My fav tracks after the first listen are Minimalist House Burns, Exit Space (All The Kids Are Super Bummed Out) & Waiting for the UFOs. Absolutely love the instrumental parts & noise in Exit Space, so wonderfully weird!
Exit Space is my favourite too, though I’m a little disappointed in the mix. The live version has Peter Buck’s e-bow front and centre, but it’s buried on the album version.
I also really like The Commies Are Coming.
Certainly stands out in the live version, but I do so love all the other sounds in the song on the record, especially the intro. Absolutely mesmerizing.
As posted on R.E.M.HQ
Great interview with Luke Haines.