Oh My Heart

From the Album Oh My Heart
February 1, 2011 | Format: MP3

$1.29
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 1, 2011
  • Release Date: February 1, 2011
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2011 R.E.M./Athens, L.L.C. under exclusive license to Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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  • Duration: 3:20 minutes
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  • ASIN: B004LKLSO2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,055 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. A. Montgomery on February 4, 2011
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I haven't cared for much of R.E.M.'s recent work, so I almost didn't download this track. To me, R.E.M is generally less than successful when they go for atmospheric music (the exception being E BOW THE LETTER)and more successful with their pop tracks. Oh My Heart is fairly forgettable on the first listen. One the second and third it really starts to charm. Once I set aside my expectations for an R.E.M. track and just thought about how I feel when I listen to it, I really liked Oh My Heart. It's a Sunday morning song, something R.E.M. isn't always successful with. I'm interested in hearing more from the album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mike on February 4, 2011
Great song. It certainly has the REM sound, but also reflects where they are as a band now. Glad one of my favorite bands that I grew up with is back and still making good music.
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32 of 44 people found the following review helpful By William Merrill TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 4, 2011
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This is a nice enough song from the forthcoming new R.E.M. album. I like the instrumentation, especially the horns. I really wish i could be more enthusiastic about this, but it sadly reconfirms my feeling about this band in the past decade. They used to be in my top five favorite bands ever, and I've seen them live multiple times, going all the way back to a small college gymnasium in 1985. My problem with 21st Century R.E.M. is that all of the new material sounds SO unoriginal, so much like a retread of their previous songs. "Oh My Heart" is yet another disappointing example of this situation. I can muster only the slightest excitement upon hearing this "new" music. If you can get more excited, good for you. I envy you.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Falsetto Prophet on February 4, 2011
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I'm gonna go against the hater train and applaud R.E.M. for a fine return to form. This year has seen many a faded flower return with music that sounds just as fresh and urgent as their classic work (Devo, Duran Duran, OMD, even Nitzer Ebb). With each passing R.E.M. album, we've hoped for an dash of the greatness from their genius era (the IRS years through Automatic for the People). With Oh My Heart, the mandolins and accordions return - Michael sounds great, a slight echo on his vocals creates an edgy, dark ballad. The lyrics are poetic and relevant. Is he talking about New Orleans after Katrina? Most likely - but it applies to the storms (literal and figurative) ravaging society in general too. I love it. Can't wait for the album.
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This one's hard to review. There's lots to like -- I think any R.E.M. is better than no R.E.M., and this isn't a bad song. On the other hand, it's not a great song, and it's a bit of a retread of their earlier sound, as my review's title suggests. There's a bit of "Swan Swan H" in this song, melodically and instrumentally (especially in the mandolin sound). Hearing it reminds me how much better I liked their earlier songs, and their earlier sound. They used to have a murky, moody sound, and this song is too clean and spiffily produced for my taste. But despite feeling a bit let down, I can't give this less than four stars, 'cause hey, it's R.E.M. and I'm glad they're still around, and, y'know, it's a pretty good song.
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By blainebassett on December 18, 2013
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This was a purchase that was done because I needed something to listen to, good Music. It was able fulfill my needs.
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By Van on December 3, 2012
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Love this song. Very inspirational and it reminds me of the University of Georgia. Go Bulldogs!

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