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Old 09-27-2011, 07:36 PM   #301
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By the way, I'm curious now about how many million copies sold each R.E.M. worldwide.
Is there any available data about that?
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:29 PM   #302
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According to the RIAA website, BigMacPhisto is right.

All three albums have been certified 4x platinum.

RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America
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Monster isn't even really up there, overall. It's sold less than 3 million here, and it didn't do especially well internationally.
90% of those copies are now residing in bargain bids at used CD stores.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:08 PM   #304
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I read somewhere that Be Here Now is the most returned album in history, but I would think that Monster must be a contender as well. I will always love Monster, though. It was one of the first CDs that I ever owned.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:15 PM   #305
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Me and a couple friends always joke about Monster being so prevalent in used racks.

A shame, as it's such an enjoyable listen.
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Monster really doesn't deserve the flak it gets.
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Around The Sun, however, definitely does.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:09 AM   #308
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According to Wiki:

Out Of Time:
US: 4× Platinum
AUT: Platinum
BRA: Gold
CAN: 7× Platinum
FRA: 2× Platinum
GER: 5× Gold
NLD: 2× Platinum
SWE: Gold
SWI: 2× Platinum
UK: 5× Platinum

Automatic For The People:
US: 4× Platinum
AUS: 4× Platinum
AUT: 2× Platinum
CAN: 7× Platinum
FRA: Platinum
GER: 5× Gold
NLD: 3× Platinum
SWE: Gold
SWI: 2× Platinum
UK: 6× Platinum

Monster:
US: 4× Platinum
AUT: Platinum
CAN: 6× Platinum
FRA: 2× Gold
GER: Platinum
NLD: Gold
SWE: Platinum
SWI: Platinum
UK: 3× Platinum
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Can we list the tour gross for every show they've ever done and then debate about it for 40 pages?
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How about 10 more YouTube clips? Those are awesome.
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How about 10 more YouTube clips? Those are awesome.
only if they're videos of studio tracks everyone should already know if they've opened this thread.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:09 AM   #312
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Out of Time was towards the bottom of this chart a few years back, so it's definitely their most popular release:

100 Best Selling Albums Worldwide


Again, not to care much about record sales because I don't, but it's definitely an interesting issue trying to figure out which exactly was this band's biggest album. Obviously, the Wiki information makes it clear that it's very close between Out of Time and Automatic For The People.
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only if they're videos of studio tracks everyone should already know if they've opened this thread.
yeah but have you seen this one?

REM- Losing my religion (Video) - YouTube


it's definitely one of their best. and won a lot of awards at the MTV awards for videos.
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I too remember the orange glow of the REM section at the used CD store from all those Monster albums. I love Monster, it came out the week of my 15th birthday and I remember receiving at as a birthday present.

I always consider Automatic to be REM's biggest album; its certainly the better album of the two, and had stronger singles than Out of Time.
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I picked up Automatic years ago cos it was the one of theirs I always heard about. Quite fucking overrated, in my esteemed opinion.
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