What’s fun about R.E.M.’s new album Accelerate is that there are little bits from a lot of their previous albums — here’s a dash of Murmur, there’s a bit of Lifes Rich Pageant,, the base on this other one is between Automatic for the People and Monster … but it blends them all and adds the seasoning that comes with almost thirty years together as a group. I’m only about half-way through listening to it (maybe my commute needs to be longer?), but I’m having a lot of fun listening to it.
(P.S. Forget that I said my commute should be longer.)