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Drive 0 0%
Try Not To Breathe 0 0%
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite 7 36.84%
Sweetness Follows 1 5.26%
Monty Got A Raw Deal 11 57.89%
Man On The Moon 0 0%
Nightswimming 0 0%
Find The River 0 0%
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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R.E.M. Survivor - Automatic For The People - Round 4

Last round, Star Me Kitten was mercy ruled.

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Star Me Kitten - 10
Monty Got A Raw Deal - 2
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Literally every song here is fantastic. Sidewinder is my least favorite though.
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Monty Got Himself A Raw Deal
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Literally every song here is fantastic. Sidewinder is my least favorite though.


I have a feeling we're going to get a raw deal though...
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Literally every song here is fantastic. Sidewinder is my least favorite though.
Ayup.

If there are enough of us banding together, maybe we can get another elimination.

I'll probably be voting for Nightswimming before everyone else and garnering myself some hate around here.

It's beautiful, but it gets too repetitive.
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I'll probably be voting for Nightswimming before everyone else and garnering myself some hate around here.

It's beautiful, but it gets too repetitive.
oh wow, I thought I was the only person who thought that...
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Monty. Maybe we'll get a double-elim.
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oh wow, I thought I was the only person who thought that...


It never occurred to me back in the day, but one year in the mid-90s, a friend of mine asked me to accompany him on the piano as he sang it at some sort of talent-show type thing.

After I'd played that piano riff about 50 million times during the course of the song, I thought "Well, damn. This is repetitive, isn't it?"

The one-two punch of it and Find the River to close the album is great, though. I just wish more people thought Find the River was a better song than Nightswimming.
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I definately think Find The River is better

One of my top 10 REM songs...
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Let's go for a double. Monty and Sidewinder are obviously the next two to go.
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After I'd played that piano riff about 50 million times during the course of the song, I thought "Well, damn. This is repetitive, isn't it?"
I only became tired of the riff when they used it a second time for Electrolite.
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The one-two punch of it and Find the River to close the album is great, though. I just wish more people thought Find the River was a better song than Nightswimming.
I'm pretty sure a lot of people do think that Find The River is better than Nightswimming. They're my two favorites on the album, fo sho.

And I'll relate a quick story, just because I kind of feel like it. My best friend lost his Mom to cancer about four or five years ago. To this day, he keeps an old photo of his Mom on his car dashboard...turned backwards so that it reflects on the windshield. I can't listen to the song without thinking of him and his mom, and I can't listen to it without becoming completely immersed in memories, both good and bad. Every time that first verse rolls around...there I am riding shotgun in his beat-up red Cadillac, looking over at that photograph. So I have a pretty strong emotional attachment to that one. Every streetlight a reminder.
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As long as Find the River and Drive go down to the end, I really don't care how this turns out...mainly because this album is so solid, those two songs are just on another level
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I only became tired of the riff when they used it a second time for Electrolite.
I swear I never even noticed that.

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My best friend lost his Mom to cancer about four or five years ago. To this day, he keeps an old photo of his Mom on his car dashboard...turned backwards so that it reflects on the windshield.
Aw, man. That's really lovely.
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Aw, man. That's really lovely.
The funny thing is that he doesn't like R.E.M. and has never heard Nightswimming. So I guess doing that is more common than I thought.

Annnnnnnyways...double elimination!
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I love Sidewinder, I don't care if it's slight. Certainly not as stupid as Stand, Get Up, Shiny Happy People.

Great fucking chorus. And you have to love Stipe's laugh after "Dr. Zeus".

I'm voting Monty.
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I guess I tie... would be great, but I like Sidewinder waaay too much to vote for it.
Monty, it's your turn.
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And you have to love Stipe's laugh after "Dr. Zeus".
Oh, I do!
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Sidewinder.

Then I'm going after Nightswimming unless anything needs to be protected.
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Who is Dr. Zeus? Did he write the Zorax? Zat in the Hat? Green Zeggs and Zam?
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