Updated: Aug 27, 2021
“Automatic for the People” is the eighth studio album produced by American alternative act R.E.M., released on October 5, 1992. This somber album focuses on life’s grim realities of loss and sorrow and encapsulates themes of mourning and nostalgia. Reaching number 2 on the U.S. album charts and earning a nomination at the 1994 Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, “Automatic for the People” is critically regarded as one of R.E.M.’s finest releases, receiving a five star review from Rolling Stone magazine and a perfect score from the New York Times. Get in your feels with tracks like “Man on the Moon” and “Everybody Hurts” by streaming the full album now on Spotify.