R.E.M Thread


#361

Another one from the boxset


#362

For fucksake, that’s an excellent version. These releases mean that I’m almost certainly going to part with cash for the box set in a few weeks.


#363

‘Nightswimming’ is such a beautiful song. That & ‘Find The River’…best last two songs on an album ever?


#364

Nope


#365

Nightswimming is possibly my favourite song of all time so I’ma go with, yes!


#366

It’s magnificent isn’t it? Wistful, romantic, sweet. Never fails to make my hair stand on end.

Feels like the kind of thing Tom Waits would have written.


#367

Yeah it just soars. Wistful, refleftive and poignant. Gets me every time.


#368

It’s amazing how good they are, that they can follow such a fantastic song with an equally (some* might say even better) fantastic song.

*Me


#369

Man On The Moon, Nightswimming and Find The River.

Very often when I’m about 15 minutes away from my home on a night out I put those three track on. Perfect way of ending a night out. (Works best in autumn/winter months.)


#370

I agree with what everyone is saying here about songs they love from AFTP but I would like to state that I think ‘Drive’ is actually the best song on that album. When the overdrive guitar comes in… ahhhhhh.


#371

When I had AFTP on cassette, those couple of seconds before Drive began were torturous. As soon as it began I knew the next 49 minutes or so were going to be alright, no matter what kind of maelstrom was going on around me.


#372

The strings on that song sound amazing too.


#373

Just done this on the tram home. Lovely!


#374

I don’t get choked up by songs too often, but this is one that always does it. Perfect ‘rolling’ piano from Mills.


#375

I want to get very drunk and misty eyed listening to their entire back catalogue with fellow people of taste.


#376

is there a sign-up sheet for this anywhere?


#377

*and me


#378

Brilliant shout that.


#379

Just off to put a few bottles and a sleeping bag in my car, see you in a bit.


#380

Ah, all this AFTP love. I need to relisten now. Can’t pick a best song though. Prob Drive but that last run of three…