What's left to say about a band that has had a storied 30-year career? Well, how about something as simple as this: R.E.M. has made their best album in 20 years. It's not a stretch. Collapse Into Now is R.E.M. at their finest, a collection of balls-out rockers, quiet melancholy moments and mid-tempo strummers that bassist Mike Mills calls 'our best record since Out of Time.'
For Collapse Into Now, R.E.M. re-teamed with Grammy Award-winning producer Jacknife Lee. Recorded over a stretch of 12 weeks at studios in New Orleans, Nashville and Berlin, Collapse Into Now also features very special guests: Patti Smith, guitarist Lenny Kaye, Peaches, Eddie Vedder and The Hidden Cameras frontman, Joel Gibb.