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Old 05-21-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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Prince: underrated or not?

Recently, I've been rediscovering and making another kind of approach to the work of Prince.
After exploring it much better, I've concluded that Prince is far much more than the androgynous figure that had some hits on the charts. The hits are just coincidence.
In my opinion, Prince is unfairly underrated by some because of that mainstream side (that runned after him, and not the opposite, as usual) that obscured his geniality in the way he writes, composes, produces and acts.

I'd like to hear some opinions...
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Sign 'O' The Times makes me believe he is underrated.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:55 PM   #3
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Perfectly rated, IMO. He is generally regarded as a genius by most, which is exactly what he is.

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I'd say underrated by the general populace, but perfectly rated by rock music afficianados.
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I'd say underrated by the general populace, but perfectly rated by rock music afficianados.
i'd say that sums it up nicely - those who 'get' it get it. the average schmo probably doesn't, and thinks he's a jagoff.

but prince is an absolute genius, a fantastic musician, an unbeliveable composer/arranger/producer, with an uncanny sense of style and the times, and a fully - involed manipulator of his own image.

he's the closest thing to an american david bowie, with america as his frame of reference, and not london.
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He is too talented to be a superstar like Daugherty or Beyonce or Nickelback. Someday Prince, someday.
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Sadly, post-1988 he'll never get what he deserves.

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Old 05-22-2007, 04:04 PM   #8
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I'd say underrated by the general populace, but perfectly rated by rock music afficianados.
Yeah, I have with this, it's sums more or less what I didn't express.

Anyway, only counting on the overall public, Prince is unfairly seen as a MTV hit maker in the 1980's and early 1990's.
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I have both Diamonds And Pearls and O(+> in my itunes. I listen to O(+> more. I like a handful of songs on both! But for whatever reason I find it hard to listen to those albums from start to finish.
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Underrated! With the exception of U2 he was one of the best live acts I've ever seen
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Perfectly rated . . . He is generally regarded as a genius by most . . . .

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Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Two of my favorite songs are Little Red Corvette and When Doves Cry.

Prince is definitely a genius ... but, very underrated.
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criticaly not
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Overrated. Loved his stuff of the 80's and early 90's, and then he just went to shit!
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