Song of the Day #2,011: ‘West of the Fields’ – R.E.M.

murmurI don’t think there is any band or solo artist whose music can instantly put me in a specific emotional and mental zone the way R.E.M. can.

To be more specific, this is true for any R.E.M. album release between 1983 and 1996 (in other words, the Michael Mills years). Once Mills left, either because of his absence or by coincidence, the band lost that special alchemy for me.

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