Today marks the seventh edition of a special series within my weekly feature, Friday On The Turntable - instead of looking at one album, I am featuring all of R.E.M.'s studio albums from 1983 - 2011 - and ranking them! It was a mammoth task, and proved frustrating when putting albums that I love against other ones that I love. Nonetheless, I've provided a ranked list - from #15 (good) - #1 (the best).
If you would like the short / textual version of the list, please scroll past the video. If you would like to watch my video discussion, check out the embedded video below - and be sure to click 'Subscribe' on my Youtube channel - for immediate access to all of my video posts. As always, I look forward to reading your comments and feedback. Click on any of the album titles if you'd like to purchase them. At the very bottom of this article is a link to an R.E.M. playlist that I created in Spotify, which features my 3 favorite songs from each album - along with their beautiful swan song 'We All Go Back To Where We Belong.'
And as always, here is a link to my band Audra's Bandcamp Site. Thank you!
Here we go...
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3 Favorite Songs: Leaving New York, Make It All Okay, Aftermath
3 Favorite Songs: Imitation Of Life, Beat A Drum, I'll Take The Rain
3 Favorite Songs: Hollow Man, Supernatural Superserious, Mr. Richards
3 Favorite Songs: What's The Frequency Kenneth, Bang & Blame, Strange Currencies
3 Favorite Songs: At My Most Beautiful, Walk Unafraid, You're In The Air
3 Favorite Songs: Uberlin, Mine Smell Like Honey, Oh My Heart
3 Favorite Songs: E-bow The Letter, Leave, New Test Leper
3 Favorite Songs: It's The End Of The World, The One I Love, Finest Worksong
3 Favorite Songs: Cuyahoga, The Flowers Of Guatemala, I Believe
3 Favorite Songs: Nightswimming, Sweetness Follows, New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
3 Favorite Songs: You Are The Everything, The Wrong Child, Orange Crush
3 Favorite Songs: Near Wild Heaven, Belong, Losing My Religion
3 Favorite Songs: Driver 8, Feeling Gravitys Pull, Green Grow The Rushes
3 Favorite Songs: So. Central Rain, Harborcoat, 7 Chinese Bros.
3 Favorite Songs: Talk About The Passion, Perfect Circle, Sitting Still
Listen in on Spotify