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R.E.M.: Lyrically Dark, Musically Oddball

Mat Snow, Q, November 1992

R.E.M.'s new album, Automatic For The People, is released this month. Here, the group dissect the LP, track by track...hang on, Automatic For The People? "There's a soul food restaurant run by this guy and that's his slogan," they explain to Mat Snow. "When you order, he goes, It's automatic!"

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