“Document” is obviously remembered for the three great singles “The One I Love", "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" and "Finest Worksong". Especially “The One I Love" is an all-time R.E.M. classic and it was also the band's first big hit-single.
The album is less country and more rock, than the previous albums, which often were labeled as cow-punk. Besides the three singles "Disturbance at the Heron House" is a great song, but there are also a couple of less interesting tracks, and somehow the album loses a bit of steam towards the end. Still, one of the most significant albums from the band; partly due to the great singles and partly because it was an album that album heralded a new era for the group.