Saturday, 15 January 2011

I was wrong, I have been laughable wrong...

It seems I was a little hasty to totally condemn Mine Smell Like Honey. After a few more listens on my iPod, I now feel that the pop-punk verses work, and the rest of the song isn't bad, either. While I still loathe the "Mine smell like honey... uh" part, nothing else is as bad as I originally perceived it to be. My initial dislike was partly due to the fact that I was ready for an amazing single, which Mine Smell Like Honey isn't.

So, for that reason, I'd like to re-rate this piece:

Mine Smell Like Honey: ◊◊◊ - It's better than I thought. Not great, but it's a jolly little song and the chorus is still awesome!

Upon reflection, that's the rating it deserves. But in the coming months leading up to Collapse Into Now, I believe I'll be listening to this track a lot less than some of the others.

In other news, I've been having a lot of trouble putting So Much Younger Then, the booteg I promised, onto Megaupload. Due to high traffic at peak times, Megaupload gives me an error message every time I get past 1% - things seem to be doing well right now (I'm uploading as I write this), but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Another bootleg I'll be uploading in the near future is Live at Cologne, Roncalliplatz, 2001, as I know that Kirsten has been looking for it for a while. As for MTV Unplugged 1991... that post has been my highest source of traffic due to the bootleg's popularity, so I'm kinda inclined to leave it up there. I'm still undecided on that, however.

Yours truly,


  1. That's the thing mate, we have such high expectations from every R.E.M. release, so to get a song that is just okay is kinda disappointing. Think of "Supernatural Superserious", it is a nice song, but it's not particularly memorable, and it doesn't make any sort of statement. I would've preferred if they released "Living Well...", that one would've sent a strong message: "Like it or not, we're back with a bang!" Instead, it was like: "We're back with a plonk." Same thing with MSLH.

  2. We've certainly had some misses from the band, but I really like "Supernatural Superserious" - I think "Living Well" would have been better instead of "Hollow Man", even though they're both great songs.

    I don't know if there's going to be another single soon from the new album, but I hope it'll be a rocker - that's the sort of thing the punters like! :)