April 6, 2008

THOUGH IT'S BEEN DOWNHILL SINCE DOCUMENT:

SXSW 2008: R.E.M.: Hear the Complete R.E.M. Concert (NPR.org, March 12, 2008)

After 25 years as one of the most beloved and acclaimed bands in rock music, R.E.M. needed a shot of adrenaline to get fans excited again. In advance of its 14th studio album, Accelerate, the group performed a bracing and even blistering set at South by Southwest, webcast live on NPR.org from Stubbs in Austin, Tex., on March 12.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 6, 2008 11:19 AM
Comments

Wait a minute! You think Document was good?

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 6, 2008 8:01 PM

Every REM album usually has two or three good songs in there. Sometimes just one. I haven't listened to anything since "Electrolite", which had just the title song. The rest was junk.

Of course, with Michael Stipe trying to out-politicize Moby all the time, it's hard to find good songs.

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 6, 2008 9:35 PM
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