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Post by He's So High » 01 May 2015, 20:46

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He's So High wrote:I'm somewhere in the middle of you guys re Monster. It's my least favourite of their first ten records, but I don't hate it either. Again there are some standouts like Let Me In and Tongue. In a way they had to make that album though to break them free artistically - it was sure as hell better than trying to make another AFTP.

But yeah not as good as Begin the Begin and These Days. Christ what an opening! Those first four songs make up probably my favourite opening to an album, ever (not that the rest of the album is bad!). In fact, I think LRP might be my favourite of theirs.
I always think that when I listen to it, but then I think that every time I listen to any of their first 8 albums.
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Post by TripleJay97 » 01 May 2015, 21:28

Can we talk about how perfect a song Life and How to Live it is? I'm in love with it :)

EDIT: Scrap that, the whole of Murmur too. Perfect Circle still gives me chills.
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Post by He's So High » 01 May 2015, 21:40

Yeah Fables is another cracking record. Kind of ironic that their most Southern, Gothic sounding album is the one they recorded in London.

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Post by Lt Pinkerton » 01 May 2015, 23:12

Sean wrote:
Lt Pinkerton wrote:Murmur is fucking amazing. I'm in.
Yessssssssssss!!!

You might as well go in chronological order if you're planning to check it all out. Reckoning next :mrgreen:
That's what I plan to do, I think I'll listen to them chronologically, devoting one week to each record, like I sort of did with Murmur. So Reckoning next it is.

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Post by Forever Low Man » 02 May 2015, 01:39

they went to shit after reckoning

i'm sorry
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Post by He's So High » 02 May 2015, 08:55

Forever Low Man wrote:they went to shit after reckoning

i'm sorry
I see you come from the Stewart Lee school of R.E.M. criticism.

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Post by Sean » 02 May 2015, 09:56

Shit after Reckoning. LOL.
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Post by Forever Low Man » 03 May 2015, 02:02

He's So High wrote:
Forever Low Man wrote:they went to shit after reckoning

i'm sorry
I see you come from the Stewart Lee school of R.E.M. criticism.
I don't mind. He's into Guided By Voices.
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Post by He's So High » 03 May 2015, 08:18

You're probably semi-trolling but I'm genuinely curious why you don't claim to like anything after Reckoning.

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Post by Forever Low Man » 03 May 2015, 11:25

post-Reckoning just doesn't click for me.


or I could just say "because open strings are beautiful", and post-Reckoning doesn't have a whole lot of those







as for the "went to shit" thing, I take that exact statement back. even if I think they sucked after 1984, they were still good musicians.




"shiny happy people" is still the worst song ever
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Post by AdvertBreak » 03 May 2015, 11:27

Forever Low Man wrote:"shiny happy people" is still the worst song ever
Ahem

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Post by Forever Low Man » 03 May 2015, 11:37

AdvertBreak wrote:
Forever Low Man wrote:"shiny happy people" is still the worst song ever
Ahem
That's hilarious.
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Post by TripleJay97 » 03 May 2015, 11:50

AdvertBreak wrote:
Forever Low Man wrote:"shiny happy people" is still the worst song ever
Ahem
Is that... REAL?
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Post by AdvertBreak » 03 May 2015, 11:56

It would seem so. "I'm the original... Beach Boy!"

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Post by mr_spenalzo » 03 May 2015, 13:44

I only have to look at the current top 40 to see, erm, 40 songs that easily beat "Shiny Happy People" to that title.

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