On the day of R.E.M.'s break up I think it only fair to post my favourite song from my favourite album of theirs - in fact it's one of my favourite albums of all time. I bought it when I was quite young because it was on the cheap and I knew that R.E.M. gave us 'Everybody Hurts' - the first song I learned on the guitar. Hope wasn't what I expected, it wasn't how I imagined it would sound like, but great art converts us; it pushes back our horizons of expectation and opens up appreciations that were never there - in this case, my appreciation for repetitive electro-pop and references to alligators.