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R.E.M.: Out Of Time (WEA)

Max Bell, Vox, April 1991

THEY MUST have scratched their heads at Burbank when R.E.M. delivered Out Of Time. Far from capitalising on the success of Green, where America's most popular least mainstream rock'n'roll group assembled their clutter into something approaching easy listening, Berry, Buck, Mills & Stipe have returned wearing an enigmatic smile.

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