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Thread started 07/13/17 2:32am

Rebeljuice

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New reviews of Prince albums: 80s and 90s

Hi all. I have just added some mini Prince reviews of his albums from the 80s through to the end of the 90s. It is not a Prince site but I couldn't help myself and thought that promoting a bit of Prince can't hurt (despite the seeming disconnection between the site and Prince). I have the 00s and 10s done, but do not want to flood the site with Prince at this early stage. i will upload more site relevant posts before I add more Prince.


Anyway, thought I would plug the pages here so that I can get some critisism of my factual gaps and spelling errors from Prince fans. The site is only a few weeks old and still very much under development so traffic is currently very low. Hopefully once Google has indexed it and I have aquired many more backlinks that will change.

In the meantime, rip me apart and tell me where I am wrong.

Cheers.

Prince 80s albums run through.

Prince 90s albums run through.

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Reply #1 posted 07/13/17 6:23am

gandorb

I always am pleased to see anyone discussing Prince (except for rumours)and spreading the news of his brilliance. I won't quibble with your opinions, as they say to each his/her own. I did find it odd that you gave such a positive review to the album Prince, even stating it would be the crowning achievement for many artists, and gave it a rating of 6. That would be a pitiful score for anyone's crowning achievement. Good luck with your site!
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Reply #2 posted 07/13/17 7:28am

Rebeljuice

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gandorb said:

I always am pleased to see anyone discussing Prince (except for rumours)and spreading the news of his brilliance. I won't quibble with your opinions, as they say to each his/her own. I did find it odd that you gave such a positive review to the album Prince, even stating it would be the crowning achievement for many artists, and gave it a rating of 6. That would be a pitiful score for anyone's crowning achievement. Good luck with your site!

Cheers. I like the album and it would have been many an artist's crowning glory with a 8 or 9. But knowing what was to follow, it is hard to give it any more otherwise I would have to be giving SOTT a 15/10 to reflect the difference biggrin

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Reply #3 posted 07/13/17 10:01am

thedoorkeeper

I think you got your facts wrong regarding Kamasutra - it wasn't released as a single cd.
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Reply #4 posted 07/13/17 4:59pm

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Thanks, i love reading reviews.

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Reply #5 posted 07/13/17 6:24pm

luvsexy4all

if u were to add up all the EXC tracks from the 80's and the EXC tracks from the 90's ....would it be relatively equal????

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Reply #6 posted 07/13/17 11:44pm

Rebeljuice

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thedoorkeeper said:

I think you got your facts wrong regarding Kamasutra - it wasn't released as a single cd.



Thats what I thought but a quick look on Princevault and "Kamasutra is the first and only studio album by The NPG Orchestra, and was released in February 1997 on cassette through direct order from 1-800 New Funk (with the full album repeated on each side)".

I don't personally remember ever seeing it prior to CB however.

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Reply #7 posted 07/13/17 11:51pm

Rebeljuice

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luvsexy4all said:

if u were to add up all the EXC tracks from the 80's and the EXC tracks from the 90's ....would it be relatively equal????



EXC?

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Reply #8 posted 07/14/17 2:35am

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Rebeljuice said:

gandorb said:

I always am pleased to see anyone discussing Prince (except for rumours)and spreading the news of his brilliance. I won't quibble with your opinions, as they say to each his/her own. I did find it odd that you gave such a positive review to the album Prince, even stating it would be the crowning achievement for many artists, and gave it a rating of 6. That would be a pitiful score for anyone's crowning achievement. Good luck with your site!

Cheers. I like the album and it would have been many an artist's crowning glory with a 8 or 9. But knowing what was to follow, it is hard to give it any more otherwise I would have to be giving SOTT a 15/10 to reflect the difference biggrin

We share very similar views on Prince's 80's output.... less so on some of the 90's albums ( prince has always been one of those head scratching albums for me where I miss out completely on the vibe that leaves people such as yourself seeing it as a 10/10 album). Regardless, it matters not one jot if our thoughts are similar on certain albums, I like that you've taken such time and care to even do it.

I think your reviews are well written and in particular the above comment you made on why you rated Prince a 6 makes total sense to me. I go through this on IMDB constantly. I love Better Call Saul, but I loved Breaking Bad just that little bit more.... so how can I rate Better Call Saul a 10?

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Reply #9 posted 07/14/17 5:25am

dodger

Liking your work. Good to see I'm not the only one who'd give Symbol album 10/10.

