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Old 03-31-2008, 11:17 AM   #16
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I got this album for Christmas the year I was 14 and got my first CD player. I've loved it ever since. Find the River has especially grown on me over the last few years, but it's an album I'm always going back to, and one of my favorites by R.E.M.
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:36 AM   #17
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Ignoreland perhaps doesn't fit the folk-rock alternative feel of the album, but its a really entertaining song.

And, Find The River is definitely one of my favorites R.E.M. songs, would have been their best album closer (and their best album) but New Adventures in Hi Fi claims that title for me, with Electrolite.
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It's all a matter of personal opinion of course, but AFTP is my favorite R.E.M. album ever. And honestly the only album of theirs that I can listen to all the way through.

Find the River
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:50 PM   #19
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Great album. Has a dip in the middle for me though. I could have done without the following 2:Star Me Kitten and New Orleans
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Find the River is truly amazing.

And I even really enjoy Ignoreland!
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:54 PM   #21
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I think it's kind of overrated. They released at least three albums in the '80s that are probably just as good.
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:45 PM   #22
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I find that Green is my preferred R.E.M. CD.
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Every once in a while I'll put this on and really love it. Especially the second side.

However, it doesn't come close to cracking my top 3 REM albums, that would be

3. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
2. Out of time
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1. Up

Pure brilliance across the board on those.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:04 PM   #24
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I find that Green is my preferred R.E.M. CD.
Oh, I LOVE Green! It's one of my favorite R.E.M. albums ever. So many other R.E.M. fans seem to hate it, though.
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I find Out of Time to be somewhat overrated in retrospect. Not this one, though.
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I prefer New Adventures in Hi-Fi, but Automatic is good stuff, too.
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I'm only a casual REM fan and rarely feel like listening to their albums from start to finish. But when I do, I definitely go for Automatic,
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Was listening to Document today, it truly is amazing. How about these unheralded songs.

Fireplace
Disturbance At The Heron House
King Of Birds


Cracking album
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I think the triple shot of Automatic, Monster and New Adventures is just a really, really strong string of albums and great songs.
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Green is their most under-rated I think, because it really came after the underground obsession/alternative pioneering IRS years, but before their huge period of popularity. But it features some great lyrics and beautiful songs. "World Leader Pretend", "You Are The Everything" being my favorites.
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