REM’s album, Out of Time, is a good album. I’m listening to it right now before I go to bed. With the exception of Shiny Happy People (I’ve always felt it was their Smells like Teen Spirit ) and that other song, Losing My Religion (it introduced the mandolin to popular radio!) the rest of the tracks are solid gold. A solid gold alternative elevator going up and down, sideways and back and forth! Oh, my mind is racing! Half a world away!
You’d be tempted to say the rest of the tunes are pretentious artsy fartsy alterna-choke, which might be true, but they are essentially the songs that make that album damn fine.