Automatic For The Downloading People

by | Oct 11, 2007


Music bloggers are really stepping up in the world. Aside from being daily tastemakers, they put on showcase concerts during South By Southwest and Austin City Limits Festival, conduct a major music festival in Chicago, host a radio show on Sirius and release tribute albums. It’s this last feat, I’d like to point to in this post.

Stereogum has made its second tribute album available for free. It’s a tribute to Automatic for the People by REM on the 15th anniversary the record’s release.

Some of the artists that appear include: Meat Puppets (the only band of REM’s generation), The Veils, Rogue Wave, Catfish Haven, Shout Out Louds, The Wrens and Dr. Dog, among others.