• Every Album I Own

    6. Jul. 2014, 23:17 von lyle_catcliffe

  • My Top 5 Albums of 1985

    10. Apr. 2010, 20:52 von cbecrad

    1985

    5: Prince - Around The World In A Day
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    A great album from Prince that often gets overlooked. It includes the huge hit "Raspberry Beret" and the single "Pop Life". But you can also find the gems "Condition of the Heart", "Temptation", "Paisley Park", "America", "The Ladder", and the awesome title track.

    4: John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow
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    This is probably my favorite Mellencamp record. It includes the hits "Small Town", "Lonely Ol' Night" and "R.O.C.K. In The USA". I later discovered the wonderful tunes "Minutes To Memories", "Rain On The Scarecrow" and "Justice & Independence". Check this one out if you haven't yet.

    3: Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
  • Top Album

    10. Mär. 2010, 3:43 von hhppp

  • ポップライフ

    19. Mär. 2008, 14:56 von teamiyan

    80年代には、ブームもあり、12インチシングルが
    連発された時代でもあった。
    Princeの代表曲ではないとは思うけど、
    1985年作のシングル「Pop Life」がある。

    1983年の「1999」から早々に発表され、
    大ヒットした1984年の「Purple Rain」、
    1985年の「Around the World in a Day」、
    1986年の「Parade」、The Revolutionを解散して
    ソロ名義となった1987年の「Sign 'o' the Times」と、
    この頃のPrinceは、一般的評価でも本当に面白い作風が
    多かった。

    ファンク、ロック、ソウル、ポップなど、
    いろんな音楽を盛り込んで、毎年のように刺激的な作品。
    この曲の入っているアルバム「Around the World in a Day」は
    「Purple Rain」とほぼ同時期に録音されていた
    とよく言われていたけれども、実際はそうではないことが
    後々、明らかとなった・・・。
    それはそうと、「Purple Rain」とは打って変わって、
    実験的でサイケなアルバムであることに違いはない。
    当時は、なかなか理解しがたい作品だったけど、年々、
    味わいを増します。

    この曲「Pop Life」は摩訶不思議な音の間を持った
    結構ファンキーな曲で、プリンスの声がディレイで
    左右から響くのも面白いところ。
    プリンスの12インチはFull Length Versionともいえる
    ようなものが多く、アルバムバージョンの曲の最後を
    終わらせず、演奏を続けているような感じである。
    この曲もラストの部分がジャズを思わせるピアノの
    アドリブを交え、いつまでも続いていく。9分7秒。
    これがなかなか興味深く面白い。
    「America」という曲の12インチは元々の曲が
    30分も続いていたことを伺わせてくれるものだ。

    ともあれ、歌詞にもあるけど、いろんな意味で
    ポップでファンキーな人生を送りたい・・・。
    PrinceAround The World In A DayPop Life
  • Thoughts on some of the albums I brought with me to Mexico pt. 1

    11. Sep. 2007, 20:22 von amendelson

    So I burned/bought a bunch of albums with me to Mexico, and I’ve had a chance to listen to a few of them…

    N.W.A. “Straight Outta Compton”—I’m listening to this for the first time right now (the “Dopeman” remix actually, not one of the better numbers) and I have to say, despite the fact I’ve heard about half of it before, I’m pretty blown away. This sounds dated in a very pleasant way—the production is great. And Ice Cube. Holy shit he absolutely slays throughout. I really need to hear his first couple albums. The lyrics here are pretty questionable, obviously, but I think a song like “Fuck The Police” is admirable in its own way for turning around something that's really bad. The anger is really palpable. I would not want to be one of their girlfriends though.
    Sometimes I wonder if it would be easier to listen to hip-hop if I didn’t speak English.

    PavementSlanted and Enchanted” and “Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain”—Splurged and bought the super-deluxe versions of both of these…
  • Top 25 Prince Albums

    4. Jul. 2007, 11:40 von AppleKabukiSuri

    25. Newpower Soul (1998)
    Meh.
    24. Chaos and Disorder (1996)
    Its better to just think of this as Prince’s way of saying fuck you Warner Brothers than an album worth listening to. Mind you it’s still a pretty fun album albeit rushed and lacking in quality song writing.
    23. Emancipation (1996)
    Has its moments but its two discs too much.
    22. Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic (1999)
    When the best track on the album isn’t in the track listing you know your sitting on a bit of a dud.
    21. Come (1994)
    Has its moments.
    20. Batman (1989)
    The namesake single is a cool silly sample filled diddy but the album isn’t all that spectacular.
    19. Musicology (2004)
    I totally dug the namesake single however this never really grabbed me as an album.
    18. Graffiti Bridge (1990)
    Has its moments however the best of them can be contributed to The Time
    17. N.E.W.S (2003)
    This is a fun jazzy instrumental album and I think it’s awesome that Prince would release such an album in lieu of his world tour. It also has some of the funkiest packaging ever.
  • Some albums i like part 9: FUNCK ME

    5. Jan. 2007, 19:02 von geheza

  • Prince. My perspectives.

    4. Jan. 2007, 7:00 von soulelectric

    My first journal entry is in regards to none other than the legend: Prince.

    The question in the title was posed to me after gifts were exchanged at Christmas. My cousins (HUGE, lifelong Prince fans) wanted to take a look at the two new box sets I received; the start of my personal Prince collection. They asked me the question outright and wondered how a "modern" 17 year old like me became attached to a someone so defined to one era. So revolutionary (I mean...let's be real, here...even I can admit that music is not what it used to be). So "before my time." Well, here's my justification. The following describes exactly how I feel about Prince's music, in mini-reviews.

    I was exposed to his albums in the following order:

    * Purple Rain"
    * Diamonds And Pearls"
    * Sign 'O' The Times"
    * Batman"
    * Around The World In A Day"
    * 1999[/album]"]
    * Parade"
    * The Love Symbol Album"
    * Lovesexy"
    * The Black Album"
    *
  • Thought I'd list out my cd collection

    22. Dez. 2005, 23:47 von payload

  • The Beginning of the Artistic Peak ("ATWIAD" Review) **** 1/2 out of *****

    2. Dez. 2005, 1:55 von UndercovaBrotha

    Considered a curveball to those Prince fans that were expecting Purple Rain 2 in 1985. But here, on Around the World In a Day, Prince shows off a good bit of his Beatles influences, along with bringing together alot more of The Revolution's collectively talents. Once again, Prince broadens your horizons as you listen to some of his most challenging and adventurous pop songs ever released.

    The opening Indian-Beatles flute playing of the title track, along with psychadelia of "Paisley Park," the opera "Condition of the Heart," the pop-catchiness of "Raspberry Beret," the stripped-down bit of funk in "Tamborine," the Hendrix-inspired "America," the genius questioning of "Pop Life," the personal "Ladder," and the climax of "Temptation" will definitely change your outlook on Prince if you haven't heard it enough of his stuff.

    Get ready for an adventure!