Jeffrey Goodman blogs about the films and albums that inspire him. And his experiences with his first feature-length film, starring Tom Sizemore and Sasha Alexander.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Reckoning, REM, 1984
The first impressions are of something a little less contemplative and perhaps even less lyrical than Murmur. The mystery that Stipe and the gang cultivated early in REM's career never again seemed so evident. Even the sequencing, the first three songs could all be singles, suggests an attempt at warding off any journalistic attempt to grace the album with masterpiece status. Reckoning is the shy one, sitting in the corner full of things to say, yet doing its darndest to divert attention at every opportunity.