R.E.M. – Monster (Remastered) (1994/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 49:05 minutes | 1,07 GB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Craft Recordings
A brilliant distillation of ’90s alt-rock. A crass and noisy attempt to cash in on grunge. A band in need of rock tunes for an upcoming tour after six years off the road. The fact that R.E.M.’s ninth album Monster can after still inspire such polarities is proof enough that it’s worth a fresh listen. New mixes by Scott Litt, a trove of demos and a 1995 live show from Chicago featuring mostly a post-I.R.S. years setlist fills out the portrait of the 25th Anniversary reissue of one of R.E.M.’s most contentious albums.