Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.
This week we are revisiting a lifelong favorite of both of ours: R.E.M.'s 1992 classic Automatic for the...
Following their recent disbanding, R.E.M. have announced the release of another greatest hits album entitled Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011. The album will be out November 15 on Warner Bros. Head to the replies for the tracklisting.
R.E.M.'s Apple Store exclusive performance is now available on iTunes. You can check out 9 live songs from the band for $7.99 by clicking here. Their highly-recommended fourteenth studio album, Accelerate, is out now.
Tonight's REM / Modest Mouse / The National show located at the Nikon @ Jones Beach Amphitheater was evacuated after lightning hit the facility, "causing sparks to fly from the building". One person sustained injuries, though the venue would not say whether the two incidents were related.