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R.E.M. - Murmur (Vinyl)

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Genre: Rock

Record label: Pop U.S.

Musical Artist: R.E.M.

Software Format: Vinyl

TCIN: 16549666
UPC: 602527070056
Item Number (DPCI): 244-47-1611


Rolling Stone (p.96) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]nthemic on a bedroom scale, danceable but not robotic, experimental without being oblique."
Rolling Stone (11/89) - Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The Eighties" survey.
Spin - Included in Spin's list of the Top Ten College Cult Classics - "...an unmitigated delight....spawned the entire breed of what has become known as 'college rock'."
Entertainment Weekly (3/26/91) - Rating: A
Uncut - 5 stars out of 5 -- "It is no exaggeration to suggest that MURMUR amounts to a Rosetta Stone for what is now thought of as indie rock..."
Alternative Press (8/01, p.112) - Included in AP's "10 Essential '80s Albums" - "...REM made jangling guitars and mumbled lyrics hip again for American youth..."
CMJ (1/5/04, p.12) - Ranked #7 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1983".
Q (Magazine) (p.120) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "MURMUR promised not so much a new American underground, as an undergrowth, rustling with secrets."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "MURMUR remains the cornerstone of the R.E.M. legend, the reason they are important....An incredible collection of songs..."
Blender (Magazine) (p.106) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[D]isarmingly beautiful music that mixes '60s folk significance with '80s new-wave ambivalence."
Blender (Magazine) (p.67) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "MURMUR was a friendly ghost -- brooding but elegant, new-wave moody but folk-rock sunny, hesitant but hopeful."
Paste (magazine) (p.60) - "[T]heir sound emerged so fully formed that even after 26 years and 15 proper albums, it's still arguably their best."
Disc 1
1. Radio Free Europe
2. Pilgrimage
3. Laughing
4. Talk About the Passion
5. Moral Kiosk
6. Perfect Circle
7. Catapult
8. Sitting Still
9. 9-9
10. Shaking Through
11. We Walk
12. West Of The Fields
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