Document- IRS 1987

Tracks: 1. Finest Worksong / 2. Welcome to the Occupation / 3. Exhuming McCarthy / 4. Disturbance at the Heron House / 5. Strange / 6. It's the End of the World as We Know It / 7. The One I Love / 8. Fireplace / 9. Lightnin' Hopkins / 10. King of Birds / 11. Oddfellows Local 151


R.E.M.’s fifth album “Document” is the fifth studio album from 1987 was the last album of new material by the band released on the I.R.S. Records label. It was also the first album on which the band worked with producer Scott Litt who continued to work with the band through Green, Out of Time, Automatic for the People, Monster, and New Adventures in Hi-Fi.

“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.

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