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Old 04-25-2008, 02:44 PM   #676
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Sure, he hates Coldplay.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:45 PM   #677
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Oh that's right!

And Eagles I think.
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:21 PM   #678
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And I hate the fucking Eagles, man!




I've said it before: I've never been disappointed by an album from a band I love more than with Reveal and ATS. Most of my favorite artists would never put out sub-par crap like that.

As for Coldplay, I can't say I hate the albums because I don't mind Parachutes, and don't own the other ones because everything I've heard from them has been awful.

It's safe to say I hate the band, though!
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:32 PM   #679
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Arrrgh! So, R.E.M. added a date in St. Paul, of course after I bought a ticket to the Chicago show. Now, I don't know what to do...is anyone looking for a good lower level single to Chicago??
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:59 AM   #680
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It's safe to say I hate the band, though!
Is that 'cause they got commercially successful after Parachutes?


Reval is a top top album.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:28 AM   #681
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It's because they make boring music. I never even listened to Parachutes very much, anyway.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:39 AM   #682
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Listening to this for the first time. So far, so good
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:06 PM   #683
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I love Reveal. Think it's the sunny weather we've been having here but lately I've been listening to it non stop. Perfect album to stick on, on a lazy sunny afternoon. From start to finish, it's just pure lush sounds. Great chill out album.

ATS is poor. Can't believe how poor for R.E.M. Hate when people put Up and Reveal in with it when trying to claim all the post Berry material has been rubbish. ATS yes. The other two are great records IMO.
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I love Reveal. Think it's the sunny weather we've been having here but lately I've been listening to it non stop. Perfect album to stick on, on a lazy sunny afternoon. From start to finish, it's just pure lush sounds. Great chill out album.

ATS is poor. Can't believe how poor for R.E.M. Hate when people put Up and Reveal in with it when trying to claim all the post Berry material has been rubbish. ATS yes. The other two are great records IMO.
Top call on Reveal. It really is a curiously engaging album. It's a very summer-y album, and even the song titles gives that impression (Summer Turns To High, Beachball, I'll Take The Rain). You can also hear it in Imitation, Chorus And The Ring and All The Way To Reno. It's very cruisy and REM's Radiohead-inspired Disappear is very cool....

I've Been High is one of my favourite REM songs.....


The problem with ATS is it's patchy-ness I reckon. I cannot stand Final Straw, though I can see at least some merit in all other the songs. They hint at decency or brilliance yet never seem to get there....for whatever reason....
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:56 AM   #685
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The problem with ATS is it's patchy-ness I reckon. I cannot stand Final Straw, though I can see at least some merit in all other the songs. They hint at decency or brilliance yet never seem to get there....for whatever reason....
Yeah a lot of it is down to them sucking the life out of the songs in the studio. R.E.M. Live shows how much better the songs were live and raw in the last tour. Final Straw with the drums, Boy In The Well with higher vocals in the chorus, Ascent Of Man sped up and much more energetic.

Even with that though, I don't agree with Stipe saying that the material is strong apart from the fact they ruined the songs in the studio. Songs like Electron Blue, Aftermath, Wanderlust, I Wanted To Be Wrong, Worst Joke Ever just aren't gonna turn into good songs, no matter how raw or live they play them.
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Do you reckon the lads will tour this album down under, when does their tour start, I wanna buy this album.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:08 AM   #687
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They'll tour surely.....but we're always last. Probably an '09 tour, and probably one show at Rod Laver in Melbourne.

Just a thought, with Radiohead to tour Japan in October, might there be a chance that they'll be in Australia come November?????

I'm kinda hoping that they'll headline the BDO in January personally....
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I came oh so close to buying this yesterday, but got Born to Run instead.

Haven't REM not toured in years or soemthing? Or am I thinking of another band.
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They toured behind their greatest hits compilation in 2003, and they toured after Around the Sun a few years ago.
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They played a gig at Rod Laver in April 05 I think, wish I went
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