Look at that black and white, grainy picture of the band. They’re so obscure.
Yes, it’s only the post-IRS years that can be Given The Cheese, but regardless…the correct ranking for R.E.M albums is :
01 New Adventures In Hi-Fi (1996)
02 Automatic For The People (1992)
03 Monster (1994)
04 Accelerate (2008)
05 Collapse Into Now (2011)
06 Up (1998)
07 Out Of Time (1991)
08 Reveal (2001)
09 Around The Sun (2004)
10 Green (1998)
The top 3 albums in particular are magic.
Unlike a lot of fans I don’t think the post-Berry years are terrible. On a whole, they’re not as good. It’s not a shock to suggest the band was better with Berry than with out him. But those post-Berry albums have their place.