Artist: R.E.M. Album: Out Of Time Genre: Alternative Rock (or Alternative & Punk) This album was originally released in 1991, to my knowledge and according to Wikipedia this album was released on Vinyl, CD & Cassette, though I only have the CD edition of this album which interesting enough was transferred using the AAD process, however I haven't been able to hear any sound issues relating to Analogue to Digital Transfers on this album (unless I'm going deaf ) When this album came out it seemed R.E.M. had built up quite a production crew and the complexity of some of these songs suggests they were in the big league with Guest performers making this album happen, at least the accompanied booklet which comes with the CD if full of Names some pictures and some Cartoon Illustrations. Band Lineup seems to consist of Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe The Album Consists of: 1. Radio Song 2. Losing My Religion 3. Low 4. Near Wild Heaven 5. Endgame 6. Shiny Happy People 7. Belong 8. Half a World Away 9. Texarkana 10. Country Feedback 11. Me in Honey The Interesting thing I've heard about this album is people seem to have mixed emotions about it, and some of the songs I really like from it other people will criticise, which is perhaps relevant for any album (show me an album that everyone loves for instance ), though the songs in question which people seem to brand is "Near Wild Heaven" & "Shiny Happy People", which are perfectly fine and have appeal to me, perhaps the song I think less of is "Radio Song", though I can still happily listen to it even if there's a Rapper in there, I guess that's the beauty of this album which appeals to me in that R.E.M. are producing material which is quite complex and are taking a risk in making music which may not work. Each of the songs I feel from this album seems to have it's own set of characteristics with regard to the instrumentation an example of this is "Losing My Religion" & "Shiny Happy People", I was somewhat surprised they were on the same album, however their both on it and are interesting songs, I suppose the intent here that R.E.M. were trying to create was some kind of 90s "Pet Sounds" like album, which is perhaps why the album has some appeal to me. Overall the album I find is pretty good, like I said earlier some people may have a lower opinion of this album than me, though the range, diversity and complexity of the music on this album means I've listened to it quite a bit, at first I wasn't sure if I liked "Automatic For The People" more over this album, though I seem to come back to this album more than "Automatic...." even though they are both good albums, I'd have to give this album 4.5 Out of 5 as a result.