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Old 04-03-2008, 05:12 PM   #511
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I think he's a very good singer. He has a lovely, warm voice.

Trouble is, he's doing more and more yelling of random lyrics.

I'll tell him what I damn well feel like telling him.
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:16 PM   #512
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sure, I won't stop you

but I also wouldn't stop the crowd trying to lynch you
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Lynching? That's not the REM way. I will prepare for mild eye-rolling and perhaps a few tsks. Maybe a lecture on recycling.
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:23 PM   #514
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here, If Mr. Buck will sit on you the only recycling you'll be doing is ashes to ashes, dust to dust
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:58 PM   #515
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Lynching? That's not the REM way.
Well, Georgia WAS part of the Confederacy...

I have to agree with Cori, though. The "WOOOOORRRRLLD" on I'm Gonna DJ really bugs me, though not as much as the live Man on the Moon shenanigans. Of course, I tend to skip through R.E.M.'s big hits when listening to live stuff because they don't do anything very interesting with them, or infuse them with the kind of power U2 puts into some of their overplayed material.

I bought this today, I figured $9.99 was about as much as I should pay for 35 minutes. I'm warming up to Horse to Water, Until the Day is Done still has terrible lyrics and is a poor, poor imitation of Swan Swan H (among others). Houston is still too short, and now I think Mr. Richards and Sing For The Submarine are the two best tracks.

One last thing: Why didn't Staring Down The Barrell Of The Middle Distance not make the album? We know it wasn't cut for time. It's probably better than half the songs that did make it.

Any takers?
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:26 PM   #516
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I just got this today. It usually takes me a while to digest a new album, and I have a feeling this one will be exactly the same.

Man-Sized Wreath and Accelerate seem like standouts so far.
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Dude. Stop yelling instead of singing on the uptempo songs. It's seriously fucking annoying.
He really yells on Living Well is the Best Revenge and at first I was wondering if he is losing his voice like someone else we all know and love. But apparently he just likes yelling these days. (But he better not let me hear him yelling These Days.)
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:24 PM   #518
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I have to agree with Cori, though.
You agree with someone besides yourself for once? That's a first.


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One last thing: Why didn't Staring Down The Barrell Of The Middle Distance not make the album? We know it wasn't cut for time. It's probably better than half the songs that did make it.

Any takers?

Never 'eard it.....
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You agree with someone besides yourself for once? That's a first.
Actually, he agrees with me all the time.

Because he knows I'm right.
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But apparently he just likes yelling these days. (But he better not let me hear him yelling These Days.)
Joyful, I Believe Cujo may be posting with your name.....

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Intedomine, just because I rarely agree with your awful tastes doesn't mean I don't see eye to eye with anyone else here.

"Staring" was one of the new songs played several times during the Dublin rehearsal shows.

If I gave more of a shit, I'd upload it somewhere.
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OMG, Stephen Colbert wearing Accelerate digipack as a codpiece. God I love this show.
I just saw it. It was brilliant!

Stipe's not in good voice, though--or not in great voice anyway. Sounds tight on the upper range, just like on the record.

But they all look great.
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Joyful, I Believe Cujo may be posting with your name.....

: up : <------ (get it? HUH?)

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One last thing: Why didn't Staring Down The Barrell Of The Middle Distance not make the album? We know it wasn't cut for time. It's probably better than half the songs that did make it.

Any takers?

Mike was asked about this in an interview lately and said he doesn't know why it didn't make it. He would have preferred to leave something else off. Seems like he didn't want it to be taken off.

Then in another interview the other day he said that something just had to go but it could have easily been anything else. They wanted the record to be 11 songs because "10 seems like too few and 12 seems like too many". He said he know's lots of his favourite albums that are only 11 tracks.

I would have preferred Mr. Richards being left off for it(I know it's your favourite but it's the only song on the album I don't like). I'm sure it'l make a future album though.
Mike even said in the first of those interviews that they're not finished with it. Expect to see it in the future. Knowing R.E.M. though, it'll probably get lost and completely forgotten about.
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Mr Richards is a remarkable song that chugs along very nicely, took me a while to get into, but it's a very important part of the album. Fits in very nicely.
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