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Old 09-25-2011, 01:10 PM   #241
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What does their name stand for anyway?
It stands for Rapid Eye Movement. REM was discovered at the University Of Chicago in the 1950s. It was discovered by using electrical currents hooked up to the brain. It is when the brain de-programms during sleep. I know this because of my recent sleep study.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:56 PM   #242
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i look at it , as ben kenobi was gone ,and became more powerful then ever .
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So true. Look at the pixies, they went away and everybody thought they were gods.
When in reality they got much fatter.

You know, Miles Davis said, sometimes it is not the notes you play but the notes you don't play.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:07 PM   #244
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New Compilation Information

Disc 1:

01 Gardening at Night
02 Radio Free Europe
03 Talk About the Passion
04 Sitting Still
05 So. Central Rain
06 (Don't Go Back to) Rockville
07 Driver 8
08 Life and How to Live It
09 Begin the Begin
10 Fall on Me
11 Finest Worksong
12 Its the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine)
13 The One I Love
14 Stand
15 Pop Song 89
16 Get Up
17 Orange Crush
18 Losing My Religion
19 Country Feedback
20 Shiny Happy People

Disc 2

01 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
02 Everybody Hurts
03 Man on the Moon
04 Nightswimming
05 Whats the Frequency, Kenneth?
06 New Test Leper
07 Electrolite
08 At My Most Beautiful
09 The Great Beyond
10 Imitation of Life
11 Bad Day
12 Leaving New York
13 Living Well Is the Best Revenge
14 Supernatural Superserious
15 Überlin
16 Oh My Heart
17 Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter
18 A Month of Saturdays
19 We All Go Back to Where We Belong
20 Hallelujah




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1) A bit skimpy on the IRS years. I know they're trying to cover the entirety of their career on just two discs, but an extra song or two couldn't hurt. The tracklisting of Disc One covers that era pretty well actually with all of the memorable singles. The only exception really is "Get Up"....I'm not sure what that's doing here and with four songs, Green manages to tie Automatic For The People as the most represented album here. Ugh. However, much props for them including "Country Feedback" as it was easily the most inexcusable omission from the other two compilations.

2) The band thankfully breezed through Monster, Up, Reveal, and Around The Sun by only including one track from each. And they chose the absolute right one every time.

3) "New Test Leper." Holy fuck, I love this song. New Adventures was the first album I ever bought from this band and that was my absolute favorite song. I still get absolutely lost in that track and I'm so glad it's here.

4) On the other hand, my own personal compilation could never exist without "Harborcoat" but that's alright.

5) Having two tracks from career comeback album and last hurrah Accelerate makes sense. Having three from the turgid, been-there-done-that Collapse Into Now? Inexcusable. They did manage to pick the three most interesting tracks from it for what it's worth.

6) Can't wait to hear their final recordings.
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Country Feedback made it onto a greatest hits comp?? Awesome.

Where's 7 Chinese Brothers, Cuyahoga, Strange Currencies, Daysleeper and Mine Smell Like Honey? There's so much shit on that second disc that could be easily removed in order to increase the overall quality.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:40 PM   #246
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Someone pointed out that "World Leader Pretend" isn't on the disc which is strange because the band is basically saying there are at least four better songs off Green when that one is what most would consider to be the album's standout.

But yeah, really big omissions (objectively):

Reckoning - 7 Chinese Brothers
Life's Rich Pageant - Cuyahoga, I Believe
Green - World Leader Pretend
Automatic For The People - Drive
Monster - Strange Currencies
New Adventures In Hi-Fi - E-Bow The Letter
Up - Daysleeper
Reveal - All The Way To Reno

Also is kind of strange that "Mine Smells Like Honey" is absent when that was kind of the last album's closest thing to a hit.
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LOL at four songs from Green and only two from Lifes Rich Pageant.

Harborcoat is for sure the most glaring omission.

I'm not sure how one can call Collapse "been-there, done-that" without saying the same thing about Accelerate. At least the former is a more diverse album.
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And the real omission from Monster is Tongue.
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Looking forward to those "final" songs, hopefully they aren't "album only" type tracks on digital sites.

It's funny how originally one of the big positives of using digital services was that you could buy the one or two songs you want, and not have to pay for a full album. Now they use those damn "album only" things to force everyone into buying the whole album, it's like we took a step backwards.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:19 PM   #250
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How did they miss E Bow? How did I miss E Bow?

Oh, right, had to make room for Oh My Heart.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:28 PM   #251
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Oh My Heart? I didn't even see that. The lamest song on Collapse, easily.

And E-Bow is one of their most essential, period.
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E-Bow the Letter is (one of?) their most gorgeous, haunting songs.
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20 Hallelujah
If this isn't a fucking Leonard Cohen cover, I'll be very happy.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:36 PM   #254
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You don't really care for (Leonard Cohen's) music, do ya?
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Haha. I actually love that song, but we have way too many cover versions of it already.
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