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Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: May 17, 2018 17:27
 

This song is very ugly to my ears.
Imkirok
(The Arctic Hinter Land)
Posted: Jan 08, 2018 14:37
 

 Relayer wrote:
This is very different for REM.  The guitar work is nothing like what I expect from REM, giving it an 8.  Good job REM.

 
Yeah, an REM that I actually almost like.
Not whiny and repetitive like so much of their stuff.
sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: Nov 26, 2017 18:13
 

Stipey doo doo
justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 6:24
 

 bam23 wrote:

Yeah, well, it was interesting the first time...

 
{#Lol}
bam23
(Berkeley)
Posted: May 25, 2017 20:32
 

 meatmike wrote:
Always interesting to look at the world from Michael Stipe's point of view.
 
Yeah, well, it was interesting the first time...
meatmike
(Memphis)
Posted: Mar 27, 2017 13:26
 

Always interesting to look at the world from Michael Stipe's point of view.
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Feb 08, 2017 0:28
 

Arctic Monkeys dug well along the groove from the intro and ending of this, right?! REM crafted some jamming Immortal AltRock gems!
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Jun 03, 2016 6:28
 

{#Chillpill}{#Umbrella}
Relayer
(Gainesville, FL)
Posted: Jun 03, 2016 6:28
 

This is very different for REM.  The guitar work is nothing like what I expect from REM, giving it an 8.  Good job REM.
dennis_chary
(chicago)
Posted: May 24, 2016 3:40
 

 dwhayslett wrote:

"Don't bother to respond."  You're funny.

As I've pointed out elsewhere, you have a very low threshold for feeling insulted.  I don't believe I've ever 'insulted' anyone here for their musical taste; quite the opposite, in fact, I tend to react to those who are ridiculing others for *their* taste.  That's what makes me react to your posts.  For instance, the Radiohead comment I believe you're referring to was a reply to "RH is a refined taste not for the riffraff." ... and that's a song I rated 6.  Hardly what you charactarized it to be.  (For what it's worth, I can't imagine I'd ever insult someone for saying a Radiohead song sucks.  But I digress.)

For the record, I've rated "Walk Unafraid" at 8.  I don't disagree with your opinion about this particular song.  Your insulting comments about unrelated songs and their (apparently) obviously incorrect ratings are what I take issue with.  You know, what you're trying to project onto me.

One last thing, if I may make a suggestion; don't post while you're angry.  It has an adverse effect on your apparent literacy level.



 
I am glad to know that you were able to magically divine my "apparent" literacy level-you must have either X-Ray vision or you practice sorcery.
dwhayslett
(Raleigh, NC)
Posted: May 21, 2016 8:27
 

 dennis_chary wrote:

I notice that for someone who confidently asserts that I am confusing my musical tastes with an absolute,unquestionable fact-and that you
suspect that no one else thinks that I am as smart as I think I am-you surely do seem to have an incessant need to insult me and many other posters with irrelevant and sarcastic putdowns.Are you sure you weren't looking in the mirror when you vomited up your latest insult? Again, please don't bother to respond.After all,anyone with your obviously "superior " intellect and musical taste shouldn't deign to stoop to ridicule those of us with that have an "inflated" sense of our intellects.Another poster says a Radiohead song sucks,and you ridicule this poster as having an inflated ego.If I were any"smarter,"I would think that your troll like need to insult someone implies that you think that anyone who doesn't have the same reaction that you have to a particular song must be "factually" challenged and deserves your opprobrium-but no,unlike you,I don't have sufficient intelligence to pick up on that contradiction.

 

"Don't bother to respond."  You're funny.

As I've pointed out elsewhere, you have a very low threshold for feeling insulted.  I don't believe I've ever 'insulted' anyone here for their musical taste; quite the opposite, in fact, I tend to react to those who are ridiculing others for *their* taste.  That's what makes me react to your posts.  For instance, the Radiohead comment I believe you're referring to was a reply to "RH is a refined taste not for the riffraff." ... and that's a song I rated 6.  Hardly what you charactarized it to be.  (For what it's worth, I can't imagine I'd ever insult someone for saying a Radiohead song sucks.  But I digress.)

For the record, I've rated "Walk Unafraid" at 8.  I don't disagree with your opinion about this particular song.  Your insulting comments about unrelated songs and their (apparently) obviously incorrect ratings are what I take issue with.  You know, what you're trying to project onto me.

One last thing, if I may make a suggestion; don't post while you're angry.  It has an adverse effect on your apparent literacy level.


dennis_chary
(chicago)
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 20:34
 

 dwhayslett wrote:

You appear to be confusing your musical tastes with an absolute, unquestionable fact; hence your confusion.  As for the rest ... well, I suspect that no one else thinks you're as smart as you think you are.

