11/09/2006 Add a comment

Dan Kois is clearly an R.E.M. fan, and even indicates that you must choose between the two. While I slightly prefer U2's music on a broad scale (I like, perhaps, more U2 songs in aggregate than I do R.E.M. songs, and I think Achtung Baby is perhaps the best album of the 80s-90s, and "One" possibly the best song of those two decades.), I don't think they are mutually exclusive. R.E.M. has its roots in the Velvet Undeground, my all-time favorite, and there is a place for R.E.M.'s music alongside U2's on the shelves of many in our generation. William


  1. Anonymous Anonymous: Yuck! I revulse at the thought of both. And I can easily name many many better tunes than One. Disney's Be Our Guest for one, and Ellipsis' Dear Dad, for another. -vinny 11/09/2006