History YMMV / REM

1st May '18 11:41:25 AM onionmaster
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* AlbumFiller: The group was short on material for 'Lifes Rich Pageant' so recorded two 1980 songs ("Just A Touch" and "What If We Give It Away"), a 1984 song ("Hyena), a 1985 song ("I Believe") and a cover ("Superman" originally by The Clique). Despite this, the record is felt to hang together very well, in part due to the fact that its production and mixing was unmistakably improved compared to earlier releases.


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** Wet Wet Wet famously covered The Troggs' Love Is All Around in 1994... but it was R.E.M.'s 1991 B-Side recording of it that inspired them to do so. As Wet Wet Wet's version was so successful, it is weird hearing either The Troggs or REM versions without thinking of it.
22nd Nov '17 11:36:39 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* NarmCharm: "Shiny Happy People", especially [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOKMUTTDdA the video]]. The blend of oddness and sincerity is most likely why there's such a big enthusiasm gulf between the band and their fans over both. It helps a lot that the song and video receive an assist from Kate Pierson of the {{Music}}/TheB52s, whose own band worked with NarmCharm the way Michelangelo worked with marble.

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* NarmCharm: "Shiny Happy People", especially [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOKMUTTDdA the video]]. The blend of oddness and sincerity is most likely why there's such a big enthusiasm gulf between the band and their fans over both. It helps a lot that the song and video receive an assist from Kate Pierson of the {{Music}}/TheB52s, Music/TheB52s, whose own band worked with NarmCharm the way Michelangelo worked with marble.
22nd Nov '17 11:35:59 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* NarmCharm: "Shiny Happy People", especially [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOKMUTTDdA the video]]. The blend of oddness and sincerity is most likely why there's such a big enthusiasm gulf between the band and their fans over both. It helps a lot that the song and video receive an assist from Kate Pierson of the {{Music}}/B52s, whose own band worked with NarmCharm the way Michelangelo worked with marble.

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* NarmCharm: "Shiny Happy People", especially [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOKMUTTDdA the video]]. The blend of oddness and sincerity is most likely why there's such a big enthusiasm gulf between the band and their fans over both. It helps a lot that the song and video receive an assist from Kate Pierson of the {{Music}}/B52s, {{Music}}/TheB52s, whose own band worked with NarmCharm the way Michelangelo worked with marble.
22nd Nov '17 11:35:40 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* NarmCharm: "Shiny Happy People", especially [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOKMUTTDdA the video]]. The blend of oddness and sincerity is most likely why there's such a big enthusiasm gulf between the band and their fans over both. It helps a lot that the song and video receive an assist from Kate Pierson of the {{Music}}/B52s, whose own band worked with NarmCharm the way Michelangelo worked with marble.
30th Aug '17 7:56:16 PM BKelly95
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: "Houston" after the titular city was hit by Hurricane Harvey. The song's opening lines are "If the storm doesn't kill me, the government will./Got to get that out of my head."
4th Jul '17 4:33:24 PM bt8257
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* FridgeBrilliance: "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" is well known for its WordSaladLyrics sung really quickly. (So much, not even Michael Stipe is sure of the correct lyrics.) But isn't that representative of the chaos and confusion that would accompany the end of the world as we know it?

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* FridgeBrilliance: "It's the {{the End of the World As as We Know It It}} (And I Feel Fine)" is well known for its WordSaladLyrics sung really quickly. (So much, not even Michael Stipe is sure of the correct lyrics.) But isn't that representative of the chaos and confusion that would accompany the end of the world as we know it?
22nd Jun '17 6:17:55 AM lilithmercy
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* AwesomeMoments: The incredibly well directed video for "Imitation of Life"
29th May '17 11:44:32 AM nombretomado
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* FanonDiscontinuity: Changes from person to person. For some fans, it's after ''Fables of the Reconstruction'', when the band cleaned up their sound; for others, after they signed on WarnerBros. For most, it's after Bill Berry left.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Changes from person to person. For some fans, it's after ''Fables of the Reconstruction'', when the band cleaned up their sound; for others, after they signed on WarnerBros.Creator/WarnerBros. For most, it's after Bill Berry left.
6th Jan '17 4:45:33 PM BKelly95
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* FridgeBrilliance: "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" is well known for its WordSaladLyrics sung really quickly. (So much, not even Michael Stipe is sure of the correct lyrics.) But isn't that representative of the chaos and confusion that would accompany the end of the world as we know it?
22nd Sep '16 1:37:36 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Too many to list. "Everybody Hurts" and "Bad Day" are probably the zenith.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Too many to list. "Everybody Hurts" and "Bad Day" are probably the zenith.Even their weaker albums feature some absolutely amazing tracks.
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