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View Poll Results: Who's better?
Prince (1999, Purple Rain, Sign O' the Times, Dirty Mind) 43 49.43%
Michael Jackson (Off The Wall,Thriller,Bad) 44 50.57%
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:11 PM   #191 (permalink)
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Michael Jackson for the length of discography. Prince is a genius unto himself though.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:05 AM   #192 (permalink)
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Michael Jackson for the length of discography. Prince is a genius unto himself though.


Prince has about 30 odd albums? Or do you mean timespan?

EDIT - Even timespan doesn't work, MJ released his first solo album in 1971 and his last in 2001 - 30 years. You can add another two years if you're counting Jackson 5 albums.

Prince released his first album in 1978 and his most recent in 2014 - 38 years.
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:02 PM   #193 (permalink)
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Prince has about 30 odd albums? Or do you mean timespan?

EDIT - Even timespan doesn't work, MJ released his first solo album in 1971 and his last in 2001 - 30 years. You can add another two years if you're counting Jackson 5 albums.

Prince released his first album in 1978 and his most recent in 2014 - 38 years.

Good point

Prince released way more albums than Michael but imo Michael has more classics.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:19 AM   #194 (permalink)
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Having thoroughly examined MJ's catalogue it's hard not to think what genius many of compositions are that he wrote, composed, arranged and produced (exceptions include "Rock With You", "Off The Wall", "She's Out Of My Life", "Thriller", "Human Nature", "P.Y.T.", "Man In The Mirror", "You Are Not Alone" among others). As a songwriter he was brilliant at evoking pathos to communicate and translate to his audience the feel of every word. His use of different writing styles such as dramatic prose to create tension and suspense in songs such as "Who Is It" and "Billie Jean", narrative/storytelling to unravel tales metaphorical of his own life experiences in songs like "Price Of Fame" and "Heartbreak Hotel", monologues/soliloquies to reveal inner turmoil and contradictions in songs such "Dangerous" and "Will You Be There", and stream-of-consciousness to evoke a sense of urgency and desperation in songs like "Jam" and "Tabloid Junkie". He also covered many themes in his lyrics from the femme fatale is tales such "Dirty Diana" to more serious socially-conscious anthems from the Cold War-era inspired " Be Not Always", ecological destruction in "Earth Song" to anti-war sentiments in "We've Had Enough". He also employed other nifty tricks to enhanced the listening experience or advantage or coda the the song's narrative like spoken raps, rapping, beatboxing (including as part of arrangements) and scat singing. Just listen to the first 20 songs and realise how vast the genres, styles, themes and overall soundscapes and production are:


Billie Jean
This Place Hotel
Don't Stop Til' You Get Enough
Smooth Criminal
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Morphine
Stranger Moscow
Earth Song
Another Part Of Me
Jam
Dirty Diana
In The Back
They Don't Care About Us
Who Is It
That's What You Get (For Being Polite)
Will You Be There
Workin' Day and Night
Give In To Me
Money
Little Susie
Sunset Driver
Is It Scary
Ghosts
Blues Away
Blood On The Dance Floor
Can You Feel It
Things I Do For You
Shake Your Body
Dangerous
Black or White
Remember The Time
She Drives Me Wild
Can't Let Her Get Away
We Are Here To Change World
In The Closet
State of Shock
Superfly Sister
Tabloid Junkie
Beat It
Cheater
Price Of Fame
Be Not Always
Push Me Away
Bless His Soul
Childhood
Sacred Of The Moon
Much Too Soon
Destiny
HiStory
D.S.
Bad
The Way You Make Me Feel
The Girl Is Mine
2Bad
Mind Is The Magic
This Time Around
Liberian Girl
Leave Me Alone
Streetwalker
Abortion Papers
Serious Effect
Someone Put Your Hand Out
Do You Know Where Your Children Are
Monkey Business
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Fly Away
Free
I'm So Blue
Men In Black
Loving You
Whatever Happens
Shout
We've Had Enough
Behind The Mask
Give It Up
Lovely One
Walk Right Now
Everybody
Got The Hots
All Night Dancin'

