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Old 12-29-2008, 02:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Apples and oranges

Jackson - Typical lip-synching pop star where the dancing is above the singing

Prince - A true musician in every sense of the word, records all instruments himself and only uses a band to tour
None of this matters when your music is vile crap.

Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad are the pefect pop trilogy.

1999 and Purple Rain have some good stuff, but they don't touch Jackson, Sign O' The Times is just crap.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sign O' The Times is just crap.
That is an absolutely disgusting accusation especially as musical ability is a huge factor for you. Have you heard this album? Have you read the credits? Have you acknowledged the instruments he plays on the album? The effortless flow betwwen Funk, Pop, soul, Disco and rock?

You may not like it but to call it crap it nothing short of narrow minded idiocy.
I disllike 'Thriller' but I can recognise it's plus points.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I wouldn't go so far as saying that either of these albums are crap. I think they both have their merits. Personally, I'd pick thriller. Just because I like Michael Jackson more, it's a personal preference.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Mj overall has more hits but purple rain is by far the best cd ever
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Thriller is mediocre, the trio of singles is very solid, but the rest is just bland pop filler.

Although Purple Rain continuously eludes me, so I can't make a proper judgement.
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Tough call...Purple Rain is my favorite Prince album, but I think Thriller had more impact overall. I'm gonna go with Prince here, though, since he seems to be on the losing end.
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Thriller is mediocre, the trio of singles is very solid, but the rest is just bland pop filler.
No. Except Girl is Mine all the other tracks are just as good.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:12 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Thriller is mediocre, the trio of singles is very solid, but the rest is just bland pop filler.
Agreed, I only like the singles from both albums and as fantastic as they are, they still don't make an album. It's undecided for me.
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Agreed, I only like the singles from both albums and as fantastic as they are, they still don't make an album. It's undecided for me.
Hmm? But that's exactly how Purple Rain differs from Thriller and tops it: while Thriller is really only about the singles and title track with the rest being unremarkable filler, Purple Rain is all about the album tracks. The trio of The Beautiful Ones, Computer Blue and Darling Nikki (and particularly Darling Nikki) is nothing short of remarkable. Add to that the spectacular pop of the 5 singles, and you have a near perfect album. The only unnecessary track on the record is probably Baby I'm A Star, and it's still great all the same.

Then there's the point that Prince wrote and produced nearly the entire thing, whereas Jackson wrote less than half of the songs on Thriller. True, that says nothing about the music itself, but it says plenty about which individual is the bigger talent/artist.

In the end it's all a question of preference, but for those who "get" Purple Rain so to speak, I can't see any way that they could possibly prefer Thriller.


Sign 'O' The Times stands as a fantastic album without a single bad cut on it, and I can't see that anything aside from pure, sheer arrogance could lead one to call it rubbish.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Is hating Prince not a good enough reason?

Quality of music outweighs technical abillity, you of all people should know that, you don't go from trashing talented artists on a regular basis then go on about how Prince is better because he writes all the songs and plays instruments.

Nickelback write all their songs too, and they play their own instruments. More talented than The Temptations maybe?

I hate Prince's voice, I hate his guitar playing and I hate his songwriting, save a few good songs. I don't consider him to be this tremendous talent that everyone says he is.
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