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Old 10-26-2011, 03:09 AM   #601
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'Up' turns 13 today (Released Oct 26, 1998).



Probably R.E.M.'s most underrated album.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:57 AM   #602
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i sang some pretty godawful karaoke tonight with some friends at a shithole bar in a nearby town. what's the frequency kenneth because they didn't have it's the end of the world...yeah, it was awesome.
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Up was never one of my favorite REM albums, but I will always love it because my best REM concert experience (i.e., 8th row center, the only time I've been close to the stage) was when they were touring for that album.

Goddamn, that was a great concert. Saw it with an old friend who had gotten me into the band back in the 80s. She'd gotten the tickets through the fan club, and we got ridiculously excited as we walked closer and closer up the rows and realized how close we were.

Everyone around us was all "damn, you only paid $45? We paid $200 through scalpers for these seats." EAT IT, SUCKERS.
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I had the same situation (my friend got cheap tix from a scalper the day of the show), except I was in the first 10-15 rows for the Monster tour.



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'Up' turns 13 today (Released Oct 26, 1998).



Probably R.E.M.'s most underrated album.
I love "Up". Even though there are a lot of filler songs that I skip, the ones I like far outweigh the ones I don't.

'Falls To Climb'
'Sad Professor'
'Airportman'
'Hope'
'Lotus'
'Suspicion'
'Walk Unafraid'
'The Apologist'
and even 'Daysleeper' isn't so bad, even if it is R.E.M.-by-the-numbers
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:06 PM   #606
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If you think At My Most Beautiful is filler, you're filler.
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Same goes for Why Not Smile?

Am I the only one who thinks this song is sublime?
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Also, are people blinded by the Patti Smith/Boner connection to Walk Unafraid? It's a fairly rote mid-tempo blah-rock song that's cut from the same cloth as Bang & Blame and Bittersweet Me, esp. on those narcoleptic verses.

Probably one of my two least-favorite on Up.
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i don't know what's being connected to what regarding walk unafraid, so i can't imagine that's what i like about the song. but i will give you why not smile, because it is good. LM is right, too, though. eh, i just really like that album.
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At My Most Beautiful is a gorgeous song.
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^. and i'd give daysleeper a bit more credit than by-the-numbers.


i am not a huge fan of hope. i think it's the word hope, really. too many positive connotations and such.





































nah, really, not that big on the song though.
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At My Most Beautiful is a gorgeous song.
Who know Stipe could write a really excellent, direct love song? Be Mine is one (although it falls back on some rather bizarre imagery), but they're few and far between in the REM discography, and that one is perfect.

You always listen carefully
To awkward rhymes
You always say your name
Like I wouldn't know it's you
At your most beautiful

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ok, that's not the greatest song ever, but it's not nearly as awful as whoever that was a page or so ago was freaking out about.

she looked incredibly uncomfortable for that entire video.
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she looked incredibly uncomfortable for that entire video.
I don't really get that feeling at all.
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