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jdcxc

Every Prince Album Has One Classic Song!?

Is there a Prince album without a Top 50 (Worthy) Greatest Prince Song? Even his lesser albums have at least one brilliant JAM.

Ur thoughts?
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Reply #1 posted 10/11/19 2:10pm

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I'm not sure if there's anything on Xpectation that would make my top 50... And I like that album!

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Reply #2 posted 10/11/19 3:28pm

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toejam said:

I'm not sure if there's anything on Xpectation that would make my top 50... And I like that album!



“Xpedition” is a jam!
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Reply #3 posted 10/11/19 3:29pm

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Art Official Age!
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Reply #4 posted 10/11/19 3:33pm

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FunkJam said:

toejam said:

I'm not sure if there's anything on Xpectation that would make my top 50... And I like that album!

“Xpedition” is a jam!

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It is! ... but top 50? I dunno...

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Reply #5 posted 10/11/19 4:29pm

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toejam said:



FunkJam said:


toejam said:

I'm not sure if there's anything on Xpectation that would make my top 50... And I like that album!



“Xpedition” is a jam!

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It is! ... but top 50? I dunno...



Doubt it will make many people’s top 50, but I’ve always been a sucker for instrumental music like that, so I’m not sure!
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Reply #6 posted 10/11/19 7:16pm

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Art Official Age!


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Reply #7 posted 10/11/19 7:48pm

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Art Official Age!


not even Way Back Home for you?! Definitely for me! Many would say The Breakdown, others still BCW, but yeah AOA too has at least one classic,
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Reply #8 posted 10/11/19 8:25pm

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There is not a Prince album without at least one or two great songs in it. Even the worst albums.
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That's why his death is a great loss for music: we will never know the great songs he would have recorded for every album he would have released.
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Reply #9 posted 10/11/19 11:33pm

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Even in the midst of Prince's muddlings of musical output, there were moments of brilliance that stood out. That's varying degrees of brilliance, mind you. It also depends how you define "classic." That's a term thrown around a lot. I mean, it's really defined as, "judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind." So given that, I suppose most of his albums would have that one track that is memorable or worthy of an extra nod. I think anything after 1996 would get into murky waters, really trying to find that one song.

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Reply #10 posted 10/12/19 12:39am

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datdude said:

FunkJam said:

Art Official Age!


not even Way Back Home for you?! Definitely for me! Many would say The Breakdown, others still BCW, but yeah AOA too has at least one classic,


“Time” is potentially Top 50 material. “U Know” is another Jam.
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Reply #11 posted 10/12/19 12:52am

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TrivialPursuit said:

Even in the midst of Prince's muddlings of musical output, there were moments of brilliance that stood out. That's varying degrees of brilliance, mind you. It also depends how you define "classic." That's a term thrown around a lot. I mean, it's really defined as, "judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind." So given that, I suppose most of his albums would have that one track that is memorable or worthy of an extra nod. I think anything after 1996 would get into murky waters, really trying to find that one song.



Disagree. 1996+ Albums have a boatload of underrated great songs. Ppl make the mistake of comparing his 79-88 Genius Period with the rest of his catalogue. That is unfair...that was one of the greatest creative runs in pop music history and shouldn’t diminish the great music that followed.
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Reply #12 posted 10/12/19 3:32am

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jdcxc said:

datdude said:
not even Way Back Home for you?! Definitely for me! Many would say The Breakdown, others still BCW, but yeah AOA too has at least one classic,
“Time” is potentially Top 50 material. “U Know” is another Jam.

There are a bunch of tracks that could have made Top 50 on AOA.

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Reply #13 posted 10/12/19 3:34am

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When I saw the thread title, 20Ten was the album that came to my mind that lacked an obvious ‘classic’ track for me. So I’d be interested to hear people’s suggestions for that one.
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Reply #14 posted 10/12/19 4:58am

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jdcxc said:

Is there a Prince album without a Top 50 (Worthy) Greatest Prince Song? Even his lesser albums have at least one brilliant JAM. Ur thoughts?

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Hi Jdcxc,

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In my subjective opinion I would say 'no', but if you disagree I'd be interested to hear which songs you'd suggest.

