Albums The Best R.E.M. Albums of All Time  

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List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

R.E.M. is known to many as one of the first and best alternative rock bands. List of the best R.E.M. albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This R.E.M. discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top R.E.M. albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included R.E.M. singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest R.E.M. album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite R.E.M. album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best R.E.M. album of all time?" or "What are the top R.E.M. albums?" then this list will answer your questions. This list features Murmur, Green and more.

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Murmur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R.E.M. Albums of All Time
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1 78 VOTES

Murmur


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 Talk
12. West of the Fields

Release Date: 1983

Artist: R.E.M.

Tracks: Moral Kiosk, Pilgrimage, We Walk, Catapult, Talk About the Passion, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Indie pop, Post-punk, College rock, Jangle pop

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#2 on The Best R.E.M. Albums

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Lifes Rich Pageant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R.E.M. Albums of All Time
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Lifes Rich Pageant


1. Begin The Begin
2. These Days
3. Fall On Me
4. Cuyahoga
5. Hyena
6. Underneath The Bunker
7. The Flowers Of Guatemala
8. I Believe
9 .What If We Give It Away?
10. Just A Touch
11. Swan Swan H
12. Superman

Release Date: 1986

Artist: R.E.M.

Tracks: Hyena, What If We Give It Away?, Underneath the Bunker, Swan Swan H, I Believe, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Folk rock, College rock, Jangle pop

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#3 on The Best R.E.M. Albums

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Automatic for the People is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R.E.M. Albums of All Time
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 1. Drive
 2. Try not to Breathe
 3. The 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
 11. Nightswimming
 12. Find the River

Release Date: 1992

Artist: R.E.M.

Tracks: Monty Got a Raw Deal, Ignoreland, Try Not to Breathe, New Orleans Instrumental No. 1, Sweetness Follows, + more

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Soft rock

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#24 on The Best Albums of the 1990s

#1 on The Best R.E.M. Albums

#10 on The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 1990s

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Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R.E.M. Albums of All Time
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Reckoning


1. Harborcoat
2. 7 Chinese Bros.
3. So. Central Rain
4. Pretty Persuasion
5. Time After Time (Annelise)
6. Second Guessing
7. Letter Never Sent
8. Camera
9. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
10. Little America

Release Date: 1984

Artist: R.E.M.

Tracks: Camera, Harborcoat, Little America, (Don’t Go Back to) Rockville, Time After Time (Annelise), + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, College rock, Jangle pop

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#57 on The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

#5 on The Best R.E.M. Albums

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