The Guide to R.E.M.

Tags: 
  • Murmur (1983) - *****
  • Reckoning (1984) - ****
  • Fables of the Reconstruction (1985) - ****
  • Life's Rich Pageant (1986) - **** 1/2
  • Document (1987) - *****
  • Dead Letter Office (1987) - *** 1/2
  • Eponymous (1988) - ****
  • Green (1988) - ****
  • Out of Time (1991) - *** 1/2
  • Automatic for the People (1992) - *****
  • Monster (1994) - *** 1/2
  • New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996) - ****
  • Up (1998) - ***
  • Reveal (2001) - ***
  • In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 (2003) - ****
  • Around the Sun (2004) - ** 1/2
Author Comments: 

This appears just like my CC series, but there is one crucial distinction. This list is the combined opinions of me and the critics in the critical consensus series. My vote counted for one point just like the vote of each critic.

Essentially, this is simply an update of the CC series with my little voice tossed in as a drop in the critical pool.

Scale:

***** - Masterpiece
**** 1/2 - Classic
**** - Great
*** 1/2 - Good
*** - Above Average
** 1/2 - Average
** - Below Average
* 1/2 - Bad
* - Terrible
1/2 - One of the worst albums ever