Just in case any R.E.M. fans out there missed it, last week Spin posted the first review I’ve seen of the group’s new album, “Accelerate.” The reviewer gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, which is 1/2 of a star away from “classic.” Somehow, I doubt the album actually is going to be that good, but I’ll have to wait until the April 1 release date to find out for myself. I absolutely loathed R.E.M.’s last album, “Around the Sun,” but maybe the band is due for a comeback.
You can read Spin’s review of “Accelerate” here.
Check out the video for the album’s first single, “Supernatural Superserious,” below.
What do you think of R.E.M.’s new (old) revved-up sound?