REM: Collapse Into Now
Andrew Mueller, Uncut, April 2011
AS RECENTLY as three years ago, it looked like REM were done. The first certifiably poor record of their astonishing career, 2004's Around The Sun had been followed by an unenthralling tour, and a lengthy period of sulky silence, during which REM's three remaining members admitted that, during the gestation of Around The Sun, they'd pretty much ceased speaking to each other.
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