5 Most Underrated R.E.M. Songs

I realize that this topic had likely been covered back in the day as it’s a pretty common topic. I don’t see it here on the current version of murmurs.com, so I thought I’d start this thread.

My picks for the 5 most underrated songs in R.E.M.'s song catalogue are, in no particular order:

  1. We All Go Back To Where We Belong
  2. King Of Birds
  3. Beat A Drum
  4. Walk It Back
  5. Until The Day Is Done

Cheers!

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I think, as fans, we tend to like deep cuts a lot more than, well, the wide audience who only knows a few songs (at best). So I guess few songs are actually underrated in circles like Murmurs of devoted fans. Every seemingly forgotten gem has its defenders.

I can only mention “Suspicion”, which is a very favorite of mine on Up (I just love its atmosphere), and I have seen it being mistreated before, and a few deep cuts on Reveal, given that the album is not as widely well-regarded as I once thought it was.

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Songs that got some hate from fans over the years which I adore -
Blue,
Brando,
Make it All OK,
Worst Joke,
Hallelujah.

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Pilgrimage
Laughing
Feeling Gravitys Pull
Belong
You’re in the Air

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Sad Professor
Crazy
I Wanted To Be Wrong
King Of Comedy

Feeling Gravitys Pull
Belong
Circus Envy
Around the Sun
Oh My Heart

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