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Thread started 05/23/20 3:55pm

alphastreet

En vogue-masterpiece theatre appreciation

This review was recently written and just wondered if anyone else likes this album

https://www.albumism.com/...rospective
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Reply #1 posted 05/23/20 8:11pm

TrivialPursuit

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I liked "Riddle." But the rest is absolutely foreign to me. After Dawn left, I sorta just gave up on them. The other stuff I heard never seemed as interesting. Not sure if it was a change in producers, songwriters, or whatever. There's always a troubled soul in every band, and when they leave it just sorta fucks up the whole vibe that people have gotten used to. From pop to rock, it happens, and it messes everything up.

I'd say one except in the pop field was Destiny's Child. When it got down to a trio, it worked pretty well.

Kevin left Backstreet Boys

Justin left Nsync

Vince and/or Tommy left Motley Crue

Ace and Peter left KISS (although they're just a lipsync band these days)

Dawn left En Vogue

Michael left The Jacksons

Kina left Brownstone

Steve Perry left Journey

Red Hot Chili Peppers can't keep a guitarist to save their life

Dave, Sammy, Gary, and Michael all left Van Halen (although Ed & Alex are fucking nightmares says the streets)

Jason left Metallica

Roger left Pink Floyd


...the list goes on and many (not all) of those bands were affected.



The few bands that have stayed together almost seem like a sore thumb. Bon Jovi, Aerosmith (mostly, I believe), Motley Crue (did get back together), Def Leppard (lost Steve to drugs & alcohol),

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #2 posted 05/24/20 8:08am

CoolMF

Funny this comes up as a thread as I used to own this joint and played it a few times.

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Recently, my daughter and I had another "quarantine movie night" and watched the original Carmen Jones (which was dope). Anyway, one of the opening songs ("Dat's Love") sounded very familiar and, when I looked it up, found that it was sampled/interpolated on one of the Masterpiece Theater songs ("Those Dogs").

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Anyway, that really happened this week and then I see this thread so I had to comment. BTW, my teen daughter didn't like the movie, music, or dialogue at first and by the end of the movie was really caught up into it.

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Reply #3 posted 05/24/20 11:12am

alphastreet

That’s awesome!
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Reply #4 posted 05/24/20 11:18am

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I thought this was a solid album. I wasn't crazy about Riddle. I thought it was a little

lazy and pretty much a mash up of earlier hits like Hold On, You Don't Have To Worry, and My Lovin(You're Never Gonna Get). I thought No, No, No, Latin Soul, and Work It Out were standout

choices and more solid single choices than the lazy Riddle.

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #5 posted 05/24/20 11:27am

alphastreet

I thought Riddle was awesome though it may have blended in too much with the current sound rather than being authentic en vogue
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Reply #6 posted 06/05/20 8:23pm

alphastreet

Anyone else a fan of this album?
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Reply #7 posted 06/06/20 3:23pm

lool

Maxine looks not at all like herself on the cover. I bet many looked at the cover and thought there was a new member and didn't bother.

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Reply #8 posted 06/06/20 3:27pm

alphastreet

lool said:

Maxine looks not at all like herself on the cover. I bet many looked at the cover and thought there was a new member and didn't bother.



Their last album before it ev3 also wasn’t a very high seller so they were already losing popularity unfortunately. But this album is awesome
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Reply #9 posted 06/06/20 3:58pm

lool

"No No No (Can't Come Back)" is the cut.

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Reply #10 posted 06/07/20 11:27am

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lool said:

Maxine looks not at all like herself on the cover. I bet many looked at the cover and thought there was a new member and didn't bother.

Looks like Maxine to me. Not sure where you going with this one. lol

Maybe you were used to her shorter hair styles

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Reply #11 posted 06/07/20 2:25pm

lool

It just doesn't look like Maxine to me on the cover and it has nothing to do with the hairstyle. Her eyes look strange. Her face looks elongated; maybe it's the shadowing. Obviously there's a lot of airbrushing and manipulation of the photograph. It almost looks like an Ernie Barnes painting.

