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Following with the poll from last month, in which I asked you to post your favorite The Beach Boys songs and albums in ranked lists and then compiled them, this month we will be moving on to the next artist on the list, R.E.M.!
Please post as many songs/albums in your lists as you would like, but please at least ten songs and five albums. We'll only be doing studio albums, no live albums, so I'll post a list of eligible ones below. Thank you and have fun! Deadline will be November 30th, and I will be continuing to use the EOY Albums/Songs formula for this one.
Here are eligible albums:
01 | Murmur
02 | Reckoning
03 | Fables of the Reconstruction
04 | Lifes Rich Pageant
05 | Document
06 | Green
07 | Out of Time
08 | Automatic for the People
09 | Monster
10 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
11 | Up
12 | Reveal
13 | Around the Sun
14 | Accelearate
15 | Collapse into Now
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Albums:

01 Automatic for the People (1992)
02 Out of Time (1991)
03 Green (1988)
04 Murmur (1983)
05 Document (1987)
06 Reckoning (1984)
07 Monster (1994)
08 Lifes Rich Pageant (1986)
09 Fables of the Reconstruction (1985)
10 New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996)
11 Up (1998)
12 Reveal (2001)
13 Around the Sun (2004)
14 Collapse Into Now (2011)
15 Accelerate (2008)
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Albums:
1 | Murmur
I had already heard a few R.E.M. albums, but I was assured that, no, you need to listen to this one. This was when i was armed with my first music lists and was just seriously getting into music listening. Like all their great ones, basically every song is worthwhile, operating at a level that they arguably never matched, certainly more mysterious than Out of Time or Automatic for the People. It seems like an odd mystery that this album even exists.

2 | Out of Time
Because of my age, and perhaps because of the power of a Number One album, this is when I was introduced to R.E.M. Both Spin and Rolling Stone ranked this higher than Nevermind at the end of the year. Maybe they were glad at the time that R.E.M. finally exploded. But hey, it's a great record, too, even as a distant third on our main site's ranking.

3 | Automatic for the People
Because it didn't have a blockbuster single, and maybe because I haven't sometimes liked "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite," I had somewhat underrated this album. But their first curveball album was their best, a graceful, quiet experience much of the time. The last of their great ones.

4 | Monster
I had this at #5 for a moment, but I guess I feel like it operates at a slightly higher, superstar, level compared to Green. Personal trivia: A guy in my high school guitar class saw my Monster T-shirt and basically wrote off R.E.M. because the singer was a "fag." My eternal high school crush, with a cool alternative/punk rock vibe, loved R.E.M. God, who do you think won that argument with me?

5 | Green
It flags a little at times, but this was their first very good album since the days of Murmur. After 6 LPs in 6 years, they oddly took 3 years off, but the good news in retrospect is that they were just getting started, making this album practically a footnote.

6 | Reveal
Often spacious and lovely, this is the only time the band justified their post-Bill Berry existence. Michael Stipe doesn't like the Beatles, but whether he knows it or not, in the later years his band followed the Beatle template of changing everything around by the time of the next album. In practice this meant that by the time of Around of the Sun, they threw out any advancements made by this album and decided to fumble around again.

7 | Document
In-between Murmur and their Warner Bros. albums, the band released an album a year, and although they're reviewed very well, I generally find them overrated. I find this album unexciting in places, but it's probably the best of the '84-'87 bunch. "It's the End of the World..." is the classic, and "Fireplace" is a good album cut.

8 | Fables of the Reconstruction
This is basically "Feeling Gravitys Pull," "Driver 8," and "Wendell Gee," although the atmosphere is fairly good throughout.

Chronic Town
You wouldn't really think that the band had Murmur in them, judging from this. But it's not bad, and their aesthetic is already completely in place.

9 | Lifes Rich Pageant
The last Rolling Stone Album Guide acted like the '80s, and this album in particular, were when this band was, you know, really good. (They could probably be embraced by critics and cult band listeners as "their" band.) I couldn't go past 3-star territory with this, as except for a few cuts, I don't even really like listening to this.

10 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Their last Bill Berry album was not up to their recent standards, but if they had gone out on this, it would have been their beloved-enough equivalent of Let It Be (or In Through the Out Door, or Return of the Jedi).

11 | Reckoning
The weakest of the '80s albums, with only a handful of songs of interest. But I'm glad they blew all their material making Murmur great.

Dead Letter Office
Just an album of screwing around, but you already know the standard when you read "b-sides and outtakes." Entertaining at times. Their cover of Pylon's "Crazy" is my favorite non-studio album track of theirs.

12 | Around the Sun
Just boring in long stretches. Not the worst just because "Electron Blue" and the title track are their last halfway decent songs.

13 | Up
They'd never delivered such a lousy album. It's pretty bad when a random album cut, "Diminished," is maybe the highlight. This is like the kind of album that relatively short-lived bands avoided by getting out at the right time.

14 | Accelerate
Out of nowhere, the band goes from sleepwalking to rocking the fuck out. Unfortunately, I've listened to this a dozen times, and the songs just aren't really there.

15 | Collapse into Now
By the end, the muse was totally gone. I've often gotten the impression that record-making at a high level is unsustainable, so I have to be realistic, I suppose...
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Albums:

1. Automatic For The People
2. Out Of Time
3. Green
4. Monster
5. New Adventures In Hi-Fi
6. Document
7. Reveal
8. Murmur
9. Up
10. Reckoning
11. Fables Of The Reconstruction
12. Life’s Rich Pageant
13. Accelerate
14. Collapse Into Now
15. Around The Sun


Songs:

1. Man On The Moon
2. E-Bow The Letter
3. It’s The End Of The World (And I Feel Fine)
4. What’s The Frequency Kenneth
5. Stand
6. Electrolite
7. The Great Beyond
8. Orange Crush
9. Radio Free Europe
10. How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us
11. Imitation Of Life
12. All The Way To Reno (You’re Going To Be A Star)
13. The One I Love
14. Crush With Eyeliner
15. Strange Currencies
16. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
17. Losing My Religion
18. Shiny Happy People
19. Bad Day
20. Bang And Blame
21. Drive
22. Daysleeper
23. At My Most Beautiful
24. Near Wide Heaven
25. Nightswimming
26. Radio Song
27. Pop Song ‘89
28. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight
29. Tongue
30. The Wake Up Bomb
31. Find The River
32. Star 69
33. Bittersweet Me
34. World Leader Pretend
35. Turn You Inside Out
36. Ignoreland
37. Country Feedback
38. Everybody Hurts
39. Finest Worksong
40. Sitting Still
41. Talk About The Passion
42. So. Central Rain
43. Pretty Persuasion
44. Suspicion
45. Photograph
46. Texarkana
47. Get Up
48. Fall On Me
49. Can’t Get There From Here
50. Driver 8
51. Cuyahoga
52. Lotus
53. I’ll Take The Rain
54. Ages Of You
55. Wendell Gee
56. Superman
57. Animal
58. Electron Blue
59. Wanderlust
60. Supernatural Superserious
61. Man Sized Wreath
62. It Happened Today
63. Mine Smell Like Honey
64. Leaving New York
65. Aftermath
66. Discoverer
67. Hollow Man
68. Until The Day Is Done
69. Uberlin
70. Oh My Heart
71. We All Go Back To Where We Belong
72. Gardening At Night
73. Romance
74. First We Take Manhattan
75. #9 Dream

