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New Adventures in Hi Fi
Rem
New Adventures in Hi Fi
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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After putting Athens, GA, on the musical map in the early '80s, R.E.M. went on to become one of the world's biggest bands. Fusing folk, garage rock, pop sensibilities, and insightful lyrics delivered with Michael Stipe's i...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Rem
Title: New Adventures in Hi Fi
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 27
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 9/10/1996
Release Date: 9/10/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093624632023

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After putting Athens, GA, on the musical map in the early '80s, R.E.M. went on to become one of the world's biggest bands. Fusing folk, garage rock, pop sensibilities, and insightful lyrics delivered with Michael Stipe's inimitable lead vocals, these alt-rock forefathers built a massive indie following, and in 1988 unleashed their major-label debut, Warner Bros.' Green. This roots rock tour de force was followed in '91 by the Grammy-winning #1 blockbuster Out of Time, which led to an ongoing stream of masterpieces. These two classics, along with five more albums from R.E.M.'s extraordinary catalog-plus their retrospective Best Of-now each feature a Bonus DVD with Surround Sound audio and video extras.

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B. Jason O. (panicBoy) from MANCHESTER, NH
Reviewed on 4/20/2007...
In my opinion, REM's last, but valiant gasp. A really solid record, and probably the last of this caliber we'll see from Stipe & Co.
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Incandescent
Rockinghorse Winner | Reseda, CA United States | 12/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"REM reached into the progrock toolbox, upped their ambitions, embraced rock glory, and created this anthemic masterpiece. It's weird to think how awesome this band was a short 10 years ago. Don't miss it."
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Morten Vindberg | Denmark | 12/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Like its predecessor "New Adventures in Hi-Fi" is generally raw album with a lot of distorted guitars. It's fine to change approach from time to time, though in the case of R.E:M. I must admit I prefer their softer side.

The album starts off fine with one of the album's finest tracks "How the West was Won " - it took a few listens for me to realize that this was actually a great song, and my first impression of the album as a whole was really qúite disappointing. But as if usually goes with R.E.M.'s music , it grows on you.

The album is less melodic than most of their albums, and it was not until the closing track "Electrolite" that I first found the qualities that I usually like in R.E.M.

Fortunately other songs like the waltzy "New Test Leper", the Dylan inspired "E-Bow the Letter", the rocking "Departure" and the droning and distorted "Be Mine" soon began to stand out and became favourites on the album.

A good album but not a favourite in R.E.M. context"