I'm not going to pretend that I have any R.E.M. album after Up, but I'm also not going to pretend they haven't created some amazing music up to that point. And I'm also not going to pretend that with every release I don't get really excited.
Anyway, enough rambling. They have a new album titled, Accelerate, that will be released on April 1, 2008. It will be their 14th and apparently it will have the "old" R.E.M. sound with the guitars “turned up”. But that to me is not "old" R.E.M. Oh well.