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Lifes Rich Pageant

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

R.E.M.'s early recordings purposefully bury Michael Stipe's vocals, allowing them to dominate the audio mix no more than Peter Buck's jangly guitar figures or Mike Mills's bass.Lifes Rich Pageantrepresents a subtle shift in the program, with clearly … see full wiki

2 reviews about Lifes Rich Pageant
review by . September 03, 2006
'Life's Rich Pageant' is the fourth R.E.M. full-length album, and like the predecessors, is accomplished. This album, like the others, has a trademark. Here it contains their most unconventionally conventional pop and rock songs. "...Pageant" contains propulsive anthems and some of their most pop-pleasing songs of any album. Their accomplishments were enough to propel them to the top ten next time around.    The anthems are positive pieces of power pop. "Begin the Begin," "These …
review by . October 17, 1999
posted in Music Matters
A maddeningly difficult album to pin down; some of it sounds as casual as parts of Reckoning--"These Days" "What if.." "Just a Touch,"; some of it as complex as Murmur--"Fall on Me," "Flowers," "Hyena"; some of it as direct as Document--"Begin," "Cuyahoga," "I Believe,"; one as off-the-wall as Fables--"Swan". Plus the added novelty goofs of "Superman" and "Bunker," to lighten the mood. A fitting farewell to their early insular, regional, quirky slumbers. Some early reviews of this album were harsh; …
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Lifes Rich Pageant
Label: Capitol
Artist: R.E.M.
Genre: Alternative Rock
Release Date: January 27, 1998
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