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Apr 5, 2012After the disappointing Around the Sun, R.E.M's poorest record to date, there was some real pressure on them to deliver with their follow-up. Thankfully, for the most part, they did. Accelerate is rockier, less produced and more passionate than their previous couple of efforts. Written in a live environment (see their Live at the Olympia record - their Dublin residency while "rehearsing" for the Accelerate recording sessions), you can feel and hear a rediscovered urgency in the songs. It's not quite up with their best - there are probably 2 tracks that don't really cut it, but this is R.E.M and overall it's a really strong record… Expand
Aug 30, 2012R.E.M. are back more powerful than ever! Finally they have returned to a rock sound, and it's great.
Livin Well Is The Best Revenge is the symbol of their rescue, probably the hardest song they have ever made, but the masterpiece is Supernatural Superserious. That's one of their greatest song and I love it.
Michael Godlike Genius!