R.E.M. Day

The first ‘One Band One Day’ project, March 11th 2014: All 15 R.E.M. studio albums (plus Chronic Town, of course) listened to and reviewed in one day. A crazy project that took 7400 words and finished just after five in the morning. Definitely worth it, though.

Album review R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now Share Maybe it's because I'm on album 15 of 15, and it's exceedingly late, but at this point, as delighted as I am by R.E.M's late career rock flourish, I'm … >>
Album review R.E.M. - Accelerate Share What makes Accelerate a great album is not just that it followed the largely unremarkable, humdrum and painfully middle of the road Around The Sun, and followed it by … >>
Album review R.E.M. - Around The Sun Share It's safe to say that Around The Sun is the one R.E.M. album that would be the easiest to lose forever. Once you get past its first single and … >>
Album review R.E.M. - Reveal Share After the uncertain times around Up, to the relief of many, R.E.M. elected to continue recording. Reveal would take until 2001 to appear; in the meantime the band scored … >>
Album review R.E.M. - Up Share If ever an album needed a bit of revisionist loving, it's Up. Coming after the departure of Bill Berry, to some it was the first post-R.E.M. album, to others … >>
Album review R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi Share After the fairly uncompromising rock of Monster, on their 1996 album New Adventures in Hi-Fi R.E.M. recaptured some of the variety and creativity of earlier albums. Largely recorded on … >>
Album review R.E.M. - Monster Share In nature, generally speaking, smaller animals tend to have a higher metabolic rate, and live shorter, more hectic lives than bigger creatures. To put it another way, the light … >>
Album review R.E.M. - Automatic For The People Share After the introduction of so many slower songs in Green, and the mostly becalmed, acoustic, mandolined Out of Time some observers were expecting R.E.M. to follow-up by turning again, … >>
Album review R.E.M. - Out of Time Share So the burning question is this: after all these years, even allowing for the fact that it was the album that introduced R.E.M. to me, allowing for the fact … >>
Album review R.E.M. - Green Share In some ways, after the move to Warner Bros, it was a case of much the same for R.E.M: their first album after leaving I.R.S. was produced by Scott … >>
Album review R.E.M. - Document Share Document - surely people's choice for most divisive I.R.S.-era R.E.M album. Some love it, some maybe only bought it on the strength of "The One I Love", many no … >>
Album review R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant Share After the much-questioned production sound of Fables of the Reconstruction R.E.M. headed off in an altogether different direction for its follow-up Lifes Rich Pageant, opting to work with Don … >>