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1992 in Albums: Automatic For The People, by R.E.M.

You can be megastars without compromising

Automatic For The People — R.E.M.

Why was Automatic For The People such a gargantuan hit?

It might seem obvious in hindsight, but the record’s success was far from a foregone conclusion in 1992. Out Of Time had catapulted R.E.M. to…



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Bernard O'Leary

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