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« Nov 3, 2010 17:27:44 GMT »
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Never get mentioned much around here. I know it's easy to think of them as the American U2 but they've got so many great tunes. Even if you cut out their 'indie' phase & concentrate on when they became the huge 90's act they still put out countless brilliant singles. Never been a huge fan of their studio records though I do enjoy almost all of them, I tend to love about half of a R.E.M. LP & the rest feels like filler or just a bit under par but still they've put out some really great music, my super playlist that has defined what a great playlist should have has around 50 of their tracks.

So yeah, to anyone who thinks fuck them bummers or is put off of the thought of hearing Everybody Hurts for the 3 millionth time I recommend revisiting or trying out a few of their records that you may not be familiar with because with a little bit of digging you'll find some real gold in their back catalogue.

my top 10 reet now

01 nightswimming
02 fall on me
03 at my most beautiful
04 electrolite
05 it's the end of the world as we know it
06 near wild heaven
07 bang and blame
08 get up
09 lotus
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« Nov 3, 2010 17:33:27 GMT »
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there only a few steps away from u2 in my book.

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« Nov 3, 2010 17:47:02 GMT »
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Good band, Peter Buck is one of my favourite guitarists. Never really managed to get into any of their albums but the Best Ofs from both eras of the band are great.

1. The One I Love
2. What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
3. Radio Free Europe
4. Electrolite
5. Orange Crush
6. At My Most Beautiful
7. Driver 8
8. E-bow the Letter
9. Country Feedback
10. Imitation of Life

What's the best "early" record to get? Murmur? Life's Rich Pageant?

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« Nov 3, 2010 17:48:54 GMT »
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Murmur and Lifes Rich Pageant are generally considered the best of the IRS years. Murmur is an all timer IMO.



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« Nov 3, 2010 17:59:43 GMT »
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Yeah I'd agree with those two records actually.

Always really liked Monster as well despite the world hating it.

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« Nov 3, 2010 18:04:31 GMT »
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I like a few songs on Monster and on New Adventures in Hifi, but right about there is when they started to take the piss, BUT I personally loved "Up". It may even be my favorite at this point. Its the first album after Bill Berry left.

1. At My Most Beautiful
2. Perfect Circle
3. Losing My Religion
4. Find The River
5. Catapult
6. Wolves, Lower
7. Fall on Me
8. Tongue
9. Everybody Hurts
10. Strange Currencies

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« Nov 3, 2010 18:22:40 GMT »
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The only record of theirs I've really listened to is Monster and I love it.

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« Nov 3, 2010 18:27:13 GMT »
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amazing band. still releasing good records too, i listened to their most recent one again the other day and its suprisingly good (though the one before was a bit shite)

looking forward to hearing their new one due out next year. be good if they do some festivals next year too

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« Nov 3, 2010 19:02:27 GMT »
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Yea cracking live band for sure. They're the first "BIG" band I ever got to go see with just my friends. Way back in 1993, ffs.


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« Nov 3, 2010 19:04:56 GMT »
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haha you are old ;)

I saw them at Live8! They did four songs, stipe looked like he was dieing from the bad aids. They finished & they announced Keane would be coming on next plus they weren't selling beer there so I left & watched the rest in a pub for the rest of the day. I could of sold the pair for probably 500 quid, I regret going to this day still though I did get to see Pete Doherty on stage with Elton John so I'll take one for the team.

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« Nov 3, 2010 19:07:30 GMT »
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lotus and that imitation stuff but i really have a hard time listening to his voice for more than a tuen or two

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haha you are old ;)

I saw them at Live8! They did four songs, stipe looked like he was dieing from the bad aids. They finished & they announced Keane would be coming on next plus they weren't selling beer there so I left & watched the rest in a pub for the rest of the day. I could of sold the pair for probably 500 quid, I regret going to this day still though I did get to see Pete Doherty on stage with Elton John so I'll take one for the team.


:D I was about to remark that I saw them again about 10 years later and Stipe looked like DEATH.

Live 8 was a fucking spectacle. I remember we were all watching it on the Soapy and trying to spot you in the crowd :D

I was 15 and I got embarassed by my cousin at that REM gig, but still a fun memory. I only got to go because he was going and was 19. He had some girls along and told this one that I was 18, so Id have someone to at least pair off with so the others would be left alone. But yeah, she was into me and then someone mentioned I was 15 :D fuckers of shit.

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« Nov 3, 2010 19:41:05 GMT »
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haha you are old ;)

I saw them at Live8! They did four songs, stipe looked like he was dieing from the bad aids. They finished & they announced Keane would be coming on next plus they weren't selling beer there so I left & watched the rest in a pub for the rest of the day. I could of sold the pair for probably 500 quid, I regret going to this day still though I did get to see Pete Doherty on stage with Elton John so I'll take one for the team.


u fucked off before the phonics came out didn't ya. :(

stipe had that stupid blue paint across his boatrace. :-X

he looked like fucking bananaman. :D



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haha you are old ;)

I saw them at Live8! They did four songs, stipe looked like he was dieing from the bad aids. They finished & they announced Keane would be coming on next plus they weren't selling beer there so I left & watched the rest in a pub for the rest of the day. I could of sold the pair for probably 500 quid, I regret going to this day still though I did get to see Pete Doherty on stage with Elton John so I'll take one for the team.


u fucked off before the phonics came out didn't ya. :(

stipe had that stupid blue paint across his boatrace. :-X

he looked like fucking bananaman. :D



:D

I actually saw the phonics, I forget what order it was in.

I've just consulted by GIGLIST, I saw

July 2nd - Hyde Park, TCOTU
(Live8) Coldplay, Elton John, Dido, Stereophonics, REM. Got there late thankfully so missed u2

I left went pub all day then went....

- The Metro Club, TCOTU
Vincent Vincent & The Villians

Pink Floyd were probably on stage then :turtle:


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« Nov 3, 2010 19:45:34 GMT »
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New Adventures in Hi-Fi is one of the most underrated albums of the 90's

All The Right Friends is a great great pop tune, think its on the vanilla sky soundtrack

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All The Right Friends is a great great pop tune, think its on the vanilla sky soundtrack


who's niall. :D



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« Nov 3, 2010 20:19:54 GMT »
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Always loved early REM

Document, Murmur, Life's Rich Pagent, bit of a sucker for Automatic for the People as well. The rest I find a bit inconsistent. Not heard a record since Reveal though.

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« Nov 3, 2010 20:24:21 GMT »
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I don't care if its a rewrite of Everybody Hurts

Strange Currencies = manlove

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« Nov 3, 2010 20:25:39 GMT »
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best rem powerballad is country feedback. RUDDY LOVELY SONG

I NEED THIS

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« Nov 4, 2010 9:10:38 GMT »
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Texarkana!

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