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Reply #15 posted 10/12/19 5:12am

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ChickenMcNuggets said:

When I saw the thread title, 20Ten was the album that came to my mind that lacked an obvious ‘classic’ track for me. So I’d be interested to hear people’s suggestions for that one.


'Future Soul Song' and 'Beginning Endlessly' would be my two contenders. They're among his strongest later work in my estimation. Obviously though, these kind of perceptions are always highly subjective.
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Reply #16 posted 10/12/19 5:30am

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OperatingThetan said:

ChickenMcNuggets said:
When I saw the thread title, 20Ten was the album that came to my mind that lacked an obvious ‘classic’ track for me. So I’d be interested to hear people’s suggestions for that one.
'Future Soul Song' and 'Beginning Endlessly' would be my two contenders. They're among his strongest later work in my estimation. Obviously though, these kind of perceptions are always highly subjective.

True. It's interesting to see AOA mentioned, as that one's got a lot of contenders for top 50 or at least top 100 Prince, for me. "The Breakdown", "Gold Standard", "Clouds"... pretty much his Gold Experience of the 2010s, IMO.

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Reply #17 posted 10/12/19 8:27am

jdcxc

OperatingThetan said:

ChickenMcNuggets said:

When I saw the thread title, 20Ten was the album that came to my mind that lacked an obvious ‘classic’ track for me. So I’d be interested to hear people’s suggestions for that one.


'Future Soul Song' and 'Beginning Endlessly' would be my two contenders. They're among his strongest later work in my estimation. Obviously though, these kind of perceptions are always highly subjective.


Subjectivity is the fun of these debates. Lol
I wud also add Act of God and Sticky Like Glue as potential Top 50 material...they bubble around my list.
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Reply #18 posted 10/12/19 8:40am

jdcxc

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jdcxc said:


Is there a Prince album without a Top 50 (Worthy) Greatest Prince Song? Even his lesser albums have at least one brilliant JAM. Ur thoughts?

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Hi Jdcxc,


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In my subjective opinion I would say 'no', but if you disagree I'd be interested to hear which songs you'd suggest.



Here are a FEW of my Top 50 from “lesser” albums. I define “Lesser” as albums that were not well received from fanbase, critics OR consumers.

Dark (Come)
Dinner With Delores (Chaos)
Dionne (The Truth)
When the Lights Go Down (Vault)
It’s About That Walk (Vault)
Avalanche (One Nite)
U Make My Sun Shine (Chocolate)
2045 Radical Man (Slaughterhouse)
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Reply #19 posted 10/12/19 11:00am

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The only albums I'd struggle with are The Slaugtherhouse, TCI and NEWS.
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Even Planet Earth has Somewhere On Earth and Plectrum has Anotherlove.
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Reply #20 posted 10/12/19 11:16am

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Art Official has Clouds and U Know which are top tier to me. Slaughterhouse has Daisy Chain, Chocolate Invasion has When Eye lay My Hands, Plectrum has WOW, the jazz stuff aren't pop albums so don't count...

MPLSound though... Old Skool Company maybe? Seriously struggle with that album. Maybe one of the ballads.
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Reply #21 posted 10/12/19 12:20pm

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jdcxc said:

TrivialPursuit said:

Even in the midst of Prince's muddlings of musical output, there were moments of brilliance that stood out. That's varying degrees of brilliance, mind you. It also depends how you define "classic." That's a term thrown around a lot. I mean, it's really defined as, "judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind." So given that, I suppose most of his albums would have that one track that is memorable or worthy of an extra nod. I think anything after 1996 would get into murky waters, really trying to find that one song.

Disagree. 1996+ Albums have a boatload of underrated great songs. Ppl make the mistake of comparing his 79-88 Genius Period with the rest of his catalogue. That is unfair...that was one of the greatest creative runs in pop music history and shouldn’t diminish the great music that followed.

right on....

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Reply #22 posted 10/12/19 12:28pm

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I, personally, wouldn't put any of the 4 tracks on "N.E.W.S." in my top 100, let alone top 50.

[Edited 10/12/19 12:29pm]

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Reply #23 posted 10/12/19 1:00pm

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jaawwnn said:

Art Official has Clouds and U Know which are top tier to me. Slaughterhouse has Daisy Chain, Chocolate Invasion has When Eye lay My Hands, Plectrum has WOW, the jazz stuff aren't pop albums so don't count...

