Factory Sealed 1984 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve And Custom Song Hype Sticker On The Shrink Wrap, Plus The Original Record Store Price Tag. An Eminently Worthy Successor To Their Brilliant Debut. “R.E.M. Abandoned The Enigmatic Post-Punk Experiments Of Murmur For Their Second Album, Reckoning, Returning To Their Garage Pop Origins Instead. Opening With The Ringing "Harborcoat," Reckoning Runs Through A Set Of Ten Jangle Pop Songs That Are Different Not Only In Sound But In Style From The Debut. Where Murmur Was Enigmatic In Its Sound, Reckoning Is Clear, Which Doesn't Necessarily Mean That The Songs Themselves Are Straightforward. Michael Stipe Continues To Sing Powerful Melodies Without Enunciating, But The Band Has A Propulsive Kick That Makes The Music Vital And Alive. And, If Anything, The Songwriting Is More Direct And Memorable Than Before -- The Interweaving Melodies Of "Pretty Persuasion" And The Country Rocker "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" Are As Affecting As The Melancholic Dirges Of "Camera" And "Time After Time," While The Ringing Minor-Key Arpeggios Of "So. Central Rain," The Pulsating Riffs Of "7 Chinese Bros.," And The Hard-Rocking Rhythms Of "Little America" Make The Songs Into Classics. On The Surface, Reckoning May Not Be As Distinctive As Murmur, But The Record's Influence On Underground American Rock In The '80s Was Just As Strong.” Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG.
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  • Artist: R.E.M.
  • Genre: Pop
  • Type: New - LP
  • Label: I.R.S.
  • Catalog ID: SP 70044
  • Condition:
    Near Mint (NM OR M-)
  • Country ID: USA
  • Our ID: 144671