Welcome to the R.E.M Album by album listening club!
One album per week, in chronological order, new album each Monday (ahem)…from Chronic to Collapse as some might say. An opportunity to rediscover forgotten tracks or pick up some you may have missed first time around, but mainly to provide an excuse to drone on about your favourites from Stipe & co with like-minded Dissers.
So, to begin the begin – this week’s selection is the Chronic Town EP (bundled in with the Dead Letter Office offcuts): Dead Letter Office tracks 1-15, Chronic Town 16-20.
Looking forward to giving this a proper listen myself. It’s a collection that’s sat largely unplayed on my shelf by to date despite the EP being a fan favourite. Peter Buck wrote liner notes for each track which I’ll photograph/upload this evening for the benefit of anyone streaming.
A bit of an odd one to kick things off before their debut proper maybe, but here we go:
Dead Letter Office/Chronic Town