Added the new REM cd, In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 (Special Edition) to my collection yesterday. I decided to go with the 2 disc set with the rarities and B-sides CD. It was just something I had to have. So far it's excellent. It's a pretty definitive collection of some of their best songs. I would have added a few others, but at 76 minutes on the main CD, it's already got plenty to listen to. If you're an REM fan, I heartily recommend getting the Special Edition, mostly for the 2nd CD. Chances are you've already got most of the CDs that the music on the 1st CD comes from.
I was also tempted to add the new Tragically Hip CD, but I decided I ought to save it for another day. Besides, $19 seemed a little much to pay for a CD.
Sadly, my wife is none too fond of REM for some reason, so I'm relegated to listening to their music at work, in my car or when she's not home. She says I'm lucky she didn't know that I was an REM fan when we first met, otherwise she might not have looked upon me with as much favour. I guess some things are just better left in the closet.