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Old 02-07-2007, 02:40 PM   #1
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Big Grin Which REM album should I get next?

Okay B&C-ers, I need your help. These are the REM albums I'm missing...

Reckoning
Fables Of The Reconstruction
Reveal
Around The Sun
Chronic Town EP

I'm not sure whether to go for an early one like Reckoning or a new one like Around The Sun.

Btw, my favorite albums are Automatic, Out Of Time, Monster, New Adventures, Lifes Rich Pageant, Document and Up in pretty much that order.

Side note: Why is Chronic Town not available officially? Does anyone know?
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:51 PM   #2
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Go with Fables of the Reconstruction. Definitely. Trust me.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:19 PM   #3
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Well, the IRS albums are very well represented in the 1982-1987 compilation. If you got this compilation, buy "Around The Sun" (that is not the weak album that many claim it is), since there are two "Reveal" songs in the 1988-2003 Best Of. "Reveal" you can buy it later, but it's very interesting, a very good album.
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You don't list Murmur in your favorites, so was just curious if you really had that one.

If you do, then go with Fables.
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Fables of the Reconstruction is my favoute R.E.M. IRS album
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You didn't list Green either. If you don't have that one yet I suggest that be your next purchase.
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I'd go with Fables.

Reckoning is also very good. Fables is a bit more interesting, very moody. Reckoning is full of great, catchy tunes with that great, jangly Rickenbacker sound.
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I didn't list Murmur and Green cos I don't like them as much as my "favorite albums". Both have some amazing standout songs esp. Green but I can't get into them too much. That's why I wonder how much I will like Reckoning and Fables since I'm not a huge fan of Murmur.
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If you like Life's Rich Pageant, you'll most likely also like Fables. Fables has more in common with LRP than Murmur.
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If you like Life's Rich Pageant, you'll most likely also like Fables. Fables has more in common with LRP than Murmur.
Sweet! Maybe I WILL get Fables then, since it's getting a lot of endorsement here. Thanks for the help, guys!
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Excellent choice. You can't go wrong.
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I'd wait to get Around the Sun. I wasn't all that impressed with it, although I love Leaving New York.
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Re: Which REM album should I get next?

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Side note: Why is Chronic Town not available officially? Does anyone know?
What about this?

I've listened to Chronic Town before on a friend's cassette and I loved it. Wanna get it on CD.
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I'd wait to get Around the Sun. I wasn't all that impressed with it, although I love Leaving New York.


Electron Blue and I Wanted To Be Wrong were pretty good as well...
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Around the Sun is actually my least favorite R.E.M. album. Which is kind of a shame since the Around the Sun Tour was my first concert ever. That show still remains the second best show I've ever seen though. They really surprised the hell out of us by playing Maps and Legends and a siezure-inducingly amazing "I've Been High". :combust"
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