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Thread started 04/23/15 4:13pm

feeluupp

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Diamonds & Pearls or Love Symbol?

Which do you prefer:

Diamonds & Pearls or Love Symbol?

Comparisons:

Diamonds & Pearls:

Released: October 1, 1991

Sales: 6.4M World Wide

Singles/ U.S. Hot 100 Chart Position:

1. Get Off - #21

2. Cream - #1

3. Diamonds & Pearls -#3

4. Money Don't Matter 2 Night -#23

Track Listing:

1. "Thunder" 5:45
2. "Daddy Pop" 5:17
3. "Diamonds and Pearls" 4:45
4. "Cream" 4:13
5. "Strollin'" 3:47
6. "Willing and Able" (Prince, Levi Seacer, Jr., Tony Mosley) 5:00
7. "Gett Off" 4:31
8. "Walk Don't Walk" 3:07
9. "Jughead" (Prince, Tony Mosley, Kirk Johnson) 4:57
10. "Money Don't Matter 2 Night" 4:46
11. "Push" (Prince, Rosie Gaines) 5:53
12. "Insatiable" 6:39
13. "Live 4 Love" (Prince, Tony Mosley) 6:59

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Love Symbol:

Released: October 13, 1992

Sales: 2.9M World Wide

Singles/ U.S. Hot 100 Chart Position:

1. My Name is Prince - #36

2. Sexy M.F. - #66

3. 7 -#7

4. Damn U -#105

5. The Morning Papers -#44

1. "My Name is Prince" 6:39
2. "Sexy MF" 5:25
3. "Love 2 the 9's" 5:45
4. "The Morning Papers" 3:57
5. "The Max" 4:30
6. "Segue" 0:21
7. "Blue Light" 4:38
8. "I Wanna Melt with U" 3:50
9. "Sweet Baby" 4:01
10. "The Continental" (featuring Carmen Electra) 5:31
11. "Damn U" 4:25
12. "Arrogance" 1:35
13. "The Flow" 2:26
14. "7" 5:13
15. "And God Created Woman"
16. "3 Chains o' Gold" 6:03
17. "Segue" 1:30
18. "The Sacrifice of Victor" 5:41


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Reply #1 posted 04/23/15 4:19pm

feeluupp

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In my opinion...

Diamonds & Pearls:

Strongest Track: Insatiable

Weakest Track: Jughead

Love Symbol:

Strongest Track: And God Created Woman

Weakest Track: Arrogance


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Reply #2 posted 04/23/15 5:24pm

KingSausage

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Symbol stomps on D&P.
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Reply #3 posted 04/23/15 6:05pm

iZsaZsa

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What?
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Reply #4 posted 04/23/15 6:13pm

lezama

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Change it one more time..
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Reply #5 posted 04/23/15 6:32pm

motherfunka

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prince

TRUE BLUE
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Reply #6 posted 04/23/15 7:42pm

controversy99

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feeluupp said:

In my opinion...



Diamonds & Pearls:



Strongest Track: Insatiable



Weakest Track: Jughead



Love Symbol:



Strongest Track: And God Created Woman



Weakest Track: Arrogance







Boom! You nailed it. I agree with these bests & worsts all the way.
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Reply #7 posted 04/23/15 7:52pm

EroticDreamer

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'Gett Off' is my jam but I cannot listen to 'Cream' headache for 2 seconds.

'Love 2 the 9's'' is my favorite track of prince , 'Sacrifice of Victor' does nothing for me yawn

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Reply #8 posted 04/23/15 7:55pm

SoulAlive

I prefer Love Symbol.

The previous album Diamonds And Pearls is a strong album,but I think it's a really "safe" album.Nothing wrong with that.But the follow-up,Love Symbol is much more innovative,adventurous and energized! And might I add,it's more funky.

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Reply #9 posted 04/23/15 8:00pm

kygermo

KingSausage said:

Symbol stomps on D&P.

Yeah that. D&P had its fantastic moments, but there was a lot of bullshit too. Symbol Album is just as guilty, but not as much. Just overall better songwriting on the Symbol Album.

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Reply #10 posted 04/23/15 8:32pm

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I just cannot pick one ............ I like both Diamonds and Pearls and prince

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Reply #11 posted 04/23/15 9:02pm

RJOrion

Symbol LP is way better than D&P, IMO ..."Arrogance" is a weak song?...since when?

"what make a man wanna rule the world?.(A double A double arrogance)..make him man enough to say he 50/50 girl?"

P is in rare lyrical form on Arrogance...the beat is sick too...

"Sweet Baby" ... "Love 2 the 9's..."and god created woman"..."Morning Papers"

nothing on D&P can touch them...

and cosign whoever said they couldnt listen to Cream

i always thought "Cream" was Prince's most overrated song...i never liked it either

"Insatiable" and "Walk Dont Walk" and "Diamonds & Pearls" are the only songs on D&P that can hold their own with the best songs on the Symbol LP

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Reply #12 posted 04/23/15 9:57pm

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I suppose I'd give a slight edge to Symbol, but there's a great album in there if you take the best tracks from the both of them and ditch most of the rap and segues.

