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Old 03-01-2003, 05:12 PM   #1
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Anyone else a BIG fan of REM's early stuff?

I sure do love their first 2 albums. That's about all I really listen to of REM's these days. I do like their more recent stuff, I just prefer the sound they had in the early days.

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I only have 1 REM album at the moment: Document. It's a great album (and the last one they made before they got signed to a major).

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I am a pretty big fan of their early stuff
I feel they hit their creative peak during Green, Out of Time, Automatic ... though


still an amazing band
with the best singer / lyricist ever IMO
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I tend to agree that Out of Time and Automatic for the People at least were a creative peak for REM. I still think they're good, but like a lot of bands that have been around for many years, they seem to have declined to 1 or 2 outstanding songs per album, which is better than nothing I suppose.

UP is miles better than Reveal. Monster is better than its detractors think but not as good as REM themselves thought. New Adventures in Hi Fi has Ebow the Letter and Leave and Electrolite, which kind of counts in its favour in a big way. Of course it also has Binky the Doormat, but I'll ignore that.

Fall on Me is my favourite early(ish) REM song.
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I haven't listened to the early stuff in a while, because I only have it on vinyl, and my stereo speakers have been busted for ages.


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I need to break out my old REM stuff.

My favorite album of theirs has to be Automatic For The People.
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murmer and life's rich pageant are my favourite rem albums
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UP is miles better than Reveal.
I thought I was the only person on Earth who thought that!

I loved Up, hated Reveal. Reveal had about 4 good songs, the rest sound a lot alike to me. Hard for me to listen to.

At one point in time, REM was my second favorite group, not even close now.



My fav. REM albums : Murmer & Reckoning
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i like up better than reveal cos i can't listen to reveal frequently, or even all at once. i don't hate it, i just can't listen to the whole thing at once.

up isn't my favourite though...i like it, i think i just prefer their older stuff in general
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i like up better than reveal cos i can't listen to reveal frequently, or even all at once. i don't hate it, i just can't listen to the whole thing at once.
Very true, I dont necessarily hate it either. I still own it, so I obviously dont really hate it. I guess I was just EXCESSIVELY disappointed in it, so it has a sore spot in my heart, hehe.

For some reason I was really impressed with Up for a year or so. I also really liked New Adventures in Hi Fi.

We had wrist bands to go to the Monster Tour when I was in High School, when we got there to buy tickets, for some odd reason we decided we didnt want to wait in line and that we didnt want to go. I remember my friend and I both being completely ticked off the next day because we didnt get tickets. I dont know what we were thinking. We did the same thing with Depeche Mode, decided last minute we didnt want to buy the tickets, then after not buying them we were like, why didnt we buy them???? Oh, the folly of youth.
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when i was only listening to the beatles, i heard "it's the end of the world as we know it and i feel fine" and i remember thinking it was awesome...and then i found out it was rem and had this huge problem for a while trying to decide whether i could like rem even though michael stipe said that the beatles "didn't mean a fucking thing" to him...

what album is that on anyway? something i don't have, at that rate...
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It's on Document.

Document is actually a REALLY consistant album. I can listen to the whole thing over and over and over.

I got an REM bootleg cd from the Document period in Japan. I didnt have Document at the time and didnt know a lot of the songs on the bootleg. When I finally got Document I was suprised how many of the songs from that concert I'd liked were on that album.
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if i'm not mistaken they've got document on vinyl at the radio station

i can listen to it there, until i get some money and can buy all sorts of cds i want to get...this is a rapidly growing list, mind you..
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[Bi can listen to it there, until i get some money and can buy all sorts of cds i want to get...this is a rapidly growing list, mind you.. [/B]
My list of what cd I'll buy next changes like every freaking day.

I'm listening to that REM bootleg cd now.
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i listened to pop song 89 and electrolite a few minutes ago...then i remembered that i left the cd player on pause...

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