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Old 12-27-2008, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I went to this site that had a cast your vote on the greatest debate ever......Thriller versus Purple Rain! I had to vote Purple Rain! I mean Prince played the instruments, wrote the songs, and had and still has that stage presence! What do you guys think?

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Old 12-28-2008, 05:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thriller...by 100 miles. No disrespect to Prince, as I love the man, and that disc, but Thriller is still outselling alot of others, some 20+ years later, and has not been duplicated since, nor i doubt it will. IMHO, I think it's in the top 3 all time of "greatest album's ever made", which i wouldn't know where on that list to place it. MJ's a bad mamma jamma man, and that's argueably thee greatest record ever made. I can't find a single song off the record I hate. He truely is "The King Of Pop".

The thing about Thriller is that it's still ahead of it's time, to this day, and still innovative. A casual music fan can put that disc in, listen to it, and just be blown away by it's greatness.

You may not like MJ as a person, but you cannot deny the greatness of Thriller.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thriller. Easy.

Quite frankly, I hate the living hell out of Prince.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Same, I kinda liked those songs from Batman, but that's about it.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well I think Purple Rain is still ahead of its time too...don't get me wrong, MJ's Thriller is up there. But I guess I look at Prince on this album, not only as an artist but also the brains behind this great timeless album!
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Yeah and lets compare Sign O The Times to Dangerous or Dirty Mind to Off The Wall.

Not so one sided now
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

So I went to this site that had a cast your vote on the greatest debate ever......Thriller versus Purple Rain! I had to vote Purple Rain! I mean Prince played the instruments, wrote the songs, and had and still has that stage presence......
Thriller was a WAY WAY WAY bigger. Let me put it to you like this, if Micheal Jackson ever came back and made another album it would probably go platinum even with all the bad press he has received. People love him....
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:42 PM   #8 (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
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Purple Rain FTW
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thriller had a perfect Pop/Soul sound and sold bucket loads but I don't own it and never want to whereas I only played Purple Rain a few days back..

Thriller is a more complete pop album but that does'nt mean I rate it a whole lot. 'When Doves Cry' and the title track 'Purple Rain' are much more preferable to anything off Thriller.
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