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#21 SBTarheel

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:32 PM

So I saw this thread today at work and decided to listen to the "In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003" album that I downloaded a while ago to see if I could get into them. I have to say, I was pleased.

It's a short commute, so I only got 4 songs in:
Man on the Moon - Of course I've heard this before, very good song
Everybody Hurts - Classic
Bad Day - Liked it
Stand - Liked it

This is the track list from that album - http://en.wikipedia.... ... ck_listing

Any other must listen songs I should look into? Or should I just get all of their albums and be done with it? (I am hesitant to get full albums of a band that's been around a long time because it's such a tall task to tackle them all)


Tackle 'em all, there's no rush.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:32 PM

And just looked at the album, I obviously know and really enjoy ''. But I believe that's the only song I've ever heard off of it.



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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:34 PM

Tackle 'em all, there's no rush.


I echo this. If you like the milder stuff, check out "Automatic" and "Out of Time". More rocking, try "Monster." "New Adventures in Hi Fi" provides a solid mixture of both.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:38 PM

Exactly, just enjoy it all. I'd even go in order, you'll hear how much they changed from 1982.

Good stuff all around!
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:42 PM

Exactly, just enjoy it all. I'd even go in order, you'll hear how much they changed from 1982.

Good stuff all around!


Gotcha - That's what I'll do then. Thanks Pedro and Seth for the feedback.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:47 PM

Gotcha - That's what I'll do then. Thanks Pedro and Seth for the feedback.


Enjoy it, and please keep me posted on what you like/don't like.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:56 AM

Just listened to "Pretty Persuasion." Great song.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:58 AM

Just listened to "Pretty Persuasion." Great song.


One of my favorites...
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:59 AM

I really enjoyed Murmur this morning. "Sitting Still" was quite enjoyable.

I just started listening to Reckoning, so "Pretty Persuasion" should be coming up soon.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

I really enjoyed Murmur this morning. "Sitting Still" was quite enjoyable.

I just started listening to Reckoning, so "Pretty Persuasion" should be coming up soon.


Seth and I disagree on this, but if you're enjoying their earlier stuff, you have no idea what's in store for you.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:28 PM

I really enjoyed Murmur this morning. "Sitting Still" was quite enjoyable.

I just started listening to Reckoning, so "Pretty Persuasion" should be coming up soon.


"Sitting Still" was the song that started it all for me..

Good times!
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:45 PM

Seth and I disagree on this, but if you're enjoying their earlier stuff, you have no idea what's in store for you.



Yea, we disagree, but I won't take anything away from "Automatic", "Monster", or "New Adventures".

The more recent stuff though, um, well...
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:02 PM

Well yea, after New Adventures it got sorta rough.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:27 PM

Well yea, after New Adventures it got sorta rough.


Accelerate was pretty good. Other than that, no so much.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:41 AM

Bumping this. Listening to "New Adventures" at work today. Just so good.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:50 PM

Thanks for the bump. I gave this album a listen for the first time today in my office and it is amazing. I still haven't gotten to all of their albums yet, but I'm a new, big fan. Love it.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:31 AM

Went out of town for a few days, but drove seperately from my wife & kids (I left a day early to get back to the office), anyhow, decided to listen to a few of the "newer" CD's, and I have to say that I enjoyed them a bit more, especially "Reveal".

I threw New Adventures in as well, and I'm with Pedro, it's still terrific.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:27 AM

Decided to spin "Out of Time" today. Very underrated. Not top 5, but still real good.

Maybe my favorite track from that album

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=3XRyEkOfQSg

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:59 AM

This is another band where I have a basic knowledge. I know all the commercial hits and some other songs, but not too much.

Good starting points?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

Decided to spin "Out of Time" today. Very underrated. Not top 5, but still real good.

Maybe my favorite track from that album

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=3XRyEkOfQSg


"Country Feedback" is my faovrite song on that record, and Michael's favorite in the entire REM catalog.
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