Download links and information about Murmur by R. E. M.. This album was released in 1983 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 44:00 minutes.
|Artist:||R. E. M.|
|Genre:||Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative|
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|1.||Radio Free Europe||4:04|
|4.||Talk About the Passion||3:23|
|12.||West of the Fields||3:17|
A sense of mystery pervades R.E.M.'s Murmur like low-hanging clouds on a moody Southern morning. The band had made an initial splash with an impressive debut EP. With their first album in 1983, Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Bill Berry brought the soaring melodies of folk-rock into the post-punk age while adding their own subtly insinuating lyric vision. Murmur's songs range from propulsive rockers like "Radio Free Europe" and "West of the Fields" to slow-burning reveries like "Pilgrimage" and "Perfect Circle" without breaking the album's overall spell. An undercurrent of sly humor creeps into "We Walk" and "Laughing." Stipe's deep-toned vocals give him the spooky gravitas of a backwoods preacher as he revels in oblique imagery. Fleshing out the tunes with evocative nuance are Buck's jangly guitar leads, Mills' liquid bass lines, and Berry's empathetic drumming. Produced seamlessly by Don Dixon and Mitch Easter, Murmur still speaks with an unforgettably haunting voice.