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Automatic For The People (album) by R.E.M. 

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Automatic For The People
Automatic For The People by R.E.M. (1992)
Overall rank: 56th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,435 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1992 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1990s (10th)
Top 100 albums of all time (56th)

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From mbartley 05/06/2017 09:05
Best coming of age album ever
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From facu-janssen 03/27/2017 03:41
Nightswimming, majestic
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From Ben4 03/14/2017 03:36
While I prefer some of their earlier work, this is a very good album from one of my favorite bands. My favorite tracks are Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite, Ignoreland, Star Me Kitten, and Man on the Moon. Everybody Hurts can get a little annoying, but it doesn't detract from the album that much.
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From Komorebi-D 03/07/2017 04:46
Even though I prefer Reckoning & Murmur to this, I can't deny what an analytical pop masterwork this is.
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From stangetzaway 01/06/2017 12:02
Poignant masterstroke and one of the happy ocurrences where the best selling album by an artist is also their best. R.E.M didn't have anything else to prove after this.
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From Mehran 12/24/2016 01:28
Best track: Ignoreland
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From desh79 12/22/2016 14:43
Even though Murmur remains my personal favourite R.E.M. album, Automatic arguably saw them at their creative peak. A very strong album from start to finish, blatant fillers like Sweetness Follow included. Drive is easily one of my favourite R.E.M. songs ever.
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From Yipyapper 11/08/2016 21:04
Emotional, evocative and somber. Its excellence and interest gets stale rather quickly, but for what's there, it's a strong album.
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From buzzdainer 08/19/2016 22:41
After years of hearing about Weaver D's--the Athens, Georgia, soul food eatery that spawned the catchphrase that R.E.M. borrowed for the title of this album--I finally had a chance to visit there in 2013, just a few months before they closed their doors for good. I can confirm that their fried chicken and black-eyed peas were second to none, and I also can confirm that Dexter Weaver did indeed respond, "Automatic," when he took my order. As for the album that the members of R.E.M. created in honor of this Georgia institution, it's one of the band's best, and that's saying something. It's quite a bit more accessible, more radio friendly, than a lot of their work from the eighties, but still as lyrically oblique as ever. My favorite track, "Find the River," uses the song's namesake river as a metaphor for the kind of artistic seeking that has marked the band's whole career: "I have got to find the river / Bergamot and vetiver / Run through my head and fall away." A great summary of the place R.E.M.'s music has had in my life ever since I first heard them in the mid-eighties.
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From HarryLuke 08/11/2016 02:37
Best album of R.E.M's discography, has some of their best songs such as "drive", "Man on the moon" and "Nightswimming". Also has their best song which is "everybody hurts" which holds a special place in my heart due to it being the song on the radio that I heard first after breaking up with a second love. Excellent song, simply fantastic.
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Best Albums of 1992
1. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
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