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Is REM your favourite band what defines their music from other bands
-- mike gill (email@example.com), July 05, 2000
R.E.M. is absolutely my Favourite band. They are uncompareble to other bands in everyway. R.E.M. is more then a title of a rockband.It`s a title on a whole music form in itself. I honestly believe I`m not exaggerating!
-- Driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 05, 2000.
I think most people would agree that it's pretty hard to pick ONE band as their absolute favorite. Maybe a handful of bands they might call their favorites, but it's much harder to pick a single band as the best ever!! My personal favorites are pretty diverse: REM, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Bad Religion, Led Zeppelin, & Neil Young are just a few of them. REM is my favorite "alternative"/modern rock band, whereas Bad Religion is my favorite punk band, Pink Floyd is my favorite classic rock, etc. I couldnt pick one of these as better than the others, they're just different.
-- Eddie Yo (Mr_BRETT@angelfire.com), July 05, 2000.
REM are amazing, they're so creative and original, they really did/are influencing the direction of the road the story of rock is taking. Theyre lyrics are amazing, possibly second only to bob dylan, and they're not half bad live either. All in all, yeah, i think its fair to say that rem are my favourite band.
-- mark (MarkStephenBell@hotmail.com), July 06, 2000.
Rem is my favourite band. I really liked their guitar intros at first and how the song part so integrated with the rest, not a song with a comp if you know what I mean. Sometimes the singing is just another "instrument" in the rather complicated mixture of melodies and beats. I also think the lyrics is rather melodical, maby some words are chosen because they fit into the music, I don't know. The music is still one of a kind, wich you all seem to think aswell. I really look forward to the next album.
What do you say yourself, Mike?
-- Maria (email@example.com), July 06, 2000.
For me it has to be REM by far. Im 15 yet im not brainwashed by that crap music being invented.; REM is original and the lyrics are just awsome...I simply like to buy an album and can spend ages trying to work out what they REALLY mean. Simply its their originality that defines them from other bands and the fact that they create music for everyone. Personally I like "losing my religion" "everybody hurts" "great beyond" "man on the moon" and many more but the songs that are in the modern area appeal to me!
-- Anon (The_SAS_man@btinternet.com), July 07, 2000.
I think you know what REM mean to me they are my absolute favourite Gilly. I hardly listen to anything else but REM.
-- lee thomas mainwaring (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 07, 2000.
Yip, although, I do think a couple of other bands are pretty damn good too.
The Dead Kennedy's are not only the originators of Hardcore, but the best punk band to ever set foot on this Earth.
Natalie Merchants lyrics possibly read better than even Michael Stipe's. If you were to see them, you would not belive them song lyrics but poetry or straight prose - pretty mean talent. (the words in Everyone a Puzzle Lover are equally as good as anything I've studied in English Lit)
Nick Cave is also pretty damn cool, but don't listen to him late at night unless you've got a change of underwear :)
I also listen to The Levellers, the Waterboys and others
So yeah, R%EM are my favorites, but all the other bands I've mentioned are just as good in their own way
-- Jon Kinsey (email@example.com), July 08, 2000.
REM are definetly my favourite band. They are in a league of their own!!
-- Suzanne (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 08, 2000.
Like truly, R.E.M. is the best. Like, been a fan for about 14 yrs and my love/addiction is only getting stronger. No Joke. Like truly, just think'n of Michael, Peter, Mike and yes...even Mr. Bill just drives me crazy to pieces. They're o'so........GREAT! Woo-wee! Chow. M
-- htideREM.... (REmmySC@aol.com), July 08, 2000.
for me rem are the best band in the world and for me tey are so best and when i see them in live for i'm in the haeven but i know somes people believe i'm crazy to say that about rem but i have never see a band so great like them.
-- lucie polidoro (email@example.com), July 10, 2000.
REM are by far my favourite band..i listen to nothing but rem.....ROCK ON GUYS!!!
-- ronan hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 11, 2000.
R.E.M. are the best soft rock band in the world at the moment and apart from U2 in the 80's and the beatles in the 60's the best ever "Automatic for the people" is the first CD i ever bought and is still my faviorite Stipe's voice is just brillant and so natural. They are just all around brillant
-- Brian (email@example.com), July 22, 2000.