Murmur (studio album) by R.E.M.
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The best album by R.E.M. is Automatic For The People which is ranked number 53 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,939.
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This album pisses me off, I should be great but is not. The overall sameness of the tracks makes this a dull listen.
Definite highlights are missing. Very listenable, generally most of the songs fade to big nowhere
I don't rate this as highly as their 90s work. The album is pleasant but most of the tracks are very forgettable. Perfect Circle is excellent and is easily in my top 5 REM songs, Sitting Still is also nice, but the rest are nothing special.
strong throughout nice variant on classic rock sounds
Buen disco de REM.
Quizá un poco exagerado que sea el mejor disco de 1983.
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"Radio Free Europe" – 77
"Pilgrimage" – 77
"Laughing" – 75
"Talk About the Passion" – 74
"Moral Kiosk" – 76
"Perfect Circle" –
"Sitting Still" –
"Shaking Through" –
"We Walk" –
"West of the Fields" -
I still remember exactly where I was the first time I heard this album. Haunting vocals, even if I generally don’t have a clue what Stipe is saying.
REM is an interesting band because they always sound like themselves but they also reflect the era in which the album was released. Definitely a strain of early 80s New Wave tossed in with the REM DNA.
It’s hard to imagine writing a song as good as Perfect Circle this early in a band’s career.
You can definitely tell the musicians haven’t fully matured into what they would become, which might be the only downside to this record.
Not a bad album, but not one of their best. The high rank in 1983 is caused by a lack of good albums in the early 80s
Quantos álbum seguram esse? Pilar do altrock.
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.
Fav. Tracks: Radio Free Europe, Pilgrimage, Laughing, Talk About The Passion, Perfect Circle, We Walk.
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