Individual songs are also accessible. We recommend the rousing “It Happened Today,” which ably stacks up against the best of their classic 1992 disc Automatic for the People.
Collapse Into Now includes guest appearances from Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, and Peaches. R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will perform with Smith, the Flaming Lips, and many other artists tonight at the the Tibet House benefit at Carnegie Hall.