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Old 04-11-2008, 10:53 PM   #661
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Accelerate reminds me more of NAIHF than anything, and that is not necessarily a bad thing.

One thing that is very much in favour of Accelerate is that while NAIHF had REM classics like E-Bow and Electrolite, and fan faves like Blinky, West and Wake Up Bomb, NAIHF is long-winded. It goes on for too long and couldprobably do with two or three less songs (Zither, Undertow and Low Desert maybe?)

Accelerate is succint, straight-to the point. There's no piss-farting around. It's like REM are saying, "here are the songs, enjoy the fuck out of them". Indeed, the longest track, Sing For The Submarine is deservedly long, unlike some of the bloated stuff on NAIHF.
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:04 PM   #662
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Good article on the 'loudness' of the record.


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Old 04-15-2008, 07:34 PM   #663
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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.
Agreed. "I'm Gonna DJ" is not a good last song for the album. I'm very disappointed with the shortness of the album and think that R.E.M. must have had a better closer than "DJ". It's anybody's guess as to why they didn't use it.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:42 PM   #664
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I think Living Well is the Best Revenge is my favorite song on the record. I love the lyrics, too. Great song. Even with Stipe screaming, I have to hear it everyday.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:17 AM   #665
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This album is like powerjuice or something. Gets me going in the morning! And the first 3 songs fit in beautifully into my work commute... from the convenience store where I get my morning coffee to the second I pull into the work parking lot! It's less than a 10 min commute!

... the gospel according to who???!!!

*bass*

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Old 04-25-2008, 09:37 AM   #666
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:13 AM   #667
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I love that Man Sized Wreath, love the lyrics and the sound of it. It wins just for having the words "odious conceit" and "motorcade up benign". Every time I listen to it I think of Bush carrying one.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:33 AM   #668
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It totally sounds like a reference to Bushie! And only Stipe will use words like odious conceipt, motorcade of benign strength, teleprompt stutters etc.
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motorcade of benign strength
Is that what it is? I looked it up online and it said "motorcade up benign". I haven't looked at the CD, if the lyrics are on there. I assumed the first time I heard it that it was about Bush. Of course it could be about any similar leader.
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I just looked up a bunch of sites and there are a lot of incorrect lyrics floating around.

These are straight from the liner notes:

Wave the palms, steal the alms,
a fist in the air
A motorcade of benign strength shows
the people that you care - owww!

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Thanks. Why do people who put them online just make them up?

I love the wave the palms, steal the alms too. He's pretty brilliant.
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Charades...
Pop skill.
Water hyacinth...
Named by a poet.

Imitation of life.

Like a koi in a frozen pond...
Like a goldfish in a bowl...
I don't want to hear you cry.
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Imitation of Life

I had a chance to get Reveal the other day, used for really cheap. But I didn't cos I was getting a bunch of other stuff too.
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Imitation of Life

I had a chance to get Reveal the other day, used for really cheap. But I didn't cos I was getting a bunch of other stuff too.

By that you mean "other stuff that was better".

A wise decision.
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lol. Man, do you hate any other albums as much as you hate Reveal and ATS???
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