Prince Songs:
1999
Controversy
Darling Nikki
Little Red Corvette
Let's Go Crazy
I wanna Be Your Lover
Purple Rain
Kiss
Paisley Park
Dirty Mind
When Doves Cry
Sign o' the Times

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Old 08-10-2015, 07:13 AM   #195 (permalink)
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Both are brilliant.
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:07 AM   #196 (permalink)
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Its like comparing Messi and Ronaldo
Has to be Micheal. Hes the Messi of the music world.
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:54 PM   #197 (permalink)
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comparing prince to michael jackson is like comparing the beatles to the monkees ..i am amazed sometimes that on a music forum..a place where you would think most people would have some knowledge of music that they think you can compare these two ?..
if we are talking musical talent...prince is a million miles ahead of mj...lets have a look at what he brings to the table..
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prince is a multi instrumentalist...to the highest standard..one of the greatest guitar players in the world(ask eric clapton or steve vai how good he is)...add to that a brilliant bass player and great on the drums and keyboards..

prince has written and produced some of the best songs of the 20th century...in rolling stones 500 greatest songs of all time...prince wrote more of them than anyone else..bar lennon and mccartney...

his live performances are considered some of the greatest ever seen..and he remains a huge concert draw as his 21 nights in london and la recently have proved..

his influence on modern music can be heard everywhere..and he is a true musician's musician with almost everyone who works in music recognising his huge talent.

he was the first artist to release an album via the internet in 1997 (one of the first to see that record companies were finished in the internet age)...after he freed himself from the control of record companies and has remained free from record company control ever since .

he has written 8 us number one singles..had around 25 top tens singles and had more hits than any other artist between 1980 and 1999....add to that 5 number one albums and a dozen top ten entries and around 100 million album sales...mj clearly sold far more than prince but prince is one the most successful artists of all time just on sales alone..

michael jackson was a huge media star with a great voice and some songwriting talent but its also interesting to note that his most successful album was mainly written by other people...he was a talent but in no way does his musical talent compare to prince..


LOL why are you so retarded?....Michael Jackson's songs are listenable by everyone...most of prince's songs dont appeal to the wider audience..its more an acquired taste. Its easy to determine whos greater...You will simply have to ask third world countries about these 2 and i guarantee you..GUARANTEE...that they wont even know who prince is...but they will know who MJ is. Prince is certainly a great entertainer and is immensely popular but hes nothing 0 compared to MJ. So i dont know what nonsense your talking about when your implying prince is this huge global phenomenon and is better and greater than MJ....you have brain dmg im sorry. Its like saying Floydmayweather is the greatest of all time and not Ali...yes hes 49-0 but hes nowhere close to being as great as ali...Thats the same kind of **** ur pulling here with your nonsensical banter about being a multi- instrumentalist and what not...rubbish. Boxing = Ali Golf = Tiger woods and im sorry to disappoint your garbage statement but MUSIC = MJ....your a minority vote in this comparison.
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That post was 3 years old.
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Old 04-26-2016, 05:23 PM   #199 (permalink)
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MJ for the masses. Prince for me on a deserted island.


Edit: ****. Got caught in a necro'd thread.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:10 PM   #200 (permalink)
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LOL why are you so retarded?....Michael Jackson's songs are listenable by everyone...most of prince's songs dont appeal to the wider audience..its more an acquired taste. Its easy to determine whos greater...You will simply have to ask third world countries about these 2 and i guarantee you..GUARANTEE...that they wont even know who prince is...but they will know who MJ is. Prince is certainly a great entertainer and is immensely popular but hes nothing 0 compared to MJ. So i dont know what nonsense your talking about when your implying prince is this huge global phenomenon and is better and greater than MJ....you have brain dmg im sorry. Its like saying Floydmayweather is the greatest of all time and not Ali...yes hes 49-0 but hes nowhere close to being as great as ali...Thats the same kind of **** ur pulling here with your nonsensical banter about being a multi- instrumentalist and what not...rubbish. Boxing = Ali Golf = Tiger woods and im sorry to disappoint your garbage statement but MUSIC = MJ....your a minority vote in this comparison.
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