What's your favorite R.E.M. song

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We'll kick your ass in

Postby laserblast » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:33 pm

everybody hurts is trash
stand is fun
imitation is real good but people need to come to terms with the fact that it's an insanely hard rip of driver 8
the 'gold and silver shine' part of shiny happy people might be rem's finest pop music moment tone 100% sincere
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Postby Grey Poupon » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:16 pm

DasLofGang wrote:THATS CINNAMON THAT TASTED GOOD ugh god


a little too much cinnamon on the sandwich in that song
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Postby blues » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:14 pm

laserblast wrote:imitation is real good but people need to come to terms with the fact that it's an insanely hard rip of driver 8

?

it doesnt sound anything like driver 8
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Postby delgriffith » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:08 am

Scott calling the opening of Accelerate "the best opening 4 tracks on an R.E.M. record" :? :? :? and both Scotts complimenting the production :? :? :?

Haven't listened to this album since the week it came out in 2008 and it still sucks!
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Postby Poptone » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:12 am

i think accelerate is a solid albeit completely unremarkable album
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Postby FourLegsGood » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:13 am

“Imitation of Life” is a brilliant song. Definitely in my top 10.
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Postby neuartillery » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:30 am

I like “Imitation of Life” but the lyrics are dumb.
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Postby Smiling Penner-Lite » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:38 am

delgriffith wrote:Scott calling the opening of Accelerate "the best opening 4 tracks on an R.E.M. record" :? :? :? and both Scotts complimenting the production :? :? :?

Haven't listened to this album since the week it came out in 2008 and it still sucks!


I can't imagine anyone liking the production. As badhat has said, when you listen to the songs live ahead of the album release, it's not even worth listening to the official album.

Living Well is a fantastic song but I've been brickwalled to death.
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Postby delgriffith » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:42 am

Well they loved the production on a bunch of the newer U2 albums too (especially Scott) so their ears might just be total shit.
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Postby badhat » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:43 am

a lotta people just really like loud overcompressed albums
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Postby delgriffith » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:51 am

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Postby neuartillery » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:56 am

delgriffith wrote:Well they loved the production on a bunch of the newer U2 albums too (especially Scott) so their ears might just be total shit.


I can't think of a U2 album that is physically painful to listen to like Accelerate.
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:58 am

Find The River is so good
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Postby Smiling Penner-Lite » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:39 pm

laserblast wrote:everybody hurts is trash


Everybody Hurts kinda got me through a bit of a rough patch at one point, god probably just stupid teenage angst. I don't even remember what the problem was, just remember tears streaming down my face.

I don't really like the song very much, but the "when the day is long, and the night, the night is yours alone/and you're sure you've had enough of this life, well hang on" still hits me hard.

There was a time where Stipe's lyrics were just amazing, but post-Berry they went downhill. Kinda like Bono, TBH.
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Postby blurst of times » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:03 pm

Poptone wrote:i think accelerate is a solid albeit completely unremarkable album


this is about where i stand on it now. mostly, it's nice to hear them rocking out and reigning in their excesses after the last few maudlin, bloated releases. i like a good chunk of the songs, actually, (except i'm gonna dj sucks) but the production kind of makes everything blur together on repeat listens.

it's a 6-7/10 for me
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Postby blurst of times » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:06 pm

also, thanks to the podcast i've been listening to rem a bunch again for the past few months, and i feel pretty confident in saying they're the greatest american rock band
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Postby misadventurous » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:54 pm

IF DEATH IS PRETTY FINAL IM COLLECTING VINYL
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Postby fake blues » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:06 pm

second the podcast making me listen to more rem. also enjoying the lolz. but that said, they're going way too easy on the records from Reveal on.
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Postby FourLegsGood » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:27 pm

I'd never listened to Collapse prior to this week's podcast and was surprised by how many songs I enjoyed off it. "Uberlin", "That Someone Is You", "Alligator", and especially "Oh My Heart"

easy wrote:GOD DAMN IT
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Postby DasLofGang » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:03 pm

heaven’s full of murderers
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Postby badhat » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:33 pm

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/rem-at-the-bbc/

Sessions recorded by R.E.M. for the BBC between 1984 and 2008 have been compiled for a new box set. The eight-CD, one-DVD R.E.M. at the BBC will arrive on Oct. 18.

“R.E.M. grew up with the BBC,” reads the listing at Amazon UK, where you can pre-order the set and view its track listing. “This historic relationship is lovingly celebrated across an incredible collection that beautifully illustrates the career trajectory of one of modern music’s greatest bands. The collection comprises a treasure trove of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives. This is a must-have collection for R.E.M. fans and an authoritative introduction for newcomers.”

