
3. Slaughter house
4. Xpectation
?...?.....every other album are all quality music
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Reply #3 posted 02/06/16 8:35am

lezama

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The Truth belongs in zero worst list

Change it one more time..
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Reply #4 posted 02/06/16 8:56am

NorthC

prince
Batman
Graffiti Bridge
Diamonds and Pearls
MPLSound
Planet Earth
Rainbow Children
Rave
Come
Chaos and Disorder
As for the HitnRun albums, I didn't even bother to buy them. But even the worst Prince albums have some good stuff on 'em. I love Sexy MF for instance.
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Reply #5 posted 02/06/16 9:05am

Averett

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For purposes of this thread, does Indigo Nights count as a formal album release? eek

A robin sings a masterpiece that lives and dies unheard...
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Reply #6 posted 02/06/16 10:12am

warning2all

nyse said:[quote]

andykeen said:

Planet Earth is definitely his worst album. However, NEWS is probably my favourite.


PLANET EARTH is definitely a really good album.
many good songs

Guitar--- melting guitar solo
Chelsea rogers----nostalgic funk
Lion of judah--- good song
Resolution--- good song writing
future baby mama--- grammy award winning
Somewhere here on earth--- a classic ballad


i dont see the thehate within this album
/quote]

Ditto. "All the Midnights In the World" sounds like something The Revolution would have made during the Dream Factory Era.
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Reply #7 posted 02/06/16 10:18am

warning2all

1)Plectrum Electrum
2)Mplsound
3)Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
4)Hitnrun Phase One
5)The Slaughterhouse
6)The Truth
7)Chaos And Disorder
8)Emancipation
9)News
10)Xpectation
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Reply #8 posted 02/06/16 10:35am

feeluupp

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warning2all said:

nyse said:
andykeen said:
Planet Earth is definitely his worst album. However, NEWS is probably my favourite.
PLANET EARTH is definitely a really good album. many good songs Guitar--- melting guitar solo Chelsea rogers----nostalgic funk Lion of judah--- good song Resolution--- good song writing future baby mama--- grammy award winning Somewhere here on earth--- a classic ballad i dont see the thehate within this album /quote] Ditto. "All the Midnights In the World" sounds like something The Revolution would have made during the Dream Factory Era.

nutso

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Reply #9 posted 02/06/16 12:30pm

datdude

feeluupp said:

Inspired by this article right here:

http://theboombox.com/prince-albums-ranked/

What do you think are the TOP 10 WORST PRINCE ALBUMS

(not including Gold Nigga, Exodus, Kamasutra and 21 nights or compilations like Girl 6, 1800 New Funk)

1. Planet Earth

2. N.E.W.S.

3. MPLSound

4. Xpectation

5. The Slaughterhouse

6. Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic

7. 20Ten

8. The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale

9. NewPowerSoul

10. The Truth

*Honorable mention Lotusflower, a couple good songs like Dreamer, the rest is just sooo bland and filler.

too many gems on these albums. sure, they may lack cohesion and have some filler but....

bump NPS to #1, add HnR Vol I.

Lotus doesn't even come CLOSE to making such a list.

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Reply #10 posted 02/06/16 12:44pm

MIRvmn

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1.Plectrum Electrum
2.Kamasutra
3.Hitnrun phase one
4.Xpectation
5.The Truth
6.The Slaughterhouse
7.Musicology
8.3121
9.20ten
10.N.E.W.S
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #11 posted 02/06/16 12:59pm

nyse

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warning2all said:


Ditto. "All the Midnights In the World" sounds like something The Revolution would have made during the Dream Factory Era.


Interesting you say this, since Wendy Melvoin did actually play on this record.
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Reply #12 posted 02/06/16 1:03pm

Milty2

feeluupp said:

1. Planet Earth

2. N.E.W.S.

3. MPLSound

4. Xpectation

5. The Slaughterhouse

6. Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic

7. 20Ten

8. The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale

9. NewPowerSoul

10. The Truth

*Honorable mention Lotusflower, a couple good songs like Dreamer, the rest is just sooo bland and filler.

i would say that there is no "worst" Prince album. I'd say that there are others I prefer over others. I mean, I honestly think that Planet Earth is better than his debut album.

[Edited 2/6/16 14:46pm]

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Reply #13 posted 02/06/16 1:55pm

McD

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Studio albums that can reasonably be attributed to Prince as a solo artist, and not including the instrumentals or anything that hasn't appeared on CD.... up to and most definitely including HnR Phase I.

1. Hit n Run Phase 1
2. Lotusflower
3. Plectrum Electrum
4. 2010 (would have been #1 but Future Soul Song is a masterpiece)
5. MPLSound
6. Planet Earth

The remainder aren't bad albums, but something needs to fill out a bottom 10.

