Every streetlight a reminder: a quarter-century after its initial release, R.E.M.'s crowning achievement is available as a deluxe set.
10 Nov 2017
Based on Mehr's plethora of interviews, it seems that most of what seemed grist for the rumor mill about the Replacements was, if anything, understated.
06 Apr 2016
"I was always drawn to the simple and the well proportioned rather than the flashy." Naomi Yang's aesthetic speaks for her band in this handsomely assembled presentation of words and depictions about their memorable music.
08 May 2013
As before-and-after a dividing line as any band ever drew, and easily one of the top hundred albums of 1987. Now with more grainy photographs.
27 Sep 2012
One author's farewell ranking of the top 10 R.E.M. LPs illustrates that some albums that were monster hits have not aged especially well, while another album entitled Monster has, and that the usual suspects remain indelible after all these years.
12 Oct 2011
What the world really needs is a straight-up account of one of the most important rock groups of all time. Now we have it in the form of music scribe Andrew Earles.
11 Nov 2010
With this two-CD overview of Tommy Keene's career, there is plenty of good music and good, if not great, power-pop songs.
13 Jul 2010
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