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Old 08-15-2006, 12:00 PM   #31
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Life's Rich Pageant. Coherant lyrics are overrated.

Also, New Adventures in Hi-Fi. Their very best.

STAY AWAY from the 3 most recent.



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Old 08-15-2006, 03:11 PM   #32
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It's funny ... when Life's Rich Pageant first came out in 1985, didn't a lot of people say, "Wow, we can finally understand what Stipe is singing!"
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:27 PM   #33
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Life's Rich Pagaent always reminds me of U2's October in that the first half has some of the band's finest work on it while the second half offers (/suffers from) some of the bands most mediocre efforts
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Life's Rich Pagaent always reminds me of U2's October in that the first half has some of the band's finest work on it while the second half offers (/suffers from) some of the bands most mediocre efforts
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Life's Rich Pagaent always reminds me of U2's October in that the first half has some of the band's finest work on it while the second half offers (/suffers from) some of the bands most mediocre efforts

Hmm, I don't really feel that way about either album. I can understand why some would though.
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:14 PM   #38
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I'm not sure why the total lack of love for the last 3 albums. Sure they were slower, more ballad based - but they have generated some awesome tracks - Lotus, At My Most Beautiful, All The Way To Reno, Imitation Of Life, Leaving New York, The Outsiders, Suspision, Sad Professor, Beat A Drum, I'll Take The Rain, Final Straw... plus The Great Beyond, Bad Day.... the last 5 or so years haven't been a total write off!
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I think Up is really very good. Reveal does nothing for me other than 3 songs (The Lifting, ... Reno, Imitation of Life). I HATED Around the Sun at first, but it really grew on me, especially after seeing them on tour supporting that record.

No mention of Fables of the Reconstruction or Document in this thread. Interesting.

Fables was a real grower for me. Document is ... okay. It's got a few really great songs, a few overplayed ones, and a few meh ones.
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It's got a few really great songs, a few overplayed ones, and a few meh ones.


Welcome To The Occupation, Disturbance At The Heron House and King Of Birds are probably my favorites. The One I Love and It's The End Of The World are great but ridiculously overplayed on the radio. Don't care much for Fireplace or Lightnin' Hopkins.
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Murmur is the only essential R.E.M. album ever to have been released. Plenty of good songs and moments, through the years, but they never even came remotely close to topping it as a start-to-finish, straight-up, in-yo'-face masterpiece of a record. It starts and ends right there, though few of their (now older) albums suck.
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Welcome To The Occupation, Disturbance At The Heron House
Ooh, those two are the best on the album! I also like Exhuming McCarthy, if only for Mike Mills background line at the end (which is now my new sig).

You know, Mike Mills is insanely awesome. Don't you think?
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Document is a classic

Exhuming McCarthy
Finest Worksong
It's the End of the World As We Know It...
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Oddfellows Local 151 and Lightnin' Hopkins are two of my least favorite REM songs, but oh well.

Ooh, and Strange is on there, and that song's a whole mess o' fun. ... Refrain! Refrain!
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lol yesss, forgot about Strange.

Fables of the Reconstruction is probably my least favorite R.E.M. album, I just haven't gotten into it.

I guess I'm just a Monster guy.

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