Music: An Autumn Harvest

It is an abundant fall for rock. Springsteen and Michael Jackson already, the first solo effort by the Band's Robbie Robertson and another album of guitar magic by Ry Cooder due within a month. The momentum does not stop with the big names, however. Some of the best music around is coming up from below superstar level.

R.E.M. is a Georgia band playing its way past cult status, and its new album, Document (I.R.S. Records), will serve as a tidy introduction to its flights of hard whimsy. Particular attention should be paid to a little ditty titled Its the End of...

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