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.
Random Notes: Hottest Rock Pictures
Video: Peter Travers Reviews 'Veronica Mars'
Gallery: Cat Power's Private Photo Diary: Behind Her Brooklyn Show