Sunday, March 07, 2021

REM: Near Wild Heaven

Can it really be 30 years - half a lifetime - since REM became for a while the world's most popular band?

Near Wild Heaven, a minor hit in the UK, is to be found on the band's 1991 album Out of Time.

All Music pronounces it:

a rare hit of sunshine pop smack in the middle of one of R.E.M.'s darker albums, and unlike the thematically similar "Shiny Happy People," [Mike] Mills' wide-eyed declarations of love manage to sound uplifting without being smarmy. 

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