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Re: (TV) Re: REM
The trouble with UP was that although I bought it, I like you had been so
disappointed with everything since Green that i hardly listened to it. Will
----- Original Message -----
From: Raymond <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 11:27 AM
Subject: (TV) Re: REM
> ----- Original Message ----- Jeremy wrote:
> On another subject, I bought a few old REM CDs which I only had on vinyl.
> They're great, especially Life's Rich Pageant - Where did they go wrong
> "Shiny happy people" was a fair warning sign that things were going
> seriously awry but i thought "Automatic for the people" was/is the real
> nadir of their career-a depressing pile of AOR/ Christopher Cross-esque
> cack -although very slickly marketed...millions disagreed with me of
> and bought it by the bucketload proving HP Barnum's dictum that there is
> indeed "a sucker born every minute" -I mean why ignore the likes of
> "Murmur", "Reckoning", "Green" or "Pageant" (their finest hour) for this
> I do feel they're finally back on track once more however with their
> "UP" record which I heartily recommend and which contains at least two of
> the finest songs they've ever written IMHO-namely "suspicion" and "at my
> most beautiful".Without Stipe's unique imagery and vocal/lyrical dexterity
> always wonder how they'd fare all the same- they'd probably seem like an
> average bar band at best....
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