R.E.M. Released Masterspiece ‘AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE’ 25 Years Ago Today…

5 October 2017

Band: R.E.M. (Athens, Georgia, US)
Album: AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE – the band’s eight longplayer…
Released: 5 October 1992 – 25 years ago…
Rolling Stone wrote: “Despite its difficult concerns, most of ‘Automatic’ is musically irresistible. Still present, if at a slower tempo, is the tunefulness that without compromising the band’s highly personal message, made these Georgia misfits platinum sellers. Since ‘The One I Love’, its Top Forty hit from 1987, R.E.M. has conquered by means of artful videos, surer hooks and fatter production and by expanding thematically to embrace the doomsday politics of ‘Document’, the eco-utopianism of ‘Green’ and the sweet rush of ‘Out Of Time’. Brilliantly, the new album both questions and clinches that outreaching progress; having won the mainstream’s ear, R.E.M. murmurs in voices of experience – from the heart, one on one.”
My impression: this album confirmed brilliantly what they already were: one of the
most fervent, most compelling and most outspoken alt bands on the planet ever…
Three top tracks: Drive / Man On The Moon / Nightswimming

* DRIVEa diamond

* MAN ON THE MOONgloomy melancholia

* NIGHTSWIMMINGmusic for the twilight hours

Album in full…

R.E.M.: Website – Facebook – All info on 25th Birthday Edition

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