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

Lifes Rich Pageant
Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M. (1986)
Overall rank: 441st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 568 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1986 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (59th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (441st)

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R.E.M. bestography

Lifes Rich Pageant is ranked 4th 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 38,875.

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From Rivera 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 Fischman 01/03/2019 20:45
A slight step down from its predecessor. It lacks the same level of groove and momentum
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From HoldenM 11/06/2018 03:46
It picks up after the first three tracks, but nothing earth-shattering for me.
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From Michael1981 11/03/2018 09:37
I can't believe they missed the apostrophe in 'life's'. It ruins the whole album for me ; )
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95/100
From Brad1770 08/29/2017 05:25
My favourite album by my all time favourite band says it all , R.E.M' masterpiece.

'Lifes Rich Pageant' is album number 2 in the R.E.M holy trinity of incredible releases with the band at their creative peak ( 'Fables' 1985 , followed by 'Life' 1986 , followed by 'Document'1987 ). IMO only The Beatles have released 3 consecutive albums better that these 3 from R.E.M. 'Lifes Rich Pagent' contains no less than 6 amazingly perfect tracks in 'Begin The Begin'/'These Days'/'Fall On Me'/'The Flowers Of Guatemala '/'Swan Swan H' and even the cover 'Superman'. The track ' What If We Give It Away' is easily the only weak point and stops me giving this album a perfect 100/100.
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From buzzdainer 05/20/2017 19:52
I was just talking with my dad the other day about what a great album Lifes Rich Pageant is. We're of very different generations musically, and this is one of those rare points of total agreement. The song he singled out for particular praise was "The Flowers of Guatemala," and I couldn't agree more; it might be the single greatest song R.E.M. ever recorded. It's a haunting political song about the horrific refugee crisis in Guatemala during the early eighties, largely a product of the Reagan administration's meddling in central American political and military affairs. The song itself is an incredibly warm and compassionate depiction of the refugees affected by this situation, with its evocative metaphor of deadly amanita mushrooms as "flowers." Pete Buck's searing guitar solo in this song gives me goosebumps even now, even after listening to this album for the thousandth time. Just a brilliant piece of work.
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90/100
From Komorebi-D 03/07/2017 04:44
Takes all the parts I loved about Reckoning & then makes it politically charged.
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From Ben4 02/18/2017 06:14
A close second to Murmur in my opinion. There are very few dull moments on this album. My favorites are These Days, Fall on me, I Beleive, Just a Touch, really all of them.
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From zdwyatt 06/09/2016 18:42
This is R.E.M. in transition from independent to mainstream. It's the first album that sounds like what they would ultimately become. It lacks big hits, but it's solid all the way through.
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From RoundTheBend 04/16/2016 21:05
Begin The Begin, Fall On Me, Cuyahoga, Swan Swan H, Superman.
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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. Licensed To Ill by Beastie Boys
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