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More Info:R.E.M. -"Monster" Concord Records; 1994's Monster found R.E.M. making a stylistic shift on their ninth album. Filled with heavily distorted guitars and dense, sonic textures, Monster focused on identity, on the concept of celebrity and on the notion of reality. The critically acclaimed album was also a huge success with fans-it was certified as 4x platinum in 1995, and went to #1 in the US, Canada and the UK, among other territories. Features hit single "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" "Monster" has now been released on R.E.M.'s new label Concord.
''Monster'' is the ninth studio album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 1994 on Warner Bros. Records. Co-produced by the band and Scott Litt, ''Monster'' was an intentional stylistic shift from the group's preceding albums, ''Out of Time'' (1991) and ''Automatic for the People'' (1992), consisting of loud, distorted guitar tones and simple song arrangements. Singer Michael Stipe's lyrics dealt with the nature of celebrity, which he sang while assuming various characters. Led by the single "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?", ''Monster'' debuted at number one in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The band promoted the record with its first concert tour since 1989. - Wikipedia