Friday, May 2, 2008

I May Have To Eat My Words...

Just previewed the new R.E.M. album "Accelerate", and I am loathe to admit that I am pretty darn impressed!
You may remember a few posts back, sometime in March, I pretty much slammed the band and it's singer, Michael Stipe, as washed out has-beens. Still think Stipe is a prissy ponce poseur of the first degree, but upon first listen of "Accelerate" it appears that he and his crew have staged an impressive comeback.

More, perhaps, later...

Oh, and by the way...that album on the right rail, "Dig Lazarus Dig" by Nick Cave, well it's friggin' awesome!

3 comments:

Franko6677 said...

damn, does this mean i'll have to end my refusal to listen to post-80s REM?

Phil Fountain said...

Well, I think at the very least "Accelerate" deserves a listen. I'm not a huge fan (I like "Murmur" a lot) but their latest doesn't suck. That's high praise, right?

The best thing about the new album? It sounds like R.E.M.

The worse thing about it? It sounds like R.E.M.

Uncle E said...

I don't think so Frank. I mean, it's good and all but for me all the sub-par late 80's-90's projects they put out has soured me beyond repair, preventing me from being totally objective.
And I agree totally with you on this one, Phil.