REVIEW : Arthur Buck - Feel Me Don'T You

Starting off the week, we have Arthur Buck‘s eponymous album. It would be dismissive to describe this album as REM without Michael Stipe on vocals. True, Peter Buck’s guitar arrangements hearken back to REM’s glory days. But I ask you, is that a bad thing? Hell no! The man helped shaped the band who shaped a generation with socially conscious indie rock. 

Now add singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and things start to get weird… in a good way. The album is spiritually and lyrically present. It references our current political climate, our over-reliance on technology, and the rise of the social media shadow warrior. The musical arrangements don’t just tip the hat to older REM. They deftly wind their way through multiple genres as well as pay homage to artists like The Beatles, David Bowie, and Talking Heads. This one will grow on you.

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