 
I notice that for someone who confidently asserts that I am confusing my musical tastes with an absolute,unquestionable fact-and that you
suspect that no one else thinks that I am as smart as I think I am-you surely do seem to have an incessant need to insult me and many other posters with irrelevant and sarcastic putdowns.Are you sure you weren't looking in the mirror when you vomited up your latest insult? Again, please don't bother to respond.After all,anyone with your obviously "superior " intellect and musical taste shouldn't deign to stoop to ridicule those of us with that have an "inflated" sense of our intellects.Another poster says a Radiohead song sucks,and you ridicule this poster as having an inflated ego.If I were any"smarter,"I would think that your troll like need to insult someone implies that you think that anyone who doesn't have the same reaction that you have to a particular song must be "factually" challenged and deserves your opprobrium-but no,unlike you,I don't have sufficient intelligence to pick up on that contradiction.
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 8:16
 

                           Info  Wars

     Simply ended up in it is a compliment simply
  Over simplified might be a candidate for an overkill.
                    Confidentially Yours   
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 7:32
 

Great song by the way, guys.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 7:32
 

this is outstanding imo : )   (maybe follow this with Bauhaus - Kick in the Eye : )
dwhayslett
(Raleigh, NC)
Posted: Jan 13, 2016 14:00
 

 dennis_chary wrote:
How is this excellent song rated 2.6 points lower than that insipid Cure song "Friday I'm in Love"or the decent but hugely overrated "Locomotive Breath"? I'm amazed at the amount of vitriol spewed at R E M by people who will give unconsionably high ratings to the most insipid and boringly pretentious Led Zeppelin,Pink Floyd, Queen or Beatles song.One poster complained that he could never get into R E M because Mr.Stipe sounds so "detached"except when spewing vitriol.Obviously,this listener is either tone deaf or wants every range of emotion displayed so simplistically obvious that he cannot detect ambivalent and conflicted emotions subtly understated yet intense.
 
You appear to be confusing your musical tastes with an absolute, unquestionable fact; hence your confusion.  As for the rest ... well, I suspect that no one else thinks you're as smart as you think you are.
boober
(KC,Mo)
Posted: Sep 24, 2015 12:54
 

 dennis_chary wrote:
 Fiji5555 wrote:

Next time try not being so insulting to others musical opinions yourself. You are welcome to say what you like or dislike about a song but when you do exactly what you are criticizing , then you lose all validity.

 

Excuse me,I seem to remember that you told me in a previous reply to a previous post that I should get my head out of my ass for expressing my intense dislike of a song.Suggesting that someone is tone deaf is very mild by comparison-and as I also recall,I did implicitly suggest that you no longer bother responding to my posts.You again are displaying proof that your intelligence is,shall we say,limited.Please do not make this personal,because if I find out who you are,you and I will have problems-and by all means,please do complain to Bill the moderator that I threatened you.I DO NOT appreciate someone chiding me for the very behavior that you engaged in in an initial response to my criticism of a song.

 
Ok break it up boys and go to your respective corners. It's only Rock n roll
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Aug 08, 2015 3:21
 

{#Chillpill}  
dennis_chary
(chicago)
Posted: Jul 09, 2015 21:35
 

 Fiji5555 wrote:

Next time try not being so insulting to others musical opinions yourself. You are welcome to say what you like or dislike about a song but when you do exactly what you are criticizing , then you lose all validity.

 



Excuse me,I seem to remember that you told me in a previous reply to a previous post that I should get my head out of my ass for expressing my intense dislike of a song.Suggesting that someone is tone deaf is very mild by comparison-and as I also recall,I did implicitly suggest that you no longer bother responding to my posts.You again are displaying proof that your intelligence is,shall we say,limited.Please do not make this personal,because if I find out who you are,you and I will have problems-and by all means,please do complain to Bill the moderator that I threatened you.I DO NOT appreciate someone chiding me for the very behavior that you engaged in in an initial response to my criticism of a song.
Fiji5555
(Over The River And Through The Woods)
Posted: Jul 09, 2015 17:16
 

 dennis_chary wrote:
How is this excellent song rated 2.6 points lower than that insipid Cure song "Friday I'm in Love"or the decent but hugely overrated "Locomotive Breath"? I'm amazed at the amount of vitriol spewed at R E M by people who will give unconsionably high ratings to the most insipid and boringly pretentious Led Zeppelin,Pink Floyd, Queen or Beatles song.One poster complained that he could never get into R E M because Mr.Stipe sounds so "detached"except when spewing vitriol.Obviously,this listener is either tone deaf or wants every range of emotion displayed so simplistically obvious that he cannot detect ambivalent and conflicted emotions subtly understated yet intense.
 
Next time try not being so insulting to others musical opinions yourself. You are welcome to say what you like or dislike about a song but when you do exactly what you are criticizing , then you lose all validity.