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Thread started 08/04/16 3:33am

hw3004

Which 5 albums?

Hypothetical situation - for whatever reason you're forced to select only 5 Prince albums to listen to for the rest of your life. Here's the twist - they need to be chronological and consecutive (and "proper" Prince albums only, no Madhouse, etc...). Which 5 do you choose?

For me there's only 2 options:

1 - DM/Controversy/1999/PR/ATWIAD

2 - 1999/PR/ATWIAD/Parade/SOTT

...the head says option 2, but, in my heart of hearts, I can't not listen to Dirty Mind for the rest of my life, so option 1 wins.

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Reply #1 posted 08/04/16 3:44am

Lucah

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Oh too hard! I'll probably have to choose this option...but how I'd live without Crazy You I don't know!

1. Prince/Dirty Mind/Controversy/1999/Purple Rain

or to be brutal and recognize my need for Scandalous and the Electric Chair in my life.

2. Around the World in a Day/Parade/Sign of the Times/Lovesexy/Batman

I'm just a crazy fool, lost in the world of love
I get from crazy you, oh, I'm so strung out
Thinking 'bout the crazy things you do, crazy you
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Reply #2 posted 08/04/16 3:45am

starbuck

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Purple Rain / Around the world in a day / Parade / Sign "O" the Times / LoveSexy

Untouchable run of records

"Time is a train, makes the future the past"
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Reply #3 posted 08/04/16 4:16am

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Hmmm...this is very hard, I cannot fathom only choosing 5 albums but if you must insist:

Option no.1:

1. 1999

2. Purple Rain

3. Sign O' the Times

4. 3121

5. Lotusflow34

Option no.2

1. Prince

2. Dirty Mind

3. Black Album

4. Come

5. Art Official Age

I guess option 1 would be my pick though since the first 3 are my favorites...


[Edited 8/4/16 6:25am]

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Reply #4 posted 08/04/16 4:21am

Nasalhair

Purple Rain / Around The World In A Day / Parade / Sign O The Times / Black

I personally place Black chronologically after SOTT in my collection as that's where it was originally planned to be released.

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Reply #5 posted 08/04/16 4:46am

LonelyStarfish

Gold experience
Chaos and disorder
Emancipation
Crystal ball
The truth

Or

Around the world in a day
Parade
Sign o the times
Lovesexy
Batman
Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.

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Reply #6 posted 08/04/16 4:51am

Adorecream

And now I read Consecutive? - Why? what is this grade school?

1. Prince

2. Dirty Mind

3. Controversy

4. 1999

5. Purple Rain

.

Back up set

1. ATWIAD

2. Parade

3. SOTT

4. Black album (Released in 1994, but earlier bootleg release and recorded between 3 and 5)

5. Lovesexy

.

Batman is too shitty to go on a list.

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1. 3121

2. Planet Earth

3. Lotusflow3r/MPLSOUND

4. 20Ten

5. Art Official age

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Reply #7 posted 08/04/16 6:02am

CAL3

purplemajesty23 said:

Hmmm...this is very hard, I cannot fathom only choosing 5 albums but if you must insist:

Option no.1:

1. 1999

2. Sign O' The Times

3. 3121

4. Lotusflow3r

5. Purple Rain

Option no.2

1. Black Album

2. Come

3. Dirty Mind

4. Prince

5. Art Official Age

I guess option 1 would be my pick though since the first 3 are my favorites...


Not to be too much of a stickler, but the OP specified that the five albums needed to be a chronological run...

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Reply #8 posted 08/04/16 6:05am

Guitarhero

1. Dirty Mind

2. 1999

3. Purple Rain

4. Parade

5. Lovesexy

Option 2

1. Controversy

2. ATWIAD

3. Sign O The Times

4. Gold

5. Hit and Run Phase 2


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Reply #9 posted 08/04/16 6:19am

hw3004

CAL3 said:

purplemajesty23 said:

Hmmm...this is very hard, I cannot fathom only choosing 5 albums but if you must insist:

Option no.1:

1. 1999

2. Sign O' The Times

3. 3121

4. Lotusflow3r

5. Purple Rain

Option no.2

1. Black Album

2. Come

3. Dirty Mind

4. Prince

5. Art Official Age

I guess option 1 would be my pick though since the first 3 are my favorites...


Not to be too much of a stickler, but the OP specified that the five albums needed to be a chronological run...

yep - chronological and no skips!

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Reply #10 posted 08/04/16 6:25am

skipthecharade
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This would mean I have to choose between 1999 and Lovesexy... sad

PR

ATWIAD

Parade

Sign

Lovesexy

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Reply #11 posted 08/04/16 6:26am

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hw3004 said:

CAL3 said:

Not to be too much of a stickler, but the OP specified that the five albums needed to be a chronological run...

yep - chronological and no skips!

Fixed wink

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Reply #12 posted 08/04/16 6:41am

thisisreece

Chronological and no skips:

1999/PR/ATWIAD/PARADE/SOTT

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #13 posted 08/04/16 6:46am

BoraBora


Parade

SOTT

The Black Album

Lovesexy

Batman



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Reply #14 posted 08/04/16 7:07am

Genesia

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CAL3 said:

purplemajesty23 said:

Hmmm...this is very hard, I cannot fathom only choosing 5 albums but if you must insist:

Option no.1:

1. 1999

2. Sign O' The Times

3. 3121

4. Lotusflow3r

5. Purple Rain

Option no.2

1. Black Album

2. Come

3. Dirty Mind

4. Prince

5. Art Official Age

I guess option 1 would be my pick though since the first 3 are my favorites...


Not to be too much of a stickler, but the OP specified that the five albums needed to be a chronological run...


