Lifes Rich Pageant (studio album) by R.E.M.

Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 514th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 730 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1986 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (76th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (514th)
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R.E.M. bestography

Lifes Rich Pageant is ranked 5th 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 20,446.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 730 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.7/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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From 01/24/2024 20:29
Starts as finishes as well as anything REM have ever done.

Actually scrub that, starts and ends as good as anything ever. Starting with Hyena though is a run of less spectacular material before the return to greatness of Swan and Superman.

A definite evolution from the more ‘college’ sound of their first 3 albums.
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From 01/09/2023 21:38
Solid R.E.M. album showing college rock shifting from sound similar to jangle pop to something more original with punk flavour. A lot of beautiful lyrics from more rebellious ones on first couple tracks to more poetic ones like Swan Swan H which is one of my favorites here. I also really love Fall On Me, Cuyahoga, I Believe ane Begin The Begin.
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From 03/30/2022 18:03
I Like this better than almost any other REM album.
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From 08/24/2021 22:35
This is where they really found their sound. Undeniably R.E.M.
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From 02/10/2019 19:24
Outstanding album from one of the decade's best bands. Consistent excellence all the way through.
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From 11/06/2018 03:46
It picks up after the first three tracks, but nothing earth-shattering for me.
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From 01/08/2018 15:22
Never understood why this album got virtually no attention during its time, even on college radio. The video for "Fall on Me" found its way onto MTV, but other than that, there was nothing.
A pity, because that song was only one of a collection of the greatest music R.E.M. ever recorded. Rare is the time I play this album today, only because I did so nonstop from beginning to end back in the late eighties.
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Best Albums of 1986
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
3. Graceland by Paul Simon
4. So by Peter Gabriel
5. Skylarking by XTC
6. The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
7. Reign In Blood by Slayer
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9. Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
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