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Reply #12 posted 06/07/20 2:53pm

alphastreet

Will the real Maxine please stand up? lol
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Reply #13 posted 06/10/20 3:40am

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lool said:

It just doesn't look like Maxine to me on the cover and it has nothing to do with the hairstyle. Her eyes look strange. Her face looks elongated; maybe it's the shadowing. Obviously there's a lot of airbrushing and manipulation of the photograph. It almost looks like an Ernie Barnes painting.

I thought the exact same thing! That woman's face does not look like Maxine Jones!

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Reply #14 posted 06/10/20 2:37pm

alphastreet

I guess Maxine’s face aged better than the album lol
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Reply #15 posted 06/10/20 6:59pm

heartpeaceshea
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llama geek fish
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Reply #16 posted 06/13/20 5:57pm

alphastreet

Fish?
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Reply #17 posted 06/15/20 5:13pm

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alphastreet said:

Fish?


Yeah I'm a geek
fish
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Reply #18 posted 06/15/20 5:39pm

alphastreet

heartpeacesheart said:

alphastreet said:

Fish?


Yeah I'm a geek
fish


lol fish is yum!
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Reply #19 posted 06/15/20 7:08pm

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alphastreet said:

heartpeacesheart said:



Yeah I'm a geek
fish


lol fish is yum!


Especially lemon salmon!
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Reply #20 posted 06/15/20 7:14pm

alphastreet

heartpeacesheart said:

alphastreet said:



lol fish is yum!


Especially lemon salmon!


Mmmm sounds good!
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Reply #21 posted 06/15/20 7:31pm

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alphastreet said:

This review was recently written and just wondered if anyone else likes this album

https://www.albumism.com/...rospective


I want to say yes I do like a good album from time to time yet in attempting to live my most authentic life I have lagged behind a lot lately. Maybe one day I will catch up.
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Reply #22 posted 06/15/20 7:43pm

alphastreet

heartpeacesheart said:

alphastreet said:

This review was recently written and just wondered if anyone else likes this album

https://www.albumism.com/...rospective


I want to say yes I do like a good album from time to time yet in attempting to live my most authentic life I have lagged behind a lot lately. Maybe one day I will catch up.


Never too late!
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Reply #23 posted 06/15/20 7:46pm

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alphastreet said:

heartpeacesheart said:



I want to say yes I do like a good album from time to time yet in attempting to live my most authentic life I have lagged behind a lot lately. Maybe one day I will catch up.


Never too late!


I may be needy but greedy I'm not.
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Reply #24 posted 06/15/20 7:49pm

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heartpeacesheart said:

alphastreet said:



Never too late!


I may be needy but greedy I'm not.


I think you're getting hypnotized of my fishy
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Reply #25 posted 06/15/20 7:52pm

alphastreet

heartpeacesheart said:

heartpeacesheart said:



I may be needy but greedy I'm not.


I think you're getting hypnotized of my fishy


Why, is it a voodoo fish?
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Reply #26 posted 06/15/20 8:27pm

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alphastreet said:

heartpeacesheart said:



I think you're getting hypnotized of my fishy


Why, is it a voodoo fish?


I don't think so, are you very superstitionous?
I think it swims around thinking about nice things or at least figures it enjoys the back and forth.
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Reply #27 posted 06/15/20 9:11pm

alphastreet

heartpeacesheart said:

alphastreet said:



Why, is it a voodoo fish?


I don't think so, are you very superstitionous?
I think it swims around thinking about nice things or at least figures it enjoys the back and forth.


Aw I like this fishie! lol I used to be very superstitious but now joke about it
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Reply #28 posted 06/16/20 5:05am

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alphastreet said:

heartpeacesheart said:



I don't think so, are you very superstitionous?
I think it swims around thinking about nice things or at least figures it enjoys the back and forth.


Aw I like this fishie! lol I used to be very superstitious but now joke about it


Yeah lol it's a good one.
Oh look! A turtle! omg
giggle.
This thread is all over the place!
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Reply #29 posted 06/17/20 11:44am

alphastreet

heartpeacesheart said:

alphastreet said:



Aw I like this fishie! lol I used to be very superstitious but now joke about it


Yeah lol it's a good one.
Oh look! A turtle! omg
giggle.
This thread is all over the place!


Awww turtle!
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