nightswimming (1980-2011)


So R.E.M. is over. I haven't really payed attention to their whereabouts in the past 4-5 years but they were one of my favourite bands when I was a teenager.
Actually the history goes way back to 1992 or 1993 when my dad bought Automatic For The People (my absolute favourite R.E.M. album). I had 8 years old and I think my relationship with that album was the first "conscious aesthetic" relationship I had with music... the feeling that I could tell why I liked it, if asked.
Sure 'Drive', 'Everybody Hurts' (with its phenomenal video), 'Man On The Moon' are great songs but the song that elevates me in unspeakable/indescribable ways is 'Nightswimming'. Got me the first time I heard it and it still gets me, 20 years later.

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