Automatic for the People was never my favorite R.E.M. album. Later, the inescapable ubiquity of "Man on the Moon," and "Everybody Hurts" on radio tarnished the thing for me. Between the movie tie-in and the overly joyful "Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight," it began to feel trite and commercially exposed. At least in comparison to the music I was… Continue reading Etude (Record Review): R.E.M., Automatic for the People
Etude (Spice Rack): From Vanilla to Pack Hunting
NB: This is a dangerous time in the life of a blog. It's been several weeks since my last post. I read that the vast majority of blogs make it to three posts and then grind to a halt, though I can't recall where. I can't speak to the reasons for this, but for me it's been… Continue reading Etude (Spice Rack): From Vanilla to Pack Hunting
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