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Old 10-19-2007, 10:03 PM   #16
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I am a terrible fan.
Must re-listen now:

Begin the Begin
These Days
Fall on Me
Cuyahoga
Flowers of Guatemala
I Believe
Swan Swan H

I'm not sure if there's another R.E.M. album with this many phenomenal songs. All 7 of them are 4-star tracks.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:05 PM   #17
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All 7 of them are 4-star tracks.
You mean 5 star, surely.

Swan Swan H
Flowers of Guatemala
I Believe
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:19 PM   #18
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Yes, 5 it is.

What noisy cats are we...
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:33 PM   #19
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This is really hard.

1. Life's Rich Pageant (screw Stipe's typewriter; I use apostrophes, dammit!)
2. Automatic For the People
3. New Adventures In Hi-Fi
4. Reckoning
5. Murmur
6. Monster
7. Out of Time
8. Fables of the Reconstruction
9. Document
10. Green
11. Up
12. Around the Sun
13. Reveal

I switched some of them around a bunch of times, and nothing looks right. There's too many of them that I like equally.

But Reveal is probably the only one I rarely listen to all the way through.
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1. Life's Rich Pageant (screw Stipe's typewriter; I use apostrophes, dammit!)
Hahahaha that was great!
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:39 PM   #21
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There's a typo in the video for Fall On Me, with the words on the screen. I'm not going to start typing that word incorrectly, either!

(I don't remember which word ... there was some MTV special back when Out of Time came out, and I remember Stipe pointing it out, and then they showed that frame from the video. Sure enough! Misspelled.)
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What noisy cats are we...
swan swan hummingbird......... by giving you no time instead of it all

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A pistol hot cup of rhyme!
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:31 AM   #24
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1. Lifes Rich Pageant
2. New Adventures
3. Monster
4. Up
5. Automatic
6. Green
7. Out Of Time
8. LP14
9. Reveal
10. Murmur
11. Document
12. Around The Sun
13. Reckoning
14. Fables
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There's a typo in the video for Fall On Me, with the words on the screen. I'm not going to start typing that word incorrectly, either!

(I don't remember which word ... there was some MTV special back when Out of Time came out, and I remember Stipe pointing it out, and then they showed that frame from the video. Sure enough! Misspelled.)

If I'm not mistaken, the wrong word was "foresight", probably spelled "forsight".
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I'm surprised to see Reckoning so low. Granted I'm a major sucker for that very early REM sound, but I think it's incredibly solid and strong personally. Sometimes I even think I like it more than Murmur (which I ranked as #1 if you don't remember).
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:16 AM   #27
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I only rated Reckoning and Fables so low because they are really the last two albums I got around to listening to, and maybe I just haven't listened to them enough to appreciate them yet..

That said, I really like that early REM sound, and I love Harborcoat, Pretty Persuasion, Maps and Legends, and Letter Never Sent.

The reason I rate the other albums so high, Monster through Up, might have to do more with the memories associated with these albums than the actual quality of music. Each of these albums takes me to a specific time in my life, and looking back now, they seem like some of the happiest.

Anyways, I love how large and diverse the REM catalog is.
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:20 AM   #28
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Harborcoat is in my Top 5 R.E.M. songs. but the second half of the album gets a little weak in my opinion.

Fables suffers from the same problem. I know almost every pre-pathetic (read 2000-present) R.E.M. song by heart, save for the last few on that album. I couldn't hum Wendell Gee or Auctioneer if my life depended on it.
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Reveal is fuckn gorgeous.

Beachball is amazing!
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I'm only a casual REM fan, so I'll rank what I'm familiar with:

1. Automatic for the People
2. Life's Rich Pageant (I'm sorry but misplaced apostrophes on professional artwork irritate the heck out of me, )
3. Out of Time
4. Document
5. Reveal

I enjoyed the first four, but I took Reveal to the second-hand CD store during one of my collection purges. I found it really frustrating because many songs would start promisingly and then just wouldn't go anywhere.
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