Phew! Finally done!
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ALBUMS
1. Out of Time
2. Murmur
3. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
4. Accelerate
5. Fables of the Reconstruction
6. Up
7. Automatic for the People
8. Reckoning
9. Lifes Rich Pageant
10. Around the Sun
11. Collapse Into Now
12. Reveal
13. Document
14. Green
15. Monster

SONGS
1. AT MY MOST BEAUTIFUL (Up, 1998)
2. NEAR WILD HEAVEN (Out of Time, 1991)
3. AFTERMATH (Around the Sun, 2004)
4. FALL ON ME (Lifes Rich Pageant, 1986)
5. DAYSLEEPER (Up, 1998)
6. WHAT’S THE FREQUENCY KENNETH? (Monster, 1994)
7. (DON’T GO BACK TO) ROCKVILLE (Reckoning, 1984)
8. ENDGAME (Out of Time, 1991)
9. DRIVER 8 (Fables of the Reconstruction, 1985)
10. LEAVING NEW YORK (Around the Sun, 2004)
11. MAN-SIZED WREATH (Accelerate, 2008)
12. TIME AFTER TIME (ANNELISE) (Reckoning, 1984)
13. NIGHTSWIMMING (Automatic for the People, 1992)
14. FIND THE RIVER (Automatic for the People, 1992)
15. PERFECT CIRCLE (Murmur, 1983)
16. IMITATION OF LIFE (Reveal, 2001)
17. IT HAPPENED TODAY (Collapse Into Now, 2011)
18. LEAVE (New Adventures In Hi-Fi, 1996)
19. TEXARKANA (Out of Time, 1991)
20. NEW TEST LEPER (New Adventures In Hi-Fi, 1996)
21. RADIO FREE EUROPE (Murmur, 1983)
22. LIFE AND HOW TO LIVE IT (Fables of the Reconstruction, 1985)
23. WE WALK (Murmur, 1983)
24. I’LL TAKE THE RAIN (Reveal, 2001)
25. LOSING MY RELIGION (Out of Time, 1991)
26. SHAKING THROUGH (Murmur, 1983)
27. HALF A WORLD AWAY (Out of Time, 1991)
28. I’VE BEEN HIGH (Reveal, 2001)
29. STRANGE CURRENCIES (Monster, 1994)
30. MAKE IT ALL OKAY (Around the Sun, 2004)
31. BAD DAY (In Time, 2003)
32. THE OUTSIDERS (Around the Sun, 2004)
33. HARBORCOAT (Reckoning, 1984)
34. OH MY HEART (Collapse Into Now, 2011)
35. MINE SMELLS LIKE HONEY (Collapse Into Now, 2011)
36. MAN ON THE MOON (Automatic for the People, 1992)
37. THE GREAT BEYOND (1999)
38. HOW THE WEST WAS WON AND WHERE IT GOT US (New Adventures In Hi-Fi, 1996)
39. ME IN HONEY (Out of Time, 1991)
40. WORLD LEADER PRETEND (Green, 1988)
41. GARDENING AT NIGHT (Chronic Town, 1982/Eponymous, 1988)
42. SO. CENTRAL RAIN (I’M SORRY) (Reckoning, 1984)
43. STAR 69 (Monster, 1994)
44. THE SIDEWINDER SLEEPS TONITE (Automatic for the People, 1992)
45. SUPERNATURAL SUPERSERIOUS (Accelerate, 2008)
46. BELONG (Out of Time, 1991)
47. IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT (AND I FEEL FINE) (Document, 1987)
48. TALK ABOUT THE PASSION (Murmur, 1981)
49. ELECTROLITE (New Adventures In Hi-Fi, 1996)
50. STAND (Green, 1988)
51. EVERYBODY HURTS (Automatic for the People, 1991)
52. WOLVES, LOWER (Chronic Town, 1982)
53. EVERY DAY IS YOURS TO WIN (Collapse Into Now, 2011)
54. I DON’T SLEEP I DREAM (Monster, 1994)
55. BANG & BLAME (Monster, 1994)
56. COUNTRY FEEDBACK (Out of Time, 1991)
57. MAPS AND LEGENDS (Fables of the Reconstruction, 1985)
58. POP SONG ’89 (Green, 1988)
59. SAD PROFESSOR (Up, 1998)
60. FINEST WORKSONG (Document, 1987)
61. TONGUE (Monster, 1994)
62. CUYAHOGA (Lifes Rich Pageant, 1986)
63. ALL THE RIGHT FRIENDS (In Time, 2003)
64. ELECTRON BLUE (Around the Sun, 2004)
65. BEGIN THE BEGIN (Lifes Rich Pageant, 1986)
66. HOLLOW MAN (Accelerate, 2008)
67. CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE (Fables of the Reconstruction, 1986)
68. KING OF BIRDS (Document, 1987)
69. BEAT A DRUM (Reveal, 2001)
70. UBERLIN (Collapse Into Now, 2011)
71. THE WAKE-UP BOMB (New Adventures In Hi-Fi, 1996)
72. TRY NOT TO BREATHE (Automatic for the People, 1992)
73. YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING (Green, 1988)
74. THE LIFTING (Reveal, 2001)
75. SO FAST, SO NUMB (New Adventures In Hi-Fi, 1996)
76. LOTUS (Up, 1998)
77. WALK IT BACK (Collapse Into Now, 2011)
78. CRUSH WITH EYELINER (Monster, 1994)
79. MR. RICHARDS (Accelerate, 2008)
80. LAUGHING (Murmur, 1981)
81. SUMMER TURNS TO HIGH (Reveal, 2001)
82. SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE (Out of Time, 1991)
83. HIGH SPEED TRAIN (Around the Sun, 2004)
84. THESE DAYS (Lifes Rich Pageant, 1986)
85. EXHUMING MCCARTHY (Document, 1987)
86. BITTERSWEET ME (New Adventures In Hi-Fi, 1996)
87. ROMANCE (Eponymous, 1988)
88. THE ONE I LOVE (Document, 1987)
89. WALK UNAFRAID (Up, 1998)
90. E-BOW THE LETTER (New Adventures In Hi-Fi, 1996)
91. ANIMAL (In Time, 2003)
92. ORANGE CRUSH (Green, 1988)
93. LOW (Out of Time, 1991)
94. PRETTY PERSUASION (Reckoning, 1984)
95. SITTING STILL (Murmur, 1983)
96. MONTY GOT A RAW DEAL (Automatic for the People, 1991)
97. RADIO SONG (Out of Time, 1991)
98. IGNORELAND (Automatic for the People, 1992)
99. WHAT IF WE GIVE IT AWAY (Lifes Rich Pageant, 1986)
100. WHY NOT SMILE (Up, 1998)
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ALBUMS
1. Green
2. Fables of the Reconstruction
3. Reckoning
4. Murmur
5. Document
6. Automatic for the People
7. Monster
8. Life's Rich Pageant

