“Meet the Beat (Live at the Olympia in Dublin)” (Video)

    Even if R.E.M.’s upcoming live CD/DVD set Live At the Olympia in Dublin features too many new songs, it’s still probably worth a buy at 39 songs. Judging by this video of R.E.M. performing “Meet the Beat,” off 2008’s Accelerate, you can expect a clean live sound, high quality video, and a dash of self-aggrandizement (but not too much). Either way, R.E.M. has generally mopped the floor with ’80s rival U2 in their recent live sets. Now R.E.M.’s just doing it on U2’s home turf.



    [Snob’s Music]