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ScottishWillie
(The Scottish Lowlands)
Posted: Mar 05, 2017 12:21
 

 kurtster wrote:
just found the vinyl, unopened, in my collection.  debating whether or not to open it or sell it.
 
In my opinion sell it, if the train spotting types are willing to buy it, give them the pleasure of ownership and spend the proceeds on the R.E.M. back catalogue. 
Triattack
Posted: Oct 02, 2016 10:54
 

Beautiful Transition
kurtster
(drifting)
Posted: Sep 01, 2016 0:03
 

just found the vinyl, unopened, in my collection.  debating whether or not to open it or sell it.
maboleth
Posted: Jun 29, 2016 16:02
 

Absolutely fantastic album. SO many great songs. Also, as far as I'm concerned, REM finished high with last two brilliant albums.
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Dec 22, 2015 0:36
 

I still think that their "blah" is brilliant stuff.
nutrod42
Posted: Nov 20, 2015 15:33
 

From their "Blah" period (i.e., post-1992). I do like Electrolite, though.
DaMoGan
(Bahston, Massachoosetts)
Posted: Nov 08, 2014 14:22
 

 vandal wrote:
I like it, but it does borrow a bit from Man on The Moon. . .  (which is funny to say, because I believe this pre-dates MoTM) 
 
You believe incorrectly.  Man On The Moon is from Automatic For The People, which predates this by five years or so, IIRC.

Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Oct 08, 2014 9:34
 

Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song... we be dancing cross-eyed buck ass naked and jiggling organs like Willy Shakes...
xs9099
Posted: Aug 22, 2014 19:13
 

can we download some of these awesome pictures?????
oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Nov 27, 2013 12:51
 

That transition from Air - Talisman was seemless. I'd never have imagined that could work but, again, wow, Bill.....
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: May 22, 2013 9:14
 


marvelous...  love it...  we be dancing...
 
jpdribbler
(Berlin)
Posted: Dec 16, 2012 12:52
 

 gandalfbmg wrote:
Their best post-Automatic song?

Well, I think Bittersweet Me is a fine, solid song, but not too special or exciting. New Adventures In Hi-Fi alone has at least 5 that I like better (How The West Was Won, E-Bow The Letter, Leave, So Fast So Numb, Electrolite). I really like that record.

Some more late R.E.M. favorites: Lotus, At My Most Beautiful, Walk Unafraid and Parakeet from Up, which is pretty uneven and overlong as a record but has a nice atmospheric and experimental vibe.

The Great Beyond. I've Been High from Reveal. Their last decade was disappointing, though. Until The Day Is Done was a lone positive surprise. 


(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Oct 14, 2012 19:16
 

 Toke wrote:
Now that could upset your roomates lol {#Dancingbanana}
 

We be dancing...  love this song...

 
gandalfbmg
(Thankfully now a little more than 3 mi from Paradise (Missouri))
Posted: Jul 12, 2012 8:11
 

Their best post-Automatic song?
Toke
(Bournemouth UK)
Posted: Apr 08, 2012 3:23
 

 romeotuma wrote:


I'll dance to this...

 
 

Now that could upset your roomates lol {#Dancingbanana}
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Sep 30, 2011 21:04
 



I'll dance to this...

 
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Aug 30, 2011 11:33
 

 ChardRemains wrote:

REM started going south when Michael Stipe started enunciating.  Fables is probably their last decent album IMO.  My favorite is the Chronic Town EP produced by Mitch Easter.


 

They did start to get overly cute with the lyrics, and it led to their downfall.  I liked it much better when they were hard to understand.  The long gradual decline started with Green.  Still, Green was great, so were the next few CDs, but they fell off the cliff by the mid-90s with Monster and it was all mediocre from there on out.  No band has stayed on top as long as they did though -  they had a great run and nothing to be ashamed of.  They always were and still try to be a college, intellectual band, but you can only do that for so long.
vandal
(arriving somewhere, but not here. . .)
Posted: Apr 26, 2011 11:15
 

I like it, but it does borrow a bit from Man on The Moon. . .  (which is funny to say, because I believe this pre-dates MoTM) 

Dave_Mack
(Still hangin' in the Twilight Zone)
Posted: Apr 26, 2011 11:12
 

I like this one, including the crunchy guitar tone.
DEWBKEY
(Rockford MI)
Posted: Dec 21, 2010 19:10
 

sounds like all there other stuff but thats good


gandalfbmg
(3 mi from Paradise (Missouri))
Posted: Oct 19, 2010 9:40
 

 ProgFusion wrote:
horstman wrote:

To those who think that REM went south after IRS, it's really more of an evolution, an ability to create music with far more funds, cash, free time, to break free of their traditional bonds.


I'm one of those people, and I don't think they used their success to "break free of their traditional bonds," rather, I think they got lazy, and went mainstream.

I have one of REM's early albums, namely "Fables of the Reconstruction" from 1985, and the the music on that album is experimental, and unique. I love it.

But their later stuff is so mundane. For every reasonably good song they made, like this one, they made others like the mind-numbing "Losing My Religion," with its no-effort-expended cliched lyrics.

 

"the surface informs the underneath the underneath is lacking" {#Moon}
mrdak
(Middle GA)
Posted: Sep 17, 2010 16:27
 

They found all the right chords for this one...... that's for sure.
dyharenas
(Cerro Apoquindo)
Posted: Aug 16, 2010 15:28
 

 peter_james_bond wrote:
Oh my peer,
Your veneer is wearing thin and cracking
The surface informs that underneath,
Underneath is lacking

Love those lyrics. {#Music}
 

Thanks for that, yes, good stuff.
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Apr 11, 2010 8:17
 



great song...  love it...




remfract
Posted: Mar 10, 2010 17:52
 

Don't get me wrong, I love just about everything by REM...but this is my least fav album.  A good song, but IMHO just no up to the feeling of most of REM's past work.
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Mar 10, 2010 17:49
 



We be dancing...  love it...


