New Adventures In Hi-Fi (25th...


Cat No: 7226397

25th-anniversary edition of R.E.M.s tenth studio album, New Adventures in Hi-Fi. First released in 1996, the album was R.E.M.s last studio recording with founding member Bill Berry who left amicably the following year. As the bands fifth collaboration with long-time producer Scott Litt (GreenOut of TimeAutomatic for the People and Monster), the album experiments with new sonic textures, filled with cinematic imagery, dissonant notes and haunting effects. The platinum-selling title includes the singles Electrolite, E-Bow the Letter (featuring Patti Smith) and Bittersweet Me, and represents R.E.M.s longest studio release with a total run time of 65 minutes. New Adventures in Hi-Fi grew to cult status years after its release, with several press retrospectives”and band members themselves”ranking it among the top albums in R.E.M.s recorded catalogue.

The sequence of songs and the range of emotions on New Adventures convey a narrative that has all the dynamics and contradictions of life itself.

  • Rolling Stone

¦in its multifaceted sprawl, they wound up with one of their best records of the 90s.

  • AllMusic

¦a document of a band at one peak of their powers, summarizing many of the things they did well while also gesturing at previously unexplored places¦ Its an album about movement in ways physical and abstract, spiritual and chronological. Those are the albums you take with you, the ones that will continue to reveal something new for years to come.

  • Stereogum

NAIHF is like leaving a Polaroid in an abandoned darkroom slowly it reveals its secrets and imagery, but never at once, and never completely¦ NAIHF demonstrates the high watermark of both the bands songwriting skills and their restless creative spirits.

  • Louder Than War


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