Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

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Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby babydoll » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:08 pm

BleuPanda wrote:The basic idea is to rank the tracks off the album each week to see how each track compares to each other. It's an excuse to go back to classic albums and a way to gauge the best and worst tracks of the most acclaimed albums. Simply rank all the tracks from your favorite to your least.

I plan to go in cycles of decades with the 1950s and 2010s once every other cycle. I will go with the top album of each respective decade, but I might skip questionable albums (I doubt anyone wants to rank the tracks of 69 Love Songs, no matter how great the album is).


Also, if you missed an album that you want to rank, you can do so in this thread. Please keep it to 1 old album per week. I will update the results. Please don't bump previous threads. I'd like to keep everything in the current topic and the result topic.


LET'S GET AUTOMATIC!

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Automatic for the People (1992) tracklisting:
01 | Drive
02 | Try Not to Breathe
03 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
04 | Everybody Hurts
05 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
06 | Sweetness Follows
07 | Monty Got a Raw Deal
08 | Ignoreland
09 | Star Me Kitten
10 | Man on the Moon
11 | Nightswimming
12 | Find the River

Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is up next.

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Postby Honorio » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:26 pm

11. Nightswimming
12. Find the River
04. Everybody Hurts
10. Man on the Moon
01. Drive
03. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
08. Ignoreland
02. Try Not to Breathe
06. Sweetness Follows
07. Monty Got a Raw Deal
09. Star Me Kitten
05. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby Listyguy » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:33 pm

1- Nightswimming
2- Drive
3- Monty Got a Raw Deal
4- The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
5- Sweetness Follows
6- Try Not to Breathe
7- Man on the Moon
8- Ignoreland
9- Find the River
10- Everybody Hurts
11- New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
12- Star Me Kitten

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby ordinaryperson » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:09 pm

"Now, Andy did you hear about this one?"

01 | Drive
02 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
03 | Man on the Moon
04 | Nightswimming
05 | Everybody Hurts
06 | Find the River
07 | Try Not to Breathe
08 | Monty Got a Raw Deal
09 | Sweetness Follows
10 | Ignoreland
11 | Star Me Kitten
12 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby babydoll » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:33 pm

ordinaryperson wrote:I was going to do Sign 'O' the Times. I ordered it from a library over a week ago but it never showed up.

That damn library. Tsk-tsk. :angry-nono:

If it doesn't show up, Honorio left a link to the album on the Sex Pistols thread, if you want to listen to it.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby Live in Phoenix » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:08 pm

1. Man on the Moon
2. Sweetness Follows
3. Find the River
4. Nightswimming
5. Star Me Kitten
6. Ignoreland
7. Drive
8. Try Not to Breathe
9. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
10. Everybody Hurts
11. Monty Got a Raw Deal
12. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite

I suppose I’ve underrated this one over the years, because in my opinion it gets stronger as it goes along, instead of right away, and it veers a bit. In some other threads, we’ve been talking about all-time TV shows, and about comparing different mediums, and I’ve noticed even a lot of the better TV shows have issues that I have to just shrug off. There’s nothing about this album that I can’t shrug off, too; placed #131 on my all-time album submission, it could probably crack my top 100 next time out.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby whuntva » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:35 pm

Everybody Hurts
Man on the Moon
Nightswimming
Monty Got a Raw Deal
Sweetness Follows
Drive
Find the River
Ignoreland
Star me Kitten
Try not to Breathe
New Orleans instrumental No. 1
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite

I rated it #190, but I have much the same feelings as Ordinaryperson in that it gets better with different approaches and in different places. It could experience a jump when we do the poll maybe next year.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby BleuPanda » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:40 pm

1. Nightswimming
2. Man on the Moon
3. Everybody Hurts
4. Drive
5. Find the River
6. Ignoreland
7. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
8. Try Not to Breathe
9. Monty Got a Raw Deal
10. Star Me Kitten
11. Sweetness Follows
12. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1

Not a weak track on this album, an easy top 10 of all time for me.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby deadpacifist » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:44 pm

1. Everybody Hurts
2. Nightswimming
3. Man on the Moon
4. Drive
5. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
6. Try Not to Breathe
7. Find the River
8. Ignoreland
9. Star Me Kitten
10. Monty Got a Raw Deal
11. Sweetness Follows
12. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby Romain » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:40 am

Better than in my memories.

