- Audio CD (May 15 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Warner Bros
- ASIN: B00005BL29
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | DVD Audio | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (424 customer reviews)
|1. The Lifting|
|2. I've Been High|
|3. All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna be a Star)|
|4. She Just Wants To Be|
|6. Saturn Return|
|7. Beat a Drum|
|8. Imitation Of Life|
|9. Summer Turns To High|
|10. Chorus And The Ring|
|11. I'll Take The Rain|
That being said, I have to admitt that it's not nearly as good as Up (which I thought was their best album since Murmur), but its still well worth your money. It's a great pick me up after that last dissapointment from their contemporaries U2. If your an R.E.M. fan (or even if your not) give this album a chance, you'll probably be plesantly surprized
I recently gave it more car play and it has finally hit the bell!!! I think what took it so long was the use of sound. There is a lot of unneccessary weirdness to it - squeeks here, distorted dont know what there - which distract from the greatness of the songs. Once you get over a certain amount of listening, those sounds melt away and the true song comes out. If they had kept this simple it would have been a massive hit.
Beat A Drum still remains my favourite - I can play it forever and not get bored. Its on a similar plain to Diminished from Up. I agree with another reviewer that Immitation Of Life sounds like The Great Beyond, but its more like a song from Out Of Time.
Stipe's voice remains great although its lost a touch of its tortured soulness to it.
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