Automatic for the People

R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
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Based on 6 reviews
1992 Ratings: #4 / 345
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1992 Ratings: #7
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One of the worst album covers out there
I was late getting into this album and R.E.M in general (for some reason I had them lumped in the same bracket as U2 - a band I still never really bonded with to this day, check my ratings).

The beauty of this album is undeniable, there's something really resonant in the melodies here - a lot of people find it cheesy and that's a shame, another timeless album for me.
I don’t really review albums a lot because I’m not sure if I’m actually good at writing them, but this album is really special to me and I have a lot to say about it.

In 1992, R.E.M. released the album Automatic for the People which at the time was the peak of grunge. While many R.E.M. fans see Murmur as their best album, Automatic for the People has always been my favorite. The album marks a drastic change in sound for the band because they switched to a lush baroque pop ... read more
Someday I’ll find the right words to express what this one is to me
This political driven album is something out of the ordinary. R.E.M. as emblematic as they are, back in 1992 released this project which for many people is considered their best work, and I couldn't agree more. I think I connected to the sound very quickly mostly because this is a band I've heard for many years growing up (My dad's a big fan). Now reading the lyrics while listening I feel complete, there's something about raging your voice to the problems of the world I identify so much. My ... read more
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Track List

  1. Drive
  2. Try Not to Breathe
  3. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
  4. Everybody Hurts
  5. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
  6. Sweetness Follows
  7. Monty Got a Raw Deal
  8. Ignoreland
  9. Star Me Kitten
  10. Man on the Moon
  11. Nightswimming
  12. Find the River
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Added on: November 29, 2012