R.E.M. Score! My excellent sister (who’s in the process of setting up her own website) jumped on Napster for me and managed to find both of the new songs R.E.M. performed in Rio! They’re called “She Just Wants to Be” and “The Lifting”. I like them both… They sound more New Adventures than Up to me. Lots of guitar and slightly more conventional song structure. If you liked what the band did for Man on the Moon, I think this sounds like the natural progression from that. (There’s clearly a real drummer playing along. I wonder who they drafted for that?)

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