Automatic For The People

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"Drive" – 4:31
15
15%
"Try Not to Breathe" – 3:50
12
12%
"The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" – 4:06
6
6%
"Everybody Hurts" – 5:17
8
8%
"New Orleans Instrumental No. 1" – 2:13
1
1%
"Sweetness Follows" – 4:19
6
6%
"Monty Got a Raw Deal" – 3:17
3
3%
"Ignoreland" – 4:24
2
2%
"Star Me Kitten" – 3:15
1
1%
"Man on the Moon" – 5:13
16
16%
"Nightswimming" – 4:16
19
18%
"Find the River" – 3:50
14
14%
 
Total votes: 103

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PresMuffley
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Re: Automatic For The People

Postby PresMuffley » 18 Nov 2017, 06:24

It was the first R.E.M. album I bought. I was 13. I am now 38. Fuck.

Completely agree with all the love for "Find the River" - a glorious song.

Also voted for "Nightswimming" & "Monty Got a Raw Deal".
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Re: Automatic For The People

Postby Still Baron » 18 Nov 2017, 20:32

I ran this on spotify for awhile this morning. One of the striking things about this record and Out of Time is how totally improbable the hits were, and how massive they actually were. I have to think the videos get some credit or something, it's just so weird to think they had actual hits from these records.

I also was reminded that I don't particularly care for "Sidewinder Sleeps." I guess there has to be a really dopey song on every record.
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Re: Automatic For The People

Postby PresMuffley » 19 Nov 2017, 01:08

MTV definitely deserves a ton of credit for sparking my interest in the band. Their videos were on extremely heavy rotation at the time and I sure as hell didn't know anyone else my age who were into them.
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Re: Automatic For The People

Postby German Dave » 19 Nov 2017, 07:56

Find the River is their most beautiful song.
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Re: Automatic For The People

Postby Hightea » 19 Nov 2017, 08:31

NIce album prefer a few other REm albums over it.
Do like a bunch of songs - top three
nightswimming
man on the moon
ignoreland
Find the River
Drive
Everybody Hurts