Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Le Deuxieme

I think it's rare for a band's second album to be better than their first, but for me this is definitely the case with Reckoning. Favorite REM album overall.

Now imagine the shear fekkin screaming joy I felt when Fables of the Reconstruction came out, and Feeling Gravity's Pull is the first song I hear. For a brief time, REM took over the #1 spot ahead of U2, The Smiths, The Cure, Depeche Mode, and all the rest.

(this post was inspired by Xmastime's recent REM reference)