Eponymous (compilation album) by R.E.M.

Eponymous
Eponymous by R.E.M.
(Compilation album)
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 7,136th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 90 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1988 (107th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,084th)
Award Best albums of all time (7,136th)
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R.E.M. bestography

Eponymous is ranked 17th best out of 33 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 23,550.

R.E.M. album bestography « Higher ranked (6,025th) This album (7,136th) Lower ranked (10,481st) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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78/100 (from 90 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 78.2/100, a mean average of 77.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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90/100
From 05/07/2019 06:59
Excellent compilation.
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75/100
From 02/14/2016 21:17
A nice compilation but your better off listening to the songs in context to the other material on the original records.
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80/100
From 08/27/2015 16:34
Good album, nice review of r.e.m early years. It's nice to listen to but it's no life changing music.
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From 03/09/2013 18:14
Perfect summary of their earlier work.
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From 06/21/2012 02:17
This CD was my first exposure to popular music. It will always be a very special album to me. It's a good overview of the I.R.S. years, but this mix of Finest Worksong is simply unlistenable for me because I hate the horns in the mix...
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95/100
From 03/20/2012 17:06
For the Albums from Murmur to Green, I think I would rather listen to this one, plus maybe a few missing key tracks.
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