audio review : Around The Sun ( album ) … REM

audio review : Around The Sun ( album ) ... REM

The best part of this album happens during the first song. “I told you I’d love you forever,” Michael Stipe reminds a special someone. When the chorus comes back, with a layer of windswept harmony, it soars.

Around The Sun is mixed and mastered with a soft and pleasant finish; REM has never sounded so lush; but most of its songs are bland. This is evanescent music best played as a backdrop in an airport lobby.

my rating : 3 of 5

2004

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