35 years ago today, R.E.M. released their debut album, Murmur. The album received rave reviews from critics, and to this day it is still widely considered one of the best albums of the 1980s and one of the best albums of all time. Rolling Stone even named it the best album of 1983, over bigger sellers like Michael Jackson’s Thriller. I absolutely love this album, and it is definitely one of my favorite albums of all time. Every single song on it is a masterpiece, especially “Perfect Circle,” which is my favorite R.E.M. song of all time. I was about 8 years old when I first heard this album and was completely mesmerized by it. Since then, I have probably listened to it again at least 100 times. That’s how much I love this album. It still feels fresh and new every time I hear it. But what about the rest of you? What do you think of this album?