Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage (1982-2011) (2011) Now that R.E.M. have split, it's the end of the world as we know it — but, apparently, not the end of repackaging their work.… 2011-11-15 R.E.M. Rock Warner Bros.
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Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage (1982-2011) (2011)

RAPID EAR MOVEMENT Fresh off their break-up, the band turns in a best-of live double disc with three new songs that show they had still…
RAPID EAR MOVEMENT Fresh off their break-up, the band turns in a best-of live double disc with three new songs that show they had still some hits left
EW's GRADE
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Details Release Date: Nov 15, 2011; Lead Performance: R.E.M.; Genre: Rock; Production: Warner Bros.

Now that R.E.M. have split, it's the end of the world as we know it — but, apparently, not the end of repackaging their work. Fans will already own the hits on the two-disc set Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage (1982-2011), a ''best of'' from the I.R.S. and Warner Bros. years. Still, 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. Sad. B

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Originally posted Nov 09, 2011 Published in issue #1181 Nov 18, 2011 Order article reprints