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Browsing Posts published in April, 2011

R.E.M. doesn’t write enough dirges (see also Low and Country Feedback from earlier this month).

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I apologize folks. I’ve been sick the past week or so and haven’t felt like looking for links. Which is to say, it’s been difficult to post links to news stories that Daily Rotten has already posted. Yeah… Anyway, for better or worse I plan to post a bunch of links tomorrow.

No matter what anybody says, Up was a really good album. It can’t touch the stuff they did in the 80s, but most music can’t…

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One of those little heard songs from Out of Time. When I was younger the harpsichord thing kind of bugged me, but now I think it’s one of the better things R.E.M. has done.

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Standard disclaimer applies: I didn’t draw these. They were found on 4chan’s /c/ etc Click to embiggen (giggidy) Last month I had one day where I had cartoon girls on a month of otherwise of human girls. So here is a human girl in the midst of cartoon girls…

In retrospect, Fables of the Reconstruction might be my favorite REM album. Here is Maps and Legends:

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Along with Low, this seemed like an odd song out for an album like Out of Time. Hard to believe this song was recorded in the same session as Shiny Happy People. And really, the song begs the question, why don’t more country music artists put howling feedback on their records? Goes perfect with the […]

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Automatic for the People was a surprise success considering it came out in 92 where only grunge was on the radio. Have I mentioned that the early 90s music scene has been overhyped by musical historians?