“’New Adventures’ has been historically my favorite R.E.M. album, and it hasn’t been bumped out of [my] No. 1 spot, but it’s been joined with “Reveal,” which is the album that we put out two after New Adventures.
I mean, it’s a bit selfish, but [with] my contribution to what we were doing, I had reached a real peak, I think, lyrically and thematically. I’m really proud of the songwriting. I’ve never once thought of myself as a poet, but there’s some actual poetry within some of the lyric writing that I did for those two albums.”
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