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Drive 0 0%
Try Not To Breathe 0 0%
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight 0 0%
Everybody Hurts 1 8.33%
New Orleans Instrumental No.1 9 75.00%
Sweetness Follows 0 0%
Monty Got A Raw Deal 0 0%
Ignoreland 1 8.33%
Star Me Kitten 0 0%
Man On The Moon 0 0%
Nightswimming 0 0%
Find The River 1 8.33%
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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R.E.M. Survivor - Automatic For The People - Round 1

Last round, Half A World Away was eliminated, and Losing My Religion, Texarkana, and Country Feedback proceeded to the final draw.

Votes:

Half A World Away - 8
Country Feedback - 4
Texarkana - 2
Losing My Religion - 1

Final Draw:

Gardening At Night
Radio Free Europe
Pilgrimage
Perfect Circle
Sitting Still
Harborcoat
So. Central Rain
Pretty Persuasion
Feeling Gravitys Pull
Driver 8
Life And How To Live It
Begin The Begin
These Days
Fall On Me
Cuyahoga
Finest Worksong
Welcome to the Occupation
It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The One I Love
You Are The Everything
World Leader Pretend
Orange Crush
Losing My Religion
Texarkana
Country Feedback

Automatic For The People placed first in the favorite R.E.M. albums poll, so four of its songs will proceed to the final draw.
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Question: I have been watching previous REM votes from afar because I don't consider myself to be much of an expert on pre Automatic For The People REM (I phail, I know ) Is it Ok if I start voting now or will it skew the results? Or does anyone care?
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Once again, I must go with the instrumental first.

Elfa, the more the merrier. We need more people voting up in this junk.
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This album is fucking awesome. Let's mercy rule New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 and move on.
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Let's mercy rule New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 and move on.
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Question: I have been watching previous REM votes from afar because I don't consider myself to be much of an expert on pre Automatic For The People REM (I phail, I know ) Is it Ok if I start voting now or will it skew the results? Or does anyone care?
I suspect you'll be the first of many joining in for this round. This is R.E.M.'s most popular album around these parts by a fair margin.
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alright then, New Orleans
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New Orleans Instrumental is a beautiful little piece, and I've used it as the intro in my own personal mix of the album (leading into Sweetness Follows).

Ignoreland is without a doubt one of the worst things R.E.M. has committed to tape. That cheesy synth that is completely out of sync with the rest of the album's sound, those god-awful political lyrics that are a polar opposite to the subtle, similarly-themed writing on Green & Document, a one-word unmemorable chorus, and that riff is a generic wank.

FUCK THIS SONG.
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I like New Orleans Instrumental somewhat more than I like their other instrumentals, but instrumentals barely register with me. I don't hate Ignoreland, but it's sure out of place on this album. I won't be sad when it goes.
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R.E.M.'s best album, and maybe the second best album made by anyone.
New Orleans first.
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Elfa, hell yes! Please start voting with us.

Anyway, this is easily my favorite R.E.M. album...which is saying something. Beautiful, beautiful collection of songs. I'm getting all verklempt just looking at the track list.

First vote is easy - New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
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Can you add a multiple choice option to save some time? Especially in the early rounds, you know?
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Can you add a multiple choice option to save some time? Especially in the early rounds, you know?
Ordinarily, I would give you an adamant "no" and tell you to GFY, but since you voted for Everybody Hurts, it makes the decision more challenging.
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Oh, I'm voting for Everybody Hurts next. It's a pox upon humanity.
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Ordinarily, I would give you an adamant "no" and tell you to GFY, but since you voted for Everybody Hurts, it makes the decision more challenging.
I think that is one of the dumbest songs I've ever heard. And it's boring too. It's also the only song I know on the album, so ... I'm not sure what that says about my choice.
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Oh, I'm voting for Everybody Hurts next. It's a pox upon humanity.
This.

Not only is it an embarrassment, it had no reason whatsoever to exist once Strange Currencies was released.
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I liked Everybody Hurts the first dozen times I heard it. Then I hated it and wanted it to die.

Still love the video, though.
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I liked Everybody Hurts on first listen....then slowly began to hate it and didn't listen to it for years...now I like it again. It's a decent hangover song. And I think it works well in the context of the album.
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It's a decent hangover song.
Because it's so nauseating that it makes you vomit out all the alcohol still in your system?
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Everybody Hurts would survive as an a capella piece
Stipe rules this one

I think Ignoreland is quite good, but out of place

New Orleans works on the album but is not really a good track
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