Album of the Week

Warner Bros. Records

In 1992, R.E.M., one of the biggest and most significant band in the world, released their eighth studio album, Automatic for the People. Coming a hot streak albums from the late eighties including: Document (1987), Green (1988), and Out of Time(1990), R.E.M. knew they had to make an album bigger than the others; the anticipation was high…very high. However, this is a much more different record when compared to the rest; the music sounds darker. Here, R.E.M. takes you on one hellish roller coaster, that seems almost too painful to finish – which is why it took me so long to finally finish it because I was such a big fan of the album that came before. Some songs are reminiscent of what R.E.M. displayed on previous albums, such as “Nightswimming,” being a sibling track to “The Wrong Child,” off Green, but with Michael Stipe’s voice in agony. It’s a much more arduous record when compared to the rest – it’s more intimate.

Listen to R.E.M’s Automatic for the People below.

Upcoming Albums of the Week

January

Week 21-27: The B-52’s – Bouncing off The Satellites 

Week 28-31: The Fixx – Reach the Beach 

February

Week 1-7: The Beatles – Abbey Road 

Week 8-14: Nick Drake – Bryter Layter 

Week 15-21: Keith Moon – Two Sides of the Moon 

Week 22-28: The Kinks – Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One 

March

Week 1-7: Daft Punk – Homework

Week 8-14: Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band – Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band

Week 15-21: Badfinger – Magic Christian Music 

Week 22-28: The Rolling Stones – Some Girls 

 

 

NOTE: By doing an album review, the author takes into account the entire discography of the artist (s). He chooses the albums he feels are worth a public detailed review.