New R.E.M. record streaming
2011-03-01 by shallowgrave | 36 Comments

R.E.M.'s fifteenth studio record, Collapse into Now, is streaming over at Consequence of Sound: http://consequenceofsound.net/2011/03/stream-r-e-m-s-collapse-into-now/

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AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
March 1st 2011

7333 Comments


Been looking forward to this even though my expectations aren't especially high. I'll listen tomorrow.

CelestialDust
March 1st 2011

3155 Comments


yes!

CelestialDust
March 1st 2011

3155 Comments


am I understanding correctly that there is no stream today?

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
March 1st 2011

23814 Comments


the stream is down until tomorrow

pleasebegoodpleasebegoodpleasebegoodpleasebegoodpleasebegood
(fucking awful album cover)

mallen-
March 1st 2011

1235 Comments


sweet, should be at least solid

Captain North
March 1st 2011

6787 Comments


It's streaming on NPR now.

And...up to track 6 so far and very hit and miss. Uberlin and It Happened Today (which might be the happiest song they've ever written) are great, rest are eh.

CelestialDust
March 1st 2011

3155 Comments


listening ahora

Geist
March 2nd 2011

371 Comments


I am not impressed so far. The lyrics for the most part seem like direct references to Accelerate, which in comparison to their 90's output isn't exactly poetry, and there's a dearth of any good hooks five songs in.

I mean, it's R.E.M. playing it very safe. Some people dig that.

TheStarclassicTreatment
March 2nd 2011

2910 Comments


Album is best work in years, no doubt.

rjmunthe
March 2nd 2011

395 Comments


Accelerate was good, but R.E.M. has sucked since Document

Nagrarok
March 2nd 2011

8238 Comments


Accelerate was good, but R.E.M. has sucked since Document


I know, Automatic for the People was so horrible.

Will listen when this comes out, not that excited.

rjmunthe
March 2nd 2011

395 Comments


it really was

EpsilonJSTC
March 3rd 2011

247 Comments


That is quite an ugly album cover. I actually enjoyed Accelerate, maybe I'll like this.

AtavanHalen
March 3rd 2011

17927 Comments


Accelerate was good, but R.E.M. has sucked since Document


fucking LOL

Tyrael
March 3rd 2011

20866 Comments


^this
Also this was pretty good.

Digging: Darkspace - Dark Space III I

rjmunthe
March 3rd 2011

395 Comments


Laugh all you want, Green sucked, Out of Time sucked even worse, Automatic for the People was boring as fuck, and the Hi-Fi one was trying way too damn hard. Accelerate was alright. R.E.M. was a jangly indie rock band who became alt-pop for the sake of fame, which was ironic because Stipe used to say R.E.M. would never sell out.

Nagrarok
March 3rd 2011

8238 Comments


Green and Out of Time are slightly overrated but Automatic is a classic.

rjmunthe
March 3rd 2011

395 Comments


no

i'll go to bat with anyone over this argument

Tyrael
March 3rd 2011

20866 Comments


At least its better than The Resistance...


rjmunthe
March 3rd 2011

395 Comments


nah

Captain North
March 3rd 2011

6787 Comments


Dude, Automatic is amazing fuck off.

Blaizend
March 3rd 2011

647 Comments


Dude, Automatic is amazing fuck off. [2]

Stop saying otherwise or I will put you in the ground.

porch
March 3rd 2011

8460 Comments


alright so some kid on the internet doesn't like a record and made a generic comment about a band
selling out

its so easy to piss you guys off

the new album is alright, i like roughly half the songs so far but some parts are really bland




Blaizend
March 3rd 2011

647 Comments


You sound pretty pissed off there, champ.

omnipanzer
March 3rd 2011

21446 Comments


Nah, thats just porch. That's his normal demeanor.
Edit: Otherwise baller wut now?

porch
March 3rd 2011

8460 Comments


blaizend is used to analyzing defeater's lyrics in great depth so he thinks he has me all figured out

omnipanzer
March 3rd 2011

21446 Comments


"Laugh all you want, Green sucked, Out of Time sucked even worse, Automatic for the People was boring as fuck, and the Hi-Fi one was trying way too damn hard. Accelerate was alright. R.E.M. was a jangly indie rock band who became alt-pop for the sake of fame, which was ironic because Stipe used to say R.E.M. would never sell out."

How can one person be so many kinds of wrong? Spouting opinion as fact doesn't make it fact it just makes you wrong. :^/

Blaizend
March 3rd 2011

647 Comments


I haven't analysed any Defeater lyrics. Next.

Tyrael
March 3rd 2011

20866 Comments


Oh but you will

rjmunthe
March 3rd 2011

395 Comments


no automatic sucks

put me in the ground plz

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
March 4th 2011

7333 Comments


Wasn't very impressed by this unfortunately. I'd hoped that Accelerate was the beginning of some kind of mini-comeback but this one certainly won't be remembered for long.

theTourist
March 4th 2011

98 Comments


I really enjoyed this.

mallen-
March 4th 2011

1235 Comments


Really enjoyed it at first, but really doesn't have much replay value

couldwinarabbit
March 4th 2011

6996 Comments


really hesitant to give this a list, I haven't really listened to any of their new/bad stuff.

CelestialDust
March 4th 2011

3155 Comments


@mallen- I thought the same. Good but didn't grab me enough to come back to it

@rabbit- I'd deff get accelerate

mallen-
March 4th 2011

1235 Comments


It happened today is leagues above the rest of the album



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