R.E.M. New Music Posted on YouTube

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I was so busy moving, I forgot that R.E.M. is playing in Dublin right now, previewing new music for its upcoming album. (And now thanks to A to Z, I have a public forum in which to analyze the music to bore everyone to death. Ha ha.) Here's one video; the same user has the rest of the new tunes. On first listen, it sounds like old-school R.E.M. -- which doesn't surprise me, since the band is working with Jacknife Lee, the man responsible for U2's roots-reaching How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

rocking:

mellower:

the mellowest:

-- Annie Zaleski

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