CD REVIEW! R.E.M. - Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011

It's always hard to be happy with any band's Greatest Hits/Best Of collection, especially if the band called it quits after decades in the music industry, like R.E.M. has been. With that said, it's safe to say that rockers R.E.M. give fans a pleasant and decent farewell CD with Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011. The double disc is more of a guide to first-time listeners than a collection for long time fans. The first disc offers long forgotten R.E.M gems like Gardening Night, Radio Free Europe and Talk About Passion. It also includes our favourites Finest Worksong, It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine), The One I Life, Stand and Shiny Happy People. Oh yes, and don't forget about their mega hit Losing My Religion! Disc two showcases hits like Everybody Hurts, Man On The Moon, Leaving New York and Imitation For Life. It's a sad goodbye to the band, but a nice must-have disc for your collection.