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Old 04-09-2008, 01:08 PM   #646
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Yeah, ATYCLB hit #3.

Bomb hit #1.
Wow didn't know All that you can't only went in at number 3. Did it hit number 1 at all? (Sorry to derail the thread! lol)
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:09 PM   #647
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Yeah, ATYCLB hit #3.

Bomb hit #1.
And sold a solid 21 mil between them.
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Wow didn't know All that you can't only went in at number 3. Did it hit number 1 at all? (Sorry to derail the thread! lol)
No, it debuted at #3 and never rose any higher.
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Wow didn't know All that you can't only went in at number 3. Did it hit number 1 at all? (Sorry to derail the thread! lol)

You know, I remember being pretty pissed at the time, but in retrospect I feel Stankonia and The Blueprint are both better albums than ATYCLB (and so is PJ Harvey's Stories From the City...which came out the same day), and arguably the best either artist put out.

The point is that U2 didn't get beat by crap like George Strait.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:18 PM   #650
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Thanks.


Hasn't ATS just sold about 250,000 copies in the US to date? I know that figures been brandished about a lot in the reviews anyways. In that case, Accelerate in its first week has almost sold half of what ATS got in almost 4 years? I know that's no indication of how it will continue to sell given that "real" fans will usually purchase in the first week. Still though, pretty cool it's doing so well. Got to number 1 in Ireland last week and is still number 1 and 6 in the itunes chart this week..
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:22 PM   #651
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You know, I remember being pretty pissed at the time, but in retrospect I feel Stankonia and The Blueprint are both better albums than ATYCLB (and so is PJ Harvey's Stories From the City...which came out the same day), and arguably the best either artist put out.

The point is that U2 didn't get beat by crap like George Strait.
Yeah, getting beaten out by those two albums is nothing to be ashamed of. All three ended up being blockbuster albums anyway.

And, in the end, a huge chunk of ATYCLB's sales came after 9/11. It ended up having a lot of staying power.
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And, in the end, a huge chunk of ATYCLB's sales came after 9/11. It ended up having a lot of staying power.

I think McGuine$$ sent out a press release at the time that basically said, if you don't buy the album, then the terrorists win.
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I think McGuine$$ sent out a press release at the time that basically said, if you don't buy the album, then the terrorists win.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:43 PM   #654
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Accelerate is constantly growing on me, it might very well be in my top 3 REM albums right now. My current favorites are:

Sing for the submarine (which is amazing)
Accelerate
Hollow Man
Houston
Living Well
Man-Sized Wreath

Horse to water doesn't do much for me, and I'm gonna DJ is still an annoyance and out of place.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:58 PM   #655
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For me it looks something like this, it ranks higher than anything post-Berry, but it'd be hard for me to say its better than any of the first 10, maybe above Monster.

New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Automatic for the People
Green
Lifes Rich Pageant
Document
Out of Time
Fables of the Reconstruction
Reckoning
Murmur
Monster
Accelerate
Reveal
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Around the Sun
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Accelerate is at least as good as Up, which means it's the best thing they've done since Monster. At least as far as I've heard.

And yes, I say "GFY" to New Adventures for reasons I've mentioned on several occasions, including (but not limited to) its sheer indulgence. I just can't make it through that record very often, especially since there are only about 6 good songs on it.
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Well to each their own, its my favorite.
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I don't think Stipe is necessarely bad on Accelerate
but Hollow Man and Sing for the Submarine are the only 2 songs where he's sounding truly compelling to me
in Supernatural the vocals are important
all the other songs he's just there

my "problem" with New Adventures is that, to me, Stipe is completely brilliant on that album why the music most of the time is just ok or good (with some exceptions of brilliance of course)

Stipe is actually the reason why Accelerate reminds me more of Around the Sun then any other R.E.M. album (though with 761% more guitar)
since I didn't really have a problem with Around the Sun I also thoroughly enjoy Accelerate
and I have to say the Accelerate does keep getting more enjoyable every listen
and it's been a while since I heard an album from any artist I can say this about
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Stipe is actually the reason why Accelerate reminds me more of Around the Sun then any other R.E.M. album (though with 761% more guitar)
I really don't see any similarity in the vocals at all, especially considering he doesn't sing on the new album a lot of the time, it is more stream of conscious yelling. To me, the vocals on Accelerate are the opposite of Around the Sun. I am happy he actually has an edge to his vocals again.
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I enjoy the song 'Perfect Circle' by the Rapid.Eye.Movers.
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