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

New Adventures In Hi-Fi
New Adventures In Hi-Fi by R.E.M.
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 858th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 479 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1996 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (164th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (858th)
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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 59 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 23,923.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 479 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 76.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 76.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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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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Rating:  
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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80/100
From 08/24/2016 03:37
Best Tracks: New Leper Test, Undertow, Be Mine, Low Desert
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90/100
From 05/02/2016 10:19
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
From 04/06/2016 14:51
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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75/100
From 01/29/2016 21:33
This can sometimes be very beautiful
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95/100
From 01/28/2016 22:03

Underrated genius

Immerse yourself in new adventures in hi-fidelity
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