Back in 1993 Automatic For The People was the first REM album I got into. A superb, mellow, heart warming experience start to finish, something that surely could not be improved upon. To maintain their standards Stipe and co decided to follow it up with something completely different, but equally as good. From gentle accoustic harmonies to "in yer face" grunge (could there be a more apt title than "Monster"?). I loved What's The Frequency when I first heard it (when the video was premiered) and subsequently loved every song on the album. Every REM album is unique and special - this album is no exception. In contrast to some other reviewers I reckon King of Comedy and Circus Envy are superb tracks that fit right in. Let Me In is phenomenal, their simplest musical composition but as emotionally powerful as anything I've ever heard. These guys have never let me down.