SONGS
1. Radio Free Europe
2. Nightswimming
3. So. Central Rain
4. Don't Go Back To Rockville
5. Feeling Gravity's Pull
6. You Are The Everything
7. 7 Chinese Brothers
8. World Leader Pretend
9. Can't Get There from here
10. Orange Crush
11. Finest Worksong
12. Find the River
13. Get up
14. What's the frequency Kenneth?
15. Pretty Persuasion
16. Fall on me
17. Driver 8
18. Talk About The Passion
19. Pilgrimage
20. It's the end of the world
21. Perfect Circle
22. Pop Song 89
23. Maps and legends
24. Life and how to live it
25. Crush with Eyeliner
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Albums
1 | Murmur | 1983
2 | Out of Time | 1991
3 | Automatic for the People | 1992
4 | Reveal | 2001
(Eponymous | 1988)
5 | Reckoning | 1984
6 | Lifes Rich Pageant | 1986
7 | Document | 1987
8 | Up | 1998
9 | Green | 1988
(Chronic Town | 1982)
10 | New Adventures in Hi-fi | 1996
11 | Fables of The Reconstruction/Reconstruction of the Fables | 1985
(Live at the Olympia | 2009)
12 | Monster | 1994
(In Time | 2003)
(Singles Collected | 1994)
13 | Accelerate | 2008
(Dead Letter Office | 1987)
14 | Collapse into Now | 2011
15 | Around the Sun | 2004

Songs
Rank | Title (Version) | Year of release (Year of recording if vastly different) | Album recording appears on [Original album if applicable]
175 | You | 1994 | Monster
174 | Summer Turns to High | 2001 | Reveal
173 | Mine Smell like Honey | 2011 | Collapse into Now
172 | Crazy like a Fox | 2009 | Fan club-only single
171 | Fascinating | 2019 (recorded in 2000 for Reveal sessions) | Single
170 | Blue (feat. Patti Smith) | 2011 | Collapse into Now
169 | Strange | 1987 | Document
168 | Wanderlust (Any live version thereof I've heard improves upon the studio recording) | 2004 | Around the Sun
167 | Emphysema | 1998 | B-side to Daysleeper
166 | Only in America | 1996 | Canadian Bacon OST/Fan club-only single
165 | Departure | 1996 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
164 | Favorite Writer | 2003 | B-side to Bad Day
163 | Diminished/I'm Not over You [my cassette copy of Up had these as separate songs but listed on streaming services as 1 track and they seem more 'complete' as 1 song] | 1998 | Up
162 | White Tornado | 1986 (Originally recorded in 1981 for scrapped Radio Free Europe B-side) | B-side to Superman
161 | Shiny Happy People (feat. Kate Pierson) | 1991 | Out of Time
160 | You're in the Air | 1998 | Up
159 | Supernatural Superserious | 2008 | Accelerate
158 | Turn You Inside Out | 1988 | Green
157 | I Wanted to Be Wrong | 2004 | Around the Sun
156 | Rotary Ten | 1986 | B-side to Fall on Me/Lifes Rich Pageant I.R.S. Reissue
155 | Parakeet | 1998 | Up
154 | Green Grow the Rushes | 1985 | Fables of the Reconstruction
153 | Pop Song '89 | 1988 | Green
152 | Fireplace | 1987 | Document
151 | What's the Frequency, Kenneth? | 1994 | Monster
150 | So Fast, So Numb | 1996 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
149 | Hyena | 1986 | Lifes Rich Pageant
148 | Beat a Drum | 2001 | Reveal
147 | Oddfellows Local 151 | 1987 | Document
146 | High Speed Train | 2004 | Around the Sun
145 | Untitled | 1988 | Green
144 | Falls to Climb | 1998 | Up
143 | Undertow | 1996 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
142 | Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter | 2011 | Collapse into Now
141 | Burning Hell | 1985 | B-side to Cant Get There from Here
140 | Lightnin' Hopkins | 1987 | Document
139 | Star 69 | 1994 | Monster
138 | The Apologist | 1998 | Up
137 | Get Up | 1988 | Green
136 | King of Birds | 1987 | Document
135 | Low Desert | 1996 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
134 | Around the Sun | 2004 | Around the Sun
133 | 1,000,000 | 1982 | Chronic Town
132 | Maps and Legends (Live in Santa Monica 24/5/87) | 1987 | B-side to The One I Love [originally on Fables of the Reconstruction]
131 | Bang & Blame | 1994 | Monster
130 | The Wrong Child | 1988 | Green
129 | Toys in the Attic | 1986 | B-side to Fall on Me
128 | Kohoutek (Live at the Olympia, 2007) | 2009 | Live at the Olympia [Originally on Fables of the Reconstruction]
127 | Stand | 1988 | Green
126 | Crush with Eyeliner | 1994 | Monster
125 | Bittersweet Me | 1996 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
[Pony Trike a.k.a. New York Pony Club - The Bomb vs. R.E.M. - Tricycle (E-Bow the Letter B-side) mashup: no commercial release]
124 | Out in the Country | 2003 | B-side to Bad Day
123 | Airliner | 2008 | B-side to Supernatural Superserious
122 | Academy Fight Song | 1989 | Fan club-only single
121 | Indian Summer | 2008 | B-side to Hollow Man
120 | Windout | 1984 | Bachelor Party OST/Dead Letter Office
119 | Magnetic North | 2007 | Fan club-only single
118 | Jesus Christ | 2002 | Fan club-only single
117 | Chance (Dub) | 1993 | B-side to Everybody Hurts
116 | Red Head Walking | 2008 | B-side to Supernatural Superserious
115 | It's a Free World, Baby | 1992 | B-side to Drive
114 | Burning Down | 1985 | B-side to Wendell Gee
113 | Revolution | 1997 (Originally recorded for Monster ca. 1993/4) | Batman & Robin OST/In Time (Deluxe)
112 | Sponge | 1996 | Sweet Relief II Various Artists Sampler
111 | Sing for the Submarine | 2008 | Accelerate
110 | Fretless | 1991 | Until the End of the World OST/The Automatic Box
109 | Ages of You | 1985 | B-side to Wendell Gee
108 | That Someone Is You | 2011 | Collapse into Now
107 | Everybody Hurts | 1992 | Automatic for the People
106 | Voice of Harold | 1984 | B-side to So. Central Rain
