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The start of something good!
on 3 May 2015
R.E.M.s 5th studio release and this was the very first REM album I bought back in 1987/88. and marks the start of a different direction for the band a more rockier indie sound than on previous albums which eventually become there trademark alt sound which will carried forward to there next album.
I first got into them when I heard their Mini breakthrough radio hit 'One I Love' on the radio and was completely blown away by it!
When the album came out I decided to buy it, but on first play I admit wasn't taken by it. The reason why was the fact it like most REM albums it is a bit of a mixed bag and was sort of expecting more of 'One I love' but after a few plays I really started to get into it.
This album was probably an important mini breakthrough for the band during 1987-89 as some of the singles on here were later re-released a few years later to capitalise on the success of 1988s 'Green' album, but it would be the start of a slow road to success for the band with next two albums until 'Out of time' in 1991 when everything changed!
As they say the rest is history!!
Stand out tracks are the single releases
One I Love
Finest Work song
It's the end of the world as we know it.....
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