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Old 05-14-2008, 10:08 PM   #1
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:31 PM   #2
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you know, i've never really listened to R.E.M. outside of singles. perhaps i should listen to one of their albums. you think this would be a good one to start with?
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:36 PM   #3
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:08 PM   #4
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you know, i've never really listened to R.E.M. outside of singles. perhaps i should listen to one of their albums. you think this would be a good one to start with?

This was my 2nd REM album (new adventures was the first), and its definitely my favorite at the moent. Its a short listen, probably only 40 minutes or so, but almost all the songs are great. Its got everything REM is known for doing so perfectly: the pop song (stand, popsong89), the rocker (turn you inside out, orange crush), and the ballad (you are the everything, hairshirt). I'd have to recommend it.

 
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:42 AM   #5
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I'll probably get throttled for saying this but I would go with Automatic for the People.

 
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:49 AM   #6
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Green seems to just be an incidental disc on Netphoria but I've always felt it was one of R.E.M's better albums.

 
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:42 AM   #7
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:42 AM   #9
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Mattcore and I listened to this on vinyl when he was here.

 
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:23 AM   #10
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I would recommend going chronologically.

 
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:38 PM   #11
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not a bad idea.

If I had to pick 4 albums, I'd say Murmur, Life's Rich Pageant, Automatic for the People, and New Adventures in Hi-Fi.

 
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:13 AM   #12
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if i had to pick 4 albums i would pick Murmur and Reckoning and just listen to them both twice

 
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:34 AM   #13
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If I were you, I'd just pick the album with the most of your faves on it. REM albums are so different from eachother. EG: I love Up but don't like AFTP. I, personally, only like certain shades of REM and they've always been consistent of those shades within a single record, but not discography-wide. You'll either love every album(yeah right) or you'll be playing craps. Go with what you already dig.

 
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Monster & Murmur <3

 
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:47 AM   #15
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fables of the reconstruction doesn't get mentioned enough. there are good songs on most of their albums, though i haven't liked the last 2 at all. i'd say the first 5 are equally good (chronic town too), and are the reason they're important. aftp is their best outside of that, i don't listen to it much though cause it kinda depresses me.

 
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