Review #96: Automatic For The People, R.E.M.

#96: Automatic For The People, R.E.M.

I always hear R.E.M. referred to as “college rock,” and I’ve never really known what that means. According to my best friend Wikipedia, it’s just rock that college students played on their radio station to avoid the mainstream. Okay, so it’s alt-rock. Why not just say that?




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