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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
(San Francisco, CA)
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. 


(anonymous)
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}
(anonymous)
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
(Ball of Confusion)
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