Collapse Into Now (album) by R.E.M.

Collapse Into Now
Collapse Into Now by R.E.M. (2011)
Release date: 2011-03-08
Overall rank: 3,527th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 188 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2011 (93rd)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (619th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,527th)
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R.E.M. bestography

Collapse Into Now is ranked 14th best out of 34 albums by R.E.M. on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by R.E.M. is Automatic For The People which is ranked number 56 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 23,850.

R.E.M. album bestography « Higher ranked (3,447th) This album (3,527th) Lower ranked (3,527th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 75 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 188 votes)
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70/100
From LevLandau 12/21/2018 12:25
Surprisingly good
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90/100
From RoundTheBend 06/11/2016 22:39
I love how this album ends the way it starts... I dunno, it's a super simple idea, but I'll be honest, it gave me chills.

These songs really grew on me to be quality:
Discoverer
Oh My Heart
It Happened Today
Walk It Back
Alligator Aviator...

Nice goodbye. No it's not their magnum opus peak of their career... would you really expect that from anyone after doing this for 30 years? The lyrics for the most part (some were lame) were indeed some very thought provoking.

Still a quality album.
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Rating:  
60/100
From garycottier 04/05/2016 19:48
The final, and probably the most disappointing REM album. Collapse into now, is thought of a record that incorporates all the different sounds and styles that have been attributed to the band over the years. Unfortunately, they give us some of their worst songs of their career, to experience this by. However, the first three tracks are very good. Discoverer, all the best, and uberlin, give you hope that this could be a fine album. Unfortunately, the next track, oh my heart, is awful. This is a problem with all the ballads on this album, every day is yours to win, and walk it back, are extremely average at best. Other tracks are just rehashed versions of old songs. Blue, is ok, but it's certainly inferior compared to, country feedback. The up tempo tracks here, are better than the slowies, but the majority of them are hardly examples of REM at their best. It was probably the right time for them to bow out, they gave it a good shot after Bill Berry left, but they never quite managed to lift themselves to the heights of their previous work. It's not a bad album, but it's arguably this band's worst.
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Rating:  
70/100
From shanelovesyou1111 03/17/2016 09:59
It's almost impossible to not be satisfied with a work by R.E.M. but this album was the closest I got. Blue and Überlin are the two standout tracks but everything else seems like a poor attempt to replicate older material, if you listen carefully you can hear the ghosts of songs from the period of AFTP to Accelerate. Most of these songs are misses rather than hits but R.E.M. are so talented in what they do that even their misses are decent songs, still my least favorite album by the boys.
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Rating:  
80/100
From Boxyno1 01/31/2016 00:34
This is a nice way to end their career, not a great album, but it's good
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50/100
From Kalos 08/29/2014 21:22
In hindsight, Collapse wanted to be a travel in various R.E.M. styles to celebrate a career close to the end.
Result: each song is the draft of its corresponding inspiring old song
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Rating:  
75/100
From Mdemauri 07/08/2014 18:28
A nice way to end their career. After rocking on Accelerate, Collapse Into Now is more acoustic and reflective of their earlier work. Graceful and on their own terms, like their entire career.
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80/100
From Tamthebam 04/06/2014 13:32
As everyone has already mentioned this is not the best REM album but by no means the worst. It was their last studio album and a good send off for a great band. The first half is stronger and the best songs are the first 6 tracks although Walk It Back is also a good song.
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From 02/24/2014 11:50
A really good album, R.E.M. went back to their traditional sound, but with a different approach. I think they could have go on making excellent music for a lot of years, and Peter Buck's solo efforts are showing it.
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Rating:  
60/100
From Bach 11/15/2013 11:51
It's better than "Accelerate" and "Around the Sun", but nothing more.
Best tracks: Uberlin, Oh My Heart.
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