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Old 08-01-2006, 03:37 PM   #16
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I like both but I don't have any REM cds...but I want one. any recommendations?
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:50 PM   #18
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I like both but I don't have any REM cds...but I want one. any recommendations?
Automatic for the People is probably the most accessible first album other than their Best Of.

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Coldplay has some catchy stuff and all, but REM is in another league.












Inside I'm crying that this question was even posed.
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Automatic for the People is probably the most accessible first album other than their Best Of.

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Ten years ago I would have said R.E.M., but I listen to Coldplay a lot more these days. Sure R.E.M. are legends, but Coldplay is putting out better music right now (in my opinion).
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I like both but I don't have any REM cds...but I want one. any recommendations?
Yeah definately start with Automatic but second after that, make sure you check out New Adventures In Hi-Fi. It's R.E.M.s hidden classic album(in that it doesn't get anywhere near the amount of praise it should get).
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Yeah definately start with Automatic but second after that, make sure you check out New Adventures In Hi-Fi. It's R.E.M.s hidden classic album(in that it doesn't get anywhere near the amount of praise it should get).
I second that. NAIHF gets a lot of praise from dedicated fans, just not the casual listener.
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Ten years ago I would have said R.E.M., but I listen to Coldplay a lot more these days. Sure R.E.M. are legends, but Coldplay is putting out better music right now (in my opinion).
That basically sums up my opinion this topic, too. The two groups are so different that comparing bodies of work would be really difficult now or in ten years. For now Coldplay is producing some of the best music out there.
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R.E.M. is to Coldplay as prime rib is to hamburger.
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That basically sums up my opinion this topic, too. The two groups are so different that comparing bodies of work would be really difficult now or in ten years. For now Coldplay is producing some of the best music out there.
Yeah, you do have a point.

I think that'd only be reached if the band gets a firm identity and makes atleast one new sound other than agony and make 2-3 solid albums with that sound, and that Chris Martin stops using the cat-scratch falsetto as much.
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R.E.M. is to Coldplay as prime rib is to hamburger.
In that case, I'm a vegetarian.
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Ten years ago I would have said R.E.M., but I listen to Coldplay a lot more these days. Sure R.E.M. are legends, but Coldplay is putting out better music right now (in my opinion).
Absolutely. I'd even dare say they're making considerably better music in comparison.

And REM hasn't done anything to help maintain their legacy since New Adventures in my opinion (and I actually like Up quite a bit). When a full decade of your work is considered mediocre even by your fans, are you still legendary?

REM is the George Lucas of music
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