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Old 09-25-2004, 09:34 PM   #31
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On an even more side-y side note, I can't for the life of me understand why Life's Rich Pageant is such an under-loved album. "I Believe," "Superman," "These Days," "Cuyahoga," and "Flowers of Guatemala" ALL ON THE SAME ALBUM and people tend to just shrug at it...I do not get it.
I LOVE Life's Rich Pageant.

I also adore Fables of the Reconstruction, which gets even less love than LRP.
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..going on at Murmurs.com/talk , an Rem forum. In the music section there's a threat titles U2, How to...well you know the rest. But i tried to defend them the best i can without sounding like u2 elitist to the end asshole, which i am, hehe
but anyway...chekc it out if you want, it's quite amusing.
My friend, Ethan, owns/runs Murmurs.com ... lol... he likes U2 though.
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My friend, Ethan, owns/runs Murmurs.com ... lol... he likes U2 though.
The Edge likes U2 and REM
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How can people not like Floyd?!

i don't like pink floyd. just doesn't appeal to me.
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Old 09-26-2004, 01:48 AM   #35
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The weird thing is that U2 and REM fans seemed to intersect more in the 80's. I knew a lot of people who preferred one band to the other but only a very few who didn't respect both bands.
That's really changed over the last five years or so.
The REM fans seem...I dunno, almost bitter about the continued success of U2 and the (relative) decline of REM's album sales.
Good point, I agree. I do like some of REMS music, theyve definetly created some classics, but not most of it. Never got into it, and I have tried believe me. I dont really agree when people compare the two bands either, very different styles and most people I know refer to it as "geek rock." I don't agree with that terminology, but theyve never been my favorites. I remember seeing on TV when the drummer from the POLICE was making fun of the REM guitarist for never being able to press his finger down and play a hard guitar chord. I have many friends who love rock in these days where rap music gets a lot of the attention, mostly all of them like or love u2 but not one listens to REM. BUT FLOYD DOES RULE!!!
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On an even more side-y side note, I can't for the life of me understand why Life's Rich Pageant is such an under-loved album. "I Believe," "Superman," "These Days," "Cuyahoga," and "Flowers of Guatemala" ALL ON THE SAME ALBUM and people tend to just shrug at it...I do not get it.

That's one of my favorite REM albums!
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i haven't listened to new rem for so long, i'm not sure i still consider myself a fan. i stopped listening to them when 'out of time' came out. i don't know exactly what changed, but when the 90s hit, i lost interest.

i looooove all the early stuff, life's rich pageant, fables of the reconstruction... my favourite rem song is time after time, a long-forgotten oldie.
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i don't like pink floyd. just doesn't appeal to me.

Have you only listened to thier "greatest hits' catalouge? They are so good...Waters is an amazing lyricist and Gilmour's guitarwork---well let's say it's hard for me to pick between him and Edge sometimes. No but hey, if you don't like 'em cool...but I have a feeling you've missed out on a some crucial PF that could sway you!
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On an even more side-y side note, I can't for the life of me understand why Life's Rich Pageant is such an under-loved album. "I Believe," "Superman," "These Days," "Cuyahoga," and "Flowers of Guatemala" ALL ON THE SAME ALBUM and people tend to just shrug at it...I do not get it.
+ Begin the Begin

that being said
the other tracks on that album sound a bit too much like b-side material to me

Fables of the Reconstruction is 100% art though

as is every REM album since Green really
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The first 4 albums are amazing, and the pick of their '90s stuff is Automatic For The People and New Adventures..brilliant band!
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+ Begin the Begin

that being said
the other tracks on that album sound a bit too much like b-side material to me

Fables of the Reconstruction is 100% art though

as is every REM album since Green really
hey hey, Orange Crush, Losing My Religion, Drive, Man on the Moon, Nightswimming, Sweetness Follows, Monty Got A Raw Deal, The Great Beyond, All the Way to Reno all came out since they moved to Warner Bro's and I think all of those songs are great... and as an album, Automatic for the People is superb
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Rem - great
U2 - better
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I like bcrt2000's list of great REM work,

and I totally agree with Dr_Macphisto's bottom line...
REM is great, and U2 is better.

They both write some great songs though, two of the only bands who truly know how to create a *song*, imo.

cheerio all!
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I dunno, almost bitter about the continued success of U2 and the (relative) decline of REM's album sales.

My feelings exactly.
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Rem - great
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REM - great
U2 - Better
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