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Thread started 08/14/16 12:32pm

sro100

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The Final Four? Your Favorite

Prince's final 4 CDs

Plec, AOA, HNR1, HRN2.

What's your favorite?

AOA - My favorite, Prince's last true fully realized album and for me, my favorite of his entire catalog.

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Reply #1 posted 08/14/16 1:22pm

CalhounSq

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AOA
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 #2 posted 08/14/16 1:46pm

Vox

AOA-but I still can't listen to 'Way Back Home' or 'Breakdown'. Maybe this week...we'll see.

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Reply #3 posted 08/14/16 1:55pm

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Vox said:

AOA-but I still can't listen to 'Way Back Home' or 'Breakdown'. Maybe this week...we'll see.


Way Back Home is instant tears for me, I won't be able to listen without crying for a WHILE. But I do better with Breakdown, as long as I don't think too hard about the line, "I don't wanna wanna wanna go, no no no no no" confused sad
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 #4 posted 08/14/16 2:10pm

dance4me3121

AOA.every song is great.
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Reply #5 posted 08/14/16 2:31pm

IstenSzek

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AOA nod

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Reply #6 posted 08/14/16 2:41pm

Welcome2daRevo
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HNR1 is my favorite musically, but
AOA is the deepest.
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Reply #7 posted 08/14/16 3:11pm

dopedog

AOA, but HNR2 gets better every time i listen to it.
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Reply #8 posted 08/14/16 6:38pm

DollyDagger

CalhounSq said:

Vox said:

AOA-but I still can't listen to 'Way Back Home' or 'Breakdown'. Maybe this week...we'll see.

Way Back Home is instant tears for me, I won't be able to listen without crying for a WHILE. But I do better with Breakdown, as long as I don't think too hard about the line, "I don't wanna wanna wanna go, no no no no no" confused sad

comfort Same for me.

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Reply #9 posted 08/14/16 7:45pm

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There all really average 2 below average albums...

The best OVERALL ALBUM I would say is AOA... But I think the best songs out of all of them are from PHASE 1, with HARDROCKLOVER & 1000 X's & O's.

ANOTHERLOVE, REVELATION are the other great tracks.

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Reply #10 posted 08/14/16 7:49pm

Purpleone4Eva

HNR2 for me, then AOA. Although overall, I have more positive memories and associations with AOA, as I got into that album while Prince was still alive, and it made me revisit Prince for a while and add some Prince tunes back onto my ipod playlist.

I didn't keep up with the HNR releases and only purchased them in April. I really enjoy the sound he was developing on HNR2 and wish we could see what direction he would have taken next. sad

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Reply #11 posted 08/14/16 9:23pm

BT11

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AOA, by far. It's even in my alltime Prince top10.

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Reply #12 posted 08/14/16 9:38pm

dance4me3121

feeluupp said:

There all really average 2 below average albums...




The best OVERALL ALBUM I would say is AOA... But I think the best songs out of all of them are from PHASE 1, with HARDROCKLOVER & 1000 X's & O's.




ANOTHERLOVE, REVELATION are the other great tracks.


What do u think about Funknroll and This could be us? Those are great 2. Also ,I'm just starting to love "Stop this Train" a lot
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Reply #13 posted 08/15/16 1:37am

purpledoda

HNR2 on the first place but I love Anotherlove, Way Back Home too smile

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Reply #14 posted 08/15/16 2:37am

TheEnglishGent

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I like AOA, there's some great stuff on but I find Time and What it Feels Like somewhat boring and can't stand Breakfast Can Wait.

The Prince vocal stuff on Plectrum makes up my favourite tracks from the 4 albums but the Hannah lead tracks bring it down for me as an album.

Hitnrun 2 also has some great stuff on it but is marred somewhat by the inclusion of tracks which we'd had for quite a while and I really don't like Extralovabel even though it improves on the original for me. Never liked the original very much.

