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 Post subject: Re: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us: An REM Thread
PostPosted: Thu December 21, 2017 4:37 pm 
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I recommend Around The Sun and Collapse Into Now, even if you heard those already.

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 Post subject: Re: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us: An REM Thread
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I recommend Around The Sun and Collapse Into Now, even if you heard those already.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I have heard them. But I will absolutely revisit them. Collapse is one of my favorite REM records but I haven't given it a good listen in years.


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 Post subject: Re: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us: An REM Thread
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Such an amazing end.

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Around the Sun and Collapse into Now are my 2 least favorite REM albums but they still have some great stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us: An REM Thread
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Around The Sun is a difficult one. Its unfocused and the overall mood of the album is sad...But it still have some of the most emotional songs from the band..Leaving New York and Make It All Okay are gems.

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 Post subject: Re: How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us: An REM Thread
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Given the emotional state I'm in after this morning's experience, I'm not sure I could handle Leaving New York.


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I listened to it after maybe...8 years? or more. It was difficult. The lyrics are very personal to me and they seemed new. It was pretty amazing.

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I listened to it after maybe...8 years? or more. It was difficult. The lyrics are very personal to me and they seemed new. It was pretty amazing.

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Let Me In always give me that gut-punch reaction. Only discovered earlier this week watching a doco that it was played on Kurt's guitar

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Collapse Into Now is fantastic. I love Accelerate too.

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I was just listening to the Song Exploder Podcast episode about Try Not to Breathe. Holy shit. I know the song. I like the song. But that episode opened something very emotional inside me.

I was sitting in a dark theater listening on headphones and the song cut right through me. I had a full emotional breakdown listening to the song. I was just weeping in the dark. I couldn't control myself. It was a profound moment.

These lines:
"I will try not to breathe
This decision is mine
I have lived a full life
And these are the eyes that I want you to remember"

Like a razor, just opening me wide. It's a strange moment. To feel changed. To finally "get" something you've known for the bulk of your life, to see it in a blistering new light. To feel new. To be in a moment you can actively recognize as breakthrough or change.



thank you for sharing.

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durdencommatyler wrote:
I was just listening to the Song Exploder Podcast episode about Try Not to Breathe. Holy shit. I know the song. I like the song. But that episode opened something very emotional inside me.

I was sitting in a dark theater listening on headphones and the song cut right through me. I had a full emotional breakdown listening to the song. I was just weeping in the dark. I couldn't control myself. It was a profound moment.

These lines:
"I will try not to breathe
This decision is mine
I have lived a full life
And these are the eyes that I want you to remember"

Like a razor, just opening me wide. It's a strange moment. To feel changed. To finally "get" something you've known for the bulk of your life, to see it in a blistering new light. To feel new. To be in a moment you can actively recognize as breakthrough or change.



thank you for sharing.

Yeah, man. It was profound. It's been a long time since I've felt something like that. It was so raw.


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That happens to you like four times a day.


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That happens to you like four times a day.

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Let Me In always give me that gut-punch reaction. Only discovered earlier this week watching a doco that it was played on Kurt's guitar

I believe that Let Me In is one of the most impressive songs in their catalog. It's almost like R.E.M. going full Codeine for one track. The wall of sound achieved by the noisy guitars and Stipe's vocal performance make this probably the most dense-sounding song, which makes sense given the context of it.

I love it so much.

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The piano on Nightswimming is the same piano used in Layla, per Mike Mills.


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That happens to you like four times a day.

This was good


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That happens to you like four times a day.

This was good

I figured you'd like that.


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durdencommatyler wrote:
theplatypus wrote:
bart wrote:
That happens to you like four times a day.

This was good

I figured you'd like that.

It was pretty good.


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durdencommatyler wrote:
theplatypus wrote:
bart wrote:
That happens to you like four times a day.

This was good

I figured you'd like that.


I didn't just "like" it. I was sitting in a dark room, browsing RM, and the post cut right through me. I had a full emotional breakdown reading the post. I was just weeping in the dark. I couldn't control myself. It was a profound moment.

That line:
"That happens to you like four times a day"

Like a razor, just opening me wide. It's a strange moment. To feel changed. To "get" something you've just read for the first time, to see it in a blistering new light. To feel new. To be in a moment you can actively recognize as breakthrough or change.


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