R.E.M. - Around the Sun (2004) (DVD-A)
ISO | MLP 24bit-96kHz 5.1; MLP 24bit-88.2kHz 2.0; DD 5.1; DTS 5.1 | 7300MB
Warner Bros | 2005 | watermarked | HQ covers
Ten years after the commercial zenith of Monster and seven years after the departure of linchpin Bill Berry, R.E.M. have never seemed as directionless as they do on their 13th album, Around the Sun. To a certain extent, R.E.M. have seemed unsure ever since Monster – sporadically brilliant as it is, New Adventures in Hi-Fi was an effort to clear the decks and redefine the band in the wake of its breakthrough to superstar status. It pointed in a few directions the group could follow, but Berry left the band before they could follow those paths, leaving Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe at a bit of a loss on what to do next.