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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Mid-priced reissue of the foreign edition of their 1984 & second album with five bonus tracks added, 'WinD OuT (With Friends)', 'Pretty Persuasion' (Live In Studio), 'White Tornado' (Live In Studio), 'Tighten Up' and 'Moon...  more »


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All Artists: Rem
Title: Reckoning
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: A&M
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 044797004421


Album Description
Mid-priced reissue of the foreign edition of their 1984 & second album with five bonus tracks added, 'WinD OuT (With Friends)', 'Pretty Persuasion' (Live In Studio), 'White Tornado' (Live In Studio), 'Tighten Up' and 'Moon River'. 15 tracks total, also featuring the chart hit 'So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)' and the college radio anthems 'Pretty Persuasion', '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville' and 'Time After Time (Annelise)'. 'Reckoning' reached #27 in the U.S. 1992 release.

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Steven B. (stevenmbell) from ONEKAMA, MI
Reviewed on 7/17/2009...
Reckoning is the album that brought REM a little fame.It is by far there best effort to date. The original country alt band.I love the harmonies and mix of country and Americana with a message.Thats what made them College Radio Gods in the eighties.I don't think they will ever top this disc,I am sorry to say. But they still put out some great music.And often still tell it like it is!
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Mark M. (tmm2112) from MADISON, AL
Reviewed on 4/25/2008...
Not R.E.M.'s best output, but worth a listen if you are a fan. Good songs from their early era, just lacking some of the punch of albums like Document or Green.
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CD Reviews

Great Chemistry, Great Album
Maggie Mae | Reno, Nevada | 04/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album was another great release in the same style as Murmur. R.E.M. at this point had established themselves in the music circuit with their jangly Rickenbacher guitars along with singer Michael Stipes' sweet, yet slightly muffled vocals. Not to forget the other members who make R.E.M.-Billy Berry with his hard hitting sturdy drumming amd the melodic bass of Mike Mills.

This release is a bit tighter and stronger than their first as heard on "Harbercoat" and "7 Chinese Bros.", because of it's overall meatier rhythm. Then it has "So. Central Rain", a mournful moody ballad about a love lost. which we all have experienced. The song "Pretty Persuasion" delivers in a big, hard hitting way as a perfect rock song. Overall the band still doesn't disappoint, with each song on this album proving their great chemistry and excellent songwriting abilities."
Don't waste another year
Tim Brough | Springfield, PA United States | 11/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The second album from R.E.M.'s IRS years was a logical step forward from the stunning Murmur. Touring incessantly had stripped the band of some of their murky atmospherics, towards a cleaner sound. Not like Michael Stipe was becoming Paul McCartney; the vocals were still often undecipherable. But Peter Buck had become an inauspicious Guitar God, making his Rickenbacker ring like vintage Roger McGuinn. There are moments on "Reckoning" that sounds like they were time-ported from 1967 ("Camera" "Time After Time").

R.E.M. had not yet found their inner-rockstars, so the ambiguous sounds and easy pace was still here. "Seven Chinese Brothers" and "Don't Go Back To Rockville" find the band flirting with alt-country, while "Little America" offers a preview of more rocking songs to come. This is also the "garagiest" of R.E.M.'s early albums, as the follow-up's, Fables of the Reconstruction and Lifes Rich Pageant, began moving into darker territory. "Reckoning" is not the stone classic that "Murmur" is, but it ranks up their with the best work the band has done."