Automatic For The People (studio album) by R.E.M.
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|Rating||Date updated||Member||Album ratings||Avg. album rating|
|6 hours ago||VintageVinyl||171||85/100|
|33 hours ago||ForegroundNoise||1,940||60/100|
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.9/100, a mean average of 82.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.
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I am a huge fan of REM before they joined a major label and believe that the level of album quality ultimately went down at that point however, with this album they achieved their magnum opus. This album wasn't just commercially successful with the fantastic hits it possessed, their was so much emotional depth and a remarkably new sound for the band that was fresh and exciting.
For me this stands out from the other REM albums as a clear winner.
Great album, the last three songs are incredible but loved it from top to bottom.
A good album, but just behind Out Of Time for me. Nightswimming is beautiful and my favourite. Also like Try Not To Breathe, Man On The Moon and of course Everybody Hurts.
This album has aged well and still good listening after nearly 3 decades. Best after dinner- like a good port wine!
I like the production and execution but can I win an award if I know what Stipe is actually singing about?
A Side: Man on the Moon
B Side: Everybody Hurts
Great mix of REM weirdness and just plain gorgeous music. The two ending songs are among the most beautiful pop/rock songs ever recorded. This is REM at their peak.
This is one of those albums where every track is solid. No skips on this one.
Love REM and this is my favorite album of theirs. Perfect bridge record between the college rock of the 80s and the alternative rock of the 90s. Less idiosyncratic than Out of Time and more soulful than Monster. It's a perfect REM album.
Buen disco de REM con algunas de sus mejores canciones como Nightswimming, Everybody hurts, Sidewinder, Drive o Man on the Moon.
Álbum tranquilo, melancólico, que se puede disfrutar bastante.
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