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Old 02-08-2024, 11:51 AM   #91
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Monster's just fascinating to me, they were at the peak of their popularity and put out possibly their weirdest, garage-iest record which nevertheless was still able to incorporate classics like Strange Currencies & Tongue into the loud "lo-fi" thing it was doing

on that note I think Out of Time is a really weird, kinda baffling record as well and that is probably in their top 3 best-selling

 
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Old 02-08-2024, 11:53 AM   #92
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Old 02-10-2024, 03:05 AM   #93
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For me Monster is just unfuckwithable. I like every song. But also, it was the first REM record I got into and one of the first tapes I bought in 1994 when I was like 10. So I wasn't coming to them with all the "they were better in the 80's on IRS" baggage. My favorite REM album will always be Automatic For the People though. That's a 10/10 album.

 
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Old 02-10-2024, 10:56 PM   #94
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Monster's just fascinating to me, they were at the peak of their popularity and put out possibly their weirdest, garage-iest record which nevertheless was still able to incorporate classics like Strange Currencies & Tongue into the loud "lo-fi" thing it was doing

on that note I think Out of Time is a really weird, kinda baffling record as well and that is probably in their top 3 best-selling
Out of Time is a miserable album I think. Radio Song is absolute bottom tier REM

 
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Old 02-11-2024, 06:33 AM   #95
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Is there a more universally loved band than REM? I'm a very casual fan at the most but there's very little to dislike.

Band doesn't have a whole lot of haters i don't think.

 
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Old 02-12-2024, 11:47 AM   #96
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Is there a more universally loved band than REM? I'm a very casual fan at the most but there's very little to dislike.

Band doesn't have a whole lot of haters i don't think.
my mother was an IRS-era R.E.M. fan and hates everything from Document on, I'd call her a hater. But she's a moron so

 
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Old 02-12-2024, 03:12 PM   #97
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Out of Time is a miserable album I think. Radio Song is absolute bottom tier REM
on the other hand it also has s-tier classics like Country Feedback, Texarkana & LMR

possibly their most divisive/uneven though, which is even more bizarre when you consider they kept some of their all-time greatest songs off the thing in lieue of stuff like "Low" & "Endgame"

 
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Old 02-12-2024, 04:18 PM   #98
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my mother was an IRS-era R.E.M. fan and hates everything from Document on, I'd call her a hater. But she's a moron so
well but then still she is, or used to be a fan of the early work and is only a hater now because she held the albums before a certain point in such high regard. I'm a Smashing Pumpkins "hater" that same way yet here I am

 
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Old 02-12-2024, 07:13 PM   #99
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but that's besides the point, I just claim without any evidence whatsoever that I believe that rem might be the world's most beloved- or better, least hated band

 
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Old 02-16-2024, 01:38 AM   #100
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but that's besides the point, I just claim without any evidence whatsoever that I believe that rem might be the world's most beloved- or better, least hated band
Interesting thought for sure - those guys were HUGE and widely loved - and yet get very little chatter nowadays.

Unrelated, but also related - great Eddie speech here:

https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/rem

 
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Old 02-16-2024, 05:25 AM   #101
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Isn't it telling that in 1996 Billy was up there inducting no less than Pink fucking Floyd and now the RNRHOF honchos wouldn't touch him with a 10 meter cattle prod?


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it is pretty weird, is there anyone else who's been so blatantly snubbed by the HoF? i mean Liam Gallagher is literally saying "Fuck the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" and Oasis are already in the running

what happened behind the SCENES

 
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Old 02-16-2024, 11:13 AM   #103
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Interesting thought for sure - those guys were HUGE and widely loved - and yet get very little chatter nowadays.

Unrelated, but also related - great Eddie speech here:

https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/rem
that performance was pretty sweet as well

last known "show" w/ Bill Berry as far as I know

 
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Old 02-16-2024, 05:53 PM   #104
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it is pretty weird, is there anyone else who's been so blatantly snubbed by the HoF?

 
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Old 02-16-2024, 06:01 PM   #105
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Old 03-02-2024, 03:21 AM   #106
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but it definitely ain't the utter "shite train" people (including members of the band!) made it out to be
it absolutely is. it is the sound of a band that has completely lost its way.

 
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Old 03-07-2024, 06:47 PM   #107
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yeah have to concur

it's real bad

 
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Old 03-07-2024, 06:49 PM   #108
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FWIW, new adventures in hi-fi is one of the best albums to drive to at night

it's the sound of the tour bus; magical experience -- 14 tracks, 14 bangers and the last 3 arguably the best

 
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Old 03-07-2024, 07:16 PM   #109
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So Fast So Numb is a live banger, to be sure, but how could anyone put Low Desert above something like Leave - you out yo mind?

 
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Old 03-07-2024, 08:19 PM   #110
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Automatic for the People was my first, and I think only, DVD-Audio purchase. It sounded fucking amazing in 5.1 - or at least that is what I remember.

New Adventures in Hi-Fi was in regular rotation. Leave just blew me away.

 
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Old 03-13-2024, 08:31 PM   #111
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night jams of Hi-Fi with a couple spicy Baffler Meals with the Small Soldiers toy?

forget about it

simply one of the highest heights a young man can hope to ascend to

 
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Old 03-16-2024, 11:18 AM   #112
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night jams of Hi-Fi with a couple spicy Baffler Meals with the Small Soldiers toy?

forget about it

simply one of the highest heights a young man can hope to ascend to
God bless you, Joey Goldberg.

 
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Old 03-21-2024, 11:11 AM   #113
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"Oh My Heart" showing up in that episode of The Bear was radical.

 
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Old 03-21-2024, 05:32 PM   #114
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Automatic for the People was my first, and I think only, DVD-Audio purchase. It sounded fucking amazing in 5.1 - or at least that is what I remember.

New Adventures in Hi-Fi was in regular rotation. Leave just blew me away.
New Adventures is pretty much perfect.

 
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Old 03-22-2024, 10:42 AM   #115
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thank god this is a New Adventures "safe space"

last REM community I was in there were legit people acting like it was bottom 3

i just about went completely BONKERS

but that time is over

i can once again be among like-minded people, and jam "Undertow" at max volume


 
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thank god this is a New Adventures "safe space"

last REM community I was in there were legit people acting like it was bottom 3

i just about went completely BONKERS

but that time is over

i can once again be among like-minded people, and jam "Undertow" at max volume

Wow thatís a spicy horrible take by anyone, HiFi is usually regarded as a bestÖitís easily a top 5 road trip album ever for me

 
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Never listened to New Adventures in Hi Fi. Let me do that whilst renewing my car insurance. Which is like going on a road trip.

 
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Old 04-01-2024, 04:08 PM   #118
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anyone seeing 'em on their reunion tour this year?



































 
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