Part Lies Part Heart Part Truth Part Garbage: 1982-2011 Image
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  • Band members: Bill Berry, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Peter Buck
  • Summary: The two-disc compilation release for the alternative rock band led by Michael Stipe collects not only the hit singles from its time on Warner Brothers Records but also from its first label, I.R.S. records, and includes three new songs.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Dec 12, 2011
    100
    Pageant has aged well, with the bonus disc of Athens Demos confirming that much of the album's brilliance is down to band and producer making the most of slum resources.[Aug. 2011, p. 113]
  2. Nov 15, 2011
    94
    Part Lies makes a good case that their later period has value too, and that the group had raised the bar so high for themselves that merely being very good could be interpreted as a failure.
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    90
    Every song a casual fan would know is here.
  4. 80
    Beautifully-balanced and well-paced.
  5. Nov 30, 2011
    80
    This is a portrait of maturation, a chronicle of growth with arguably few missteps.
  6. 75
    There are three new songs, finished after this year's Collapse Into Now, and folky highlight ''We All Go Back to Where We Belong'' suggests that ­Athens' finest had more sweet jangle left in 'em.
  7. Nov 16, 2011
    50
    Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage fails by making the obvious choice at every turn.

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  1. Aug 30, 2012
    10
    As R.E.M. fan I can't avoid givin' Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage (10 also for the title!) a 10/10.
    There are all the best
    songs of their incredible career and two of the three new songs are very good. I love We All Go Back To Where We Belong, the last single. I would have put Harborcoat from Reckoning and Cuyahoga from Lifes Rich Pageant. Maybe Be Mine and Mine Smell Like Honey would have been good, too, but that's only my personal opinion.
    Good Bye R.E.M.!
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