On Diffuser: 32 Years Ago — R.E.M. Help Kickstart Alt-Country With Their Second Album, ‘Reckoning’

r-e-m-reckoningThe recent outpouring of emotion for Merle Haggard from the rock community is both heartwarming and strange. Not so long ago no self-respecting cool kid would admit to liking Hag.

That’s changed, thank goodness. With the rise of alt-country, we’re free to admit to liking whatever the heck we like, but that’s not a new phenomenon. Our pals in R.E.M. planted those seeds over three decades ago on Reckoning. Read all about it on Diffuser.

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