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Out of Time

2 Ratings: 2.0
Alternative Rock album by R.E.M.

Though R.E.M. titled a later albumMonster, this 1991 smash was the true monster, with the little Athens, Georgia, quartet graduating once and for all from its jangling independent-rock roots. The confusion Michael Stipe communicates in the catchy "Losing … see full wiki

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review by . September 15, 2006
'Out of Time,' but certainly not out of talent, R.E.M. reinvented themselves in sound and outlook like never before. The double images of a watershed on the album's cover can't fail to make its point: They will never be the same. To accentuate their makeover, the back photo shows the group in black, mourning their old image. (It is an update to the Beatles at their own funeral on the cover of 'Sgt. Pepper'.) Mike Mills has an all-knowing smirk, and Michael Stipe's arms are raised to embrace the …
review by . September 24, 1999
posted in Music Matters
As 25 reviewers have here shown, this album raises as disparate reactions as the diversity of its styles. (Rolling Stone's Reader's Poll 1989: Best album: #1; Worst album: #5; Worst Album Cover: #3) All presented as love songs--a first for the band, Stipe claimed. But which ones still sound vibrant, in context with REM's efforts before and since? Well, the instrumentation here leans towards mandolin, strings, background vocals, acoustic shadings--so it follows Green's foray into more popular musical …
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Label: Warner Bros , Wea
Artist: R.E.M.
Genre: Alternative Rock
Release Date: March 12, 1991
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