Automatic For The People

Automatic For The People (R.E.M.)

  • 18 Aug 13:37
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Released soon after Out Of Time, Automatic For The People shows the band on a creative roll with no shortage of original ideas. Bold songs such as ‘Drive’ and ‘Everybody Hurts’ demonstrated that the band were not reluctant to experiment, while the Karl Denver ‘Wimoweh’ opening on ‘The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite’ and Michael Stipe’s magnificent hare-lip Elvis Presley on ‘Man On The Moon’ were as good as anything they have recorded. R.E.M. finally called it a day in 2011, and for many Automatic For The People remains the highlight of a truly outstanding back catalogue....

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