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Old 10-25-2010, 11:23 PM   #106
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Mike as a grammar Nazi seems like something of a betrayal.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:05 AM   #107
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Cock Song '69?
Too easy.

 
I was thinking "Drop Thong: $0.89", actually.
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:37 PM   #108
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Murmur is still my favorite.
that would go on a list of my all-time favorite albums if i could make such a list.
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:39 PM   #109
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Lifes Rich Pageant

and that's the album that every time i think i can hands down call murmer my favorite rem album, reminds me that it's not that easy a call.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:12 PM   #110
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I honestly find it very difficult to find a more kick-ass opening of 4 songs than that of Lifes Rich Pageant. You add The Flowers of Guatemala and I Believe to the equation and you have easily the best R.E.M. album.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:40 PM   #111
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Flowers of Guatemala is so amazingly beautiful. And I Believe has always been one of my favorites.
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Begin the Begin and Finest Worksong is the best run of two consecutive album openers in rock history.

 
Or it's gotta be pretty damn close, at least.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:59 PM   #113
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That sounds good when you first read it, and both songs are fantastic, but A Sort of Cock Coming and Where the Cocks Have No Game are in another league. One that R.E.M., great as they are, can't quite reach.

Also, I imagine there are many who would point to Sympathy For the Devil/Gimme Shelter.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:41 PM   #114
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Uh, Thunder Road/Badlands?
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:26 AM   #115
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Better than the Shuttlecock pair? Come on. Thunder Road is epic but Badlands isn't nearly as good.

In fact, I prefer The E-Street Shuffle/Thunder Road, but that still don't top the 'cock.

A good nominee would be Airbag/Everything in Its Right Place.
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:29 AM   #116
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badlands is way better, imo. but then again i kind of thing springsteen is better in general anyway...
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I've only got R.E.M.'s albums from the first to Automatic. Does that make me a heathen?
You're doing better than me, as I don't have a single R.E.M. album in my collection . I'm horribly slow in my album collecting-I'll remedy this someday soon, I promise!

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Old 10-27-2010, 04:05 AM   #118
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Just listened to Out of Time again for the first time in a couple years....I really like that last stretch of songs: Half A World Away, Texarkana, Country Feedback, and Me In Honey.

While R.E.M. albums generally start strong, this may be the best four song closer on any of their albums.
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Better than the Shuttlecock pair? Come on.
I'm not all that high on studio Streets, honestly.

Zoo Station/Zooropa would be my U2 choice.
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Okay, what about Shuttle Bloody Shuttle/A Sort of Cock Coming?

I guess the way I'm looking at it, the R.E.E.M. songs GAF picked are among their best songs ever. IMO, so are the two 'cock songs I mentioned. Cock Station is a great opener, but not really one of their all-time classics.

Odd that The Beatles can't really compete here. Drive My Car? Taxman? Sgt. Pepper's? Ehh.
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