Review: R.E.M. – Losing My Religion (Rock)

This review covers the alternative rock track R.E.M. – Losing My Religion.

This track was released in 1991 on the album Out of Time.

The strength many people will likely point out is the lyrics. While the lyrics weren’t bad, it was the vocals don’t really do much justice to them. The lyrics convey such emotion about losing something important, yet the vocals make it sound like something more unimportant was lost like sun tan lotion or a chocolate bar. Not a lot of emotion behind the vocals if you ask me.

This track does go for the acoustic sound. Unfortunately, this is one of those tracks where the guitars end up not adding too much musically to the track other than giving the overall atmosphere a fuller sound. The occasional high note they hit was the only real variety in the sound I heard.

In terms of trying to come up with something that really stands out, I end up drawing a blank. What few strengths can be found is offset by the blandness of another feature. The only good thing about this track was that there was nothing really terrible about the track.

As a result of very average, well, everything, I can’t say I really recommend this one. The lyrics may be a strength for some, but the vocals end up sucking the life out of them, leaving an emotionless pulp behind. There was nothing truly terrible about the track, but there was also nothing great about the track either. A very average track.


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