Now for something different. Or more of the same.
R.E.M. have been going back to their roots, to their early sound for awhile now. I must say I didn’t get Accelerate. It had the sound of an old successful band trying hard to be cool. And those days are long gone. R.E.M. are no longer relevant to the musical world, no matter what their hardcore followers say. But here’s the good news: the new album Collapse Into Now is pretty good, if unspectacular. (more…)