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Around the Sun


Download links and information about Around the Sun by R. E. M.. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 55:16 minutes.

Artist: R. E. M.
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 55:16
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No. Title Length
1. Leaving New York 4:49
2. Electron Blue 4:12
3. The Outsiders (feat. Q-Tip) 4:14
4. Make It All Okay 3:44
5. Final Straw 4:07
6. I Wanted To Be Wrong 4:35
7. Wanderlust 3:03
8. Boy In the Well 5:22
9. Aftermath 3:55
10. High Speed Train 5:02
11. The Worst Joke Ever 3:38
12. The Ascent of Man 4:07
13. Around the Sun 4:28



Since the careening, ragged Reckoning followed the hazy, dreamlike Murmur, each R.E.M. album had an element of a surprise, offering something different than what came before. That's not the case with Around the Sun, which refines and polishes the blueprint of Reveal. This is as slow and ballad-heavy as Automatic for the People, but where that album was filled with raw emotion and detours, Around the Sun is tasteful and streamlined. With their layered, low-key production, R.E.M. seem hell-bent on leaving behind anything that could be construed as their signature sound, so keyboards and drum machines are pushed to the front as Buck's guitar strums instead of jangles and Mills' background vocals are buried in the mix under Stipe's double-tracked harmonies.