R.E.M. - Around the Sun
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R.E.M. - Around the SunIt’s no surprise that R.E.M.’s 13th album is also its most political. Joining Springsteen on the Vote for Change tour, the veteran rockers are clearly anti-Bush. “We wanted to say something about our displeasure with the invasion of Iraq,” said bassist Mike Mills. Added singer-lyricist Michael Stipe: “"I feel very betrayed because I think, for a moment, the entire world understood and stood beside us in our shock—and then our leaders blew it.” Potent songs range from the angry “Final Straw” to the hopeful title track.



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