Murmur (studio album) by R.E.M.

Murmur
Murmur by R.E.M.
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 146th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,245 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1983 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (19th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (146th)
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R.E.M. bestography

Murmur is ranked 2nd 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 57 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 23,284.

R.E.M. album bestography « Higher ranked (57th) This album (146th) Lower ranked (384th) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,245 votes)
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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 83.1/100, a mean average of 82.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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80/100
From 03/12/2021 21:41
Quantos álbum seguram esse? Pilar do altrock.
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From 12/22/2020 18:02
One of those classics I most likely never will get. Its sound is gentle to the ears, quite catchy, but I forget all about it as soon as the music stops.
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From 08/31/2020 11:38
Fav. Tracks: Radio Free Europe, Pilgrimage, Laughing, Talk About The Passion, Perfect Circle, We Walk.
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70/100
From 04/12/2020 08:34
I don't think this is the best of 1983, even though I did enjoy it quite a bit. Radio Free Europe and Moral Kiosk were the only songs that really jumped out at me.
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From 02/20/2020 06:02
A fun and crisp sounding album. It does seem boring at first listen but it might click after a couple listens, and it is sophisticated while still seeming simple. That being said, I still feel like it’s influence, like nirvanas nevermind, outweighs its actual musical quality. The only song that really had an effect on me was Moral Kiosk, everything else I can admire and enjoy, but it all blends together as one long chorus honestly. I also find Michael Stipes vocals leaving much to be desired, at least on this particular album. But it is a problem I have with all of REM’e music. He just stays singing in the same key and style for the whole album with hardly any variation, it feels monotonous after a while, like he is phoning in, but maybe that’s what he was going for, I couldn’t tell you. For a debut, it’s still pretty damn Impressive, if just a little overrated in my humble opinion. I have read many people’s comments saying that it became their favorite album but only after several listens, but if you ask me , if it takes more than 3 listens for you to like an album, than it’s probably just the placebo effect taking place.
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From 06/24/2019 15:41
Really good album. Favorites: Radio Free Europe, Moral Kiosk.
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From 05/15/2019 02:25
Highlights:

Laughing
Talk About The Passion
Radio Free Europe
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From 05/11/2019 17:39
the good REM album!
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From 11/06/2018 06:07
So, when I first visited this years ago, I was bored by it. The second time, a few years ago, I thought it was pleasant but unremarkable. Listening to it twice this evening, after an R.E.M. kick--because I'm forcing myself to give this band a chance--it really, really landed. I mean, what a hell of a debut. To come out THIS fully formed, that's a miracle.
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Best Albums of 1983
1. Murmur by R.E.M.
2. Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
3. Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order
4. Synchronicity by The Police
5. War by U2
6. Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
7. Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
8. Kill 'Em All by Metallica
9. Let's Dance by David Bowie
10. The Final Cut by Pink Floyd
11. Script Of The Bridge by The Chameleons
12. Pyromania by Def Leppard
13. Soul Mining by The The
14. The Hurting by Tears For Fears
15. Script For A Jester's Tear by Marillion
16. Clics Modernos by Charly García
17. Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
18. Piece Of Mind by Iron Maiden
19. Holy Diver by Dio
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