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Old 12-23-2010, 04:57 PM   #391
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:27 PM   #392
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Another new song: "Oh My Heart"

NPR Music: New Music, Songs and Music News : NPR

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We're still roughly two months from the release of R.E.M.'s 15th studio album, Collapse Into Now. But today, we've got a premiere of this song, "Oh My Heart."

Fans of R.E.M. here at NPR Music think Collapse Into Now is the band's best-sounding record since 1998's Up. Players on the album include Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Joel Gibb, Peaches and Eddie Vedder.

NPR Music asked Michael Stipe to tell us a bit about this new song, and here's what he has to say:
"It's a very quiet and very meditative song dedicated to New Orleans -- about New Orleans. Jacknife [Lee] is great as a producer, because he saw that we were struggling with what is a very quiet song. We were standing really far away from each other in the room, and it was hard not only to actually physically hear each other, but it felt dispersed. He brought us into the middle, and instantly, of course, the song worked."
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:37 PM   #393
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That's actually pretty great. I'm officially excited for this record.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:36 PM   #394
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Amazon.com: Mine Smell Like Honey: R.E.M.: MP3 Downloads
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:22 PM   #395
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I'm a sucker for songs in 3/4 time, particularly REM songs.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:58 PM   #396
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That NPR thing implies that they've heard the whole album?

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Old 01-03-2011, 09:52 PM   #397
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Man, I've been away from the computer all day. So both Oh My Heart and Mine Smell Like Honey are out there? Damn, we will have heard 1/3rd of the record a full two months before its release date. I ain't complaining, though. Off to find those tracks.

EDIT: Mine Smell Like Honey hasn't been released yet.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:36 PM   #398
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Hmmm, Oh My Heart is definitely a clear sequel to the song Houston off of Accelerate. Lots of similarities. And then there's the direct lyrical reference:

From "Houston": If the storm doesn't kill me, the government will
From "Oh My Heart": The storm didn't kill me, the government changed

Definitely kindred songs.
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We can certainly debate the positives and negatives of listening to a leak pre-release, but I can't see the value in hearing various songs out of order in a piecemeal fashion like that. It's the exact opposite of the album experience.

I did that once before ATYCLC came out, and I'm not doing it again.
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Hmmm, Oh My Heart is definitely a clear sequel to the song Houston off of Accelerate. Lots of similarities. And then there's the direct lyrical reference:

From "Houston": If the storm doesn't kill me, the government will
From "Oh My Heart": The storm didn't kill me, the government changed

Definitely kindred songs.
Nice catch, I just listened to it once (won't listen again since I don't want to derail the album experience. I've already got It Happened Today and Discoverer and been listening to them a lot, so I better stop now. ) and stumbled upon this line on the song and got to think "I'm sure I've heard this somewhere before." This explains.

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We can certainly debate the positives and negatives of listening to a leak pre-release
Is it just me, or while it's impossible for an album not to leak these days, it also became quite uncommon to see anything leaking more than two weeks before official release? (And two weeks is becoming rare too.)
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Almost immediately after the song started I recalled reading a comment from Stipe saying there was a song that was a follow-up to Houston, and I thought, "this must be that song", then the storm/government showed up just for firm confirmation.

Attractive little ditty, and I like all of what we've heard so far, but I don't know if I'm ready to believe this album is a big revelation. It's unlikely that it is, I just want further improvement from Accelerate.

And yeah, already having 3 songs prior to being able to hear the whole thing in context is too much this soon!
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I'm a sucker for songs in 3/4 time, particularly REM songs.
also, this .
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The "album experience" certainly isn't the only way albums are listened to, nor should be be. I don't see the problem listening to tracks like this.
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If you're talking about disposable pop music, maybe. But if artists are arranging their songs in a particular order for various reasons, that is how they SHOULD be heard, and how I want to hear them.

Would you like to watch scenes from an upcoming film in random order? While they aren't as self-contained as songs on an album, the band members are directors of their long-playing work and if they are actual artists (like Radiohead, Shuttlecock, R.E.E.M., etc.) then their choices in this regard are worth respecting.

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I totally agree laz, .
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