Anniversary Albums – R.E.M. Released An Awesome Sonic ‘DOCUMENT’ 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history…

Band: R.E.M. (Athens, Georgia, US)

Album: DOCUMENT – their fifth LP & last for I.R.S. Records

Released: 1 September 1987 – 30 years ago

Rolling Stone wrote: “It is no accident that R.E.M.’s finest album to date opens with
the anthemic reveille “Finest Worksong,” a muscular funky-metal wake-up call that is
an unmistakable declaration of intent. ‘Document’, the fifth in a great series of singular
state-of-our-union addresses by America’s most successful fringe band, positively ripples
with the confidence, courage and good, swift kick of a rock & roll band at the top of its
form. This is the sound of R.E.M. on the move, the roar of a band that prides itself on
the measure of achievement and the element of surprise. The end of rock & roll as R.E.M.
knows it is a long way off…”

My documentation: this is a raw, multi-layered diamond – R.E.M. at its sharpest,
plainly outspoken and pretty effervescent – high-quality songwriting…

Three Top Tracks: Finest Worksong / It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / The One I Love

* FINEST WORKSONGoutstanding electricity

* IT’S THE END OF THE WORLDhighly relevant again since idiot Trump was elected

* THE ONE I LOVEa melancholic gem

Full album…

R.E.M. Website – Facebook – Discography

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