An impressive 17 years in the making, ‘Bad Day’ proves that REM can still cut it in the world of brilliant pop singles.
Admittedly, it steals much from ‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It…’ but that’s not exactly a bad thing, is it? Plus, anything that makes you want to dance elbows-in-the-air ala Stipey (which it does to me) gets our vote.
While the albums might have taken a drop in quality, songs like this, ‘The Great Beyond’ and even ‘Imitation Of Life’ prove that the boys from Athens, GA are still king of the 7”, but it’d be nice to occasionally see a bit more of the dark stuff.
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