Chronic Town (album) by R.E.M.

Chronic Town
Chronic Town by R.E.M. (1982)
Overall rank: 2,977th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 165 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1982 (51st)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (468th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,977th)
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R.E.M. bestography

Chronic Town is ranked 12th best out of 34 albums by R.E.M. on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by R.E.M. is Automatic For The People which is ranked number 56 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 39,242.

R.E.M. album bestography « Higher ranked (2,088th) This album (2,977th) Lower ranked (3,778th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 165 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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80/100
From Brad1770 10/08/2017 08:42
Chronic Town sparkles with Wolves Lower , Gardening At Night and 1,000,000 but peaks with the amazing Carnival Of Sorts . Unfortunately this package is let down by the way too long and dull Stumble. Regardless there was enough in R.E.M’ opening foray in Chronic Town that foretold a very bright future for the band
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From 05/26/2017 19:21
Cool EP. Murmur does sound a lot like this.
10/10
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70/100
From nitomano 12/26/2016 05:07
Highlights: Gardering At Night, Wolves Lower
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95/100
From Lacobra 11/20/2016 21:24
R.E.M.'s best release. The only weak cut is "Stumble". The rest is basically perfect. The songs are energized (even on the sections where things seem to be quiet) to the point where it all sounds psychotic. Stipe's hooks are wonderful and always unpredictable, and Peter Buck's riffs are so good they defined what Jangle Pop would sound like for the next 5+ years. "Carnival of Sorts" might be the band's best song now that I think about it.
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60/100
From IvanKazachkov 09/29/2016 20:17
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From F1Aaron 09/03/2015 11:58
A lovely EP from REM, already producing great songs even before the release of Murmur. All five tracks are magnificent to listen to and provide the basis for REM's early sound. Undoubtedly would be listed to one of the greatest EPs of all time
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From Jimmy Dread 05/03/2015 14:33
For me, this is R.E.M's finest (just shy of half an) hour. The first 4 tracks are all zingers, and whilst Stumble is a little short of high watermark set by what comes before it doesn't detract from what - along with MBV's "Sunny Sundae Smile" and Buzzcocks' "Spiral Scratch" - is one of the top 3 EPs ever.
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From gtroda 09/28/2014 03:07
Best Track: Gardening at Night
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From 06/11/2013 15:31
Possibly the greatest EP ever
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From thatbeatleskid1 06/23/2012 00:04
A stunning debut from a great band. Not their best album, but this five song E.P. really is the quintessential R.E.M. album.
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