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Out of Time
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
After putting Athens, GA, on the musical map in the early '80s, R.E.M. went on to become one of the world's biggest bands. Fusing folk, garage rock, pop sensibilities, and insightful lyrics delivered with Michael Stipe's i... more »
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After putting Athens, GA, on the musical map in the early '80s, R.E.M. went on to become one of the world's biggest bands. Fusing folk, garage rock, pop sensibilities, and insightful lyrics delivered with Michael Stipe's inimitable lead vocals, these alt-rock forefathers built a massive indie following, and in 1988 unleashed their major-label debut, Warner Bros.' Green. This roots rock tour de force was followed in '91 by the Grammy-winning #1 blockbuster Out of Time, which led to an ongoing stream of masterpieces. These two classics, along with five more albums from R.E.M.'s extraordinary catalog-plus their retrospective Best Of-now each feature a Bonus DVD with Surround Sound audio and video extras
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Dan P. (hannahdoot) from MARYSVILLE, WA
Reviewed on 3/12/2009...
One of the best CDs of the early 90s, in my mind as good as Automatic for the People even!
Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD
Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
REM doesn't have a bad CD
Raul A. from RICHVILLE, MN
Reviewed on 11/5/2006...
A 'Pet Sounds' for the '90's and beyond
Robert Bykowski | New Berlin, WI USA | 05/04/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"People are free to disagree, but I think this is R.E.M.'s masterpiece and, more than anything else, it reminds me of the Beach Boys' 1966 tour-de-force 'Pet Sounds'. It shares many of the same qualities of that magnificent album. Clear, forceful, emotional vocals. Buoyant, memorable melodies. Songwriting that looks within with introspection and occasional weariness, but also celebrates something as simple as a good, sunshiny day surrounded by happy people. Graceful, string-laced arrangements. And at least four clear-cut classics: "Losing My Religion", "Near Wild Heaven", "Half a World Away", and "Country Feedback". This is a wonderful record, and the crown on R.E.M.'s career thus far.
Many consider 1992's 'Automatic for the People' a stronger album, but even though there were some great songs on that record ("Everybody Hurts" and "Man on the Moon"), I found it uneven overall. THIS is the one."
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Packrat | Houston, TX | 09/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"or can anyone else imagine Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks slipping seamlessly into "Me In Honey"? (Or is it blasphemous to even imagine?)"