Tag: R.E.M.

"New Adventures in Hi-Fi" album cover

“New Adventures in Hi-Fi” by R.E.M. (No. 9)

I had low expectations for New Adventures in Hi-Fi after Monster, but R.E.M. blew it out of the water with this one. From 1983 to…

Album cover: Document by R.E.M.

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #19 (“Document”)

For Document R.E.M. picked up a much harder edge than previous albums. Sure, Life’s Rich Pageant dabbled a bit with more aggressive guitar, but Document…

Excitable Boy album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #40 (“Excitable Boy”)

If it weren’t for Warren Zevon, I’d have almost nothing to sing at the Karaoke bar. Whether this is laudable or something he should be…

Life's Rich Pageant album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #42 (“Life’s Rich Pageant”)

It’s almost by accident that I wound up being a big fan of R.E.M. A happy accident, I might add. Earlier in this series I…

Black Snake Diamond Role album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #59 (“Black Snake Diamond Röle”)

The first solo Robyn Hitchcock album, Black Snake Diamond Röle, literally opened a new world of music for me. A friend in high school declared…

The Minus 5 self-titled gun album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #85 (“The Minus 5”)

The Minus 5 may be one of the best bar bands ever assembled. Made up of a rotating cast of alt-rock heroes like former R.E.M.’er…