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Automatic for the People

R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
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Based on 5 reviews
1992 Ratings: #4 / 340
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Based on 343 ratings
1992 Ratings: #8
October 5, 1992 / Release Date
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Warner Bros. / Label
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Doofy
98
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.
100
AFTP is easily one of the best CDs of the `90s.
"Drive" sets the tone for the album. It sounds much like a funeral march. From the first five notes, it's direction is clear: dark, moody, and foreboding... you know then this is no ordinary CD... there are no "shining happy people" here...
AFTP begins by taking the decision to live or die. "Try Not to Breathe" is about deciding to die. It presents the thoughts of an old man who has lived a full life and has decided ... read more
lucacdornelles
90
RANKING THE SONGS:
12. Sweetness Follows
11. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
10. Monty Got a Raw Deal
9. Ignoreland
8. Star Me Kitten
7. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
6. Try Not to Breathe
5. Nightswimming
4. Drive
3. Find the River
2. Man on the Moon
1. Everybody Hurts
tha138
88
A significant moment for a band who dares to open the door of the mortal truth, takes a deep breathe and looks for the eternal beauty that lies beneath.
Ian_Kal
100
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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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