Declaring Reckoning to be R.E.M.'s "best" album sells short just how many different kinds of great albums R.E.M. have released. But, more so than any other R.E.M. record, Reckoning is unified and energized by the very restlessness that has driven the band to explore so many different ideas and identities. It is this paradoxical engine of transparency and mystery that has made the band so unique, regardless of the particular approach they choose to take for a given record. Any way you look at it, this is R.E.M.Where's my boom box?
Thursday, July 02, 2009
R.E.M. - Reckoning
Pitchfork has a review of R.E.M.'s Reckoning Remaster that's so good, it makes you want to hear the album on cassette tape: