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#462: Document by R.E.M.

1.31.2011


Document by R.E.M. (1987)

Favorite Track(s): "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" and "The One I Love" and "King of Birds"

Thoughts: Well, this is my first time listening to anything on Grooveshark, a free music-streaming website. They didn't have a couple of the songs, which made me revert back to using Youtube, so maybe in the future I'll listen there first and then use Grooveshark in special cases.

In general I've always liked Michael Stipe and R.E.M., but this was my first non-music video or radio listen (besides "Everybody Hurts" which I of course own, as every human being should).

The album was just alright to me--I mostly just liked the hits and "King of Birds." I'm fairly certain this isn't the last of R.E.M. on this list, and that's fine, but I am certain this particular album did NOT belong as far up as #462. Maybe it was revolutionary at its release and I'm just too familiar with their style, but on this first listen I didn't see the big appeal.

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