New Adventures in Hi Fi
About This Episode
One last hurrah for the boys as we knew them.
Hot off the Monster tour with some recordings in hand, R.E.M. was ready to make their best album in years. New Adventures in Hi-Fi meanders in all the right ways, keeping you on your toes with new ideas and unconventional choices. "E-bow the Letter" as the lead single? Great. "How the West Was Won and Where it Got Us" as the opening track? Hell yeah.
But it's not all happy... stick around to the end to hear the sad tale of Bill Berry's departure from the band.