(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Jan 06, 2010 18:56
 

 handsomened wrote:

Yes, I agree, sooo goooood for the earsssssss

 

Hee hee hee!  Hope you are having a marvelous New Year!


Spud
(Newcastle, Australia)
Posted: Jan 06, 2010 18:55
 

 handsomened wrote:

Yes, I agree, sooo goooood for the earsssssss

 

Yes, great audio therapy!!
handsomened
(North Vancouver, Canada's tropics)
Posted: Jan 06, 2010 18:52
 

 romeotuma wrote:


This song is cool...
 
Yes, I agree, sooo goooood for the earsssssss

(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Jan 06, 2010 18:51
 



This song is cool...


(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Dec 06, 2009 10:14
 



very groovy...


peter_james_bond
(Lunenburg, NS)
Posted: Oct 04, 2009 11:37
 

Oh my peer,
Your veneer is wearing thin and cracking
The surface informs that underneath,
Underneath is lacking

Love those lyrics. {#Music}
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Aug 02, 2009 11:05
 



love it...


ChardRemains
(Principal's Office)
Posted: Aug 02, 2009 10:51
 

 ProgFusion wrote:
REM started going south when Michael Stipe started enunciating.  Fables is probably their last decent album IMO.  My favorite is the Chronic Town EP produced by Mitch Easter.
horstman wrote:

To those who think that REM went south after IRS, it's really more of an evolution, an ability to create music with far more funds, cash, free time, to break free of their traditional bonds.

I'm one of those people, and I don't think they used their success to "break free of their traditional bonds," rather, I think they got lazy, and went mainstream.

I have one of REM's early albums, namely "Fables of the Reconstruction" from 1985, and the the music on that album is experimental, and unique. I love it.

But their later stuff is so mundane. For every reasonably good song they made, like this one, they made others like the mind-numbing "Losing My Religion," with its no-effort-expended cliched lyrics.
 


(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: May 30, 2009 21:58
 



This song is good for the ears...


bokey
Posted: May 30, 2009 21:58
 

This is  some really sorry shit. {#Puke}
ProgFusion
Posted: Apr 29, 2009 5:50
 

horstman wrote:

To those who think that REM went south after IRS, it's really more of an evolution, an ability to create music with far more funds, cash, free time, to break free of their traditional bonds.


I'm one of those people, and I don't think they used their success to "break free of their traditional bonds," rather, I think they got lazy, and went mainstream.

I have one of REM's early albums, namely "Fables of the Reconstruction" from 1985, and the the music on that album is experimental, and unique. I love it.

But their later stuff is so mundane. For every reasonably good song they made, like this one, they made others like the mind-numbing "Losing My Religion," with its no-effort-expended cliched lyrics.

(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Mar 28, 2009 16:46
 



Cool song...


lmic
(Sacramento, CA)
Posted: Oct 30, 2008 14:52
 

 leshwatt wrote:

I don't know what I'm hungry for

Your leg, perhaps?

leshwatt
(ohio)
Posted: Jul 27, 2008 17:24
 

I don't know what I'm hungry for
I don't know what I want anymore
{#Whistle}


westslope
(BC coast)
Posted: Jul 27, 2008 17:21
 

Yes.  Crank it up!   
horstman
(Syracuse, New York)
Posted: May 25, 2008 17:33
 

GChevy410 wrote:
Mute, as with nearly every REM song
Crank it up, as with nearly every REM song! To those who think that REM went south after IRS, it's really more of an evolution, an ability to create music with far more funds, cash, free time, to break free of their traditional bonds. Bands evolve. Sometimes that evolutions is downward or not original. U2 has bee accused of this (maybe rightly so!) but that' creativity. Sometimes it works, sometimes it fall flat on its face. I think at the end of the day, Michael Stipes and crew will be able to look back at the day, kick back and smile. And I'll be smiling with them.
MonkeyPod
(Florida)
Posted: Mar 23, 2008 17:25
 

bigB_3 wrote:
Please stop talking about your sex life. :redface: This is a family forum. :no:
Ha! That's the way we should treat all the RP trolls.
bigB_3
(Atlanta, GA)
Posted: Feb 21, 2008 5:49
 

pushkinjim wrote:
Mediocre, lousy, boring!
Please stop talking about your sex life. :redface: This is a family forum. :no:
pushkinjim
(IKEAland)
Posted: Jan 21, 2008 0:43
 

Mediocre, lousy, boring!
rbigelo
(Spanish Town)
Posted: Jan 20, 2008 19:30
 

ladybinnath wrote:
This is pleasant. But that's not a compliment for a band that once was so much more than pleasant.
Well put. Their edginess is gone from this one. :sad:
ladybinnath
(Buffalo, NY)
Posted: Dec 20, 2007 8:33
 

This is pleasant. But that's not a compliment for a band that once was so much more than pleasant.
petercroob
(Houston, Texas)
Posted: Oct 18, 2007 13:53
 

I think this is their most underrated album, 10 easy :good-vibes:
jwbeadle
(Midwest)
Posted: Aug 16, 2007 17:32
 

YES!!!!!! THOSE GREAT COLLEGE DAYS!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!
MutualDisdain
Posted: May 30, 2007 7:48
 

Has anyone else had these lyrics go through your head during a break-up? "I'd sooner chew my leg off.."