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3 Ratings: 3.7
Alternative Rock album by R.E.M.

Singer Michael Stipe finally confesses that even he doesn't know what he's trying to say--among the lines flying by are "tryin' to tell you something we don't know" and "there's something going on that's not quite right." But R.E.M.'s roar is at its … see full wiki

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review by . September 10, 2006
'Document' is arguably R.E.M.'s best album. That's a pretty bold statement, considering R.E.M. has had the best roll of studio albums of any group since the Beatles. Now just like the latter, critics and fans could easily pick out 'Murmur,' 'Out of Time,' and 'Automatic for the People' as their magnum opus; however, there is at least enough evidence to put 'Document' at least among their top works.    It must be conceded that not all of the lyrics make sense. However, it doesn't …
review by . August 26, 1999
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Great start all the way through "The One I Love." Then, boredom except for one of their loveliest, "King of Birds," with that raga-rock pattern echoing the, uh, Byrds. The beginning of the ablum, with what on vinyl made perfect sense as Side One, is still their "Abbey-Road side two"--their most assured and sustained continuous slab of tunes. The typewriter in "McCarthy," the industrial thrust of "Worksong," the telegraphic "Strange," the cryptic fable "Heron," and the (weakened only by overplay …
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Label: Capitol
Artist: R.E.M.
Genre: Alternative Rock
Release Date: January 27, 1998
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