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  • Myles Matisse
    Posted at 17:34h, 02 September

    I’d say my favorite BAND era of Prince has got to be “The Gold Experience” line-up. That album is put together so well. Listen, I don’t want to dust off the old records. Been there, done that. I’d just like Prince to use his BAND when he records things. When he puts it all together himself, it just doesn’t have the same feel, sound, texture, personality or gravitas. “Real Music by Real Musicians”, Prince’s mantra just doesn’t ring true when songs like “Rich Friends” is put together by ONE musician. When Prince has had a FULL band in effect, it’s brought forth the most riches from all his friends: The Revolution & NPG. And, as for the entire disc of “20Ten”…again the production, arrangement and performance of the music just ain’t flying with me. The songs would be cool as B-Sides…maybe. But, as far as an album that stacks up to previous releases like Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Parade, Around the World in a Day, Lovesexy, Diamonds and Pearls, The Symbol Album, The Gold Experience, Chaos & Disorder, it just doesn’t. And, to think, all those wreckas were made while he was with Warners. Post Warners, his discography has had a different production approach (beginning with “Emancipation”) that hasn’t had the same flavor, sound or musical power. Post Warners, only when Prince uses a BAND around him do his songs fly high and strong…like Chelsea Rodgers for example.

  • Asvig
    Posted at 05:28h, 04 March

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  • OneSithSlayer
    Posted at 20:10h, 08 February

    One commendable thing i can say about prince is that he’s not going to write songs to accommodate people who are stuck on his music from the 80s & 90s. He wrote songs back then that are reflective of where he was as a person AT THAT TIME. The brotha is honest when it comes to his music and thats why as far as i (as a musician) am concerned his musicianship is inspirational.
    This song speaks volumes about the hypocrisy of the prosperity gospel and how people are using the name of Christ for personal gain. If u want to hear “darling nikki”, dust off ur old cd’s and hit PLAY.

  • angel pabon jr
    Posted at 15:04h, 06 January

    i agree with mr matisse. ever since he turned into a clone of the witnesses the music has suffered terribly. one has to belive in jesus to be saved not get into some offshoot of gods meaning. the black album sounds like a masterpiece compared to the the last few endeavors. bring back wendy and lisa and sheila on drums…they used to give u input. u cant do it all alone.a loving fan

  • Myles Matisse
    Posted at 15:32h, 21 November

    Prince’s BEST music since the end of the 80s is when he has a BAND around him. The days in the 80s during the 1st 5 albums when it was written, arranged, performed and produced by Prince had a richer, wilder, funkier, more musically drenched production and sound. Ever since the early 90s, most times when Prince plays all the instruments, it’s the way he arranges, plays and produces them that often times sounds, in some ways mediocre and it just does NOT have the musicology of the albums For You, Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy and 1999. It just doesn’t and if I could put my finger on why and pick the dominant reason why, I’d have to say that Prince’s meeting Larry Graham and then becoming a devout Jehovahs Witness changed how he does things and made him an often times kinder, gentler, safer, turn the back on the secular side kind of man all of which has changed his sound, funk and ability to go into a song with all cylinders firing. Back before Prince became a Jehovahs Witness, he had the ability and the self-given permission to tap into any type of lyrical, musical, creative direction to really create some down and dirty masterpieces. Now, that he’s a JW though, all bets are off and the canvas Prince is ALLOWED to paint with has shrunk considerably. I’m never happy when an artist becomes so devout in their religious beliefs that it changes their music and sound for the worse. Although, Prince does still rock it out live, in the studio, BECAUSE he insists on playing, arranging and producing it all himself, his music is going to continue to suffer. Listening to this track demonstrates Prince’s 21st century limitations in the studio when he stubbornly wants to do it ALL himself.

  • Chocolatsis65
    Posted at 09:45h, 20 October

    tek is sooooo right! Try try try to understand; He’s a magic man

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