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Document (album) by R.E.M. 

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Document
Document by R.E.M. (1987)
Overall rank: 378th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 652 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1987 (6th)
Top 50 albums of the 1980s (49th)
Top 500 albums of all time (378th)

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R.E.M NO 5 DOCUMENT 180 GRM LTD AUDIOPHILE VINYL LP
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R.E.M. No. 5 Document Audio Cassette Recorded 1987
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R.E.M. bestography

Document is ranked 3rd best out of 32 albums by R.E.M. on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by R.E.M. is Automatic For The People which is ranked number 55 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 37,369.

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Members who like this album also like: Automatic For The People by R.E.M., Nevermind by Nirvana and The Joshua Tree by U2.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 652 votes)
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70/100
From antaiospiano 09/03/2018 11:56
The upbeat sound of their earlier records is just gone. That’s what I loved about R.E.M.: that they didn’t try hard to be so deep and pessimistic like most post-punk bands at the time that had heard Unknown Pleasures and wanted to remake it.
There are some nice guitar riffs on here though, especially the opening track.
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95/100
From hereforashortime 02/25/2018 05:05
Better than AFTP in my opinion.
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From MetaKoopa99 11/09/2017 18:23
There's a whole lot to love here. This is my second favorite R.E.M. album after Automatic for the People.
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80/100
From Bungalowracoon 10/18/2017 10:00
This for me is the album where REM really started to find their sound
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80/100
From Ben4 02/18/2017 06:21
Another great album from R.E.M. I personally don't like it as much as the albums that came before it, but it is still very good. Tracks 1-4 are great, and 6 & 7 are their best known songs for a reason. After that it loses my interest a little.
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80/100
From nitomano 12/16/2016 03:25
Favoritas: The One I Love, It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine), Finest Worksong, King Of Birds
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85/100
From garycottier 04/07/2016 11:05
REM's fifth album, sees the band starting to lean towards the mainstream, at least in terms of commercial success. Document, is similar to predecessor, life's rich pageant, in that it's predominately a rock album, but this record has a bigger, fuller sound. It kicks off with an REM classic, finest worksong, is one of the band's great opening tracks. The album also contains two other gems, it's the End of the world as we know it, is Michael Stipe's, subterranean homesick blues, a waterfall of nonsensical words, which would become one of REM's most enjoyable songs. The one I love, is another important song, and the band's first hit, an excellent track. Other standouts are fireplace, welcome to the occupation, and the brilliant, exhuming McCarthy. There's a cover of Wire's, strange, and, the record ends with the slight eastern drone of, king of birds, and then finally, oddfellows local 151. It's a very good LP, though the band were swiftly moving away from their independent roots. This would be the last album on the IRS label, Warner Bros. lie in wait, as does superstardom.
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85/100
From Boxyno1 01/28/2016 20:52
This is where they started to drift away from the indie and more towards pop/rock, helping them gain more mainstream success. A fine album indeed
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80/100
From KGB 06/22/2015 18:27
Pop influences begin to make their presence known, but, like Green, the quality of this album tapers off in the latter stages.
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From spgottawa 03/01/2015 02:40
This is the album which really showed that R.E.M. was a force to be reckoned with. Up until this point they were a really good up and coming band but this album displayed a more mature sound and demonstrated the command of their songwriting and musical power. Get it!
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