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Old 10-25-2010, 03:04 PM   #31
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No, they may not tour to support each album like U2 does, but they certainly like performing live, and given how well the 2008 tour came off, I had hoped they would continue to carry that energy. I can't see how they're going to get people to pay attention if they just rest on their laurels for this upcoming release. Just my opinion, biased of course by the fact that I'm dying to see them again,
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:14 PM   #32
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Monster has become sadly underrated; there seemed to be a lot of grumbling when it came it because it wasn't as lush or emotional as Automatic. I think it's easily their most fun album (but still has moving tracks like Let Me In and Strange Currencies), and I personally prefer it to Reckoning, Fables, Green, and Out of Time, and of course those two unforgivable releases from the 00's.

stipe said it was supposed to be fun, and supposed to throw people in rolling stone when it came out. now, i read this a few years after its release, and actually before i'd heard the entire album. but when i did hear it, i took it that way. and i enjoyed it. plus, if nothing else, it has "what's the frequency kenneth" on it. it opens with that song. therefore, it is good.
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It has some great songs on it, but to me it always seemed like they were kind of blending in with it other artists more than they did before or after.
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:17 PM   #35
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But yeah, Let Me In, Frequency, Strange Currencies, Bang and Blame, are incredible songs.
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I like Monster a lot. Probably my 2nd favorite post-IRS album of theirs after New Adventures in Hi-Fi. Wait, 3rd. Still, though, I enjoy it whenever I listen to it.

I really like R.E.M. and am happy that this thread exists, both because I will participate and because Scumbo's rage is blunted just a little bit by its existence.

And I spend quality time with PH as well, that cannot be discounted.
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They did a kind of promo tour for Out of Time, with radio and TV appearances like Unplugged, but all acoustic. I'm not sure if they did anything for Automatic.

Bill had the anyeurism anyuerism brain thingamabob onstage in Zurich? I think? On the Monster tour. Now he's a farmer or some damn thing.

I loved Monster a lot a lot a lot when it came out and for a few years after, and then I just got tired of it. Some great stuff on it for sure, but I rarely listen to it.
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I've only got R.E.M.'s albums from the first to Automatic. Does that make me a heathen?
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It makes you a stupid little person.
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nah, i think it makes you another word that starts with an h.
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It makes you a stupid little person.
Hahah.

Tongue is one of my favorite songs on Monster. And, yeah, What the fuck Kenneth is a kickass '90s rock single for sure.
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Hore?
Hasshole? (That is too close to Masshole, sorry)
Hucking idiot?

Halberd?
Half-man/Half-monkey?

I give up.
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I've only got R.E.M.'s albums from the first to Automatic. Does that make me a heathen?
Yes, because I'm a superfan, and New Adventures In Hi-Fi is my favorite album of theirs.
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On the one hand, I liked that Accelerate was a back to basics thing, that they sounded more energized than they had in years.

On the other hand, it wasn't as good as I was hoping. It lacked a spark, and came across like "okay, here's our back to basics record, is this good enough?"

No, it wasn't. I do like some of the songs, but I didn't love the record. Points for effort, though.
Wow, I'm in shock!

I really liked Accelerate and was fortunate enough to catch them on tour for that album in the Summer of 2008. It rained all night, but they played awesome right through it. I'll be looking forward to hearing new stuff from them in the Spring.
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See, the 2008 tour was killer, which is why I'm upset about the rumor of them not touring next year.
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