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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As far as major-label debuts by underground bands go, Green is fairly uncompromising. While it displays a more powerful guitar sound on "Get Up," "Turn You Inside Out," and "Orange Crush," it also takes more detours than Document, whether it's the bizarrely affecting contemporary folk of "The Wrong Child" and "You Are the Everything," the bubblegum of "Stand" and "Pop Song 89," or the introspection of the lovely "Hairshirt" and "World Leader Pretend." But instead of presenting a portrait of a band with a rich, eclectic vision, Green is incoherent. While its best moments are flat-out great, the band has bitten off more than it can chew; many of the songs sound ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As far as major-label debuts by underground bands go, Green is fairly uncompromising. While it displays a more powerful guitar sound on "Get Up," "Turn You Inside Out," and "Orange Crush," it also takes more detours than Document, whether it's the bizarrely affecting contemporary folk of "The Wrong Child" and "You Are the Everything," the bubblegum of "Stand" and "Pop Song 89," or the introspection of the lovely "Hairshirt" and "World Leader Pretend." But instead of presenting a portrait of a band with a rich, eclectic vision, Green is incoherent. While its best moments are flat-out great, the band has bitten off more than it can chew; many of the songs sound like failed experiments, and its arena-ready production now sounds slightly dated. Nevertheless, half of the record is brilliant, and it certainly indicates that R.E.M. are continuing to diversify their sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992579520
  • Catalog Number: 25795
  • Sales rank: 52,684

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pop Song 89 (3:03)
  2. 2 Get Up (2:35)
  3. 3 You Are the Everything (3:45)
  4. 4 Stand (3:10)
  5. 5 World Leader Pretend (4:15)
  6. 6 The Wrong Child (3:35)
  7. 7 Orange Crush (3:50)
  8. 8 Turn You Inside-Out (4:15)
  9. 9 Hairshirt (3:55)
  10. 10 I Remember California (5:05)
  11. 11 [Untitled Hidden Track] (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
R.E.M. Primary Artist
Keith LeBlanc Percussion
Bucky Baxter Steel Guitar
Peter Buck Guitar
Mike Mills Bass
Michael Stipe Vocals
Jane Scarpantoni Cello
Bill Berry Drums
Technical Credits
Peter Buck Composer
Jay Healy Engineer
Scott Litt Producer, Engineer
Mike Mills Composer
R.E.M. Producer
Michael Stipe Composer
Bill Berry Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Great album from REM

    REM managed to create 3 master works and this is one of them (the other 2 being 'Out of Time" and 'Automatic for the People'). REM has never made a bad album and all their works have that happy mix of serious art and happy tunes. An Impressive group.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ignore the critics

    This album was excellent. Very much like the sounds of the 80's, if you close your eyes it makes you think of lazy august days that last forever. If you like REM this is a great album and you should own it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Major-label underground album

    Needs more "jammin on the guitar"? Whatever. R.E.M. aren't some bar band from Lousiana. Forget adman's review. This album is an incredible mix of rockers, ballads, and pop. "You Are the Everything" is one of the best love songs I've ever heard. Pop Song 89 is nice, subtle tribute to the Doors. But R.E.M. haven't lost their political message, with songs like "Orange Crush" and "World Leader Pretend." This album is great and a precursor of even better things to come

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it _was_ the best REM album for a while

    but now surpassed by ''New Adventures in Hi-Fi'' and ''Reveal''. ''The Wrong Child'' just chills me to the bone. This song (and ''You are the Everything'') sound to me like revelations of early childhood realizations of Stipe's homosexuality. The line ''I will try to find a happy game to play'' is very evocative for me. I didn't like this album at all the first time I heard it, and still don't care much for ''Pop Song '89'', but the rest of the album is lyrically very intense and moving.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not bad, but not excellent

    I really love REM so this was pretty good in and of itself. The probem is is that I wasn't a big fan of the songs they had on the CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good, but not good enough

    this is a very good cd. i highly reccomend trying it, but the problem's not the cd, it's REM. they are a very good band, although their music is very bland. it could use a little more jammin on the guitar!

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