Legend has it that when Elvis Costello received the first R.E.M. cassette he walked around flipping it over and over in his Walkman (remember those?) listening to it continuously for days. Years later when asked what he thought of R.E.M.'s massive success he wryly replied, "I liked them better when you couldn't understand the words." But then again, this is the man who once said, "Writing about music is as intelligent as dancing about architecture."
And I almost collapsed into my steering wheel, barely managing to pull off to the side of the road because I couldn't hold back the tears, making it unsafe to drive.