I've only listened to two REM albums so far (this and Automatic for the People) and AFTP mogs the ever living shit out of this.
I don't get it
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no it doesn't, you retard.
Yeah, REM blows outside of their singles tbqhwu
They're such different albums that I don't even compare them, and I'm a huge fan of REM myself. AFTP is basically a departure from their usual sound at that time and I think stands as its own project.
>They're such different albums that I don't even compare them
I enjoy both of their respective genres with Murmur being jangly post-punk and AFTP being acoustic pop/alt rock, but the latter album just came across as much more interesting and diverse to me. I understand that Murmur is considered one their best albums, but I just can't understand the acclaim behind. Ill probably end up returning to it in a year or so because I want to understand the hype behind it.
My take is that it was a really solid alternative album, basically at the birth of the genre, and as the band's first full-length album. In the context of their discography I think they honestly refined the sound even better later on, its praise is based more around what it did than the actual content I think.
that is an boring album
They just ripped off pylon lol.
Why were they never considered goth? Their early shit literally sounds like the smiths and the cure. Is it just because they didn't dress goth?
By the time they really took off and the goth movement was in full swing, their sound had shifted to a more overall pop sound. They actually WERE really popular in goth circles at the time though, especially their earlier stuff, but they just never got associated with it.
Out of Time is their best, pleb
Posting a grossly overlooked REM song
Listen to Lifes Rich Pageant. It's their best from the I.R.S. years.
>I prefer this album over the other!
Ok. Do you want a cookie or something? Was this really thread worthy?
The thread police have broken down the door. Do you have a warrant, Captain homosexual?
yeah man we need more kpop threads
The first 4 REM albums are canon, and the rest are at least worthwhile. Their songwriting, musicianship, and unique sound put them in league with the all-time greats. If you don't like REM, it says a lot more about you than it does about REM.
Honestly yeah, they're fucking fantastic. There was a thread a few weeks ago asking why they aren't discussed much anymore and it made me go back and listen to them again. I personally like everything up to and including Monster but that early era definitely had a very unique sound that I've grown to appreciate more.
I saw them at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas in 1984. Set the place ON FIRE. Saw them again at the Grand Ole Opry in '85 or '86, again, absolute chaos, Michael Stipe had to stop the show and tell the people in the balcony to stop dancing because the Opry people were afraid the balcony was going to collapse. REM put out a dozen great albums and were a fantastic live experience, no idea at what point they lost people's attention but I think of them in the same way I think of the Beatles or the Stones - timeless and classic. Maybe Gen Z is too busy with wokeness to appreciate them but later generations will keep their music alive, some of it is so good it's transcendent.
It was sometime in the late 2000s, they still had big active global tours until that point. They just fell off a fucking cliff though after that, like the world just spontaneously lost interest in them. I get that their later stuff wasn't up to snuff, but they were fucking huge and had a dozen radio hits, you'd think they'd be better-remembered in the public conscious. Their live shows were also God-tier, I'm jealous you got to see them in person.
>Fall on Me
Mah fucking nigga
At some point they'll have a revival. All the great-but-somehow-forgotten bands do. Queen had a Gen Z revival. REM will have their with whatever generation follows Z. ZZ?
>I saw them at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas in 1984
Same here, the dB's were the opening band and REM's final song was a rippin' version of 12XU by Wire. Went to the Pitt Grill for grub as was the tradition for gigs at the Bronco Bowl. Also saw Echo and the Bunnymen there in '84 with Fleshtones and Billy Bragg.
Goddamn I saw that Echo show too! Officially bro-tagged.
Twilite Room was my regular haunt, esp 82-85, so many great shows.
OMG!! We used to throw beer bottles at cop cars off the roof! Then of course we'd walk up the street to the Theater Gallery. Pretty sure the foot traffic up Commerce Street between Twilite Room and Theater Gallery, and Video Bar I guess, was what created Deep Ellum as it is today.
>We used to throw beer bottles at cop cars off the roof!
lmao, that would be the place. Yep, plenty of shows at Theater Gallery, tons of Butthole Surfers and Loco Gringos were the most memorable there. Tango and Clearview less so, unless it was a specific show.
My most memorable shows were Agnostic Front at Twilite Room (I'd never seen that many tattoos) and X at the Theater Gallery - my friends and I got there early and they invited us backstage, we smoke weed with John Doe, Exene, and Billy Zoom, they were super-unpretentious. I also remember seeing Guadalcanal Diary at some club in Dallas, I was kinda wasted so I don't remember which club but it was a FANTASTIC show, later in life I remember thinking, "Why didn't those guys make it big?"
>had me until
now you're just another retarded homosexual
all these songs off the first four albums sound the same. except underground bunker, that instrumental is cool. and i liked swan swan h.
AFTP is basic bitch 90s alt/pop rock with nauseatingly contrived affectations of sadness. Their early stuff on the other hand (everything up to Fables, maybe Pageant) is naturally and effectively melancholic. It’s more subtle, and that’s why it completely goes over the heads of emotionally unsophisticated retards like you, OP.
Automatic For The People (Warner Bros, 1992) confirmed a year later the crisis that was latent, taking its cue from the weaker songs of the previous work, accentuating the orchestral arrangements and the elegiac mood. REM have often changed personalities from one record to another and Automatic perhaps represents the apex of this schizophrenia.
Obsessed with the theme of death, the disc ruminates moods without providing solutions.
The album is harmed by a somewhat monotonous program and a soporific tone, or, if you prefer, the lack of songs that awaken the amazement in which Stipe's tone wants and manages to plunge the listener. Given that the group has reached a very sophisticated level of "storytelling", the fact remains that many of these pieces are no more original or more ingenious than many light music ballads.
Considered by many to be REM's masterpiece, Automatic is more of a senile, self-indulgent record that counts more as a work of sophisticated "pop" than as a work of innovative "rock".
i only like Pilgramage, chorus is great
Early REM rules and is zoomer repellent. It filters the retards from urban centers that don't know how to turn the band's cryptic southern gothic ruralia into a fashionable aesthetic. Same with The Police. Zoomers will not touch reggae with a 10 foot pole. They're my safe-haven 80s bands.
but automatic and out of time are great albums. i don't understand why people like reckoning, fables and even fables. murmur was decent but not as good as automatic or out of time.
>automatic and out of time are great albums.
>i don't understand why people like reckoning, fables
because they're good too
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