New Adventures In Hi-Fi (studio album) by R.E.M.

New Adventures In Hi-Fi by R.E.M.
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 896th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 537 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1996 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (172nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (896th)
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R.E.M. bestography

New Adventures In Hi-Fi is ranked 9th 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 53 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,916.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 537 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.9/100, a mean average of 75.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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Rating:  
80/100
From 05/09/2022 07:27
Best and most consistent REM
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40/100
From 02/12/2022 20:14
Like the first half, but the second half (from Binky the Doormat on, with the exception of Electrolite) is a bit weak. E-Bow the Letter is my favourite REM song. Other highlights are How The West Was Won and New Test Leper.
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100/100
From 01/11/2022 19:18
R.E.M.'s best album. It wows me track after track with every listen. Many will prefer Murmur, Documentary or Automatic for the People, but I think this album is the best version of R.E.M.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 11/03/2021 14:57
Just bought the reissue on LP. This is a true masterpiece that was completely out of place in 1996 alternative music. I feel like 25 years later it is finally breathing in the space it was meant to occupy.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 07/18/2020 21:57
I was around 11/12 years old the first time i heard this album. When it got to Leave, i couldn't believe how amazing it was... It's a miracle this song exists.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 02/01/2020 15:38
Over the years i have begun to like R.E.M more and more, and this album does not disappoint .From the moment i started listening to it i was hook. Not a bad track on it.
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85/100
From 08/02/2019 18:16
Really under-rated album. Some similarities to Monster in that the distortion and fuzz are present on several tracks but there is a softening to the edges more reminiscent to late 80's R.E.M. A top notch album deserving a higher placing in the charts
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90/100
From 05/25/2018 17:32
Geez this album was a surprising delight. Them hooks! Them melodies! Just beautiful.
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80/100
From 03/04/2018 02:04
A really great album, there is nothing that really stands out, and all songs are pretty consistent. But clocking in at 65:33, REM doesn't pull out enough tricks to keep me satisfied all the way through, and the album does drone on at some parts, but the will come bouncing back.
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100/100
From 02/05/2017 22:07
Follow up to the magnificent Monster this is R.E.M. at their best minimum fuss just straight forward rock music with touches of Automatic/monster/Life's Rich Pageant scattered around. Recorded after the Monster tour and written on the road it has a loose live feeling and all the tracks add up to make the whole album a tight sounding piece. Standout tracks E-bow the Letter, New Test Leper, Leave, Binky the Doormat & Electrolite. The remainder of the album is also good.
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