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Old 01-24-2008, 12:57 PM   #76
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Having a chorus of "I'm gonna DJ at the end of the world" when your most famous song has the chorus "It's the end of the world as we know it..." is so fucking lazy.

As I said before, Stipe has been slipping as well and it isn't just the music that has dropped in quality the last couple albums.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:05 PM   #77
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Having a chorus of "I'm gonna DJ at the end of the world" when your most famous song has the chorus "It's the end of the world as we know it..." is so fucking lazy.

As I said before, Stipe has been slipping as well and it isn't just the music that has dropped in quality the last couple albums.
Well, for me that's not the main problem. My problem is the delivery.

"I'm gonna DJ at the end of the WOOOOOORLD" is truly painful for the ear.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:15 PM   #78
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Stipe does that way too often live these days.

In "Man on the Moon," he sings "...nothing is cool .... COOOO-WOLLLLLLLL!" It's so fucking annoying. Do you have to do it every single time, Stipe

or "... end of the world as we know it... and I FEEL FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!!!!!"

Shut up, Shouty McShouterson.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:24 PM   #79
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Agreed. I can't STAND that Man on the Moon thing you're talking about.

It's sad because I felt on Up he became an even more nuanced and impressive singer. Look at the variety of style and delivery on that album. It's amazing.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:28 PM   #80
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Well, for me that's not the main problem. My problem is the delivery.

"I'm gonna DJ at the end of the WOOOOOORLD" is truly painful for the ear.
Yeah, it's really lazy. He could come up with a good vocal melody for that part.

Instead, the song kind of sucks, and it's mostly Stipe's fault.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:44 PM   #81
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I mean, I like that he's got energy and stuff when performing live, but to do it over and over again. Oy.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:49 PM   #82
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I am really excited about the new album though, don't get me wrong, I think Houston, Living Well, and Until the Day Is Done all sound great, but I just hope that some of these vocal tics aren't all over it.
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:04 PM   #83
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I'm trying to keep my expectations low. It won't be difficult to surpass the last two, but even if it's a solid rocker, I still doubt it will be as kick ass and throttling as Monster (which I know has its detractors), or have ballads on the level of Tongue and Let Me In.

And from what I've heard on the live shows, these songs don't sounds as eclectic as Up or Hi-Fi, which normally could change in the studio, but it seemed to me they were going for a rawer, live feel this time.
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Agreed. I can't STAND that Man on the Moon thing you're talking about.

It's sad because I felt on Up he became an even more nuanced and impressive singer. Look at the variety of style and delivery on that album. It's amazing.
Another reason why Up is my favorite REM album

I haven't heard any of the new songs live yet aside from I'm Gonna DJ, and I'm not a huge fan of Around the Sun, so I doubt I'll be crushingly disappointed with this album (ala In Lamebows) , unless it's just a complete and total shitfest.
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Why is I'm Gonna DJ the closer? "Until the Day is Done" is the slow contemplative song from what we've heard, seems like that'd do better at the end.
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Damn, Reveal is a fine album, it's so feel-good, I'm so gonna play it to pieces when I'm next on a coastal holiday by the beach, it would just seem to fit that kind of scene so nicely....
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:57 PM   #87
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And I actually kinda liked ATS.
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and I'm not a huge fan of Around the Sun,

What?
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What?
I noticed that too, but it isn't all that contradictory. He never said he loved it or anything.
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Whatever. He lost me at "kinda liked".
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Get over it, we get it you don't like it.
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