New Music Review: “Mine Smells Like Honey,” Another Premature Release From R.E.M.

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Today, R.E.M.’s “Mine Smells Like Honey,” yet another premature release from the band’s impending record, Collapse Into Now, was tossed into rotation on Rock N’ Roll radio and thoroughly enjoyed by many.  Peter Buck’s axe play is a fusion of his fret-work on “South Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” and “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”  Michael Stipe’s vocals range from his patented nasally twang down to a low guttural quiver.  And the track may or may not be a metaphor criticizing the smug assholes of this world who believe the fumes emitting off their feces do not stink…although, it might also be commending those who fail to take “no” as an answer.  But that’s for you to decide.

Leave a comment with your take on “Mine Smells Like Honey” if it so strikes you.

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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