Like:
10 | Man on the Moon
04 | Everybody Hurts
01 | Drive
07 | Monty Got a Raw Deal
03 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite

OK:
02 | Try Not to Breathe
05 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1

Dislike:
09 | Star Me Kitten
11 | Nightswimming
12 | Find the River
06 | Sweetness Follows
08 | Ignoreland

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby chevisan » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:18 pm

04 | Everybody Hurts
11 | Nightswimming
01 | Drive
02 | Try Not to Breathe
03 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
06 | Sweetness Follows
12 | Find the River
05 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
10 | Man on the Moon
08 | Ignoreland
07 | Monty Got a Raw Deal
09 | Star Me Kitten

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby EmilienDelRey » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:38 pm

11 | Nightswimming
03 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
02 | Try Not to Breathe
01 | Drive
08 | Ignoreland
04 | Everybody Hurts
07 | Monty Got a Raw Deal
10 | Man on the Moon
06 | Sweetness Follows
12 | Find the River
09 | Star Me Kitten
05 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby jamieW » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:28 am

01 | Drive*
02 | Try Not to Breathe*
12 | Find the River*
07 | Monty Got a Raw Deal
03 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
10 | Man on the Moon
11 | Nightswimming
08 | Ignoreland
05 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
06 | Sweetness Follows
09 | Star Me Kitten
04 | Everybody Hurts

Personal favorites *
Overall album rating: 6.83

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby krendler » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:02 am

11 | Nightswimming
04 | Everybody Hurts
12 | Find the River
10 | Man on the Moon
01 | Drive
02 | Try Not to Breathe
06 | Sweetness Follows
03 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
07 | Monty Got a Raw Deal
09 | Star Me Kitten
05 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
08 | Ignoreland

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby maverick470 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:48 pm

11 | Nightswimming
04 | Everybody Hurts
10 | Man on the Moon
03 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
01 | Drive
12 | Find the River
02 | Try Not to Breathe
07 | Monty Got a Raw Deal
06 | Sweetness Follows
08 | Ignoreland
05 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
09 | Star Me Kitten

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby bootsy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:51 am

04 | Everybody Hurts
02 | Try Not to Breathe
11 | Nightswimming
10 | Man on the Moon
01 | Drive
03 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
06 | Sweetness Follows
12 | Find the River
07 | Monty Got a Raw Deal
05 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
09 | Star Me Kitten
08 | Ignoreland

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby VanillaFire1000 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:56 am

02 | Try Not to Breathe
01 | Drive
06 | Sweetness Follows
10 | Man on the Moon
11 | Nightswimming
04 | Everybody Hurts
03 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
08 | Ignoreland
12 | Find the River
05 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
07 | Monty Got a Raw Deal
09 | Star Me Kitten

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby Bruno » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:49 pm

04 | Everybody Hurts
10 | Man on the Moon
11 | Nightswimming
01 | Drive
02 | Try Not to Breathe
12 | Find the River
03 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
06 | Sweetness Follows
07 | Monty Got a Raw Deal
08 | Ignoreland
09 | Star Me Kitten
05 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby ratanx » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:10 pm

I'll probably change my mind later. Pretty much everything is great on here.

11 | Nightswimming
06 | Sweetness Follows
07 | Monty Got a Raw Deal
01 | Drive
12 | Find the River
02 | Try Not to Breathe
04 | Everybody Hurts
10 | Man on the Moon
03 | The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
09 | Star Me Kitten
08 | Ignoreland
05 | New Orleans Instrumental No. 1

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Re: Rank the Tracks: R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People (1992)

Postby Honorio » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:22 am

Welcome to the Forum, ratanx!


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