7. Art Official Age
8. New Power Soul
9. For You
10. The Truth

EDIT: surprised there isn't more hate for Lotusflower. I know everyone went gaga about all the guitar, but it's a terrible set of inspiration-free songwriting.
[Edited 2/6/16 13:58pm]
[Edited 2/6/16 13:59pm]
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Reply #14 posted 02/06/16 1:59pm

stpaisios

I am new 2 PRINCE, and still i didn't hear something i could put into 'worst' category..

man just know how to write music... biggrin

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Reply #15 posted 02/06/16 2:09pm

SignOthetimes1
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1.Hitnrun phase 1

2.Planet Earth

3.20ten

4.Mplssound

5.Rave

6.3121

7.Rainbow children

8.Musicology

9.Art..age

10.the gold experience

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Reply #16 posted 02/06/16 2:20pm

warning2all

feeluupp said:



warning2all said:


nyse said:
andykeen said:
Planet Earth is definitely his worst album. However, NEWS is probably my favourite.

PLANET EARTH is definitely a really good album. many good songs Guitar--- melting guitar solo Chelsea rogers----nostalgic funk Lion of judah--- good song Resolution--- good song writing future baby mama--- grammy award winning Somewhere here on earth--- a classic ballad i dont see the thehate within this album /quote] Ditto. "All the Midnights In the World" sounds like something The Revolution would have made during the Dream Factory Era.




nutso



I don't know about that "nutso" animation. You could argue that the melody and playfulness "All The Midnights in the World" comes from the same Universe as "A Place in Heaven", for example. smile
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Reply #17 posted 02/06/16 2:35pm

NorthC

stpaisios said:

I am new 2 PRINCE, and still i didn't hear something i could put into 'worst' category..



man just know how to write music... biggrin


I just checked your profile. You're from Montenegro?! Wow, that's a first. Welcome aboard! Is Prince popular at all in the Balkans?
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Reply #18 posted 02/06/16 2:42pm

feeluupp

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McD said:

Studio albums that can reasonably be attributed to Prince as a solo artist, and not including the instrumentals or anything that hasn't appeared on CD.... up to and most definitely including HnR Phase I. 1. Hit n Run Phase 1 2. Lotusflower 3. Plectrum Electrum 4. 2010 (would have been #1 but Future Soul Song is a masterpiece) 5. MPLSound 6. Planet Earth The remainder aren't bad albums, but something needs to fill out a bottom 10. 7. Art Official Age 8. New Power Soul 9. For You 10. The Truth EDIT: surprised there isn't more hate for Lotusflower. I know everyone went gaga about all the guitar, but it's a terrible set of inspiration-free songwriting. [Edited 2/6/16 13:58pm] [Edited 2/6/16 13:59pm]

I agree with you with Lotusflow3r. I think on the ORG, the most over rated albums by fans here are Lotusflow3r and TGE.

TGE isn't a bad album at all, one of the best of the 90's by far, it's just that people make it sound like it's superior to everything he's released...

But Lotus is just so bland, there's nothing on there except for Dreamer and Colonized Mind, it's a total doozer.

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Reply #19 posted 02/06/16 2:46pm

feeluupp

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warning2all said:

feeluupp said:

nutso

I don't know about that "nutso" animation. You could argue that the melody and playfulness "All The Midnights in the World" comes from the same Universe as "A Place in Heaven", for example. smile

... Except it's not DREAM FACTORY... It's PLANET EARTH. lol

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Reply #20 posted 02/06/16 2:48pm

Milty2

feeluupp said:

McD said:

Studio albums that can reasonably be attributed to Prince as a solo artist, and not including the instrumentals or anything that hasn't appeared on CD.... up to and most definitely including HnR Phase I. 1. Hit n Run Phase 1 2. Lotusflower 3. Plectrum Electrum 4. 2010 (would have been #1 but Future Soul Song is a masterpiece) 5. MPLSound 6. Planet Earth The remainder aren't bad albums, but something needs to fill out a bottom 10. 7. Art Official Age 8. New Power Soul 9. For You 10. The Truth EDIT: surprised there isn't more hate for Lotusflower. I know everyone went gaga about all the guitar, but it's a terrible set of inspiration-free songwriting. [Edited 2/6/16 13:58pm] [Edited 2/6/16 13:59pm]

I agree with you with Lotusflow3r. I think on the ORG, the most over rated albums by fans here are Lotusflow3r and TGE.

TGE isn't a bad album at all, one of the best of the 90's by far, it's just that people make it sound like it's superior to everything he's released...

But Lotus is just so bland, there's nothing on there except for Dreamer and Colonized Mind, it's a total doozer.