105 | Tired of Singing Trouble | 1993 (Originally recorded in 1986; Life's Rich Pageant outtake) | Lifes Rich Pageant I.R.S. Reissue
104 | Animal | 2003 | In Time
103 | Discoverer | 2011 | Collapse into Now
102 | Catapult (Live in Seattle, 27/6/84) | 1984 | B-side to Rockville [originally on Murmur]
101 | What If We Give It away? | 1986 | Lifes Rich Pageant
100 | The Great Beyond | 1999 | Single/Man on the Moon OST
99 | Monty Got a Raw Deal | 1992 | Automatic for the People
98 | Wolves, Lower | 1982 | Chronic Town
98 | Beachball | 2001 | Reveal
96 | Losing My Religion | 1991 | Out of Time
95 | Perfect Circle | 1983 | Murmur
94 | Disappear | 2001 | Reveal
93 | Bad Day | 2003 | In Time
92 | The One I Love | 1987 | Document
91 | Man on the Moon | 1992 | Automatic for the People
90 | Belong (feat. Kate Pierson) | 1991 | Out of Time
89 | Second Guessing (Live at the Olympia, 2007) | 2009 | Live at the Olympia [originally on Reckoning]
88 | Crazy | 1985 | B-side to Wendell Gee
87 | 9-9 | 1983 | Murmur
86 | Imitation of Life | 2001 | Reveal
85 | Drive | 1992 | Automatic for the People
84 | It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) | 1987 | Document
83 | Let Me in | 1994 | Monster
82 | Endgame | 1991 | Out of Time
81 | Letter Never Sent | 1984 | Reckoning
80 | Chorus and the Ring | 2001 | Reveal
79 | Leave | 1996 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
78 | Hope | 1998 | Up
77 | Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars) | 1982 | Chronic Town
76 | I Believe | 1986 | Lifes Rich Pageant
75 | Cant Get There from Here | 1985 | Fables of the Reconstruction
74 | Romance | 1987 | Made in Heaven OST/Eponymous
73 | Moral Kiosk | 1983 | Murmur
72 | Radio Song (feat. KRS-One) | 1991 | Out of Time
71 | Swan Swan H | 1986 | Lifes Rich Pageant
70 | At My Most Beautiful | 1998 | Up
69 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite | 1992 | Automatic for the People
68 | All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star) | 2001 | Reveal
67 | The Wake up Bomb | 1996 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
66 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 | 1992 | Automatic for the People
65 | Pilgrimage | 1983 | Murmur
64 | Saturn Return | 2001 | Reveal
63 | All the Right Friends (Live) | 2015 | Wuxtry Records Store, 6th June 1980 'official bootleg' [originally on In Time]
62 | Houston | 2008 | Accelerate
61 | Orange Crush | 1988 | Green
60 | Tongue | 1994 | Monster
59 | Electron Blue | 2004 | Around the Sun
58 | Just a Touch | 1986 | Lifes Rich Pageant
57 | Harborcoat | 1984 | Reckoning
56 | West of the Fields | 1983 | Murnur
55 | Be Mine | 1996 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
54 | I Don't Sleep I Dream | 1994 | Monster
53 | I'm Gonna DJ | 2008 | Accelerate
52 | I'll Take the Rain | 2001 | Reveal
51 | Begin the Begin | 1986 | Lifes Rich Pageant
50 | Auctioneer (Another Engine) | 1985 | Fables of the Reconstruction
49 | Low | 1991 | Out of Time
48 | E-Bow the Letter (feat. Patti Smith) | 1996 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
47 | Fall on Me | 1986 | Lifes Rich Pageant
46 | I've Been High | 2001 | Reveal
45 | Sad Professor | 1998 | Up
44 | Hairshirt | 1988 | Green
43 | Me in Honey (feat. Kate Pierson) | 1991 | Out of Time
42 | Sweetness Follows | 1992 | Automatic for the People
41 | Welcome to the Occupation | 1987 | Document
40 | Driver 8 | 1985 | Fables of the Reconstruction
39 | Talk about the Passion | 1983 | Murmur
38 | Pretty Persuasion | 1984 | Reckoning
37 | She Just Wants to Be | 2001 | Reveal
36 | How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us | 1996 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
35 | Flowers of Guatemala | 1986 | Lifes Rich Pageant
34 | Half a World Away | 1991 | Out of Time
33 | Suspicion | 1998 | Up
32 | (Don't Go Back to) Rockville | 1984 | Reckoning
31 | Laughing | 1983 | Murmur
30 | Strange Currencies | 1994 | Monster
29 | Exhuming McCarthy | 1987 | Document
28 | Daysleeper | 1998 | Up
27 | World Leader Pretend | 1988 | Green
26 | Leaving New York | 2004 | Around the Sun
25 | Near Wild Heaven | 1991 | Out of Time
24 | Sitting Still (Murmur Version) | 1981 | Murmur [originally B-side to Radio Free Europe]
23 | Cuyahoga | 1986 | Lifes Rich Pageant
22 | Time after Time (Etc./Live Medley) | 1984 | B-side to Finest Worksong [originally on Reckoning]
21 | Try Not to Breathe | 1992 | Automatic for the People
20 | Finest Worksong (Other Mix/Mutual Horns Mix) | 1987 | Document (Deluxe Edition)/B-side to Finest Worksong
19 | Country Feedback | 1991 | Out of Time
18 | So. Central Rain | 1984 | Reckoning
17 | The Outsiders (feat. Q-Tip) | 2004 | Around the Sun
16 | Disturbance at the Heron House | 1987 | Document
15 | Circus Envy | 1994 | Monster
14 | Feeling Gravitys Pull | 1985 | Fables of the Reconstruction
13 | These Days | 1986 | Lifes Rich Pageant
12 | 7 Chinese Brothers | 1984 | Reckoning
11 | Gardening at Night (Alternate Vocal Mix on Eponymous) | 1982 | Chronic Town
10 | The Lifting | 2001 | Reveal
9 | You Are the Everything | 1988 | Green
8 | Texarkana | 1991 | Out of Time
7 | Radio Free Europe (Hib-Tone Mix) | 1981 | Single
6| Life and How to Live It | 1985 | Fables of the Reconstruction
5 | Shaking Through | 1983 | Murmur
4 | Nightswimming | 1992 | Automatic for the People
3 | New Test Leper | 1996 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
2 | Find the River | 1992 | Automatic for the People
1 | Walk Unafraid | 1998 | Up

