R.E.M. Released Sixth Album ‘GREEN’ 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

6 November 2018

Band: R.E.M.

Album: GREEN – the band’s sixth longplayer

Released: 7 November 1988 – 30 years ago

ROLLING STONE wrote: “Having made the leap from a small label, I.R.S., to a monolithic major one, Warner Bros., R.E.M. hasn’t sold out; rather, the band has taken the opportunity
to crack open the shell it’s been pecking at since it recorded its first album. On ‘Green’, R.E.M. acknowledges the outside world with a slew of musical references and some relatively pointed lyrics… ‘Green’ reveals a much wider range than previous efforts, including a playfulness that wasn’t there before… R.E.M. may be dangerously close to becoming a conventional rock & roll band, but ‘Green’ proves it’s a damn good one.”
– Full review here – Score: 3.5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: R.E.M. jumped from jingle indie to jangle major without selling their souls, with ‘Green‘ containing some of their best songs ever.

Three Top Tracks: Pop Song 89 / Stand / Orange Crush

* POP SONG 89

* STAND

* ORANGE CRUSH

ALBUM in full…

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R.E.M: Website – Facebook – All Albums

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