r.e.m. Archive

20 May 2011

12 Songs for the Apocalypse

Sigh. The end of the world is coming tomorrow. Or at least, the Rapture is. Allegedly. I had put it on my calendar, had meant to clean out the fish tank, buy some new pants, make a
2 May 2011

‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It’, R.E.M.

A Song to Dance to The 1980s were chock full of melodrama. In other words, it was the perfect decade to be a teenager. Oh, such pretentiousness, such self-pity and introspection. Everything had to mean something. You wore
9 Mar 2011

Collapse Into Now, R.E.M.

R.E.M. awoke three years ago after sleepwalking through the 2000s, releasing the energetic Accelerate. Most fans and critics, including myself, welcomed a return to the college-rock sound that propelled them to stardom in the 1980s. And fans