So by default, the winner for me is Hitnrun 1. There's not a single track I skip on there and love pretty much all of it. The sequence of This Could B Us to 1000 Hugs is absolutely fantastic. The only downer for me is June but it's not something I've been inclined to skip yet.

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Reply #15 posted 08/15/16 2:47am

thedance

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2 of them are amazing, the other two are bad:

Art Official Age: 9/10 the best of these 4, brilliant
HitNRun Phase 1: 8.5/10 amazing album, the opener is not so good, the dat here is awful, but the rest of the songs are really great.

HitNRun Phase 2: 4/10 meh, a few great songs though, Revelation, Groovy Potential saves it being a disaster
PlectrumElectrum: 2/10 Wow plus AnotherLove are amazing, the rest sucks.

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Reply #16 posted 08/15/16 2:55am

Adorecream

Hit n Run Phase 2.

An incredible album, great music and no filler. Songs like Black Muse, Stare and Revelation are just genius, he really gave us his best before he left us.

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AOA is pretty good too but has a skipper in Art Official Cage and the Affirmations.

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The other two are very average and HitnRun Phase 1 is dreadful, but Boytrouble is by far his worst song since 1998's Newpower soul and the Rainbow children.

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Reply #17 posted 08/15/16 3:11am

jraw

Hit n Run Phase 2...

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Reply #18 posted 08/18/16 1:50pm

roxy831

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AOA

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #19 posted 08/18/16 2:59pm

RJOrion

BT11 said:

AOA, by far. It's even in my alltime Prince top10.

same here

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Reply #20 posted 08/18/16 3:11pm

dodger

RJOrion said:



BT11 said:


AOA, by far. It's even in my alltime Prince top10.





same here



Same for me also. Even though Phase 2 is really strong musically and has some outstanding songs like Revelation, Black Muse and Look At Me there's just too many old tracks on it.
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Reply #21 posted 08/19/16 5:28am

CAL3

sro100 said:

Prince's final 4 CDs

Plec, AOA, HNR1, HRN2.

What's your favorite?

AOA - My favorite, Prince's last true fully realized album and for me, my favorite of his entire catalog.



I actually don't know yet... Ask me in about five years.



(I just know this: not 'Plectrum')

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Reply #22 posted 08/19/16 6:28am

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AOA his final classic P album
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #23 posted 08/19/16 6:32am

lynx

AOA is a real solid album. I liked it then (mostly) and has gotten better with age IMO

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Reply #24 posted 08/19/16 10:58am

rob1965

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AOA.
'Liberate My Mind'
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Reply #25 posted 08/19/16 10:59am

1Sasha

AOA. This Christmas I am giving copies of it to almost everyone I know. For me, it is better than even the Purple Rain album.

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Reply #26 posted 08/19/16 3:34pm

Xarina

I like AOA, then HNR1, then 2, then Plectrum right now. It changes through the years, though, so...ten years from now it may be a different order.
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Reply #27 posted 08/19/16 5:16pm

sro100

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1Sasha said:

AOA. This Christmas I am giving copies of it to almost everyone I know. For me, it is better than even the Purple Rain album.

I would agree. Simply it has a maturity and poignancy that would not have been possible before.

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Reply #28 posted 08/20/16 1:16am

BlueLantern

HNR phase 2, the record has a gem : Black Muse ; the overall organic sound of the record is in the style of the excellent D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah'.

I don't agree for 'Boytrouble', the track is excellent and has a remarkable bass work.

Don't agree too for the track sung by Hannah, 'Whitecaps' is nice, melodic, and near the style of what was doing The pretenders in the 80's.

I'm not very fond on AOA, of songs like 'The breakdown' or 'Way back home' ; however, the modern sound of this record is interesting.

i prefer the original version of '1000 hugs', i find it way better than the version on AOA.

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Reply #29 posted 08/20/16 3:10am

LonelyStarfish

AOA > Phase 1 > Phase 2 > PlecElec
Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.

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