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Thread started 10/06/19 1:33am

SoftSkarlettLo
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What do you think of the song "Style" from the Emancipation album?

I synced this song to my MP3 player by random choice, and had listened to it on repeat the past few weeks.

Now it's grown onto me, especially the lyrics - it seems Prince was saying that humanity's perception of life should be humble and kind.

"Style is the face you make on a Michael Jordon dunk... Style is a non-violent march... Style is buying your mom a house... Style is no fear of death"

Prince could put the lyrics into a up-tempo dance track or a low-tempo, minimalist track and the lyrics would still be inspiring.

I also like the breeziness of the melody, something I'd hear in a cafe.

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Reply #1 posted 10/06/19 3:17am

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I think it's one of the best songs off Emancipation.

There is a lot of good stuff on this album, but it is tucked away between quite some crappy songs as well.


There are also excellent outtakes: 2020, I Am The DJ, Slave 2 The System, to name a few.

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Reply #2 posted 10/06/19 3:36am

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It's one of my personal favourites from the album, honestly. I generally prefer the uptempo to downtempo stuff on Emancipation, and especially the third disc (or last two LPs, lol).

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Reply #3 posted 10/06/19 3:46am

PRNelson

The guitar solo is somewhat lost in the mix. However, I do love that part where he sings "so let me stop" and the plays the guitar line. That sounds like the freedom he was trying to capture on this record.
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Reply #4 posted 10/06/19 6:51am

Germanegro

I love the song and its message! Also I need to say that I enjoy the full 3-disc set.
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Reply #5 posted 10/06/19 9:40am

alexanderalm

Love it! Espacially the bridge. Also the bass-sound is real nice. Emancipation is a grower!

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Reply #6 posted 10/06/19 10:41am

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Reply #7 posted 10/06/19 10:49am

onlyforaminute

I play it a lot
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Reply #8 posted 10/06/19 11:19am

CoolMF

Never really got into it a stand-alone song but always appreciated it within the context of Disc 3. In other words, never played the song by itself but never skipped it when playing the entire disc.

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Reply #9 posted 10/06/19 4:55pm

thedoorkeeper

Don't hate it but it's not one of my favs. It always gets cut when making a single disc Emancipation playlist.
Gonna give it a listen later tonite and see how I feel about it.
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Reply #10 posted 10/06/19 7:56pm

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Always thought it was cheesy dated crap. I always skip it. It's pretty embarrassing even if he comes up with some clever word play
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Reply #11 posted 10/06/19 8:08pm

SoulAlive

Not too crazy about this track.Disc 3 is my least favorite.Several of those songs I have to skip.

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Reply #12 posted 10/07/19 8:09am

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I'm especially fond of the bridge part with a great saxophone in it (Leeds ?)

Also like his playing around with the voice pitch.

That breeziness feel is due to the (wah-wah) guitar effect part, imho.

The song also has a tongue-in-cheek vibe to it.

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Still, I never liked the production and sound of this album.

Maybe Joshuaworld needs to remix this album with (even) more wooshes and whirles ?! wink

Nyways.

I bought this album agian 2 weeks ago as a 6 vinyl box set.

Listend to it several times again.

Still can't change my mind(set) over this release.

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I'm going to make myself a 12/14 trax compilation to (hopefully) enjoy it (some more).

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Style is funky and lame, but cool.

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #13 posted 10/07/19 9:29am

Empress

Love it! It's a great song!

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Reply #14 posted 10/07/19 10:27am

williamb610

I usually get the chills when he plays the guitar solo, "OHhh. Peep peep people got to keep, keep keeping on!"

Heavy voice, "I got style..."

I dig it.

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Reply #15 posted 10/08/19 11:50am

PRNelson

williamb610 said:

I usually get the chills when he plays the guitar solo, "OHhh. Peep peep people got to keep, keep keeping on!"



Heavy voice, "I got style..."



I dig it.



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Reply #16 posted 10/08/19 2:03pm

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If the album were cut to 1 disc I'd likely want "Style" included.

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Reply #17 posted 10/09/19 4:05pm

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Always been a favorite. It's Prince having fun and being funny.

"Style is Ali's jab. Style is hailing a cab and you know, giving them the finger when they pass yo' ass"

"I ain't got no job but I got style"

lol

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Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #18 posted 10/09/19 7:54pm

Poplife88

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Great song. Great album. cool
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Reply #19 posted 10/10/19 5:14pm

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One of my favourites. It would even make my 'Emancipation Single Disc'!

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Reply #20 posted 10/11/19 11:52am

trufunk

Love it

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Reply #21 posted 10/15/19 8:11pm

Krystalkisses

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I'm loving this song lately.
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Reply #22 posted 10/16/19 7:00pm

macaylasdad

this is what i think of it...... fart

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Reply #23 posted 10/19/19 5:58am

POOK

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STYLE

POOK GOT IT


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Reply #24 posted 10/19/19 6:02pm

AnnaStesia10

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I like song. Have to admit it took me a minute to get into. I don't skip it.
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Reply #25 posted 10/20/19 12:19pm

klick2me

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Ain't this song, "second cousin to class"?
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Reply #26 posted 10/20/19 1:38pm

nosajd

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One of my favs on disc 2, love this whole album as well

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Reply #27 posted 10/24/19 8:45pm

Patman84

It's silly but fun. Good beat/groove.

It's fun to hear P. talk through the song and

pretend to be a stoner getting high.

"I ain't got no job man (toke toke) but I got STYLE!...Yeah!...hehehe! haha!

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Reply #28 posted 10/31/19 10:10pm

dickluver2

POOK said:


STYLE



POOK GOT IT



It sucked
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Reply #29 posted 11/10/19 7:36pm

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Shirley Shirley! Never gets old 😂 dancing jig
If you can understand my color
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