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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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R.E.M., 'Automatic for the People'


R.E.M., 'Automatic for the People'
249/500

Warner Bros., 1992

"It doesn't sound a whole lot like us," warned guitarist Peter Buck, but that was the point of R.E.M.'s eighth album. Largely acoustic, and with string parts arranged by Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, this musical left turn finds a haunted beauty.


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