MPLSound though... Old Skool Company maybe? Seriously struggle with that album. Maybe one of the ballads.
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I’d certainly say Ol’ Skool Company, and Dance 4 Me, could be classed as ‘top tier.’
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I couldn’t say the same about The Daisy Chain though but that’s just my opinion
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Reply #24 posted 10/12/19 1:18pm

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dodger said:

jaawwnn said:

Art Official has Clouds and U Know which are top tier to me. Slaughterhouse has Daisy Chain, Chocolate Invasion has When Eye lay My Hands, Plectrum has WOW, the jazz stuff aren't pop albums so don't count...

MPLSound though... Old Skool Company maybe? Seriously struggle with that album. Maybe one of the ballads.
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I’d certainly say Ol’ Skool Company, and Dance 4 Me, could be classed as ‘top tier.’
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I couldn’t say the same about The Daisy Chain though but that’s just my opinion

I slept on the Daisy Chain for the longest time, i love it now though. I dont think coming last on a fairly drab album helped. Northside is good as well, Prince was still playing that one years later.

Dance 4 Me... yeah i dunno, its alright, I don't think ive ever WANTED to hear it though. Maybe I'll come round to it in time.
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Reply #25 posted 10/12/19 1:20pm

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dodger said:

jaawwnn said:

Art Official has Clouds and U Know which are top tier to me. Slaughterhouse has Daisy Chain, Chocolate Invasion has When Eye lay My Hands, Plectrum has WOW, the jazz stuff aren't pop albums so don't count...

MPLSound though... Old Skool Company maybe? Seriously struggle with that album. Maybe one of the ballads.
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I’d certainly say Ol’ Skool Company, and Dance 4 Me, could be classed as ‘top tier.’
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I couldn’t say the same about The Daisy Chain though but that’s just my opinion


I have been really into 2045 Radical Man and Dance 4 Me of late. When 2045 kicks into that funky gear it’s intoxicating...one of his few songs that fully realizes his many funk/hip hop/jazz horned experiments.
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Reply #26 posted 10/12/19 1:33pm

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jdcxc said:

dodger said:



I’d certainly say Ol’ Skool Company, and Dance 4 Me, could be classed as ‘top tier.’
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I couldn’t say the same about The Daisy Chain though but that’s just my opinion


I have been really into 2045 Radical Man and Dance 4 Me of late. When 2045 kicks into that funky gear it’s intoxicating...one of his few songs that fully realizes his many funk/hip hop/jazz horned experiments.

Listening to it now... its been a while! I hear what you're saying, i think its just not my kind of style. Its cool that some people dig it though, I know for sure there's stuff i love that others on here roll their eyes at.
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Reply #27 posted 10/12/19 1:38pm

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jdcxc said:

dodger said:



I’d certainly say Ol’ Skool Company, and Dance 4 Me, could be classed as ‘top tier.’
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I couldn’t say the same about The Daisy Chain though but that’s just my opinion


I have been really into 2045 Radical Man and Dance 4 Me of late. When 2045 kicks into that funky gear it’s intoxicating...one of his few songs that fully realizes his many funk/hip hop/jazz horned experiments.


I’ve always liked Radical Man. Those keys and bits of Camille like vocals are a joy
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Reply #28 posted 10/12/19 1:45pm

jdcxc

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I, personally, wouldn't put any of the 4 tracks on "N.E.W.S." in my top 100, let alone top 50.

[Edited 10/12/19 12:29pm]



It’s hard to compare jazz/funk instrumentals with pop songs. But I do love Madhouse 8 and NEWS is cool.
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Reply #29 posted 10/12/19 2:09pm

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jdcxc said:


Disagree. 1996+ Albums have a boatload of underrated great songs. Ppl make the mistake of comparing his 79-88 Genius Period with the rest of his catalogue. That is unfair...that was one of the greatest creative runs in pop music history and shouldn’t diminish the great music that followed.


I'm not comparing anything. Any Prince album should be judged on its own, since they are all so different. But that's also the problem, though. 1996 was a time mark, not a comparison of different decades. It was a falling off, for me. His music started to mesh together. Nothing stands out.(3121 and Planet Earth is practically a 2-CD album, as an example.) And while there are nice songs on most albums in this time period, nothing is "classic".

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