R.E.M. – Accelerate (New Vinyl)

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New sealed copy. 2023 reissue on 180 gram vinyl. Lacquer cut at Cohearant Audio. Pressed at Record Technology Incorporated.

Accelerate is the 14th studio album by American alternative rock band R.E.M., released on March 31, 2008, in Europe, and on April 1 in North America. Produced with Jacknife Lee, Accelerate was intended as a departure from the 2004 album Around the Sun. R.E.M. previewed most of the album's tracks during a five-night residency at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, and recorded the album in a nine-week schedule.

The album was heralded as a return to form for the band, receiving a warm reception from music critics and achieving a 79/100 rating on Metacritic. Reviewers often complimented the aggressive, purposeful sound of the songs, with Q magazine critic Keith Cameron stating that "Accelerate is the sound of a band having enjoyed a good word with themselves—and us." It was their last album to be accompanied by a tour, as the band had decided against touring for their next (and final) album Collapse into Now before disbanding.


A1 Living Well is the Best Revenge
A2 Man-Sized Wreath
A3 Supernatural Superserious
A4 Hollow Man
A5 Houston
A6 Accelerate
B1 Until The Day Is Done
B2 Mr. Richards
B3 Sing For the Submarine
B4 Horse To Water
B5 I'm Gonna DJ

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