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R.E.M.

Lifes Rich Pageant (I.R.S. / Capitol)

Reviewed by Raoul Hernandez, Fri., July 29, 2011

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R.E.M.

Lifes Rich Pageant (I.R.S./Capitol)

Producer Don Gehman brought a commercial hammer to the indie anvil on these Georgians' breakthrough fourth LP. Brawny ("Begin the Begin"), elated ("These Days"), messianic ("Fall on Me"), picaresque ("Cuyahoga"), and yes, howling ("Hyena") – and that's just the first side! A 25th anniversary minibox stuffs poster and postcards in with a mother lode second disc of 19 "Athens Demos," from punky ("Bad Day") to finished ("All the Right Friends"). ****

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