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2nd EDIT!: Corrected provenance of Rotary Ten
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Albums:

1. Automatic For the People
2. Murmur
3. Life's Rich Pageant
4. New Adventures In Hi-Fi
5. Green
6. Document
7. Out of Time
8. Up
9. Reckoning
10. Reconstructing the Fables
11. Monster
12. Reveal
13. Collapse Into Now
14. Accellerator
15. Around the Sun

Songs:

1. Nightswimming
2. Losing My Religion
3. Talk About the Passion
4. The One I Love
5. Orange Crush
6. Fall on Me
7. It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
8. Pilgrimage
9. Drive
10. Bittersweet Me
11. Man on the Moon
12. Find the River
13. E-Bow the Letter
14. So. Central Rain
15. Electrolite
16. Daysleeper
17. At My Most Beautiful
18. The Flowers of Guatemala
19. Half a World Away
20. Radio Free Europe
21. Turn You Inside-Out
22. What's the Frequency, Kenneth
23. Finest Worksong
24. I Believe
25. Camera
26. Me In Honey
27. I Remember California
28. Romance
29. Pretty Persuasion
30. Shaking Through
31. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
32. Wendell Gee
33. Cuyahoga
34. Good Advices
35. New Test Leper
36. Strange Currencies
37. Sad Professor
38. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
39. Life and How to Live It
40. Try Not to Breathe
41. Fretless
42. Everybody Hurts
43. Photograph
44. 7 Chinese Bros.
45. Hyena
46. Pop Song 89
47. Be Mine
48. Walk Unafraid
49. Fireplace
50. We Walk
51. Sweetness Follows
52. Catapult
53. Driver 8
54. Get Up
55. The Apologist
56. Untitled (from Green)
57. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
58. These Days
59. World Leader Pretend
60. Belong
61. Bang and Blame
62. Why Not Smile
63. The Wake-Up Bomb
64. Monty Got a Raw Deal
65. Gardening At Night
66. Arms of Love
67. Begin the Begin
68. Green Grow the Rushes
69. Ignoreland
70. Stand
71. Near Wild Heaven
72. Star 69
73. Suspicion
74. Can't Get There From Here
75. I'll Take the Rain
76. Feeling Gravitys Pull
77. What If We Give It Away
78. How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us
79. It Happened Today
80. Texarkana
81. Let Me In
82. The Lifting
83. Shiny Happy People
84. Sitting Still
85. Welcome to the Occupation
86. You Are Everything
87. Endgame
88. Leave
89. Maps and Legends
90. Time After Time (Annelise)
91. 1000000
92. Perfect Circle
93. Exhuming McCarthy
94. Departure
95. Falls to Climb
96. Lotus
97. Imitation of Life
98. Tongue
99. Disturbance At the Heron House
100. Harborcoat
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Albums
Have to go all the way down to No. 13 before you reach an album I don't care for that much.
01 | Automatic for the People
02 | Document
03 | Murmur
04 | Out of Time
05 | Reckoning
06 | Life’s Rich Pageant
07 | Monster
08 | Accelerate
09 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
10 | Green
11 | Fables of the Reconstruction
12 | Up
13 | Reveal
14 | Collapse into Now
15 | Around the Sun
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Songs

1. Tongue
2. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight
3. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
4. Losing My Religion
5. Fall On Me
6. Find The River
7. The One I Love
8. Orange Crush
9. Radio Free Europe
10. Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
11. Bang and Blame
12. Man on the Moon
13. Everybody Hurts
14. Drive
15. Superman
16. Imitation of Life
17. So Central Rain
18. Shiny Happy People
19. Stand
20. Pretty Persuasion
21. What's The Frequency Kenneth?
22. The Great Beyond
23. Supernatural Superserious
24. Driver 8
25. Nightswimming
26. Country Feedback
27. E Bow The Letter
28. At My Most Beautiful
29. Near Wild Heaven
30. World Leader Pretend
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Songs
1 | Losing My Religion
2 | Everybody Hurts
3 | It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
4 | Man on the Moon
5 | Fall on Me
6 | Find the River
7 | Orange Crush
8 | The One I Love
9 | At My Most Beautiful
10 | Daysleeper
11 | Radio Free Europe
12 | The Great Beyond
13 | What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
14 | E-Bow the Letter
15 | Country Feedback
16 | (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
17 | Imitation of Life
18 | Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)
19 | Try Not to Breathe
20 | Supernatural Superserious
21 | Nightswimming


I'm not as much of a fan of R.E.M. as an album artist. I've listened to most of their discography, and although I like most of their ranked songs, there are only a handful of unranked album tracks of theirs that I enjoy. I guess I'm missing something, seeing as their album artist ranking is ahead of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
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andyd1010 wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:26 am I'm not as much of a fan of R.E.M. as an album artist. I've listened to most of their discography, and although I like most of their ranked songs, there are only a handful of unranked album tracks of theirs that I enjoy. I guess I'm missing something, seeing as their album artist ranking is ahead of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
I agree. I feel like their LPs run together and are hard to differentiate. (except from their big three, Murmur, AFTP, and Out of Time)
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Albums:

1. Automatic for the People
2. Out Of Time
3. Monster
4. Murmur
5. Lifes Rich Pageant
6. Reckoning
7. Green
8. Document
9. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
10. Up
11. Reveal
12. Fables of the Reconstruction
13. Around the Sun
14. Collapse into Now
15. Accelerate


Songs:

1. Everybody Hurts (Automatic for the People, 1992)
2. Losing My Religion (Out Of Time, 1991)
3. Drive (Automatic for the People, 1992)
4. Orange Crush (Green, 1988)
5. Bang and Blame (Monster, 1994)
6. So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Reckoning, 1984)
7. Find the River (Automatic for the People, 1992)
8. Imitation of Life (Reveal, 2001)
9. Nightswimming (Automatic for the People, 1992)
10. Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars) (Chronic Town (EP), 1982)
11. The One I Love (Document, 1987)
12. You (Monster, 1994)
13. It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (Document, 1987)
14. Radio Free Europe (Murmur, 1983)
15. Fall On Me (Lifes Rich Pageant, 1986)
16. Perfect Circle (Murmur, 1983)
17. Lotus (Up, 1998)
18. I'll Take the Rain (Reveal, 2001)
19. Be Mine (New Adventures in Hi-Fi, 1996)
20. Maps and Legends (Fables of the Reconstruction, 1985)
21. Near Wild Heaven (Out Of Time, 1991)
22. Man on the Moon (Automatic for the People, 1992)
23. Texarkana (Out Of Time, 1991)
24. Let Me In (Monster, 1994)
25. Pretty Persuasion (Reckoning, 1984)
26. Harborcoat (Reckoning, 1984)
27. I Remember California (Green, 1988)
28. Leaving New York (Around the Sun, 2004)
29. High Speed Train (Around the Sun, 2004)
30. The Lifting (Reveal, 2001)
31. Try Not to Breathe (Automatic for the People, 1992)
32. I Don't Sleep, I Dream (Monster, 1994)
33. You Are Everything (Green, 1988)
34. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite (Automatic for the People, 1992)
35. Gardening at Night (Chronic Town (EP), 1982)
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Albums:

1. Out of Time
2. Document
3. Automatic for the People
4. Murmur
5. Lifes Rich Pageant
6. Reckoning
7. Green
8. Fables of the Reconstruction
9. Up
10. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
11. Accelearate
12. Reveal
13. Monster
14. Around the Sun
15. Collapse into Now

(songs to come)
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This took forever to pull together, R.E.M. has a ridiculously solid discography. I’d consider their first 10 albums as classics and everything other than Around the Sun and Collapse into Now are pretty great.

