Music For Listeners 06/13/2020
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the compilation album 'Anthology: The Sounds of Science'.
2) Margo Price-"Letting Me Down (Radio Edit)" From the forthcoming album 'That's How Rumors Get Started'.
3) Gum Country-"Somewhere" From the forthcoming album 'Somewhere'.
4) The Vaselines-"Son of a Gun" From the compilation album 'Enter The Vaselines'.
5) Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever-"Cameo" From the brand new album 'Sideways to New Italy'.
6) PJ Harvey-"Dress" From the album 'Dry'.
7) Fontaines D.C.-"I Don't Belong" From the forthcoming album 'A Hero's Death'.
8) Loose Articles-"Snake" From the EP 'Orchid Lounge'.
9) Hatchie and Pains of Being Pure At Heart-"Sometimes Always" From the forthcoming digital single for "Sometimes Always".
10) Thoughts Detecting Machines-"Summer's Come Undone" From the brand new digital single for "Summer's Come Undone".
11) Saint Etienne-"Marble Lions (Sarah Plus Orchestra)" From the reissued album 'Tiger Bay'.
12) Silverbacks-"Drool" From the AA vinyl 7" single for "Sirens"/"Drool".
13) Soft Set-"Never Die" From the forthcoming vinyl 7" single for "Never Die".
14) The Producers-"She Sheila" From the album 'You Make the Heat'.
15) Easy Life-"Petty Crime" From the brand new EP 'see you later maybe never (demos)'.
16) Jockstrap-"Acid" From the forthcoming EP 'Wicked City'.
17) bdrmm-"A Reason To Celebrate (GLOK Remix)" From the brand new digital single for "A Reason To Celebrate (GLOK Remix)".
18) The Mauskovic Dance Band-"Controleer Jezelf" From the brand new album 'Shadance Hall'.
19) The Magnetic Fields-"When She Plays the Toy Piano" From the brand new album 'Quickies'.
20) The Shins-"Turn On Me (iTunes Session)" From the EP 'iTunes Session'.
21) Erasure-"Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling) (Radio Edit)" From the brand new digital single for "Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling)".
22) Tim Burgess-"Lucky Creatures" From the brand new album 'I Love The New Sky'.
23) The Orielles-"Son of a Preacher Man" From the brand new album 'Old Stuff New Slaps'.
24) Woods-"Before They Pass By" From the brand new album 'Strange To Explain'.
25) Emma Tricca-"It Don't Bother Me" From the brand new digital single for "It Don't Bother Me".
26) Nicole Atkins-"AM Gold" From the brand new album 'Italian Ice'.
27) Belle & Sebastian-"Paper Boat" From the digital single for "Paper Boat".
28) Not Drowning, Waving-"Terra Nullius" From the album 'Claim'.
29) Brigid Mae Power-"Wearing Red That Eve" From the brand new album 'Head Above The Water'.
30) "The Mid-Morning Recording" R.E.M.-'Out of Time'
Certainly their breakthrough album, and that is saying something as "Stand" from the album 'Green', was a huge hit. That doesn't even compare to the juggernaut that is "Losing My Religion". Some consider it their best song, and some even consider it the best song of the 90's. I, myself cannot give it this praise, but it is an incredible song. For me, it's not even my favorite single from "Out of Time", but no one can deny its popularity. R.E.M. didn't tour this album, and I don't think they toured "Automatic for the People" either. They decided to rock once again with "Monster". That said, those first two albums mentioned didn't even need a tour. They were huge massive sellers without the band playing any live dates to support them. Ironically, with the title that it has, this record for me was certainly an album of its time. It reminds me of the final years of my childhood. And as the 90's went on, and into the 21st century, no other song from this album has affected me more than the song "Country Feedback". The longing, the heartbreak. "This film is on. On a maddening loop". I think it's one of their most daring pieces of improvisation, as Stipe says that most of it was his thoughts of that particular day, not even written down. The first improvised vocal take, being the one that ended up on the album. Stipe has also said at concerts, that it is his favorite R.E.M. song. It really is one of mine as well. 'Out of Time' is certainly a huge classic of 20th century music. Even people who don't like R.E.M. have found at least one song on this album that speaks to them. Incidentally, my favorite single from 'Out of Time' is "Near Wild Heaven". I love Mike Mills voice personally, and I remember hearing this song the first time and thinking how strong it is. The roles reversed with Stipe taking up backing vocals. "It's crazy what you could've had. It's crazy what you could've had. I need this." - Michael - MFL
31) James-"Sayonara" From the album 'Wah-Wah'.