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REM: In Time (1988-2003),
This review is from: In Time: The Best of REM 1988 - 2003 (Audio CD)
The concept of this album promotes and draws a wide array of various music listeners to REM. From the catchy "Great Beyond" to the slow, tear jerking "Everybody Hurts" this album offers something for everyone. This album is great for the casual REM listener or somebody who is interested in the band but "hardcore" listeners should stick to the elder albums as there is not everything a true REM fan wants here considering it is mainly thir work from when they moved to the "Warner" label. This album is completely tasteful and is an example of the pure talent REM possess. Some unknown tracks are laso thrown in for good measure such as the previously unreleased "Bad Day" and the not so known "Stand." If this album does not appeal to anybody in the slightest way you should have no interest in REM but believe me you are missing out on one of the most perfect, long-term groups ever to hit the Earth. It is with work like this that REM attempts to strain even more people to give them a chance. So if you are interested in a wide variety of music pick this up and if you're not happy then you cannot appreciate the passion and excitement that goes into this music.