Life's Rich Pageant

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Jul 12, 2011
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30

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  1. Aug 29, 2011
    5
    REM's "pivotal" album???? Absolute hogwash.
    I love REM but this is one of their weakest. There are a couple of great tracks, up to par with tracks on their best albums, Murmur, Out of Time, Automatic for the People, but this one is not a gem. Lots of dear michael sounding decidedly rockish and losing his emotion, er, his religion.
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93

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Q Magazine
    Aug 9, 2011
    80
    Before stardom, they stopped off to reinvent guitar rock. [Aug. 2011, p. 128]
  2. Aug 3, 2011
    90
    Taken as a whole, the two-CD incarnation of Life's Rich Pageant makes a case for the album taking its rightful place alongside such obvious classics as Murmur and Out of Time.
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    80
    Life's Rich Pageant rather sweetly gathers the emotions and carries them back to the time.