Albums:

1. Automatic for the People
2. Murmur
3. Document
4. Life’s Rich Pageant
5. Green
6. Out of Time
7. Reckoning
8. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
9. Fables of the Reconstruction
10. Monster
11. Accelerate
12. Up
13. Reveal
14. Chronic Town
15. Collapse Into Now
16. Around the Sun

Songs:

1. Radio Free Europe (Murmur version)
2. Everybody Hurts
3. Losing My Religion
4. It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
5. Life and How to Live It
6. Electrolite
7. Man on the Moon
8. Sitting Still
9. Try Not to Breathe
10. E-Bow the Letter
11. I Believe
12. Fall on Me
13. Wolves, Lower
14. So. Central Rain
15. Moral Kiosk
16. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
17. Sweetness Follows
18. What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
19. Laughing
20. The One I Love
21. Perfect Circle
22. Exhuming McCarthy
23. You
24. Driver 8
25. Finest Worksong
26. Find the River
27. Pop Song 89
28. Hyena
29. Belong
30. Drive
31. Talk About the Passion
32. Country Feedback
33. Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)
34. Harborcoat
35. Pretty Persuasion
36. Me in Honey
37. Nightswimming
38. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
39. Airportman
40. Catapult
41. Shaking Through
42. Gardening at Night
43. You Are the Everything
44. Orange Crush
45. Tongue
46. Ignoreland
47. Daysleeper
48. Star Me Kitten
49. These Days
50. Strange
51. Time After Time (Annelise)
52. Monty Got a Raw Deal
53. How the West Was Won and Where it Got Us
54. Hope
55. Shiny Happy People
56. Disturbance at the Heron House
57. Feeling Gravity’s Pull
58. Pilgrimage
59. Turn You Inside-Out
60. Get Up
61. At My Most Beautiful
62. Begin the Begin
63. We Walk
64. Stumble
65. 1,000,000
66. Untitled
67. Hairshirt
68. West of the Fields
69. 9-9
70. Star 69
71. The Great Beyond
72. Undertow
73. Strange Currencies
74. Supernatural Superserious
75. Imitation of Life
76. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
77. Welcome to the Occupation
78. World Leader Pretend
79. Bittersweet Me
80. Maps and Legends
81. Oddfellows Local 151
82. Stand
83. Just a Touch
84. Hollow Man
85. Houston
86. I’ve Been High
87. Be Mine
88. The Lifting
89. Living Well is the Best Revenge
90. Horse to Water
91. Parakeet
92. What if We Give it Away?
93. I Remember California
94. Near Wild Heaven
95. Camera
96. Half a World Away
97. 7 Chinese Bros.
98. You’re in the Air
99. Letter Never Sent
100. The Flowers of Guatemala
101. Superman
102. Man-Sized Wreath
103. Beachball
104. King of Birds
105. Falls to Climb
106. Texarkana
107. Circus Envy
108. Accelerate
109. Suspicion
110. Diminished / I’m Not Over You
111. Bang and Blame
112. Disappear
113. Wendell Gee
114. Can’t Get There From Here
115. Second Guessing
116. Cuyahoga
117. Leaving New York
118. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream
119. Walk Unafraid
120. Until the Day is Done
121. Auctioneer (Another Engine)
122. Binky the Doormat
123. Low
124. All the Way to Reno (You’re Gonna Be a Star)
125. Beat a Drum
126. Leave
127. Good Advices
128. Lotus
129. I’ll Take the Rain
130. Sing for the Submarine
131. Sad Professor
132. Saturn Return
133. White Tornado
134. New Test Leper
135. Swan Swan H
136. Fireplace
137. Zither
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Also this showed up on my Spotify earlier this year and I didn't even know this was a thing! Couldn't be more proud.

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Songs:
1. Losing My Religion
2. Man on the Moon
3. It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
4. Radio Free Europe
5. Crazy
6. Feeling Gravitys Pull
7. Talk About the Passion
8. Country Feedback
9. Electrolite
10. Pilgrimage

11. The One I Love
12. Stand
13. Shiny Happy People
14. Find the River
15. What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
16. Shaking Through
17. Imitation of Life
18. Sweetness Follows
19. Fall on Me
20. Pop Song 89

21. Sitting Still
22. World Leader Pretend
23. Low
24. Texarkana
25. Drive
26. Near Wild Heaven
27. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
28. Star Me Kitten
29. Try Not to Breathe
30. Wolves, Lower

31. Bang and Blame
32. Driver 8
33. West of the Fields
34. Turn You Inside-Out
35. Nightswimming
36. The Lifting
37. Orange Crush
38. Perfect Circle
39. Fireplace
40. Wendell Gee

41. Beat a Drum
42. Get Up
43. Star 69
44. Catapult
45. Monty Got a Raw Deal
46. Ignoreland
47. Everybody Hurts
48. Half a World Away
49. All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)
50. You Are the Everything

51. Let Me In
52. Electron Blue
53. Finest Worksong
54. Stumble
55. Moral Kiosk
56. I Took Your Name
57. New Test Leper
58. Belong
59. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
60. I Remember California

61. Diminished
62. 9–9
63. 1,000,000
64. We Walk
65. Me in Honey
66. Endgame
67. Circus Envy
68. Tongue
69. Strange Currencies
70. Cuyahoga

71. Toys in the Attic
72. Laughing
73. Voice of Harold
74. Untitled (from Green)
75. 7 Chinese Bros
76. Lightnin' Hopkins
77. Burning Hell
78. So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
79. At My Most Beautiful
80. King of Comedy

81. Begin the Begin
82. Welcome to the Occupation
83. Strange
84. Leave
85. Around the Sun
86. The Wake-Up Bomb
87. Pretty Persuasion
88. The Flowers of Guatemala
89. Daysleeper
90. Ages of You

91. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
92. Harborcoat
93. Überlin
94. Camera
95. Radio Song
96. Supernatural Superserious
97. Discoverer
98. Auctioneer (Another Engine)
99. Good Advices
100. Walk Unafraid
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Songs:

1. Losing My Religion
2. It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
3. Man on the Moon
4. Radio Free Europe
5. Low
6. Shiny Happy People
7. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
8. Drive
9. The One I Love
10. Everybody Hurts
11. Near Wild Heaven
12. Nightswimming
13. Oddfellows Local 151
14. Texarkana
15. Perfect Circle
16. Try Not To Breathe
17. Endgame
18. These Days
19. Lightnin' Hopkins
20. Find The River
21. Fall On Me
22. So. Central Rain
23. What If We Give It Away
24. Pretty Persuasion
25. You Are Everything
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albums:

1 | Automatic for the People
2 | Document
3 | Murmur
4 | Lifes Rich Pageant
5 | Accelerate
6 | Fables of the Reconstruction
7 | Reckoning
8 | Green
9 | Out of Time
10 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
11 | Collapse into Now
12 | Around the Sun
13 | Monster
14 | Reveal
15 | Up

songs:

1 | Everybody Hurts
2 | Losing My Religion
3 | It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
4 | Drive
5 | Fall on Me
6 | Radio Free Europe
7 | Country Feedback
8 | Man on the Moon
9 | At My Most Beautiful
10 | Imitation of Life
11 | Nightswimming
12 | Don't Go Back to Rockville
13 | E-Bow the Letter
14 | The One I Love
15 | Orange Crush
16 | Daysleeper
17 | Can't Get There from Here
18 | Bad Day
19 | So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
20 | What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
21 | Shiny Happy People
22 | Driver 8
23 | Bang and Blame
24 | Leaving New York
25 | Crush with Eyeliner
26 | Bittersweet Me
27 | World Leader Pretend
28 | Find the River
29 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
30 | The Great Beyond
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Just a reminder, only about five days left for this!
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My first song list submission since the Beatles!