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Reply #10 posted 07/14/17 6:09am

muleFunk

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You gave 1999 & Purple Rain 9/10 but Parade and Lovesexy 10's ???

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Reply #11 posted 07/14/17 8:14am

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muleFunk said:

You gave 1999 & Purple Rain 9/10 but Parade and Lovesexy 10's ???

I was thinking all 4 should be 10!

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Reply #12 posted 07/14/17 12:49pm

206Michelle

I enjoyed your reviews. I am wondering why there is no review of Newpower Soul.

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Reply #13 posted 07/15/17 12:34am

Rebeljuice

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muleFunk said:

You gave 1999 & Purple Rain 9/10 but Parade and Lovesexy 10's ???

Indeed I did. And Some people actually like Planet Earth!

IWD4U and Something in the Water unfortunately do not do anything for me whereas I cannot find a single fault on Parade... The day Prince fans agree on anything is the day world peace is achieved.

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Reply #14 posted 07/15/17 12:38am

Rebeljuice

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206Michelle said:

I enjoyed your reviews. I am wondering why there is no review of Newpower Soul.

Strictly speaking it is not a Prince album. It is an NPG release.

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Reply #15 posted 07/15/17 7:45am

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Rebeljuice said:

muleFunk said:

You gave 1999 & Purple Rain 9/10 but Parade and Lovesexy 10's ???

Indeed I did. And Some people actually like Planet Earth!

IWD4U and Something in the Water unfortunately do not do anything for me whereas I cannot find a single fault on Parade... The day Prince fans agree on anything is the day world peace is achieved.

That's true. lol

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Reply #16 posted 07/15/17 7:47am

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You did good work here. I mostly agree with your assesments too. Did you skip over Exodus and GoldNigga on purpose? Because Exodus is probably my favorite 90's release and in my top 5 all time.

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Reply #17 posted 07/15/17 11:59am

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Rebeljuice said:

luvsexy4all said:

if u were to add up all the EXC tracks from the 80's and the EXC tracks from the 90's ....would it be relatively equal????



EXC?

excellent

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Reply #18 posted 07/15/17 12:52pm

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Nice! I like your writing style.

The only two things that stood out, were that you neglected to point out the songs that Prince did record by himself on 'Purple Rain', and also didn't mention that Prince was wanted for the Batman soundtrack. Jack Nicholson, Tim Burton, and the sudio (WB) wanted him.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #19 posted 07/16/17 11:21pm

Rebeljuice

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luvsexy4all said:

Rebeljuice said:



EXC?

excellent

Ah I see.. Well I guess the only person who can answer that question is you. What may be excellent to you may be dog poo to me. Personally, i dont think the excellence of the 80s was ever surpassed. He had moments but the run from Dirty Mind through to Lovesexy is mind bogglingly excellent and, in my opinion, of a standard that we may never see again in our lifetimes.

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Reply #20 posted 07/16/17 11:56pm

Rebeljuice

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herb4 said:

You did good work here. I mostly agree with your assesments too. Did you skip over Exodus and GoldNigga on purpose? Because Exodus is probably my favorite 90's release and in my top 5 all time.

Yeah, I skipped those (and NPS) deliberately as they are NPG releases (although we know they are Prince in all but name). If I started down that rabbit hole I would then be getting into the Time albums and other such protege releases. Before I know it I would be creating another Prince site... And that is a daunting prospect I have flirted with for many years before realising it cannot be done by a fan alone. Not properly anyway.

It would be good to see a Prince site that covers literally everything from his life both musically and biographically, but what a daunting task that would be. Perhaps a collaboration would be better where the likes of the org, Princevault, Databank, official paisley Park, official Prince (WB) and other fan sites all joined forces and put their information under a single url with a unifying design throughout. That would be THE authority on everything Prince. Bring in a few of the good authors who have done biographies of Prince over the years and we would have the makings of a really great online ode to Prince. It would probably be a good revenue stream too with all the various affliate programs available around music, book, movie and merch sales. Everyone would be a winner from record companies, Paisley Park, fans and most importantly, new didn't-realise-how-good-he-was-fans.

But it isn't something I, or anyone, could do on their own. Not if we want to see something worthy of Prince's life and work. And I am not sure the Prince fan community is the most collaborative and easy going community to get such collaboration going. If we think the estate is in a mess, imagine the mess if the fan community tried to get together and all agree on an idea. We can't even agree the best songs on Emancipation. smile

Anyway, I digress....

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