Out Of Time (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 22,173.
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This is definitely a poppier affair than we've been used to from R.E.M., even taking into consideration Green's Stand. So how does it stand up to their other material? Oh it's marvellous. From the rumbling Low to the rap of Radio Song, the band showcase their songwriting ability amply, delivering on all fronts. The energy dips a little in the second half of the album, but all is forgiven once the excellent Me In Honey swings around to close the show. A brilliant piece of work.
My favourite REM album, just pipping Automatic For The People. My favourites are Shiny Happy People and Near Wild Heaven.
Its is their best selling record, which is no superise because the music very catchy along with the lyrics on the bulk of the songs.I like all of the songs .
fantastic album side one had only two clunkers but side two is where its at side two is a classic all the way through
essentials radio song losing my religion near wild heaven and side 2
Marco da música alternativa. Deu visibilidade a inúmeras bandas.
Pop is not really their thing. You can just hear how desperately they try to sound ‘cool’ on the opening song. And even if that’s all ironic for the message of the song, you should do it well. If the concept is “let’s make a song about pop music and sound like a pop band”, then you should actually sound like a pop band.
In my top 20 albums of all time. REM got popular, for good reason.
Some very good moments, the rest is bang average for a band of this calibre.
What to make of Out Of Time? As an R.E.M mega fan I’ve grappled with this question for 25 years & TBH I still don’t know & may never fully understand. The 1st 4 songs in Radio Song , Loosing My Religion, Low and Near Wild Heaven are average to say the least before Endgame , Shiny Happy People ( yes I love this song even though the band doesn’t) Belong and Half A World Away ( am I the only one who thinks their unplugged version is better than the album version? ) stops the rot and resumes regular transmission . Texacarna is a misplaced inclusion & should have been a B Side . Then we close with the magestic Country Feedback Song with may well be the best R.E.M track period leaving me breathless to this day and incredible Me In Honey. All up it’s a real mixed bag of The Good, The Bad and The Kinda OK . I’ll be listening to the 25th Anniversary Edition wire to wire as per every 25 year release but I recon I’ll be skipping a few tracks to get to the good ones
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