MJ vs. Prince: Let's really get down.

mjprince1976

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Finally I think Michael in the 1970s and 1980s had a more juvenile as well as mature appeal. the Jackson 5 songs were basically bubble gum pop and soul (Although outstanding examples of it) and OFTW and Thriller had a juvenile appeal as well. Michaels later music of course had a more mature sound (There's very little aimed at kiddies on the Dangerous and later period stuff, although he avoids too much graphic sex and swearing that was the rage in the 1990s).

Prince on the other hand never really appealed to teeny boppers except maybe with the Purple Rain era, that album has a huge crossover appeal and attracted the youngsters, but later albums lost them and his appeal went back to randy teens, new wave trendsetters and later on more mature listeners. By the 2010s, the average Prince fan was likely someone in their 30s to 50s and had been a fan at least since the 1980s or early 1990s. Michael was still attracting new listeners with Invincible and number ones.

Plus the final test, nearly the whole world knows who Michael Jackson was and is, but hardly anyone outside cult fans and some Americans and Northern Europeans know who Prince was, 90% of the time they ask what country he was Prince of.
 

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It is a shame what happened to Michael Jackson though, throughout the 70s and 80s he really could do no wrong at his peak.

George Michael was spot on when he said Jackson was stifled with creativity due to his problems and status.
 

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Finally I think Michael in the 1970s and 1980s had a more juvenile as well as mature appeal. the Jackson 5 songs were basically bubble gum pop and soul (Although outstanding examples of it) and OFTW and Thriller had a juvenile appeal as well. Michaels later music of course had a more mature sound (There's very little aimed at kiddies on the Dangerous and later period stuff, although he avoids too much graphic sex and swearing that was the rage in the 1990s).

Prince on the other hand never really appealed to teeny boppers except maybe with the Purple Rain era, that album has a huge crossover appeal and attracted the youngsters, but later albums lost them and his appeal went back to randy teens, new wave trendsetters and later on more mature listeners. By the 2010s, the average Prince fan was likely someone in their 30s to 50s and had been a fan at least since the 1980s or early 1990s. Michael was still attracting new listeners with Invincible and number ones.

Plus the final test, nearly the whole world knows who Michael Jackson was and is, but hardly anyone outside cult fans and some Americans and Northern Europeans know who Prince was, 90% of the time they ask what country he was Prince of.
The average Prince fan are Generation X since most came of age during his peak from 1980-1988, musically speaking when on earth was the last time Prince ever did anything good? His music pretty much died after Lovesexy and it just got worse as time went on and he faded away, he really doesn't have a Millennial fanbase unfortunately and part of it is his fault too, remember his hate for the internet?
 

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Sad but true, Prince's golden era was the 1980s.

But since then he has had some incredible songs and even palatable albums. It is just that every album from 1989's Batman through to 2015's Hit n Run Phase 2 had several stinkers or half jams.

Still there is a lot of great albums and songs after Lovesexy that are worth checking out.
Here is a list of all the albums and their best bits from 1989 onwards to 2000

Batman - The Future, Electric Chair, Scandalous, Batdance
Graffiti Bridge - Question of U, Joy in Repetition, Thieves in the Temple, Still would stand all time
Diamonds and Pearls - All of it except Push and Jughead - Tony M's rapping is a bit cloying. The title cut, Cream, Gett Off, Thunder,. Live 4 love and Insatiable are highlights
Lovesymbol - Most of it, especially Damn U, Sexy MF, 7, Love 2 the 9s
The Hits - The whole B sides album
Come - Space, Pheromone, Dark, Letitgo
TGE - All of it, an amazing album
Beautiful Experience EP - TMBGITW
Chaos and Disorder - None of it, its crap
Emancipation - The Love we make, Holy River, Somebodys Somebody, La la means I love you, Sex in the summer, One kiss at a time. There is a lot of really bad filler on this though
The Crystal Ball, - Title cut, Crucial, Good Love, Lovesign, Strays of the world, Moviestar, Sexual Suicide and again heaps of shitty filler
The Truth - nothing
Newpowersoul - Come on, The one - rest is crap
Goldnigga - Crap
Exodus, Good Life, Get Wild, Hallucination Rain. Exodus, Count the days
The Vault - Old friends for sale, Its about the walk, Sarah
Raveun2 the joy fantastic - Strange but true, Greatest Romance, I love u but don't trust u anymore, Tangerine,
Rave in 2 - Beautiful Strange

Next post post 2000
 

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Continuing on

The Rainbow children - This divides fans, some great playing and musicality but larded down with preachy JW crap.
Still some worthwhile cuts, 1+ 1 + 1 = 3, Last December, Mellow, Family name
Chocolate Invasion, Slaughterhouse, Xpectation, C note - Self indulgent music club things for hardcore fans only
Musicology, title cut, call my name, a Million Days, ICPC, Cinnamon Girl, the marrying kind, Dear Mr Man
3121 - Most of it, an outstanding album
Planet Earth - All the midnights in the world, Future baby mama, The 1 u wanna c, Lion of Judah, Guitar
Lotusflowr/MPLSound - Crimson and Clover, Wall of Berlin, 4ever, Colonised mind, Ol skool company, Valentina
20 Ten - Beginning Endlessly, Compassion, Futuresoul song, Walk in sand
Plectrum Electrum - Anotherlove, Tic Tac Toe,. Plectrum electrum, Fixurmind up
Art Official Age, Clouds, Gold Standard, Breakfast can wait, This could be us, Time, Way back home
HitnRun Phase 1 - Almost nothing - The X's face, 1001 Hugs and X'S, Hardrocklover
Phase 2 - Baltimore, Revelation, Stare, When she comes, Black Muse and most of the rest of it
Singles only - Sadies Sweetest Taboo, F.U.N.K, Free Urself,

ESSENTIAL POSTHUMOUS ALBUMS
Purple Rain deluxe
Sign o The Times deluxe
1999 Deluxe
Originals
Welcome 2 America

So quite a lot there and there is a internet only Anthology 1995 - 2000 as most of the greatest hits albums only cover the 1979 - 1992 period.
 
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