Automatic For The People
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- Try Not To Breathe
- The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
- Everybody Hurts
- New Orleans Instrumental No.1
- Sweetness Follows
- Monty Got A Raw Deal
- Star Me Kitten
- Man On The Moon
- Find The River
Genre: American Rock with a touch of Alternative.
Produced By: Scott Litt & R.E.M.
Record Label: Warner
Album Is So Great:
This is R.E.M.'s best album ever. There is no doubt in my mind about this, and
even though their 1996 effort "New Adventures In Hi-Fi" was up there as well, it
never came close to overtaking the top spot. It's mostly the newer R.E.M. that I like.
This means part of "Out Of Time" and on, but they have done great stuff in the
past. It's just more uneven. Songs like "Shiny Happy People" annoy the shit out
of me and I'm definitely more to R.E.M. in their more depressed moods. There we have it
again - me and my preference for the more sentimental and melancholic stuff. But in the
case of R.E.M., it definitely holds true. Take "Everybody Hurts", "Man On
The Moon" and "Find The River" and compare them to "Shiny Happy
People" and Yes (!) - I can see you agreeing with me out there in front of your
screen. Long live melancholy!!
Overall Rating (on a scale from 1 to 10):10
Like This Artist, Check Out:
Better Than Ezra, Grant Lee
Buffalo, Live, Toad The Wet
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