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- Posted on Jan 14th 2011 3:00PM by Andrew Kerr
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In the past the guitarist may have been reluctant to talk up the band's new material but in the case of 'Collapse Into Now' he feels altogether upbeat about what will be R.E.M.'s 15th studio album.
Speaking to the NME, Buck said, "I've always tended to not say it's the greatest record we've ever done because that's what everyone does and it's usually bull----. But this feels like every song all the way through is great."
He continued, "I hate to say that, but that's just the feeling. It's got some beautiful, heartbreaking things and well as some really noisy rock and everything in between. It sounds really classic."
As previously reported by Spinner, the new record -- described by bassist Mike Mills as "more expansive" than predecessor 'Accelerate' -- features guest appearances from Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith and Peaches.
'Collapse Into Now' is released on March 7.