Warner Bros. publish R.E.M.’s fourteenth album : ‘Accelerate’ (2008)

R.E.M.’s ‘Accelerate’ is their fourteenth studio album co-produced with Jacknife Lee and released on April 1, 2008 by Warner Bros.

Track Listing : 1.Living Well Is The Best Revenge (Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 03:11 . 2.Man-Sized Wreath (Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 02:32 . 3.Supernatural Superserious (Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 03:23 . 4.Hollow Man (Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 02:39 . 5.Houston (Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 02:05 . 6.Accelerate (Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 03:33 . 7.Until The Day Is Done (Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 04:08 . 8.Mr. Richards (Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 03:46 . 9.Sing For The Submarine (Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 04:50 . 10.Horse To Water (Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 02:18 . 11.I’M Gonna Dj (Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 02:07

Chris Bilheimer

Musicians : R.E.M. – Band . Michael Stipe – Vocals . Peter Buck – Guitars . Mike Mills – Guitar (Bass), Vocals . Owen Lewis – Concert Master . Scott Mccaughey – Musician . Jarrod Nestibo – Concert Master . Bill Rieflin – Musician

Vincent Moon

Production : Produced By Jacknife Lee, R.E.M. Sam Bell – Engineer, Mixing . Dani Castelar – Assistant Engineer . John C.F. Davis – Mastering . Tom Mcfall – Engineer . Rob Stefanson – Assistant Engineer . Simon Wall – Assistant Engineer

Package : Chris Bilheimer asterisques RVM – Artwork

Recorded In 2007 At Armoury Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Grouse Lodge Studios, County Westmeath, Ireland; Seney-Stonewall Chapel, Athens, Georgia, United States; Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland; Mike Mills’ Home In Athens, Georgia.

Released On March 31, 2008 (In Europe) & April 1, 2008 (In North America) By Warner Bros..

Video Director(s) : Vincent Moon asterisques RVM for “Supernatural Superserious” and “Until the Day Is Done”


Accelerate ultimately isn’t so much a back-to-basics move as a redefinition of what “basic” even means to an arena rock band. Accelerate‘s broad strokes, big riffs, and beefy production are admirable, as is the disc’s concision, but its success is still more as a step forward than a slam dunk. […]

Rolling Stone
Stipe has not sounded this viscerally engaged inhis singing and poetically lethal in his writing since the twilight ofthe Reagan administration. But he is not merely protesting the mess ofthe nation. […]

The Guardian
But it ends with a beautiful line, which may explain why REM have continued long after most observers assumed they had passed their sell-by: “Music will provide the light you can’t resist.” […]


R.E.M.’s ‘Accelerate’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


Comments are closed.