01 | Fall On Me
02 | Catapult
03 | Man on the Moon
04 | It's the End of the World As We Know It
05 | What's the Frequency Kenneth
06 | Radio Free Europe
07 | Gardening at Night
08 | Moral Kiosk
09 | Laughing
10 | We Walk
11 | Losing My Religion
12 | Find the River
13 | There She Goes Again
14 | West of the Fields
15 | Ignoreland
16 | Orange Crush
17 | Star Me Kitten
18 | (Don't Go Back to) Rockville
19 | Talk About the Passion
20 | Stand
21 | Drive
22 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
23 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
24 | Try Not to Breathe
25 | Shiny Happy People
26 | Nightswimming
27 | Superman
28 | Pretty Persuasion
29 | The One I Love
30 | So. Central Rain
31 | Near Wild Heaven
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The discography of R.E.M. can be easily divided in three parts (with 5 albums each): a) the indie period, the I.R.S. years, when they defined the sound of the Amerindie nation, b) the breakthrough period, the Warner years, when they managed to be acclaimed by both critics and audience and c) the final period, the post-Berry years, a worthy coda of a really valuable career.



Albums:

1. Automatic for the People (1992, my #54 album of all-time)
"Berlin" in the seventies, "Nebraska" in the eighties and "Automatic for the People" in the nineties. Just when they were at the height of its popularity, R.E.M. were bold enough to release an album filled by moody and sombre songs, with delicate arrangements (special mention to John Paul Jones orchestral arrangements) and deeply cryptic lyrics (with "ruminations on mortality, loss, mourning and nostalgia"). And, although it could be seen a commercial suicide, they succeeded again.

2. Lifes Rich Pageant (1986, #240)
December 1986. I was listening to Radio 3 (the best Spanish music radio channel) and they were playing their albums of the year. They played "Superman" from a band I never heard of, I loved it at first sight and the following week I bought my first R.E.M. album. Then I learned that the song was a cover, sung by the bass player and not too representative of the band sound. Anyway I got caught by the album and its sound simultaneously murky and brilliant (if this makes sense). For sentimental reasons.

3. Out of Time (1991)
With this album they went suddenly to mainstream. Their sell-out album? Mmm, I wish every band could sell out so beautifully.

4. Murmur (1983)
R.E.M. debut, gathering instant critic acclaim because of the original (angular/jangle) sound and Stipe's undecipherable lyrics.

5. Green (1988)
Yes, a third album from the Warner period in my Top 5. R.E.M. still political but with the messages tinged by an unheard irony.

6. Document (1987)
7. New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996)
8. Reckoning (1984)
9. Chronic Town (1982)
10. Up (1998)

11. Reveal (2001)
12. Fables of the Reconstruction (1985)
13. Monster (1994)
14. Accelerate (2008)
15. Around the Sun (2004)
16. Collapse Into Now (2011)




Songs:

1. Losing My Religion (1991, my #26 song of all time)
Life is bigger, bigger than you. Michael Stipe sends out a litany of inscrutable (but heartfelt) confessions. That's me in the spotlight, losing my religion. Peter Buck plays a mandolin out of time, backed by a subdued Mills and Berry and by some glorious strings. Consider this the hint of the century. A brilliant arty music video filled by dream-like religious imagery. The poetic (and commercial) zenith that R.E.M. were pursuing from the early eighties. But I've said too much. I haven't said enough.

2. Fall on Me (1986)
This song sums up the greatness of the IRS period. A not preachy environmental message, an energetic but melodic performance.

3. Nightswimming (1992)
Mills circular piano, Jones strings, Workman oboe and Stipe voice. Singing nostalgic lyrics about longing, about lost innocence.

4. It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (1987)
Stipe homesick blues. Verses with rapid fire lyrics and the most exhilarating chorus ever. Jangle-rock can't get better than this.

5. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville (1984)
I'm a big fan of Mike Mills. Probably the best backing vocalist and also a gifted songwriter, here with a cornerstone of alt. country.

6. Country Feedback (1991)
7. Find the River (1992)
8. Imitation of Life (2001)
9. The One I Love (1987)
10. World Leader Pretend (1988)
11. Talk About the Passion (1983)
12. Near Wild Heaven (1991)
13. Everybody Hurts (1992)
14. Orange Crush (1988)
15. Radio Free Europe (1981)
16. E-Bow the Letter (1996)
17. So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (1984)
18. Superman (1986)
19. What's the Frequency, Kenneth? (1994)
20. Man on the Moon (1992)
21. Perfect Circle (1983)
22. Swan Swan H. (1986)
23. Driver 8 (1985)
24. Electrolite (1996)
25. At My Most Beautiful (1998)

26. Drive (1992)
27. Begin the Begin (1986)
28. Sitting Still (1981)
29. Shiny Happy People (1991)
30. Stand (1988)
31. Shaking Through (1983)
32. Leaving New York (2004)
33. I Remember California (1988)
34. Daysleeper (1998)
35. Gardening at Night (1982)
36. The Great Beyond (1999)
37. Leave (1996)
38. Harborcoat (1984)
39. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite (1992)
40. All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star) (2001)
41. Cuyahoga (1986)
42. 9-9 (1983)
43. Pretty Persuasion (1984)
44. Pop Song 89 (1988)
45. Texarkana (1991)
46. Welcome to the Occupation (1987)
47. Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars) (1982)
48. Bad Day (2003)
49. We All Go Back to Where We Belong (2011)
50. I Believe (1986)

51. Wolves, Lower (1982)
52. Low (1991)
53. Finest Worksong (1987)
54. West of the Fields (1983)
55. Wendell Gee (1985)
56. Photograph (feat. Natalie Merchant) (1993)
57. Summer Turns to High (2001)
58. Try Not to Breathe (1992)
59. 7 Chinese Bros. (1984)
60. Maps and Legends (1985)
61. Hollow Man (2008)
62. Bittersweet Me (1996)
63. Supernatural Superserious (2008)
64. Catapult (1983)
65. These Days (1986)
66. Bang and Blame (1994)
67. Lotus (1998)
68. Überlin (2011)
69. Can't Get There From Here (1985)
70. Disturbance at the Heron House (1987)
71. Falls to Climb (1998)
72. There She Goes Again (1983)
73. Moral Kiosk (1983)
74. New Test Leper (1996)
75. Feeling Gravitys Pull (1985)

76. Blue (2011)
77. Electron Blue (2004)
78. #9 Dream (2007)
79. Tongue (1994)
80. How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us (1996)
81. Sweetness Follows (1992)
82. The Flowers of Guatemala (1986)
83. Crush With Eyeliner (1994)
84. Be Mine (1996)
85. Circus Envy (1994)
86. Dark Globe (1988)
87. Man-Sized Wreath (2008)
88. Exhuming McCarthy (1987)
89. Get Up (1988)
90. Oddfellows Local 151 (1987)
91. First We Take Manhattan (1991)
92. Ignoreland (1992)
93. Accelerate (2008)
94. Pilgrimage (1983)
95. You're in the Air (1998)
96. The Outsiders (2004)
97. The Lifting (2001)
98. Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter (2011)
99. Crazy (1985)
100. Beachball (2001)

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Albums:

01 - Document
02 - Green
03 - New Adventures in Hi-Fi
04 - Out of Time
05 - Automatic for the People
06 - Monster
07 - Murmur
08 - Reckoning
09 - Lifes Rich Pageant
10 - Up

Songs:

01 - Electrolite
02 - Orange Crush
03 - Low
04 - It's the End of the World as We Know It
05 - The One I Love
06 - Lotus
07 - Losing My Religion
08 - Drive
09 - King of Comedy
10 - How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us
11 - Imitation of Life
12 - Oddfellows Local 151
13 - World Leader Pretend
14 - Ignoreland
15 - Band and Blame
16 - All the Way to Reno
17 - I Remember California
18 - New Test Leper
19 - Bad Day
20 - The Great Beyond
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Honorio wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:15 am
72. There She Goes Again (1983)
Looking at the lists I'd thought I was the only one who'd heard this gem from Murmur's deluxe edition!
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Albums
1. Green (1988)
2. Lifes Rich Pageant (1986)
3. Out of Time (1991)
4. Reckoning (1984)
5. Monster (1994)
6. Automatic for the People (1992)
7. Murmur (1983)
8. Fables of the Reconstruction (1985)
9. Up (1998)
10. Document (1987)
11. New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996)
12. Around the Sun (2004)
13. Collapse Into Now (2011)
14. Reveal (2001)
15. Accelerate (2008)

Songs
1. What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? (1994)
2. Near Wild Heaven (1991)
3. These Days (1986)
4. Radio Free Europe (1983)
5. It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (1987)
6. Driver 8 (1985)
7. So. Central Rain (1984)
8. Fall on Me (1986)
9. (Don’t Go Back to) Rockville (1984)
10. Shinny Happy People (1991)
11. Stand (1988)
12. The One I Love (1987)
13. World Leader Pretend (1988)
14. Orange Crush (1988)
15. Man on the Moon (1992)
16. Turn You Inside-Out (1988)
17. Can't Get There From Here (1985)
18. Get Up (1988)
19. Talk About the Passion (1983)
20. Superman (1986)
21. I Believe (1985)
22. Pop Song 89 (1988)
23. Hope (1998)
24. Swan Swan H (1986)
25. At My Most Beautiful (1998)
26. What If We Give It Away (1985)
27. Losing My Religion (1991)
28. Cuyahoga (1985)
29. Pretty Persuasion (1984)
30. Everybody Hurts (1992)
31. Endgame (1991)
32. Begin the Begin (1986)
33. Leaving New York (2004)
34. Crush with Eyeliner (1994)
35. Tongue (1994)
36. Low (1991)
37. Überlin (2011)
38. New Test Leper (1996)
39. Electron Blue (2004)
40. Drive (1992)
41. King of Comedy (1994)
42. Walk it Back (2011)
43. I Wanted to Be Wrong (2004)
44. Strange Currencies (1994)
45. Nightswimming (1992)
46. E-Bow the Letter (1996)
47. Try not to Breathe (1992)
48. Laughing (1983)
49. Imitation of Life (2001)
50. You Are the Everything (1988)
51. The Outsider (2004)
52. Texarkana (1991)
53. Just a Touch (1986)
54. Me in Honey (1991)
55. Suspicion (1998)
56. Green Grow the Rushes (1985)
57. Star 69 (1994)
58. 7 Chinese Bros. (1984)
59. Catapult (1983)
60. Hyena (1986)
61. Half a Word Away (1991)
62. Star Me Kitten (1992)
63. Lotus (1998)
64. Camera (1984)
65. Perfect Circle (1983)
66. Bang and Blame (1994)
67. Walk Unafraid (1998)
68. Harborcoat (1984)
69. Belong (1991)
70. All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star) (2001)
71. The Flowers of Guatemala (1986)
72. Radio Song (1991)
73. The Wrong Child (1988)
74. Finest Worksong (1987)
75. Country Feedback (1991)
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Alright everyone, looks like next months poll is gonna be Elvis Presley instead of U2!
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Here's how the future looks with the new update:
12/20: Elvis Presley
01/21: Kanye West
02/21: U2

and then just following the list from then on. Surprising drop for The Who, but other than that there aren't anything that takes us off the path fo the list.
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Holden wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:42 pm Here's how the future looks with the new update:
12/20: Elvis Presley
01/21: Kanye West
02/21: U2

and then just following the list from then on. "Surprising drop for The Who", but other than that there aren't anything that takes us off the path fo the list.

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01 | Green
02 | Lifes Rich Pageant
03 | Murmur
04 | Fables of the Reconstruction
05 | Reckoning
06 | Automatic for the People
07 | Document
08 | Out of Time
09 | New Adventures in Hi-Fi
10 | Monster
11 | Up
12 | Accelearate
13 | Reveal
14 | Collapse into Now
15 | Around the Sun
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Albums

[Chronic Town EP]
1 | Murmur | 1983
2 | Reckoning | 1984
3 | Document | 1987
4 | Lifes Rich Pageant | 1986
5 | Automatic for the People | 1992
6 | Out of Time | 1991

Songs
1 | It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) | 1987
2 | Fall On Me | 1986
3 | Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars) | 1982
4 | So. Central Rain | 1984
5 | Perfect Circle | 1983
6 | Radio Free Europe | 1981
7 | The One I Love | 1987
8 | Wolves, Lower | 1982
9 | (Don't Go Back To) Rockville | 1984
10 | At My Most Beautiful | 1998
11 | Losing My Religion | 1991
12 | Gardening at Night | 1982
13 | Harborcoat | 1984
14 | Drive | 1992
15 | E-Bow the Letter | 1996
16 | Superman | 1986
17 | Find the River | 1992
18 | Pretty Persuasion | 1984
19 | Finest Worksong | 1987
20 | Man on the Moon | 1992
21 | West of the Fields | 1983
22 | Begin the Begin | 1986
23 | Driver 8 | 1985
24 | Electrolite | 1996
25 | Leave | 1996
26 | Near Wild Heaven | 1991
27 | Orange Crush | 1988
28 | Nightswimming | 1992
29 | Exhuming McCarthy | 1987
30 | Texarkana | 1991

I've always been somewhat mystified by the level of R.E.M.'s acclaim; while I've always enjoyed some of their top songs, their albums never struck me as masterpieces and they don't seem to have the cultural impact or musical influence of the other artists at this level. I did a lot of listening to them this month and it definitely expanded my appreciation. I'll never be one of their top fans, but the level of consistency and the amount of good-to-great music they made over their first ten years is impressive.
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In Spotify I saw Honorio listening to an R.E.M. top 100 last night, which made me curious. Today I noticed it is connected to this thread. I am too late for the poll, no problem, but I still can share my lists with you.

In 1985 I heard an R.E.M. song for the first time on the radio. It was Can't Get There from Here. Ever since that year, so for 35 (!) years now R.E.M. has been my favorite all-time band.

My 5 favorite R.E.M. albums:
1. Murmur
2. Life's Rich Pageant
3. Automatic for the People
4. Reckoning
5. Out of Time
If the EP Chronic Town would be eligible, it would be on number 2 (closely after Murmur).

My 15 favorite R.E.M. songs:
1. Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)
2. Losing my Religion
3. So. Central Rain
4. Texarkana
5. World Leader Pretend
6. Radio Free Europe (the '81 version ofcourse)
7. Cuyahoga
8. Fall on Me
9. Everybody Hurts
10. E-Bow the Letter
11. Man on the Moon
12. It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
13. Perfect Circle
14. The One I Love
15. Electrolite
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