Automatic for the People

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Automatic for the People
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Album by R.E.M.
Released July 1992
Recorded 1990-1991
Genre Alternative rock
Length 48 min 25 sec
Record label Warner Brothers
Producer Scott Litt
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com 5 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDMISS70406240853382769&sql=Asd1gtq3ztu48)
Entertainment Weekly Grade: A October 16, 1992 p.74 (http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=60144873&loc=109&PageFormat=7)
Nude as the News Extremely favorable link (http://www.nudeasthenews.com/reviews/640)
Q 4 stars out of 5 September 1992 (http://www.q4music.com/nav?page=q4music.review.redirect&fixture_review=121080&resource=121080&fixture_artist=144610)
Robert Christgau *** Honorable Mention link (http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?id=1140&name=R.E.M.)
Rolling Stone 5 stars out of 5 October 29, 1992, p.68 (http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=60144873&loc=109&PageFormat=7)
R.E.M. Chronology
Out of Time
(1991)
Automatic for the People
(1992)
Monster
(1994)

Automatic for the People is an album released by R.E.M. in 1992, by Warner Brothers. It sold in excess of 15 million copies. It is their eighth studio album.

In 1997 Automatic for the People was named the 18th greatest album of all time in a 'Music of the Millennium' poll conducted by HMV, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. In 1998 Q magazine readers placed it at number 3.

According to an investigation, reporters say that when Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994, the album he listened to before he died was "Automatic For The People" by R.E.M.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Drive"
  2. "Try Not to Breathe"
  3. "Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite"
  4. "Everybody Hurts"
  5. "New Orleans Instrumental No. 1"
  6. "Sweetness Follows"
  7. "Monty Got a Raw Deal"
  8. "Ignoreland"
  9. "Star Me Kitten"
  10. "Man on the Moon" (later featured in the film of the same name)
  11. "Nightswimming"
  12. "Find the River"

Chart action

Album

Year Album Chart Peak
1992 Automatic for the People The Billboard 200 No. 2

Singles

Year Single Chart Peak
1992 "Drive" Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 2
1992 "Drive" Modern Rock Tracks No. 1
1992 "Drive" The Billboard Hot 100 No. 28
1992 "Drive" Top 40 Mainstream No. 23
1992 "Ignoreland" Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 4
1992 "Ignoreland" Modern Rock Tracks No. 5
1993 "Everybody Hurts" Modern Rock Tracks No. 21
1993 "Everybody Hurts" The Billboard Hot 100 No. 29
1993 "Everybody Hurts" Top 40 Mainstream No. 13
1993 "Man on the Moon" Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 4
1993 "Man on the Moon" Modern Rock Tracks No. 2
1993 "Man on the Moon" The Billboard Hot 100 No. 30
1993 "Man on the Moon" Top 40 Mainstream No. 9
1993 "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" Mainstream Rock Tracks No. 28
1993 "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" Modern Rock Tracks No. 24

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