Reveal

R.E.M. - Reveal
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2001 Ratings: #134 / 173
User Score
Based on 48 ratings
2001 Ratings: #90
May 15, 2001 / Release Date
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Warner Bros. / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Rolling Stone

The Eno-style keyboard textures have more room to breathe amid the largely acoustic guitars, with the arcane sound effects intricately woven into the songs.

75
Entertainment Weekly

Like ”Up,” much of ”Reveal” is haunted by an ennui that’s curious for a band that made their name by talking about the passion.

70
NME
'Reveal' is the slippers, fire and photo album - but this doesn't mean REM have resigned themselves to the placid lethargy of age. It just means that they've found a place to sit back and take stock after a long, colourful journey.
70
Spin

Vaguely psychedelic, filled with hazy shades of woo or whatever, much of Reveal moves with the graceful drag of 1985's Fables of the Reconstruction, yet with more ebb and flux.

50
Pitchfork

What makes Reveal so disappointing is that the additions to the classic R.E.M. sound are all merely superficial. The increased reliance on burbling, jittering synthesizers actually makes the album a less engaging listen, turning many of its songs into messy sonic muddles.

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Track List

  1. The Lifting
  2. I've Been High
  3. All the Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)
  4. She Just Wants To Be
  5. Disappear
  6. Saturn Return
  7. Beat a Drum
  8. Imitation of Life
  9. Summer Turns To High
  10. Chorus and the Ring
  11. I'll Take the Rain
  12. Beachball
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