Collapse Into Now (LP)
Collapse Into Now is R.E.M.’s fifteenth and final studio album. Released in 2011, the band aimed to create an expansive, varied album; there are slow, beautiful songs juxtaposed with fast-paced rock songs. The band cites the record as more personal than political, intending to touch upon universal themes. The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on Billboard’s US Top Rock Albums chart.
“[Collapse Into Now] bristles and fizzes with invigorating quantities of wit and fury.” — Uncut Magazine