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Old 08-03-2007, 11:16 PM   #16
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Find the River

Basically any REM song=
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:45 PM   #17
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I get that a lot online.

And yeah, some of these choices are a strange pick for "ballad." Near Wild Heaven? I Don't Sleep, I Dream?

I don't know that I could define a ballad per se, but I know it when I hear it. Near Wild Heaven ain't it.

Also? I have to say I'd be happy never to hear Everybody Hurts again in this lifetime. That's the exception to my previously-stated waltz-time rule.
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I'm on the "Everybody Hurts is an overrated waste of seconds" bandwagon.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:14 AM   #19
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Not a big fan of it either, but Dwight loves it.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:39 AM   #20
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I Don't Sleep, I Dream isn't a ballad? It has a pretty slow tempo and a piano, so I just don't know what else to call it.
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A down-tempo non-ballad.

I dunno, it's got kind of a driving beat, albeit a slow one. And plenty of non-ballads have piano. I don't think a slow tempo automatically makes it a ballad.
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I don't think a slow tempo automatically makes it a ballad.
Good point.
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I'm on the "Everybody Hurts is an overrated waste of seconds" bandwagon.
The only reason I tolerate that song is the line "Don't throw your hand", and the fact that the video was filmed in San Antonio and I was there for the filming...
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The only reason I tolerate that song is the line "Don't throw your hand", and the fact that the video was filmed in San Antonio and I was there for the filming...
That's all kinds of awesome, BVS!

I only like the song when I'm extremely depressed. The rest of the time, my brain functions properly and reminds me how lousy of a song it is.
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The rest of the time, my brain functions properly and reminds me how lousy of a song it is.
I think it reminds us of the fact that ALL artists succumb to the lowest common denominator every once in awhile...
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I have nothing against Everybody Hurts, but I don't listen to it much and it's not my favourite REM song.

Try Not To Breathe, is it a ballad? I really love that one.

And Find The River must be one of my favourite all-time-songs, it is beautiful, deep and so very touching.

I love Michael's voice very much.
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Anyone mentioned New Test Leper? That's a great one, Stipe's delivery is perfect.
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Basically any REM song=
Yup! What a fucking great band! Sometimes I like them more than U2!

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Sweetness Follows, Try Not To Breathe, Leavin' New York....all sweet ballads
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