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Document (album) by R.E.M.

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Document
Document by R.E.M. (1987)
Overall rank: 387th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 701 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1987 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (49th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (387th)

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R.E.M. bestography

Document is ranked 3rd 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 58 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 38,139.

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Average Rating: 
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65/100
From Fischman
The album that told me I was done buying REM albums. Not bad, but a disappointment after the previous two and nothing to get me excited about subsequent releases.
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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
Better than AFTP in my opinion.
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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
This for me is the album where REM really started to find their sound
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80/100
From Ben4
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
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
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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90/100
From Boxyno1
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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From KGB
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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