A few years ago, my daughter recommended several CDs by artists that she thought I might enjoy. (She and I have always shared a love of music.) One of them was “In Time: The Best of R.E.M., 1988-2003."
I had heard of R.E.M. before, but didn’t know much about them. I knew they were an American rock band that had a whole bunch of hits in the 1990s and 2000s, and I even knew a couple of their songs – “Losing My Religion” and “Everybody Hurts” – from hearing them on the radio. I borrowed my daughter’s CD and listened to the whole album.
I liked “In Time: The Best of R.E.M., 1988-2003” so much that I recently purchased the MP3 version of it for myself. This is an extraordinarily good album. It’s got a very strong line-up of songs, from the ones I’ve already mentioned to others like: “Man on the Moon,” “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?,” “Orange Crush,” and “Imitation of Life.” I find the lyrics of all these songs very original and interesting, and I really enjoy the band’s musical style.
I’ve read some of the arguments about whether “In Time: The Best of R.E.M., 1988-2003” really includes “the best” of R.E.M. at the expense of other, better songs. Of that I’m not sure; all I know is that “In Time: The Best of R.E.M., 1988-2003” is a terrific album in every respect, and that all of the songs that are included are excellent.
Although this particular genre of music – alternative rock – falls a little outside the realm of what I usually listen to, I now spend a lot of time listening to “In Time: The Best of R.E.M., 1988-2003.” Highly recommended.
- Vinyl (14 June 2019)
- Original Release Date: 14 June 2019
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Import
- Label: CRAFT
- ASIN: B07MCW5FGH
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,322 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)