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

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New Adventures In Hi-Fi
New Adventures In Hi-Fi by R.E.M. (1996)
Overall rank: 713th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 440 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1996 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (146th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (713th)

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R.E.M. bestography

New Adventures In Hi-Fi is ranked 8th best out of 34 albums by R.E.M. on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by R.E.M. is Automatic For The People which is ranked number 58 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 37,967.

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 440 votes)
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90/100
From rogue
Geez this album was a surprising delight. Them hooks! Them melodies! Just beautiful.
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80/100
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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95/100
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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80/100
Best Tracks: New Leper Test, Undertow, Be Mine, Low Desert
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90/100
From Coconut
A way underrated album. They took a chance as artists and the critics trashed it. Sophisticated production with the usual intelligent lyrics make this record a gem.
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85/100
REM's excellent follow up to monster. New adventures in hi-fi, was recorded during the band's world tour of 1995/96, and features songs recorded live, at soundchecks, and in various recording studios. The album opens deceptively with, how the west was won and where it got us, which probably wouldn't have sounded out of place on their next release, up. It's with the second track, wake up bomb, where the album starts to reveal it's true identity, it's a barnstorming rocker, similar to the sound on, monster. Other tracks along these lines are, undertow, Binky the doormat, and the excellent, so fast, so numb. Through this rock'n'roll haze, are some of REM's loveliest moments. Be mine, is good, but, electrolite, and, new test leper, are superb, arguably the best two songs on the album. Other standouts are the epic, leave, and the stoned drone of e-bow,the letter. There are a few throaways, departure, and, low desert, are hardly essential REM, but they're ok. This would be their last album with drummer Bill Berry, and would never quite be the same band again. Still, a brilliant record, one of their best.
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80/100
From Boxyno1
This can sometimes be very beautiful
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95/100

Underrated genius

Immerse yourself in new adventures in hi-fidelity
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From F1Aaron
Good album by R.E.M. a very underrated album like others has said. It's it a bit of mixture of the rock in Life's Rich Pageant and the mellow sound in Automatic For The People. Electrolite is probably one of their best songs in their history. Unfortunately this is the last album fans will see 4 piece R.E.M. as Bill Berry left in 1997. I love Be Mine and Electrolite, There are so good.The former is probably one of the most underrated REM songs ever!
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90/100
From Eastwood
Very good alternative rock album. Best 10 songs average is 89,2/100 and the album can get very good 90/100. Album is quite even on a high level, no lows, no superhit. Best songs are "How the west...", "New test leper", E-bow the letter", Leave" and "Electrolite" all 90/100. All (!!) other songs good 85/100.
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