The AV Club has posted the fifth installment from their six-part series on the band, “Perfect Circle: An R.E.M. Story.” This time they look at “R.E.M.’s least embraceable album” Fables of the Reconstruction:
Fables Of The Reconstruction isn’t my favorite R.E.M. record. I’ve warmed to it a lot in the last few years, but it’s probably the one I’ve played the least from R.E.M.’s “golden” era. But it was Fables—the band’s third LP, released in 1985, when it was still more than a year away from going gold for the first time—that brought me back to R.E.M. after I stopped listening for several years, and had given up on the band.
Read the full article here.