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Reply #60 posted 06/20/20 5:01am

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Homeboy's having a meltdown claiming to talk albums while he keeps pulling out the same 2 tracks of highlights.

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Reply #61 posted 06/20/20 5:03am

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slyjackson said:

andrewm7 said:

the omission of lovesexy from the top 10 seems baffling to me

I just can't see the appeal for that album it's his most overrated album within his fan base.

I think I've learned for a lot of his fanbase the whole "positivity" "Sunday songs" etc. sentiment goes a looong way.

[Edited 6/20/20 5:04am]

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Reply #62 posted 06/20/20 8:13am

rusty1

WhisperingDandelions said:

Homeboy's having a meltdown claiming to talk albums while he keeps pulling out the same 2 tracks of highlights.



The entire album is a classic.
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Reply #63 posted 06/20/20 9:40am

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rusty1 said:

WhisperingDandelions said:

Homeboy's having a meltdown claiming to talk albums while he keeps pulling out the same 2 tracks of highlights.



The entire album is a classic.

Prince's top 4 albums will always be
PR
Sign o the Times
1999
Dirty Mind
These four albums are groundbreaking works creatively & musically.
Fans on here will come up with awful albums that will never be on any best list.
"Come", "Planet Earth", "3121"etc should never be mentioned next to those classic 4 albums.
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[Edited 6/20/20 9:41am]
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Reply #64 posted 06/20/20 11:48am

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I don't get the distress caused by anyone's list. Many of us will disgree with any one else's particular list. That is the beauty of Prince. He released so many different types of albums that each have their own appeal or not. It would be pretty boring if everyone had the exact same list in the same order. I am all for debating the lists, but I actually feel rather pleased to read the love for some albums of Prince that aren't my favorite. Each of them deserves a following.

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Reply #65 posted 06/20/20 2:13pm

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I'm happy they included Come (one of his best albums) and Emancipation (a personal favorite too).

In my humble opinion, Controversy is one of his most overrated albums, i like it, but i became a Prince fan 7 years ago, and listening to his 30+ studio albums after they were released for decades, i must admit Controversy can't compare to his releases back then (Dirty Mind, 1999, Prince) for me all of them are superior.

Controversy has something in common with these but doesn't standout to me between his releases that decade.

Come is interesting, dark, different.

Emancipation is ambitious and all over the place so i kinda love it for that. You can notice he was trying to say 'HERE I AM'.

Parade deserves a better placement.

But at least this isn't another conventional list that every fan agrees.

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Reply #66 posted 06/20/20 3:12pm

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I like his list. I don't agree with all his choices but I'm happy to see Come and Emancipation make the list.

This is how I feel on most days.

1.Purple Rain
2.1999
3.SOTT
4.LoveSexy
5.Dirty Mind
6.Parade
7.Emancipation
8.ATWIAD
9.Controversy
10.Grafitti Bridge
11.Come/Batman
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Reply #67 posted 06/20/20 3:55pm

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rusty1 said:

"Planet Earth" & "3121" being mentioned on the same level as "1999". Hahahahahaha😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁 [Edited 6/19/20 13:21pm] [Edited 6/19/20 14:17pm]

Rusty, calling pretty much any opinion that disagrees with your top 10 bad or laughing at any other opinion is getting a bit old. We all have different opinions of what we think is his best work, let's chillax a bit and have fun talks. All of us having different 10 top Prince albums is what makes discussion fun, it shouldn't be this way

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Reply #68 posted 06/20/20 7:09pm

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rusty1 said:

rusty1 said:



The entire album is a classic.

