New Adventures in Hi-Fi

Warner Bros.
Release date
17 May 2005
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us 4:31 58,893
2 The Wake Up Bomb 5:08 7,622
3 New Test Leper 5:26 60,566
4 Undertow 5:09 48,808
5 E-bow the Letter 5:23 182,661
6 Leave 7:17 61,551
7 Departure 3:29 48,673
8 Bittersweet Me 4:06 59,606
9 Be Mine 5:33 51,630
10 Binky The Doormat 5:01 44,926
11 Zither 2:33 43,899
12 So Fast, So Numb 4:12 51,584
13 Low Desert ( LP Version ) 3:32 1,936
14 Electrolite 4:05 217,672

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  • numb3r13

    Most underrated R.E.M. album [4]

    19 Apr 10:07pm Reply
  • viniciusazevedo

    Most underrated R.E.M. album [3]. It 1 hour+ but you just follow it along.

    26 Jul 2014 Reply
  • flash_flem

    Most underrated R.E.M. album [2] One of their best three albums

    27 Jun 2014 Reply
  • AFtorum

    I must have been 9 or something when this came out. I remember. I didn't really like it, though.

    25 May 2014 Reply
  • sophiewilder

    I think the problem this album's reputation has had is the lead track and first single, How the West was Won and Where It Got Us isn't one of their best. E-Bow The Letter, although a good song, was a poor choice for an opening single, too sombre and moody, and naturally it dropped out of the charts like a stone. Ever since then we've been having to explain that no, it's actually a really good album :(

    23 Feb 2014 Reply
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  • xelene_x

    I really like this album. It wears experimentation on its sleeve and has no problem following it where it might lead.

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • heaventree22

    disagree... this album has a few amazing songs, but the rest of it feels like ideas gone stale... the strangeness of 'Up' is way more fresh.

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • aux1980

    One of my favorite albums. This album had a huge impact on my musical tastes. Thank you R.E.M.

    29 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Degina

    One of the best albums they ever made.

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • asmackofham

    The album cover is perfect. This music sounds like movement.

    26 Jul 2012 Reply
  • pressuredrop

    I bought this in 1997 or '98. Didn't care too much for it. I realized in 2012 that it's their best album, and "Leave" and "Electrolite" are two of the best songs R.E.M. ever wrote.

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • miissweet

    the best album.

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • svenjolly

    The last great one they did, but I hesitate in ranking it with their very best. Whenever it gets remastered they should give the tracks recorded live better clarity and it'll really be killer. There's some interesting instrumentation that's completely hidden from the ears unless you really beef up your equalizer treble.

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • zapiekanki

    In many ways this album prefigured 'Up' some electronica sounds that were used in 'New Test leper' for example, later reappeared in Up songs like Walk Unafraid, Sad Professor... Critics have described this album as 'transitional' and I agree, for it marks a shift in sounds from organic (i.e. Automatic) to synthetic (i.e. Reveal) albums

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • brianwelsch

    Who rates this album poorly? Overlooked and underrated aren't the same thing.

    5 Jan 2011 Reply
  • gogo_sab

    One of their best (if not the best) that's for sure. So Fast, So Numb, Leave and How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us are simply amazing. Pure gold. This album has that specific sound that makes me love it much more than every other R.E.M. album (although I love them all except Around The Sun).

    5 Nov 2010 Reply
  • tulio_hm

    I love this album. It made me go waaay beyond Losing my Religion...

    20 Sep 2010 Reply
  • splattermania

    It's under-rated because it's just always discarded for the popular 'Automatic for the People' and 'Out of Time' albums (look at their listener numbers). Also my favourite R.E.M. album.

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Crustclock

    look at the number of listeners. stop calling it underrated

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
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