MTftSB: Do you like Prince?


#1

Do you like Prince?
Do you like academic deconstruction of identity, utopia, blackness, gender fluidity, iconography, spiritual post-modernism, queering…

just a PSA;

The Journal of African American studies published a Prince special a couple of months ago comprising 260 pages across 20 articles and you can download the pdfs or view the articles here


#2

I don’t know if I like prince or not. Mostly like the songs of his I’ve heard but never been inspired to buy an album. A greatest hits is what I should probably invest in but I rarely buy those.


#3

I Do, yes


#4

Dirty mind through to purple rain is a pretty spotless 4 album run, just get them all


#5

I’ve got a feeling I’m going to like this, thanks for posting


#6

Sign o the times is after purple rain


#7

But around the world in a day and to a lesser extent parade aren’t as good and BREAK THE RUN


#8

Actually parade is very good still


#9

Black Muse 4 U: Liminality, Self-Determination, and Racial Uplift in the Music of Prince

A Flâneur in the Erotic City: Prince and the Urban Imaginary

Nothing Compares to You: Prince and the Theory of Optimal Distinctiveness

…what’s not to love ? :heart_eyes:

you’re most welcome


#10

i think i like him, and his style, but i can’t stand that horrible, crappy, plastic sounding 80s production on his peak work so i’ve never bothered really.


#11

:scream:I don’t know if we can be friends anymore


#12

sorry! crappy was a harsh word choice tbf.


#13

No, I love prince


#14
  • He’s great
  • I don’t like music or artistry in any form

0 voters


#15

think I bought into the hype too much really, I think I’ve listened to three albums and there are 4 great great great songs but sadly the rest are terrible and creepy.


#16

Prince was a force of nature

I’d recommend watching this - not necessarily for the Prince insights alone - but to also understand just the kind of people that he inspired & worked with and had around him. Susan Rogers (his engineer/co-producer through that peak period) has a ton of fascinating things to say about science, technology & sound theory as much as about actually working with the man. He basically attracted & encouraged the kind of freaks & rebels that would just make stuff that hadn’t been done before


#17

This. Exactly this.


#18

True but they’re still great, Rasperry Beret fs!


#19

Meths thinking it was ‘red spiritual dress’ still really tickles me.


#20

BAhaha really :joy: