Two cars in every garage, and a copy of "Automatic for the People" on every media shelf.
The R.E.M. rocket is about to reach its apex, as our boys from Athens are riding high after "Out of Time" and about to release their most successful album ever. What kind of album does a touring band make when they don't tour anymore? A softer, weirder, more morbid album that landed with a bang in its time but lands with a thud now.