R.E.M. were exhausted when they started writing the follow-up to 1989’s Green. By the time they’d finished, they had their first No. 1 record – and a pair of unforgettable hit singles – on their hands.
The Devon songwriter has travelled further from the safe nu-folk of his debut album with each subsequent release. That journey continues as he introduces a new producer on ‘Collections From The Whiteout’.
Considered an atypically ‘pop’ experiment and even doubted by its own author, Polly Jean Harvey’s fourth album was nevertheless her biggest UK album. Isn't it time it’s considered simply a great record?