NOT AN OXYMORON: Can modern music be high-end?

Paul McGowan: If our definition of high-end is lifted from The Absolute Sound Magazine’s tenet: “the sound of unamplified instruments and/or voices as heard in a natural, acoustic performance space” then does it make sense that modern electronic or multitracked music can ever be considered high-end? I believe it can, but not before broadening our definition. […]

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R.E.M. Stand (Live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrpwYhDxfsc A few viewer thoughts: Would it be Michael Stipe if he stood still? Has Stipe borrowed the suite David Byrne wore in the concert Stop Making Sense? This is the song by REM that I sing in the shower. I love Michael Stype and all his music. Thank you.  

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