Accelerate (studio album) by R.E.M.

Accelerate by R.E.M.
Year: 2008
Release date: 2008-03-31
Overall rank: 3,492nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 242 votes)
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R.E.M. bestography

Accelerate is ranked 14th best out of 35 albums by R.E.M. on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by R.E.M. is Automatic For The People which is ranked number 52 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,681.

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Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 242 votes)
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50/100
From 12/07/2019 17:17
terrible.sorry.but this is a bad album.should have retired.
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80/100
From 07/09/2018 04:25
A latter day rocker of an album from them. "Living Well Is The Best Revenge" ranks among my favorite R.E.M. songs.
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80/100
From 09/08/2017 08:43
I was a bit disappointed at the time this was released, but I always had very high expectations of this band. I like it more now. The songs are strong, it's consistent and there's plenty of energy. Not quite up to their best: there's nothing I really love on this album. Still good though.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 05/17/2017 21:27
It's sad to see such a great artist pigeon holed. As a life long R.E.M. fan, seeing their stuff on MTV growing up, etc. This is better than Monster in my opinion. I feel it is the right level of pop, edge, and punk rock. I feel it is every bit their sound as any other album. This is why this band is great - they can do quality soundscapes in lots of different directions. I think it is a waste to say, well this isn't AFTP or whatever... of course it isn't. It is Accelerate and I think it's great. I think it has the political side of R.E.M. I like. It has the philosophical side. And yes the darker emotional side is less than in the past, and that's actually what I love about it, it's emotion is a happy energy, kind of like when they first debuted on TV with David Letterman and Radio Free Europe. idk... that's my take - sad to see good work like this considered low par.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 05/24/2016 15:23
A rocking and exciting album. Interesting how they managed to still rock out at that point into their career. Living Well, Supernatural, Until the Day is Done, Mr. Richards, and Man-Sized Wreath are my favorites
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Rating:  
70/100
From 04/05/2016 20:02
REM go back to their rock roots with a short, fiery punk album. It's quite enjoyable, but it's still obvious listening to the record, that it's a bunch of middle-aged millionaires trying to recapture their youth, and maybe some credibility. It starts of well with, living well is the best revenge. After the sonics of their last three albums, it's good to hear the band rocking again. Man sized wreath, is ok, and, supernatural superserious, is fine, but it's not classic REM. The best song on here is, Mr. Richards, with, horse to water, also good. Until the day is done, is a good track, but again it's just not how it used to be. It ends with the silly fun of, I'm gonna DJ, which is enjoyable enough. And that's it, just after the half hour mark, the record ends. It's definitely one of the better later REM albums, but it's nowhere near their best, but at least it has an energy about it.
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From 01/30/2016 23:51
After four slower paced albums, this one is full throttle, and is really quite good, but far off from the glory days
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Rating:  
90/100
From 01/29/2016 06:58

I am afraid I am not a REM purist - Bill Berry leaving the band was not the end of REM's greatness for me....... And this album shows why

It is one of the most up beat and energetic rem offerings since .... Well, ever

There isn't really a standout track or tracks on it , and that's because all of them are fantastic rock songs

Understated to say the least
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From 09/24/2015 11:08
R.E.M.'s great comeback. Accelerate is generally underrated, but it's probably the best album since Automatic for the People. It's everything that the post-Berry albums were missing: energy, rougher guitar work, true rock, with R.E.M.'s signature always present.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 03/26/2015 19:58
Just when I thougth they were running out of steam they put out this youthful, energetic album full of catchy rock songs.
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