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Murmur

2 Ratings: 5.0
Alternative Rock and Indie Music album by R.E.M.

Though critics swamped R.E.M.'s 1983 full-length debut with country-rock comparisons to theByrds,Murmursounds like no one else. The title is an apt description of Michael Stipe's singing style, although his smooth pop vocal mannerisms sweeten … see full wiki

3 reviews about Murmur
review by . September 07, 2006
posted in Music Matters
If you don't count R.E.M.'s first long E.P (extended play) beginning 'Chronic Town,' then their debut starts here. 'Murmur' their first album is brilliant, deserving all the accolades that are heaped upon it. With vibrant echo effects, a repertoire of ecclectic guitar, including folk, rock, punk, and new-wave patterns, 'Murmur' would be the crowning achievement of any other band. Having romantic, religious, and surreal images, R.E.M. propulsively and hypnotically lives up to the band name with a …
review by . September 05, 2006
posted in Music Matters
If you don't count R.E.M.'s first long E.P (extended play) beginning 'Chronic Town,' then their debut starts here. 'Murmur' their first album is brilliant, deserving all the accolades that are heaped upon it. With brilliant echo effects, a repertoire of ecclectic guitar, including folk, rock, punk, and new-wave patterns, 'Murmur' would be the crowning achievement of any other band. Having romantic, religious, and surreal images, R.E.M. propulsively and hypnotically lives up to the band name with …
review by . May 09, 2000
In 1983, R.E.M. was four unknown men from a small Southern town no one had ever heard of, recording their music in a small studio with a producer no one knew for a small independent label still getting its feet wet. This probably goes a long way to explaining why they broke so many rules. The mushmouthed singing, the failure to identify the players, the oddball sound effects - it never should have worked. Then again, with all that anonymity and isolation working for them, it would have been tremendously …
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Label: A&M
Artist: R.E.M.
Genre: Alternative Rock
Release Date: October 25, 1990
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