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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
R.E.M. began to move toward mainstream record production on Lifes Rich Pageant, but they didn't have a commercial breakthrough until the following year's Document. Ironically, Document is a stranger, more varied album than its predecessor, but co-producer Scott Litt -- who would go on to produce every R.E.M. album in the following decade -- is a better conduit for the band than Don Gehman, giving the group a clean sound without sacrificing their enigmatic tendencies. "Finest Worksong," the stream-of-conscious rant "It's the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine," and the surprise Top Ten single "The One I Love" all crackle with muscular rhythms and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
R.E.M. began to move toward mainstream record production on Lifes Rich Pageant, but they didn't have a commercial breakthrough until the following year's Document. Ironically, Document is a stranger, more varied album than its predecessor, but co-producer Scott Litt -- who would go on to produce every R.E.M. album in the following decade -- is a better conduit for the band than Don Gehman, giving the group a clean sound without sacrificing their enigmatic tendencies. "Finest Worksong," the stream-of-conscious rant "It's the End of the World as We Know It And I Feel Fine," and the surprise Top Ten single "The One I Love" all crackle with muscular rhythms and guitar riffs, but the real surprise is how political the mid-tempo jangle pop of "Welcome to the Occupation," "Disturbance at the Heron House," and "King of Birds" is. Where Lifes Rich Pageant sounded a bit like a party record, Document is a fiery statement, and its memorable melodies and riffs are made all the more indelible by its righteous anger. In other words, it's not only a commercial breakthrough, but a creative breakthrough as well, offering evidence of R.E.M.'s growing depth and maturity, and helping usher in the P.C. era in the process.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2008
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 076742205911
  • Catalog Number: 22059
  • Sales rank: 30,496

Album Credits

Performance Credits
R.E.M. Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Steve Berlin Horn
Peter Buck Guitar
Carl Marsh fairlight
Mike Mills Bass
Michael Stipe Vocals
Bill Berry Drums
Hunt Waugh Drums
Technical Credits
Colin Newman Composer
Bruce Gilbert Composer
Graham Lewis Composer
Peter Buck Composer
Robert Gotobed Composer
Toni Greene Engineer
Gary Laney Engineer
Scott Litt Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering, Remastering
Carl Marsh Engineer
Mike Mills Composer
R.E.M. Producer
Elliot Scheiner Remixing
Todd Sholar Engineer
Michael Stipe Composer
Ted Pattison Engineer
Bill Berry Composer
Darcy Proper Mastering
Tom Der Engineer
Jim McKay Sleeve Design
Bryan Kelley Producer
Steve Catania Engineer
Shannon Ward Producer
Ron Scarselli Packaging
Hunt Waugh Drum Technician
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