Tuesday, April 5, 2011
R.E.M. "COLLAPSE INTO NOW"
I don't have much to say about it, though. It's a bit disappointing, coming after Accelerate. Lots of it reminds me of classic R.E.M., but I don't feel that any of it is actually classic.
I read an interview with Peter Buck where he said it was as good of an album as they could make right now. He's a long time fan of music, and the guy has no tolerance for bullshit. He's saying it's a good album for middle aged guys with lots of money and nothing to prove.
The problem for me is, Accelerate was a great album for middle aged guys with lots of money and nothing to prove.
It actually pains me to write this. I rarely go negative on my blog, and I don't really ever do it with my favorite artists. But I don't really recommend this one, unless you're a completist. That said, I've read lots of very positive reviews of it, and I'm glad that other people like it.