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R.E.M. | Collapse Into Now
It's tough for a band nearly 30 years into their singularly influential career not to dissolve into an adjective. But R.E.M. have taken their moniker on quite a musical journey.
Warner Bros. (2011)
| March 18, 2011
R.E.M. | Fables of the Reconstruction: 25th Anniversary Edition
From the first three notes that make up the odd riff on "Feeling Gravity's Pull," Fables of the Reconstruction is probably R.E.M.'s weirdest, darkest, and most challenging album.
| July 30, 2010
At some point or another, the greatest artists are pegged as oddballs, weirdos, freaks. Being a great artist does mean going out on a limb.
The singular surrealism of Robyn Hitchcock
| June 04, 2010
The Baseball Project
The smart, funny, fanclub chants herein, each as catchy as Willie Mays in the ’54 Fall Classic, are gemlike tributes to the characters who’ve made that diamond shine.
Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails | Yep Roc
| July 08, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock, in one of many illuminating moments of reflection during this 53-minute documentary, posits that his songs “don’t appeal to meatheads.”
Sex, Food, Death . . . and Insects | A+E
| May 20, 2008
Here and now
No band ever made a late-career statement of purpose just by quoting “Louie Louie” — but it never hurts.
R.E.M.’s ‘back-to-basics’ disguise
| March 24, 2008
No reason to complain
There are at least two ways to approach the South by Southwest festival in Austin.
Escaping corporate rock — and the panel discussions — at SxSW
| March 20, 2007
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 21
R.E.M. + Husker Du | Harvard University Indoor Track Center | March 22, 1984
| October 25, 2006
More Thurston Moore
Just as R.E.M. will forever be associated with Athens, Georgia, Sonic Youth will always bring to mind downtown NYC. Taking Flight: Black Helicopter reach a higher plane of rock. By Matt Ashare Sonic Youth, "Incinerate" (mp3)
What a Sonic Youth guitarist does in Northampton
| August 30, 2006
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