Nightswimming (track) by R.E.M.

Nightswimming by R.E.M.
Year: 1992
From the album Automatic For The People (track #11)
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From 11/19/2020 13:06
It cannot be underestimated how much the strings and oboe lift this song. As good as the circular piano melody and almost monotone vocals are just imagine listening to the full 4 mins without the embellishment. But really all the different elements of this song come together so well that it truly is a case that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
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From 06/20/2020 13:03
Mike Mills does not get enough credit generally for the success of REM. He's a true musical genius. Yes, the other three members of the band brought unique talents that synergized into a great group. But Mills' piano melodies were the foundation of many of their greatest songs. If you love Nightswimming, you need to listen again to Electrolite, Beat a Drum and At My Most Beautiful. The ethereal and delicate piano-based melodies are all Mills. And without his creative baselines and wonderfully harmonic backing vocals, most of their tunes wouldn't be nearly as good as they are. His talents are very similar to Paul McCartney's if you think about it. But he didn't let his ego get away from him like McCartney did. He let Michael Stipe be the front man, saying why would he want to compete with one of the best front men in rock history. If the band did not run with a song idea that MIlls had, he would let it die, he didn't try to do a half-baked attempt on his own. If Mills had the same ego as McCartney would REM have lasted over 30 years and split amicably? And conversely...
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From 05/07/2019 01:03
The best song of the 1990s and one of the best songs ever recorded.
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From 12/04/2018 10:00
This song is magic. Mike Mills' piano, Michael Stipe's lyrics. It's absolutely beautiful and perhaps the best song ever from REM.
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From 02/04/2018 14:04
My god, what an incredible track.
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From 12/19/2017 10:51
My favorite REM track from my all time favorite band says it all . Masterpiece . Mike Mill' circular piano makes this song
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From 03/18/2016 05:48
Imo, this and Everybody Hurts are by far two best songs from this album.
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From 11/12/2015 15:04
One of the greatest songs in existence.
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From 04/16/2013 19:05
One of the strongest song. Beautiful songs.
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From 01/21/2013 23:00
There just seems to be so much confidence in the vocals. It's very uplifting.
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