@farmerinthecity , interesting list and reasoning from Stipe.
World Leader Pretend and Country Feedback are masterpieces in my view.
I am amazed by the remainder of the list though and even more startled that there is nothing from the IRS years.
It’s almost like he’s trying to justify the latter part of REM’s career. He knows he’s fooling no one.
I’ve always liked this tune. The way it changes direction after the intro is superb.
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
The Beta Band - Dry the Rain
Kurt Vile- Pretty pimpin
Great tune regardless of being played to death back in the day.
Drive By Truckers - Three Great Alabama Icons
Hunx and His Punx - Lovers Lane
Keane - Bedshaped
This came on a Spotify playlist this morning and knocked me out all over again, what a tune.
Out of Africa main theme. John Barry
Sigrid - strangers
Nowhere is one of the great shoegaze albums, the genre doesn’t get much better than Dreams Burn Down.
I much prefer nowhere to loveless but in saying that I think Ride we’re always a great band
Ah here, Loveless is in it’s own category.
That’s what I’ve always heard but I don’t agree, personal choice.
She was on Norton last week gave this serious holly. Id never seen or heard of her before. Great tune
My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes
The Ronettes- Be my baby