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Old 10-03-2014, 06:02 AM   #196
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Of course, the falsetto, I geddit. Actually, REM wouldn't have the audacity to make a record like Lemon. Nor would U2 after 1995 or so, so hey ho, let's go!
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I'm glad Stipe gave lyric/singing duties to Mike Mills for that song. Out of Time is my favorite R.E.M. album as well.
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:37 AM   #198
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:25 PM   #201
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Was spinning Murmur and Reckoning yesterday and those are some timeless albums. They sound less dated than anything else they've done. It doesn't hurt that every note is perfect. I can't think of a band that was better out of the gate than REM, except maybe the Velvet Underground. But they didn't write So. Central Rain.

Life was better with REM than without. Even though they corrected their sad decline and would never touch the 80s - 90s material, an REM with two or three great songs is still a beautiful thing.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:25 PM   #202
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Was spinning Murmur and Reckoning yesterday and those are some timeless albums. They sound less dated than anything else they've done. It doesn't hurt that every note is perfect. I can't think of a band that was better out of the gate than REM, except maybe the Velvet Underground. But they didn't write So. Central Rain.

Life was better with REM than without. Even though they corrected their sad decline and would never touch the 80s - 90s material, an REM with two or three great songs is still a beautiful thing.

I constantly flip flop on which era is better, Chronic Town-Up or Boy-Pop. It's very tough, I could go either way. REM released so much material, specially early on that there's no way U2 could or would ever compete with that. But U2's albums were a lot more layered and detailed.


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I don't know if anybody has noticed or mentioned this before over here...

"I feel like a cartoon brick wall" - Up
"Where is the cartoon escape hatch for me?" - Accelerate
"Pull me up and out of cartoon quicksand" - Collapse Into Now

Intentional or just plain lazy songwriting?
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:43 AM   #205
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I don't know if anybody has noticed or mentioned this before over here...

"I feel like a cartoon brick wall" - Up
"Where is the cartoon escape hatch for me?" - Accelerate
"Pull me up and out of cartoon quicksand" - Collapse Into Now

Intentional or just plain lazy songwriting?

I think it's very much intentional and that's what makes Stipe such an amazing, off-the-wall songwriter. They use very similar phrasing and themes in a lot of their songs.


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Plus he like cartoons.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:05 AM   #207
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I think that Stipe planned that all in advance. He knew in 1998 what the lyric on the 2011 album would be. He just had it all planned.


Or not so much.
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Looks like they are showing the R.E.M. by MTV documentary tonight on Palladia.
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Yeah tonight 9-11:30 on both Palladia and Vh1 classic.
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Totally watching that. Yay.
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