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Wednesday, 1 December 2021


2021 Charity Shop Purchases 94 - R.E.M - Murmur

Over the last year or so I have been gradually amassing the early R.E.M. albums on IRS via charity  and second hand record shops to replace those cassettes consigned to landfill.
The exercise had now been completed with the somewhat ironic purchase of their 1983 debut Murmur after popping into the charity shop on Battlefield Rd following a visit to the library.

Radio Free Europe as the opening track and lead single is definitely a statement of intent and also pretty hard to follow.

By my reckoning (see what I did there?)  the only missing albums to complete the set  of their studio albums are the last two namely Accelerate and Collapse Into Now. I will pick up Accelerate if I see it cheap on my travels and it only the completist in me which would tempt me to purchase Collapse Into Now. Even then, I may resist temptation



  1. If you do see copies of either Accelerate or Collapse Into Now on vinyl, they won't be cheap, I can assure you of that...