Friday, June 1, 2012
R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction
Anyway, Fables of the Reconstruction is a dark, spiky, and jittery folk rock affair. It's as different from Reckoning as Reckoning was from Murmur. I honestly didn't like it when I got it, because I thought R.E.M. was all about "Stand" and "Shiny Happy People." Although Fables of the Reconstruction is not quite the classic R.E.M. sound, it's still a very good and very interesting album. It shows that R.E.M. is not a one-trick-pony and that they can get a little weird and cryptic if they want to.