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Murmur

R.E.M.

Murmur

...fresh but mysterious
UNI281 (Universal Music Group)
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1
Radio Free Europe

Radio Free Europe

Composer Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Thomas Berry, Mike Mills
Band R.E.M
04:04 Play
2
Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Composer Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Thomas Berry, Mike Mills
Band R.E.M
04:29 Play
3
Laughing

Laughing

Composer Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Thomas Berry, Mike Mills
Band R.E.M
03:58 Play
4
Talk About The Passion

Talk About The Passion

Composer Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Thomas Berry, Mike Mills
Band R.E.M
03:23 Play
5
Moral Kiosk

Moral Kiosk

Composer Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Thomas Berry, Mike Mills
Band R.E.M
03:31 Play
6
Perfect Circle

Perfect Circle

Composer Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Thomas Berry, Mike Mills
Band R.E.M
03:32 Play
7
Catapult

Catapult

Composer Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Thomas Berry, Mike Mills
Band R.E.M
03:55 Play
8
Sitting Still

Sitting Still

Composer Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Thomas Berry, Mike Mills
Band R.E.M
03:18 Play
9
9-9

9-9

Composer Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Thomas Berry, Mike Mills
Band R.E.M
03:05 Play
10
Shaking Through

Shaking Through

Composer Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Thomas Berry, Mike Mills
Band R.E.M
04:30 Play
11
We Walk

We Walk

Composer Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Thomas Berry, Mike Mills
Band R.E.M
03:01 Play
12
West Of The Fields

West Of The Fields

Composer Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Thomas Berry, Mike Mills, N. Bogan
Band R.E.M
03:17 Play
Total Running Time 44 minutes
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R.E.M.'s debut album, 'Murmur' drew critical acclaim upon its release for its sound, defined by singer Michael Stipe's cryptic lyrics, guitarist Peter Buck's brightly layered guitar, and bassist Mike Mills' melodic basslines.

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The sound of this album characterises the quieter, introverted side of the first wave of alternative rock in the United States. The sound was new at the time, though not stepping beyond the constructs of traditional rock music. The guitars have a bright, ring-like chime that brought on comparisons to The Byrds, and the bass guitar has the bright punchy sound of the Rickenbacker favoured by Mike Mills. Mills carries much of the melodic element of the music on the bass, contributing to the moody sound of early R.E.M. albums. Also contributing to this sound is the distant singing of Michael Stipe whose obscure lyrics, sung indistinctly, lend to the mystery and depth of the music.

'Displaying a remarkable maturity, they're unafraid to experiment. The vein-popping "9-9" constantly moves the pulse into unexpected timings without ever sounding precocious. Their sure-handedness with glorious melodies such as "Perfect Circle " hints at things to come; the sweet, descending chorus resolves wonderfully without ever schmoozing the saccharine zone. The tribal thump of "Moral Kiosk" or "Pilgrimage's" yearning lines proves we don't have to have everything spelt out in rockist crayons in order to find meaning or be uplifted. Unapologetically intelligent, Murmur is a fully-fledged classic.' BBC Music 

 The Rolling Stone Album Guide 

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