In light of yesterday’s announcement that R.E.M. have split up—which, sure, maybe is something they should have done at least 13 years ago by my estimation—here’s a Stephen Malkmus-penned appreciation of their killer 1984 LP Reckoning. Originally published in a Q Magazine R.E.M. Special Edition. 2001.
(click to enlarge. please enjoy.)
Top photo, R.E.M. 1988. Above, Stipe. 1988.