Funny how opinions change over time. I’ve written about R.E.M.’s Out of Time a few times before but never in a very positive light. In posts eight and nine years ago I described it as one of the band’s weakest efforts.
Yet here I am in 2019, naming it as my #1 album of 1991. And it wasn’t even a tough decision.
A few months back there was a brief moment where popular songs in the opposite key were all the rage. Minor key version of major key songs and major key versions of minor key songs hit YouTube in a wave.
The first one I heard was this major key rendition of R.E.M.’s ‘Losing My Religion.’