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26. "I said underrated, not classic."
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>I like that period a lot but most of those albums have some
>pretty low lows. TGE is the only one of those albums to dodge
>any major bullets (if you can get past P Control), maybe The
>Truth. But...


I love P Control.



>C&D: some really great stuff is often overlooked here but
>putting it side by side with ATWIAD makes absolutely no sense,
>because only one of those records had "I Rock Therefore I Am",
>lol -- game over. And "Right The Wrong." Those aren't the only
>dicey tracks, either, but "Rock" is especially embarassing.


I love "I Rock, Therefore I Am". One of his finest moments imo. It's one of the songs that I can tell really came from his core much in the same way that "Dig U Better Dead" did. He didn't just sing the words to these songs, he lived them. I think it comes through in everything about these joints. I really like the music on "Right The Wrong". Not one of my favorites due it being mainly talking, but I don't hate it.



>Emancipation: What kind of math are you doing where you turn
>one album into three, lol?


The kind that acknowledges there are 3 discs with enough music for 3 albums.


>But either way, only one of those
>discs (if treated as an album in itself) is solid from top to
>bottom (disc 2 all day!),

Disagreed. I like all 3 very much.


>The Truth: Definitely overlooked. Animal Kingdom is a harsh
>listen - when "Purple and Gold" dropped I had Animal Kingdom
>flashbacks, lol. I don't think song for song it's top-tier
>Prince but it's really, really good Prince, and a tighter,
>more coherent album than most other releases from this period.



Another song that represented him well since he was vegan at the time. So was I when it dropped. I always really liked the song. I can understand being unable to relate to it at all tho.



>NPS: There's no way this can be counted in an album streak.


It can if I'm counting, and I'm the one counting, so there's that.


>Folks clowned Push It Up and Freaks on This Side like crazy


That really doesn't matter to me. I think a lot of the clowning has to do with judging it as attempts to fit it contemporarily. I personally don't listen to Prince's music that way.


>the most
>interesting song on the album is a hidden/bonus track...


I disagree. "Wasted Kisses" is nice tho.



>With Emancipation and NPS in there, you really can't call this
>period an *album* streak.


I did, and I still do.


>I'd say it's a productive period for
>him with a lot of highs but it's maddeningly inconsistent and
>often poorly executed.



That's fine. You get to say whatever you like. I say it was a nice album streak.


>The closest post-TGE run to a streak, imo, would be Rainbow
>Children/One Night Alone/Musicology.


I considered that off the strength of the first 2. I just don't personally like the Musicology album enough. I tended to like latter career Prince less when he seemed to be going for something mainstream. I love Rainbow Children and One Nite Alone tho.

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What are Prince's best 3 album, 4 album and 5 album runs? [View all] , Buddy_Gilapagos, Thu Sep-30-21 09:45 AM
 
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interesting question - discography for reference
Sep 30th 2021
1
Honestly, I don't consider anything after Love Symbol as far as runs are
Sep 30th 2021
2
this is fair
Oct 01st 2021
10
The list is missing "New Power Soul" (1998)
Oct 05th 2021
22
RE: What are Prince's best 3 album, 4 album and 5 album runs?
Sep 30th 2021
3
Yeah, Around The World in a Day is the complicator
Sep 30th 2021
4
      Yeah I like it
Sep 30th 2021
5
I read this post like 5 times.
Sep 30th 2021
6
To Me, His First Nine Albums Is A Great Run
Sep 30th 2021
7
How you gonna leave Sign of the Time out the Run!
Oct 01st 2021
8
      like he said "iffy" stuff emerged around SOTT
Oct 01st 2021
9
      SOTT doesn't have anything more "iffy"
Oct 01st 2021
11
      Never liked the title track and U got the look - those were the big sing...
Oct 01st 2021
13
           What is this blasphemy going on up in this post?!??!?!
Oct 01st 2021
14
           i think this is really interesting
Oct 01st 2021
16
           I skip Hot Thing, It and the Cross
Oct 01st 2021
17
           Mayne You Are Seriously Buggin'
Oct 01st 2021
20
                Well, with Prince I'm a "Mr. Narrow it down" person
Oct 01st 2021
21
      I completely agree re: SOTT...feels like the beginning of
Oct 01st 2021
18
      I Didn't Leave SOTT Out, It's His 9th
Oct 01st 2021
19
from dirty mind to lovesexy
Oct 01st 2021
12
The three album streak is a mindf*cker right?
Oct 01st 2021
15
Mines:
Oct 06th 2021
23
The Gold Expereince to New Power Soul is underrated
Oct 06th 2021
24
underrated maybe, but not a classic streak
Oct 07th 2021
25
     

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