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Automatic for the People is the eighth album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 1992 on Warner Bros. Records. While R.E.M. had intended to make a harder-rocking album after dealing primarily with acoustic based sounds on its previous record Out of Time (1991), the group eventually abandoned that goal and created an album that was musically subdued and dealt with mortality. Automatic for the People reached number two on the US album charts… read more



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  • 2nd best, but that's still a stone cold classic in REM 's case.
  • Their masterpiece, im not a big fan of Rem, but this album is a great one indeed ;)
  • Probably one of my most listened to albums as it also was accepted by my dad in our car. Listening as a teen and still focusing on music over lyrics I really just now see how incredibly dark the lyrical themes on this album are.
  • I prefer Monster to this! This album has more hits, but I almost get depressed listening to it, even though I do like it.
  • rating 9/10
  • ★★★★★ (out of 5) indeed
  • I love this album so much. It's so beautiful.
  • ★★★★★
  • Am I the only one who thinks that "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" is the best track of this album?
  • Unbelievable album, what an emotional tour de force. From the alienation of Drive and the rage of Ignoreland to the reckoning of Nightswimming and the tear-stained hope of Find the River, every song a classic. The best of the stellar run of albums REM had from 1991 to 1996.

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