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Reply #13 posted 04/23/15 10:39pm

Romeoblu

Symbol.
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Reply #14 posted 04/24/15 3:55am

warning2all

Symbol, easily.

Rosie Gaines on "Symbol" would have been great. I love the use of horns on "Symbol", that was missing on "D&P". This was the stage where Princes slower songs began to seem better written than his faster songs, to me.

The only criticism I have of "Symbol" is that the lyrics are often immature, and the Kirstie Allley bits are silly.
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Reply #15 posted 04/24/15 4:00am

warning2all

"Diamonds & Pearls" is one of my least favorites, but I would love to see Prince that focused, and committed to promoting an album like this again. He's a different guy now
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Reply #16 posted 04/24/15 6:24am

Poplife88

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D&P all the way. For Rosie Gaines alone it pisses all over symbol. Nothing on symbol comes close to Gett Off, Willing and Able, Insatiable, and the title track. I will always love 7 and God Created Woman, but with no Rosie, the rapping, Kirstie Ally, and over all cheesiness of symbol kills it for me.

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Reply #17 posted 04/24/15 6:49am

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Quite a difficult question but I think I'd have to say Symbol. D&P has some proper good tracks on it (Gett off, Live 4 love etc) but Symbol is more of a coherent album to listen to from start to finish. With D&P I'm skipping quite a bit where as with Symbol I think there is like 1 or 2 tracks that I skip? Also D&P has Jughead on it so that drags it down more than any other sub par song could ever do lol

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Reply #18 posted 04/24/15 6:51am

DoctorMattFink

feeluupp said:

In my opinion...

Diamonds & Pearls:

Strongest Track: Insatiable

Weakest Track: Jughead

Love Symbol:

Strongest Track: And God Created Woman

Weakest Track: Arrogance


This matches my opinion exactly! lol

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Reply #19 posted 04/24/15 6:56am

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xpertluva said:

I suppose I'd give a slight edge to Symbol, but there's a great album in there if you take the best tracks from the both of them and ditch most of the rap and segues.

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This describes soooo many Prince albums. You're right. You could actually make two mashups from these records, one with the funk stuff and one with the ballad stuff. I prefer Symbol myself. "Damn U", "And God Created Woman" and "Love 2 the 9's" alone put it at the top. "Gett Off" is pretty great though.

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Reply #20 posted 04/24/15 10:17am

thebiscuit

D&P, most def. The charts tell the story. Symbol was more niche in my opinion. Got a bit caught up in itself with the 3 Chains o' Gold soap opera story stuff. D&P is about straight up hit making.
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Reply #21 posted 04/24/15 10:19am

thebiscuit

That being said, Symbol has some amazing trax.
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Reply #22 posted 04/24/15 11:53am

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Both are pretty wack, but Symbol is somewhat less wack. So Symbol.

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Reply #23 posted 04/24/15 11:55am

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prince
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Reply #24 posted 04/24/15 2:14pm

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I really heart 'em both. But if I simply must pick one over the other, I have to go with prince because:

My Name Is Prince - It came about a little late maybe but there was a time when that should have been his anthem! headbang

2 the 9's - If you've never wanted to be loved like that, my heart weeps for you. sad

Sexy MF - What? I can call people that I haven't talked to in years and that song will start playing. wink

The Continental - Why settle for a star, when you can have the sun? Seemed like a damn good question to me at the time. nod

Damn U - The same response I have for Sexy MF. kiss2

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #25 posted 04/24/15 2:23pm

luv2tha99s

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Do u have to ask? biggrin Some of D n P is cool, but mostly seems like just an attempt to showcase some hits whereas Symbol feels like a complete universe in album form.

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Reply #26 posted 04/24/15 4:08pm

CharismaDove

Diamonds and Pearls has more classics. "Diamonds and Pearls," "Cream," "Insatiable," "Money Don't Matter 2 Night," "Thunder," "Strollin," and "Gett Off" are some of my favorites of his.

But LS is waaaaaaay more consistent.. D&P has a few clunkers but LS is consistently badass throughout. With the exception of "Arrogance" (which is shit). I even love "The Flow"

I love both though. A catchy pop 'n' B band album and a fantasy 'rock opera' set. He didn't lose originality in the 90s imo

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Reply #27 posted 04/24/15 4:08pm

CharismaDove

Of course feeluupp would post the sales-figures wink

I guess you know me well, I dont like winter, but I seem to get a kick outta doing you cold
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Reply #28 posted 04/24/15 4:11pm

CharismaDove

Somebody post those pics of Prince rollerskating lol

I guess you know me well, I dont like winter, but I seem to get a kick outta doing you cold
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Reply #29 posted 04/24/15 4:48pm

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Love Symbol by a mile. D&P is one of his weakest albums for me.
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