Nobody ever won the debates (except that I did)… it’s been years since and I’ve come to realize just how utterly ridiculous those discussions were. I mean, how can you compare those two bands? They were similar yet different… similar in the fact that they were both rock bands and different in the fact that… well, they were just different.
Anyhow, because of these debates, my fascination with REM took a back seat, which turned out to be a shame. I finally caught up with them, though, and absolutely fell in love with their 1986-1993 period where they released some excellent albums like Lifes Rich Pageant, Document, and Monster. Sadly enough, I then lost interest because it was during that time when I discovered the sport of Underwater Basket Weaving… I actually earned the Silver Medal at the 2001 International World’s Cup Bowl Olympics, losing to N!aimi of the Dobe ǃKung.
It was heartbreaking because I sustained a career-ending injury, but I was revered for about 2 days in the small town of Bangorluncheontuyi… population: 3.
Anyhow, REM is back with a few new songs and is set to release their 15th studio album on March 8th. Titled Collapse Into Now, the record will feature a number of guests (Eddie Vedder and Patti Smith, to name a couple).
Here’s the tracklisting:
2. All the Best
4. Oh My Heart
5. It Happened Today (featuring Eddie Vedder and Joel Gibb)
6. Every Day Is Yours to Win
7. Mine Smell Like Honey
8. Walk It Back
9. Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter (featuring Peaches and Lenny Kaye)
10. That Someone Is You
11. Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando and I
12. Blue (featuring Patti Smith)
Pretty exciting stuff, huh?
I’m extremely curious about the track called, “Mine Smells Like Honey,” because I want to know what “mine” is. Could they be talking about their finger? Or their foot? Or are they talking about honey?
I NEED THIS INFORMATION.
You’ll find below three tracks off the album… take a listen and tell me if you think they’re better than the songs off U2‘s last album, No Line on the Horizon. Maybe we can start open extreme debate again.
Visit their official site for more news and info on how to get some free downloads.
Your Dig-It But Sorry Can’t Downloads:
Oh My Heart – by R.E.M.
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Discoverer – by R.E.M.
It Happened Today – by R.E.M.
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