Warner Bros. Records
Back from the depths of a decade-long pseudo-new age identity crisis, these always-verbose legends have recorded 11 new songs that are sure to remind fans and radioheads alike where the less arty side of the indie-rock genre came from. Nearly written-off legends having fun again doing what they do best or water-treading hacks trying to keep their careers alive? Answer that question for yourself and you’ll know if this hallmark-filled record is one to live with or one to find fleeting nostalgia in.
Buck finally kicked Stipe in his vegan tuckus.