R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (Deluxe Edition, 180 Gram Vinyl, Anniversary Edition)
This classic album sits perfectly at the nexus of rock, pop, and folk. Only R.E.M. could pull that off. Remember that little moment in "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" where Michael Stipe lets a little joyful laugh slip out? Such a delightful bit of joy.
"A brooding, transitional album that still resonates." -Pitchfork