The set contains the audio from four concerts: a 1984 show from Nottingham’s Rock City, a date on 1995’s ill-fated Monster tour from Milton Keynes, their 1999 headlining set at the Glastonbury Festival and an invitation-only 2004 date at London’s St. James Church. The other CDs include a 1998 John Peel session, appearances on Drivetime and Mark and Lard’s show from 2003 and a 2008 set the band did for Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

Included in the DVD are the complete 1998 appearance on Later … With Jools Holland — one of the few times the show devoted an entire episode to one act — as well as various appearances on Top of the Pops and the Accelerating Backwards documentary. The 60-minute film from 2008 details R.E.M.’s history with the BBC and features interviews with original members Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills that were filmed at the South by Southwest Music Festival in August. It has been broadcast only in the U.K. and has never been commercially released.
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Postby buriedinspace » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:32 am

The last RE: Me ep ("for a while") dropped with Top 10 lists of the IRS, WB and post-Berry eras

Here's mine:

IRS:
10. Maps & Legends
9. Welcome to the Occupation
8. Pretty Persuasion
7. So. Central Rain
6. Exhuming McCarthy
5. Wolves, Lower
4. (Don't Go Back to) Rockville
3. Cuyahoga
2. Little America
1. I Believe

WB:
10. Me in Honey
9. Tongue
8. Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight
7. Strange Currencies
6. Losing My Religion
5. E-Bow the Letter
4. Turn You Inside-Out
3. Try Not to Breathe
2. Country Feedback
1. Find the River
(though honestly, this is only achieved by cutting about 4 more Automatic for the People tracks to allow for some variety)

Post-Berry:
10. All the Way to Reno
9. Bad Day
8. Leaving New York
7. At My Most Beautiful
6. Imitation of Life
5. Discoverer
4. Living Well is the Best Revenge
3. Daysleeper
2. Supernatural Superserious
1. Great Beyond
(this list was really hard to make and I'm not sure a single song would make my top 40 overall - maybe a few would be in the late 30s?)
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Postby buriedinspace » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:40 am

And what the hell, albums again (which they also did on the show):

1. Automatic for the People
2. Reckoning
3. Life's Rich Pageant

4. Fables of the Reconstruction
5. Out of Time
6. New Adventures in Hi-Fi

7. Murmur
8. Document
9. Accelerate

10. Monster

11. Green
12. Collapse Into Now
13. Up

14. Reveal
15. Around the Sun
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Postby Milk » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:48 am

Just because Everybody Hurts is earnest and i suppose a bit cliched doesn't make it trash imo.


I still will never be able to disconnect this song from my uncle who once while having dinner at our place began to talk about this tune for some reason and i said well i have the cassette and i don't dig that record that much so i went and gave it to him and a couple of years later he killed himself..... :( and i think of that and think well that makes sense.
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Postby inmate » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:50 am

the last episode of the show was great, i love lists. i hope they do a radiohead show at some point.

irs:
10. fall on me
9. pilgrimage
8. exhuming mccarthy
7. wendell gee
6. perfect circle
5. catapult
4. driver 8
3. finest worksong
2. life and how to live it
1. radio free europe


wb:
10. electrolite
9. world leader pretend
8. everybody hurts
7. pop song 89
6. try not to breathe
5. the sidewinder sleeps tonite
4. me in honey
3. nightswimming
2. find the river
1. you are the everything


haven't heard the post-berry albums enough to make a list
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Postby inmate » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:55 am

albums:

automatic for the people
murmur
green
document
fables of the reconstruction
reckoning
out of time
life's rich pageant (i'm sure it'd be much higher if i listened to it more)
chronic town (ditto)
new adventures in hi-fi


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Postby badhat » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:01 am

btw yknow how i used to talk about making non scott produced litt alt-rem album mixtapes

that bbc shit is gonna be pretty close. theres some great bbc stuff. incl the best versious of nightswimming and country feedback
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Postby Brevity » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:07 am

Automatic for the People
Reckoning
Murmur
Chronic Town
New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Fables of the Reconstruction
Life's Rich Pageant
Monster
Green
Document
Out of Time
Up
Reveal
Collapse into Now
Accelerate
Around the Sun
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Postby Brain Stew » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:27 am

Out of Time
New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Automatic for the People
Reveal
Life's Rich Pageant
Reckoning
Murmur
Monster
Green
Fables of the Reconstruction
Document
Up
Collapse Into Now
Accelerate
Around the Sun
You know, signatures are pretty night bus...
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Postby avenue » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:54 am

Document
Murmur
Fables of the Reconstruction
Life's Rich Pageant
Automatic for the People
Reckoning
Chronic Town
Green
Out of Time
New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Monster
Up
Reveal
Collapse into Now
Accelerate
Around the Sun
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