Out of Time
About This Episode
It took seven albums and 11 years, but R.E.M. finally got their breakthrough in 1991 with Out of Time. The overall album heads in the same direction as Green, but goes even further into mandolin weirdness. Freed from the constraints of touring, Peter, Mike, Bill, and Michael had every opportunity to make exactly the album they wanted... but the result is oddly inconsistent.
This episode features a brief appearance by Brayton Cameron of Teenage Dirtbags to discuss "Radio Song".