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Perfect Circle: The Story of REM by Tony Fletcher
3.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Circle, 28 April 2013
After the band had gone their separate ways, this book merited an article on the band's official website, and on purchasing, the author in the introduction also suggests that his book should be viewed as an unofficial, but endorsed by the band all the same, autobiography. So it should be the perfect overview of the career of Athens' finest, and now as it's new title suggests, also be a story with a beginning, middle, and end.

Actually, it reads well enough to keep the attention, despite the overall story arc being likely well known to anyone interested enough in the band to read the book.

So why three stars? Somehow, the work is let down by the editing or fact checking… Read more
Document (25th Anniversary Edition) ~ R.E.M.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars REM No. 5, 7 Oct 2012
The topic of "What is REM's best album" is exactly the sort of topic that is designed to set internet forums alight, and it is one that has been dissected many ways, it's one of the great things about the band that there's so many different sides to their albums.

For me though, this is one of the big ones. As described in the essay in the new accompanying booklet, it's a muscular album, the production is clear and clean, and most of all it is a consistent set of strong songs. Fireplace perhaps feels a little out of place on the album, a b-side that accidentally made the big time, but even that isn't a really bad track. And then there's 'The One I Love", "It's The End Of The World… Read more
Live! - More Than You'll Ever Need [Explicit] <a href="">Silver Sun</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Another Silver Sun product slips onto the world's digital shelves, this time a compliation of live recordings from the band's first two albums, Silver Sun and Neo Wave.

It's a good selection of the harmonious punk pop fun that is Silver Sun. And whilst naturally the live recordings are not as pristine and immaculate as the studio versions, they showcase a band that is playing tightly together.

And there's a song that isn't on other releases too, the mid tempo Forgot To Mention. Which is a good addition to the band's catalogue and well worth a listen… Read more

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