Everyone's selections have been chronological. There's a difference between chronological and consecutive.

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Reply #15 posted 08/04/16 7:09am

hw3004

Genesia said:

CAL3 said:

Not to be too much of a stickler, but the OP specified that the five albums needed to be a chronological run...


Everyone's selections have been chronological. There's a difference between chronological and consecutive.

4. Lotusflow3r (2009) 5. Purple Rain (1984)

3. Dirty Mind (1980) 4. Prince (1979)

....aint chronological! I've edited the original post for clarity...

[Edited 8/4/16 7:11am]

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Reply #16 posted 08/04/16 7:18am

DarkKnight1

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Its too easy to pick the early stuff. I might be the only person to pick these, but this was when I was at the height of my Prince fandom....

D&P

prince

Come

TGE

Chaos and Disorder

The Black Album is in the middle there, but I dont consider that within the flow of his new work. I also appreciate the other stuff squashed in like The Undertaker, Exodus, the Come remixes, The Beautiful Experience, and a few other nuggets of greatness.

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Reply #17 posted 08/04/16 7:19am

Fizer

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Option 1

1. 1999

2. Purple Rain

3. ATWIAD

4. Parade

5. Sign O' The Times

Option 2

1. 3121

2. Planet Earth

3. Lotus Flower

4. MPLSound

5. 20Ten

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Reply #18 posted 08/04/16 7:42am

roxy831

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His last 5:

HitnRun2

HitnRun1

Art Official Age

Lotu3flwr

MPLSsound

Option2

Old Friends 4 Sale

Emancipation

Chaos and Disorder

Gold Experience

Black Album

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #19 posted 08/04/16 9:08am

CalhounSq

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THIS QUESTION IS INSANITY!!! falloff OMG, so hard...

1: For You/Prince/DM/Controversy/1999

2: 1999/PR/ATWIAD/Parade/SOTT, but I'd swap ATWIAD for any of the first 4 albums in a heartbeat

Bottom line - a scenario without 1999 ain't no scenario!
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #20 posted 08/04/16 9:21am

nyse

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Prince
Dirty mind
Controversy
1999
Purple rain
_____
Back up set..

Gold exp
chaos and disorder
emancipation
crystal ball
rave

..... mainly becaus of the sure length of emancipation and crystal ball
prince
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Reply #21 posted 08/04/16 9:22am

Kenshader

Going off of https://en.wikipedia.org/...iscography

Option 1

1. Lovesexy

2. Batman

3. Graffiti Bridge

4. Diamonds and Pearls

5. prince

Option 2

1. 1999

2. Purple Rain

3. Around The World In a Day

4. Parade

5. Sign O The Times

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Reply #22 posted 08/04/16 10:34am

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nyse said:

Prince
Dirty mind
Controversy
1999
Purple rain
_____
Back up set..

Gold exp
chaos and disorder
emancipation
crystal ball
rave

..... mainly becaus of the sure length of emancipation and crystal ball
prince
[Edited 8/4/16 9:23am]


I'd go with ur option 1 as well-- would love 2 hear Prince perform all those 5 albums live in order beginning with I Wanna B Ur Lover and ending with Purple Rain. cool
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Reply #23 posted 08/04/16 10:38am

CAL3

Genesia said:

CAL3 said:

Not to be too much of a stickler, but the OP specified that the five albums needed to be a chronological run...


Everyone's selections have been chronological. There's a difference between chronological and consecutive.

Alrigtht I forgot the word consecutive, my intended point was that the OP asked for chronological AND consecutive.

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Reply #24 posted 08/04/16 11:03am

Genesia

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CAL3 said:

Genesia said:


Everyone's selections have been chronological. There's a difference between chronological and consecutive.

Alrigtht I forgot the word consecutive, my intended point was that the OP asked for chronological AND consecutive.


Not initially.

Words have meaning.

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Reply #25 posted 08/04/16 11:10am

skipthecharade
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Looking at the way Tidal is offering the albums, two other options:

.

Lotusflow3r/MPLS

20Ten

AOA

Plectrum (meh)

HnR 1&2

.

Symbol

Hits/B-Sides (most of the 80s hits and essential B-sides)

Come

Black album

Gold exp.

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Reply #26 posted 08/04/16 11:13am

nyse

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rainbowchild said:

nyse said:

Prince
Dirty mind
Controversy
1999
Purple rain
_____
Back up set..

Gold exp
chaos and disorder
emancipation
crystal ball
rave

..... mainly becaus of the sure length of emancipation and crystal ball
prince
[Edited 8/4/16 9:23am]


I'd go with ur option 1 as well-- would love 2 hear Prince perform all those 5 albums live in order beginning with I Wanna B Ur Lover and ending with Purple Rain. cool
[Edited 8/4/16 10:39am]
[Edited 8/4/16 10:39am]


Yess.. Prince's evolution from his debut album to purple rain was phenomenal. With each album her perfected his craft
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Reply #27 posted 08/04/16 11:29am

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thisisreece said:

Chronological and no skips:

1999/PR/ATWIAD/PARADE/SOTT

nod Same for me

From now on, 4 U I shall be wild 💜
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Reply #28 posted 08/04/16 1:33pm

hw3004

Genesia said:

CAL3 said:

Alrigtht I forgot the word consecutive, my intended point was that the OP asked for chronological AND consecutive.


Not initially.

Words have meaning.

Christ on a bike...I wish I hadn't bothered my arse...

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Reply #29 posted 08/04/16 1:43pm

purplepolitici
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No Madhouse? That's not fair! fit lol

1999 thru Sott i guess hmph!
The way that you're moving your body on my knee dancing jig
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