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Post by linus » Mon Nov 26, 2007 21:54

REM aren't really a favourite band of mine, but I used to listen to them a lot and I've been relistening to them of late and they have some really great songs. I haven't quite figured my favourite 5 out yet, I think 'Hairshirt' might be in there and 'Nightswimming'; 'Driver 8'; 'Camera'; 'Gardening at Night'; 'The End of the World (As We Know It)'... hm...

anyone else have an opinion?

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Post by tompony » Mon Nov 26, 2007 22:56

Gardening at Night is lovely.

They used to be a favourite of mine but I haven't listened to them in ages. I wrack my memory and find:

1. Be Mine
2. Perfect Circle
3. Find the River
4. At My Most Beautiful
5. Gardening at Night

Possibly. I'll have to listen to all their albums again now. Apart from the last few rubbish ones, obviously.

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Post by Contravene » Mon Nov 26, 2007 23:41

Stand in the Place where you are
End of the World
Strange Currencies
Imitation of Life
Whas the frequency Kenneth

They all kind of chime with a time in my adolescence

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Post by Jono Volpone » Mon Nov 26, 2007 23:42

R.E.M. and their mid-90s loud phase were responsible for me properly getting into music really, and New Adventures in Hi Fi will always be my absolute favourite album. Despite a mostly less than sparkly post-Bill Berry period, I still love them.

1. The Wake Up Bomb
2. What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
3. Gardening at Night
4. Feeling Gravitys Pull
5. Living Well's the Best Revenge - a new one that's going to be on their next album. This should be great as it sounds like they've finally got their act together again - check out R.E.M. Dublin on YouTube.

Ask me again tomorrow and that list will have changed, but The Wake Up Bomb will still be at the top.

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Post by humblebee » Tue Nov 27, 2007 09:06

This is a great idea for an R.E.M. thread because otherwise it would just be me saying "everything after Monster is rubbish and everything before was good and Monster isn't that good either" and other people saying "actually there are some really good songs on New Adventures in Hi-Fi" and me saying "well, maybe I'll give it another go sometime" and not doing.

1. Me in Honey
2. Boxcars (Carnival of Sorts)
3. PSA (Bad Day)
4. Try Not to Breathe
5. Fall on Me

I'm with Jono in that I could do the same thing tomorrow and the day after and come up with two more different top 5s (but Me in Honey would probably be in all of them). That's sort of the nice thing about the rem.

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Post by linus » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:39

there's nothing to stop anybody posting their everchanging lists day by day, I guess

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Post by aorta » Tue Nov 27, 2007 21:39

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radio free europe
orange crush with eyeliner
pop song 89
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Post by tompony » Tue Nov 27, 2007 22:15

humblebee wrote:2. Boxcars (Carnival of Sorts)
I was having a quiet Thursday night drink in a pub in Derby a while back and they played this, which was a nice surprise. It took me a while to work out what it was due to the unexpectedness of it all. I love that EP.

My "listen to all the albums again" project is only halfway through Reckoning at the moment. I'm enjoying it so far though!

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Post by aorta » Fri Nov 30, 2007 17:46

tompony wrote:
humblebee wrote:2. Boxcars (Carnival of Sorts)
I was having a quiet Thursday night drink in a pub in Derby a while back and they played this, which was a nice surprise. It took me a while to work out what it was due to the unexpectedness of it all. I love that EP.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=VbheOYokvsY

video from 1983 on a show called Livewire. I wish they still had shows like this with wacky hosts. From the intro it looks like they also had a robot on the show.

http://www.retrojunk.com/details_tvshows/1178-livewire/
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Post by Contravene » Fri Nov 30, 2007 20:36

Today my top five includes

The One I Love
Furry Happy Monsters
Don't go back to Rockville
Strange Currencies
Crush with eyeliner

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Post by Big Nose » Fri Nov 30, 2007 20:45

I like

King of Birds
So Central Rain
I Remember California
Perfect Circle
World Leader Pretend

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Post by crystalball » Fri Nov 30, 2007 21:15

They keep changing but 'So. Central Rain', 'Texarcana', 'Me In Honey', 'Box Cars' and 'Driver 8' are my favourite. Oh and 'Fall On Me'.
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Post by Your Funny Uncle » Fri Nov 30, 2007 23:23

I first got into them around "Out of Time" and I followed them through the 90's and onwards. Unlike many I like the recent albums (Well maybe not "Around the Sun", athough it has its moments) but never really got into the earlier stuff, except for he more famous ones like "It's the End of the World"...

...Until recently. This year I got a 40GB mp3/video player and a happy side effect is that I've found myself listening to the IRS albums loads. They really are ace, aren't they?

Don't really do, top fives, though.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Sat Dec 01, 2007 04:00

This is near impossible. I used to live and breathe REM. Off the top of my head:

1. So. Central Rain
2. Gardening at Night
3. Driver 8
4. Shaking Through
5. Perfect Circle

To be continued...I love everything pre-1990.

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Post by Trev » Sat Dec 01, 2007 08:38

In no particular order:

The One I Love
What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
Radio Free Europe
It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Driver 8
not really here

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Tue Dec 04, 2007 13:59

Man in the Moon
Shiny Happy People (gotta flail wildly)
This song goes out to the one I love
Losing My Religion
Erm, Man in the Moon
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Post by darvé » Tue Dec 04, 2007 15:30

lostmusic wrote:What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
Really?

I think that's in my top 5 least favourite REM songs.

I don't have a top 5, i don't really listen to REM anymore, but like everyone else here, seem to have had a love for them 'back in the day'

I think my top 5 would mostly be from Murmer/Reckoning/Dead Letter Office and maybe half of Document though.

and thats it.

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Tue Dec 04, 2007 15:41

OK I should have started a thread of "the Five REM songs wot I know).
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Post by gofelt » Thu Dec 13, 2007 17:11

aorta wrote:
tompony wrote: I was having a quiet Thursday night drink in a pub in Derby a while back and they played this, which was a nice surprise. It took me a while to work out what it was due to the unexpectedness of it all. I love that EP.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=VbheOYokvsY

video from 1983 on a show called Livewire. I wish they still had shows like this with wacky hosts. From the intro it looks like they also had a robot on the show.

http://www.retrojunk.com/details_tvshows/1178-livewire/
Oh, Carnival of Sorts - look at Stipe, thick rimmed glasses, lovely big hair, fantastic!
I love them to pieces...when I was younger I used to listen to them a lot . I was hopelessly obsessed with Michael Stipe. And he still remains one of my music icons. My top 5 is:

Carnival of Sorts
Driver 8
Gardening at Night
Fall on me
Texarkana

and Flowers of Guatemala for its brilliant lyrics .
I slice the surface here beside you/Lungs filled liquid yell I love you/Sound moves further underwater
Deep and dark my submarine bells groan in greens and grey/Mine would chime a thousand times/To make you feel okay..

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Thu Dec 13, 2007 20:46

Talk About The Passion
Fall On Me
Gardening At Night
You Are Everything
Superwoman (I know it's a cover, but it's an amazing cover)

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