REM - Automatic For The People

Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Posts: 9,266
edited February 2013 in Other Music
Great album, just saying.
Bought it yesterday.
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  • It's my favorite overall album ever... Sounds great on vinyl
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  • dcfaithfuldcfaithful Posts: 13,076
    Superb album, I must say.

    An observation I made recently while listening: The organ in "Monty Got A Raw Deal" sounds very similar to the organ used in "Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam" from Nirvana's MTV Unplugged album. Considering Kurt was such a R.E.M. fan, kind of an interesting thing to be aware of.

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  • curlygirly9curlygirly9 Posts: 1,688
    Automatic is a great album, and one of my favorite songs is on it (Drive), but Monster is still my favorite REM album, hands down. It's so different and unique from anything they had ever done before or since. Thurston Moore plays on a couple songs, and I can't help but think what a shame it is Kurt Cobain never got to hear it. :(
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  • samjamsamjam Posts: 6,746
    One of my favorite albums of all time....so many classics. An album I fall in love with on every single listen. It's pretty much flawless to me!
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 2,728
    It's a great record and it hasn't really aged, it still sounds as good now as it did in 1992.

    The only bad thing about Automatic (and it's only a small gripe) is that it got played to death when it came out. It was everywhere! There were 6 singles released and pretty much 2 years worth of solid radio play. I had to get away from it for a while (thank god for Monster and New Adventures!) but I still love it as a record and Nightswimming is still one of my favourite R.E.M. tracks.
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  • morellomorello Auckland, New ZealandPosts: 5,681
    Yep, one of my favs as well. Great album. :)


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  • Kurt listened to it before he took his life which makes some of the songs haunting on the album.
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  • A beautiful listen each and every time. Matter of fact, gonna start my day with it...

    Cheers and be well,
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  • AndySlashAndySlash Posts: 2,169
    aftp is a perfect record.
    the plural of vinyl is vinyl
  • Aaaaand spinning
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  • Monty Got a Raw Deal and Ignoreland are the only songs I am not that into.
    Who knows, they may grow on me?
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  • pdalowskypdalowsky Doncaster,UKPosts: 10,217
    one of the greatest ever.

    find the river is a delight.

    proper 5 star record
  • Thoughts_Arrive" said:
    Monty Got a Raw Deal and Ignoreland are the only songs I am not that into.
    Who knows, they may grow on me?
    Oh man! Ignoreland is awesome... so much passion behind those lyrics. Monty is awesome too.
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  • goldrush" said:
    It's a great record and it hasn't really aged, it still sounds as good now as it did in 1992.

    The only bad thing about Automatic (and it's only a small gripe) is that it got played to death when it came out. It was everywhere! There were 6 singles released and pretty much 2 years worth of solid radio play. I had to get away from it for a while (thank god for Monster and New Adventures!) but I still love it as a record and Nightswimming is still one of my favourite R.E.M. tracks.
    This. You couldn't go anywhere at that time without songs being played to death.

    Ignoreland was my favourite tune off that album though- listening to it right now on youtube.
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  • titchinellotitchinello Posts: 3,118
    pdalowsky" said:
    one of the greatest ever.

    find the river is a delight.

    proper 5 star record
    yes, yes and YES
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  • dcfaithfuldcfaithful Posts: 13,076
    pdalowsky" said:

    find the river is a delight.
    Totally agree. Awesome song.

    I think "Monty" is my favorite. But again, the entire record kicks ass.
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  • Phenomenal album. Drive and Nightswimming being particular stand-outs.

    Although I'd probably say Green is my overall favourite.
  • I love 'Try not to breathe' so much I started learning it on acoustic guitar tonight.
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  • Thoughts_Arrive" said:
    Kurt listened to it before he took his life which makes some of the songs haunting on the album.
    happy bday today Kurt! 8-)
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