Stop Whispering is actually pretty dope.
My list with 1 and 2 swapped.
1. Life’s Rich Pageant – banger after banger; like Koston’s Yeah Right part.
2. Automatic for the People – multi-dimensional prowess
3. Chronic Town – spooky turbulence; something’s brewing
4. Murmur – up the stairs to the landing!
5. Document – just remember playing a lot of Super Mario Bros. 3 to this album
6. Green – first R.E.M. album I ever had; hair-metal killer
7. New Adventures in Hi-Fi – road trip!
8. Reckoning – rainy day classic
9. Out of Time – cringe-worthy w/ pure gold
10. Fables of the Reconstruction – Wendell Gee one of my all-time faves!
Pretty much everything else they’ve recorded pales in comparison to these ten gems.