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

Chronic Town by R.E.M.
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 2,628th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 219 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1982 (47th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (407th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,628th)
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R.E.M. bestography

Chronic Town is ranked 12th best out of 35 albums by R.E.M. on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by R.E.M. is Automatic For The People which is ranked number 49 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 20,373.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 219 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.5/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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From 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” setting the scene for one of the great bands of our times
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From 05/26/2017 19:21
Cool EP. Murmur does sound a lot like this.
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From 12/26/2016 05:07
Highlights: Gardering At Night, Wolves Lower
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From 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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From 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 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 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 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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