R.E.M Thread


Hardest decision yet - love this record!




Gonna have to take umbrage with At My Most Beautiful bring merely “good, for post-Berry”

And, as much as I like Airportman it can’t surely be in the best post Berry stuff


Fables is a weird one. I feel like it promises a lot opening with Feeling Gravity’s Pull with all it’s atonal sparse riffing and existential lyrics (wouldn’t sound out of place on some of Modest Mouse’s 90s albums), but then I find the rest of the record to be a bit run of the mill, and not as conceptual and experimental as I want it to be. I guess it’s the least ‘rock’ of the IRS albums. I do think I like the hooks on it better than the hooks on Reckoning though (Driver 8, Wendell Gee).


oops, wrong thread


I need to know what your favorite songs on Up and Reveal are


  • Airportman
  • Lotus
  • Suspicion
  • Hope
  • At My Most Beautiful
  • The Apologist
  • Sad Professor
  • You’re in the Air
  • Walk Unafraid
  • Why Not Smile
  • Daysleeper
  • Diminished
  • I’m Not Over You
  • Parakeet
  • Falls to Climb

0 voters



  • The Lifting
  • I’ve Been High
  • All the Way to Reno (You’re Gonna Be a Star)
  • She Just Wants to Be
  • Disappear
  • Saturn Return
  • Beat a Drum
  • Imitation of Life
  • Summer Turns to High
  • Chorus and the Ring
  • I’ll Take the Rain
  • Beachball

0 voters


At My Most Beautiful was our first dance!


Just drove from Huntingdon to Liverpool and listened to Lifes Rich Pageant, Out of Time, Green and half of Monster back to back :kissing_smiling_eyes::ok_hand:


So the last album to vote for your favorite track is Out of Time. Once it exceed 30 voters I’ll put together the final DiS REM playlist.

  • Radio Song
  • Losing My Religion
  • Low
  • Near Wild Heaven
  • Endgame
  • Shiny Happy People
  • Belong
  • Half a World Away
  • Texarkana
  • Country Feedback
  • Me in Honey

0 voters


vote no.30, phew. tough choice between Low and Half a World Away


You guys heard this? Better than the lp mix I think.

There’s been surprisngly little chat on this thread about the extras, demos, etc on the Deluxe editions. The AFTP one has a ton of stuff they never recorded, only demoed. They’re remarkably well-serviced by Spotify literally everything is up there.


Was gonna say my copy of document has a bunch of extra tracks tacked onto it.


Walk Unafraid was always a fave with fans, yet never a single oddly.