If you were alive and driving a car between the years 1988 and 1992 then there was probably a copy of REM's Green tape somewhere in your messy car. I wasn't a huge REM fan, but I did wear that cassette out. Green absolutely is included on any musically discerning list of albums that made a difference in the evolution of music. Plus, we have REM to thank for the progression of what was/is commonly called "College Radio." After three decades of influencing most of the music world I thank REM for their contribution.