Actually, I think Lotus is great. With a great sound system, it sounds amazing. Everythging is produced just right and the band is so on point. It's definitely a mature album.

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Reply #21 posted 02/06/16 2:51pm

feeluupp

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Milty2 said:

feeluupp said:

I agree with you with Lotusflow3r. I think on the ORG, the most over rated albums by fans here are Lotusflow3r and TGE.

TGE isn't a bad album at all, one of the best of the 90's by far, it's just that people make it sound like it's superior to everything he's released...

But Lotus is just so bland, there's nothing on there except for Dreamer and Colonized Mind, it's a total doozer.

Actually, I think Lotus is great. With a great sound system, it sounds amazing. Everythging is produced just right and the band is so on point. It's definitely a mature album.

Sign O' The Times is a mature album, but it's not boring either... For You is a mature album as well, but it's not boring...

We all have our opinions, me I don't like Lotusflow3r and I absolutely loathe Planet Earth.

Any Prince album that doesn't move me both on the outside and in, means it terribly is lacking in something...

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Reply #22 posted 02/06/16 3:06pm

stpaisios

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stpaisios said:

I am new 2 PRINCE, and still i didn't hear something i could put into 'worst' category..

man just know how to write music... biggrin

I just checked your profile. You're from Montenegro?! Wow, that's a first. Welcome aboard! Is Prince popular at all in the Balkans?

Thank U!

Montenegro is a pretty small place in population, somewhere 650.000 in total.What we call Balkans is culturally and hirstorically much wider area (a lot of awful music around here)...anyway, i think PRINCE is well known everywhere, but my observations in Montenegro (i got into P 2 yrs ago) is that people are usually not aware of him, of his active music life, of his art & music in general, even some older folks then me, who were born in 70's...PURPLE RAIN is traditionally their top notch P expirience. Sometimes i have feel like i am the only person in this small country who listens P discography. lol

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Reply #23 posted 02/07/16 1:25am

Adorecream

Oh how original, must be first time they have done this thread (Lol)

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(Given the restrictions my list)

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1. New Power Soul

2. Cnote/ Chocolate Invasion/Slaughterhouse/Xpectation

3. NEWS

4. Rave un2 the joy fantastic

5. Rave in2 the joy fantastic (Better because of Beautiful strange)

6. Batman

7. Rainbow Children

8. One Nite Alone (All of them)

9. Hitnrun Phase 1

10. Musicology

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Planet earth is pretty good, only Resolution, Future Baby Mama and Mr Goodnight are bad.

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If NPGMC albums and ONA not acceptable, add

The Truth

Chaos and Disorder

(By this stage the albums are on the favourable side)

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #24 posted 02/07/16 1:28am

Adorecream

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2.Planet Earth neutral - Good album

3.20ten confused - Very good album

6.3121 confused - Excellent album

9.Art..age eek - Excellent album

10.the gold experience eek - A classic and his best post 1988 album ever

These albums - da honest fuck, especially 9 and 10 which are masterpieces.

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Reply #25 posted 02/07/16 6:20am

nosajd

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PlectrumElectrum is really the only bad album, the rest of this is nonsense.
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Reply #26 posted 02/07/16 6:40am

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At least Plectrum-Awful-Electrum had Wow and Another Love.... 2 great tracks in all the missery...



Worst:



I still can't appreciate HnR Phase 2... such a crappy album.. imho..... sad

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Reply #27 posted 02/07/16 6:52am

NorthC

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PlectrumElectrum is really the only bad album, the rest of this is nonsense.

Not nonsense at all, just different opinions. "Best" and "worst" are very relative when it comes to music- or any other art form. For all the albums mentioned here, there is always someone who loves them. PlecElec is hardly one of his greatest albums, but I find it enjoyable enough.
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Reply #28 posted 02/07/16 7:39am

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Planet Eartrh is definitely his worst. Man, it is so hard to listen to that album (besides Future Baby Momma and Somwhere here on Earth). HitnRun 2 ranks up there as his 2nd worst. It sounds a lot like Planet Earth to me. Where is the umphhhh!! Time to put back on AOA.

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Reply #29 posted 02/07/16 7:48am

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NorthC said:

prince Batman Graffiti Bridge Diamonds and Pearls MPLSound Planet Earth Rainbow Children Rave Come Chaos and Disorder As for the HitnRun albums, I didn't even bother to buy them. But even the worst Prince albums have some good stuff on 'em. I love Sexy MF for instance.

neutral

In no paticular order:

1. Rave

2.PHASE 1 (This would probably be my #1)

3. Plectrum

4. NPS

5.Planet Earth

6.20ten

7.MPLSoUND

8. PHASE 2

9. NEWS

10. Xpectattion/Chocolate Invasion/Slaughterhouse/Most NPGMC shit

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