Holy macaronies... The R.E.M boys must have been eating some cornflakes containing electric rockin´ guitars and attitude when they recorded this new album cause I havent heard the band this "hard" and vital for a very long time. And I am damn happy about it. This is a very fresh and good album. Eleven kick in the ass songs that I wanna see live today. For me - this is easily the best album since 1992 when their classic "Automatic For The People". I´m even thinking if this album is even better. At least if you ask me who is one of these guys who like R.E.M when they´re not that pretentious as they can be on some albums.