Prince's top 4 albums will always be
PR
Sign o the Times
1999
Dirty Mind
These four albums are groundbreaking works creatively & musically.
Fans on here will come up with awful albums that will never be on any best list.
"Come", "Planet Earth", "3121"etc should never be mentioned next to those classic 4 albums.
[Edited 6/20/20 9:40am]
[Edited 6/20/20 9:41am]

Hang in there, Russ. It’s not your fault.
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Reply #69 posted 06/20/20 8:13pm

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rusty1 said:

rusty1 said:
The entire album is a classic.
Prince's top 4 albums will always be PR Sign o the Times 1999 Dirty Mind These four albums are groundbreaking works creatively & musically. Fans on here will come up with awful albums that will never be on any best list. "Come", "Planet Earth", "3121"etc should never be mentioned next to those classic 4 albums. [Edited 6/20/20 9:40am] [Edited 6/20/20 9:41am]

yes, we read this hot take the other 12 times you've posted it throughout the course of this thread.


though I do love your gimmick of quoting and replying to your own posts to make it seem like there's more affirmative discourse/agreement with your own content than there actually is. I will be stealing that, and although it may never reach the vaulted heights of my Top 5 posting gimmicks I will always consider it a classic.

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Reply #70 posted 06/20/20 8:15pm

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WhisperingDandelions said:

yes, we read this hot take the other 12 times you've posted it throughout the course of this thread.


though I do love your gimmick of quoting and replying to your own posts to make it seem like there's more affirmative discourse/agreement with your own content than there actually is. I will be stealing that, and although it may never reach the vaulted heights of my Top 5 posting gimmicks I will always consider it a classic.

"Something in the Water"-level classic?

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Reply #71 posted 06/20/20 8:15pm

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WhisperingDandelions said:

"Something in the Water"-level classic?

Possibly...

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Reply #72 posted 06/21/20 9:23am

rusty1

I see where you both are coming from with your points.
I'm just amazed the jump Prince took musically from 1980 to 82. He went from garage rock/new wave to his own sound of "1999",with in two years time.
Now, that is a something else right thereπŸ™‚
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Reply #73 posted 06/21/20 11:17am

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jasopig said:

leecaldon said:

I think we have a 'no true Scotsman' logical fallacy situation here. My credentials as a 'die hard' fan are impeccable. And yet 1999 does not sit in my Top 10 Prince albums list. And never has done, despite increased appreciation for it over the years.

So your statement falls down in the face of my existence.

Add me to your list of those who exist and don't have 1999 in my top 10. My first album was Controversy and of course I own every album, many boots, etc, all of which to say my credentials are also solid. I loved 1999 when it came out. But my top 10 doesn't include it, sorry, not sorry.

Call me crazy (and I know some do), but I put, at a minimum, the following ahead of 1999: Lovesexy, D&P, [love symbol], Controversy, Dirty Mind, PR, TRC, TGE, Planet Earth (yes, I said it), and HnR 1 ahead of 1999. That's 10. I've never ranked all of his albums because I could never come to say the words "this is Prince's worst album"... but I'd guess 1999 would make my top 15.

Like I've said, art is subjective. But I gotta tell you, 1999 is in my Top 5, coming in at #4, whereas neither Planet Earth or HnR 1 would even crack my Top 15. The court of opinion is just that. But you should know that when you post an opinion, especially one that says HnR 1 is better than 1999, you have to live with how you look to others. Just sayin'...

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Reply #74 posted 06/24/20 5:09am

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jasopig said:

Add me to your list of those who exist and don't have 1999 in my top 10. My first album was Controversy and of course I own every album, many boots, etc, all of which to say my credentials are also solid. I loved 1999 when it came out. But my top 10 doesn't include it, sorry, not sorry.

Call me crazy (and I know some do), but I put, at a minimum, the following ahead of 1999: Lovesexy, D&P, [love symbol], Controversy, Dirty Mind, PR, TRC, TGE, Planet Earth (yes, I said it), and HnR 1 ahead of 1999. That's 10. I've never ranked all of his albums because I could never come to say the words "this is Prince's worst album"... but I'd guess 1999 would make my top 15.

Like I've said, art is subjective. But I gotta tell you, 1999 is in my Top 5, coming in at #4, whereas neither Planet Earth or HnR 1 would even crack my Top 15. The court of opinion is just that. But you should know that when you post an opinion, especially one that says HnR 1 is better than 1999, you have to live with how you look to others. Just sayin'...


Art isn't subjective if you appreciate ALL genres and you have intelligence in the area of perception comparable to a deep learning algorithm. Now genuine creativity is a whole different thing, maybe out of the reach of any technology tool.

Peace out. Love, Skynet.

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