20 February 2011
UPDATE: I’ve scanned the review of Collapse Into Now from the latest issue of UNCUT (April 2011) – three out of five stars, ain’t that bad. For the best viewing quality, right-click on the thumbnail and open in a new tab/window. Also, here’s a great track-by-track review of CIN by Music Radar.
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Get ready for some seriously droolworthy photos of Mr Michael Edward Mills, courtesy of my friend Conni Freestone! Conni is a megatalented photographer and great music fan from New York City. In December 2010 she travelled all the way to North Carolina to see the Big Star Third/Sister Lovers tribute shows. As you may remember, our friend Mark Rockwell was there too and sent his awesome report. I’ve just uploaded Conni’s photos from the rehearsal and from both nights of the tribute gigs. Head over to our GALLERY NOW! Btw Conni is already planning on attending the NYC Big Star show on 26 March (where Mike Mills is also scheduled to perform), so I’m rightfully hoping for some more great photos.
R.E.M. have released another video clip with the bandmembers talking about their newest album Collapse Into Now. Not much new info, but it won’t hurt to have the video here.
Also, our friends at Murmurs.com have been posting reviews for Collapse Into Now. Well let’s just say that the reviews are mixed – some critics like the new record a lot, some don’t. To each their own I guess, and luckily we won’t have to wait for much longer to spin the album and give our own verdicts. Anyway here are the reviews: Rolling Stone (4 out of 5 stars), Q Magazine (2 stars – boo!), Gigbless (4/5). Apparently there’s also a review in the new issue of Uncut (3/5 stars), so I’ll get that mag tomorrow and scan it.