Does early 90’s REM (Out of Time, Automatic for the People, Monster, and New Adventures in Hi-Fi) suck? I say no, it doesn’t. In fact, I think they did some of their best work in the early 90’s. But other fans of 80’s REM say that it does, indeed, suck. This KB thread about overcoming snobbery in which anti-REM snobbery abounds has got me curious. I wonder if people’s differing takes on the early 90’s REM question is influenced by how they came to be familiar with the band. So I made a poll to come to an unquestionably definitive answer. Take it.
Disclaimer: I know the poll isn’t perfect, not everyone will find an option that fits them perfectly, not everybody has strong preferences, and we’re disregarding all post-New Adventures in Hi-Fi REM. But the results will still be interesting.