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 Post subject: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us: An REM Thread
PostPosted: Wed January 02, 2013 1:10 am 
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I finally got around to listening to Collapse Into Now, and I'm declaring it an instant favorite. Hearing it this long after the break-up made it impossible not to hear it as a sort of career retrospective, which is how I'm choosing to view the album as a whole. There's plenty of nods both lyrically and melodically to much of their past work, isn't there?

I wish these guys were still around.


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I just wish I could have seen them live.


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I wish they were around too. But I think I like "We All Go Back to Where We Belong" better than just about anything in "Collapse into Now"


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I just wish I could have seen them live.


same.


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I had the choice between seeing them or Radiohead in 2003, and I chose Radiohead. I'm not sure I would make a different decision if faced with that same scenario again, weirdly enough.


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oh this band...im not sure if i can listen to their songs again, they are just too personal now for me, and it just hurts. Not because of their breakup, but for a different reason.

That having said, Collapse into now is a wonderful record...and Blue, a masterpiece.

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I wish they were around too. But I think I like "We All Go Back to Where We Belong" better than just about anything in "Collapse into Now"

I have yet to hear that one.


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I had the choice between seeing them or Radiohead in 2003, and I chose Radiohead. I'm not sure I would make a different decision if faced with that same scenario again, weirdly enough.


I saw Radiohead last year and it was the best show I have ever been to. You didnt choose wrong.


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washing machine II wrote:
theplatypus wrote:
I wish they were around too. But I think I like "We All Go Back to Where We Belong" better than just about anything in "Collapse into Now"

I have yet to hear that one.

I like it a lot. Very Bacharachy.


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theplatypus wrote:
washing machine II wrote:
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I wish they were around too. But I think I like "We All Go Back to Where We Belong" better than just about anything in "Collapse into Now"

I have yet to hear that one.

I like it a lot. Very Bacharachy.

I see.


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 Post subject: Re: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us: An REM Thread
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numbers wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
I just wish I could have seen them live.


same.


3rd

Really hoping thet do some kinda reunion shows at some point


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washing machine II wrote:
I had the choice between seeing them or Radiohead in 2003, and I chose Radiohead. I'm not sure I would make a different decision if faced with that same scenario again, weirdly enough.


I saw Radiohead last year and it was the best show I have ever been to. You didnt choose wrong.


i saw both bands and REM was far more emotional than RH for me. Still both bands are amazing, i dont know why we have to choose one, but in my list REM ranks higher.

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Not saying either or is better, just saying you couldn't go wrong there.


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 Post subject: Re: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us: An REM Thread
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We don't have to choose one in this thread, but I did have to choose one for a birthday present in 2003.


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 Post subject: Re: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us: An REM Thread
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Cool thread title :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us: An REM Thread
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Thanks, friend. The execution of a good thread title is half the battle.


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 Post subject: Re: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us: An REM Thread
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washing machine II wrote:
theplatypus wrote:
washing machine II wrote:
theplatypus wrote:
I wish they were around too. But I think I like "We All Go Back to Where We Belong" better than just about anything in "Collapse into Now"

I have yet to hear that one.

I like it a lot. Very Bacharachy.

I see.


while there are a few songs on collapse i prefer, we all go back is a great song, and a wonderful capstone song for the career

Collapse is a great example of a band mining familiar territory but pulling it off because the songs still feel fresh

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I think Blue is a great end to Collapse


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 Post subject: Re: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us: An REM Thread
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We All Go Back is off what album? A compilation?


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verb_to_trust wrote:
We All Go Back is off what album? A compilation?

Yeah, the Greatest Hits thing from last year.


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