I didn't get that out of the thread at all, Ethan says: "Something interesting in reading the reviews of Collapse is that most of the reviews have been written before. So I went back and sure enough, people have said the same thing about every REM record it seems..." That doesn't translate to me as "how this is the best reviewed album since Hi-Fi is at best just propaganda and maybe a bit of revisionism." I also don't get the "Fox News" comment. Yes, he tends to disagree with most anyone that has anything negative to say about the new album/videos but it's not as though they're being banned for those comments. He's always had that attitude even before his tenure with WB. Off putting? Yes but "Fox News" worthy? I don't really think so.
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