Long held by critics and fans alike to be one of the top albums in rock and roll’s varied and illustrious canon, R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People turns 15 this week (released Oct 5, 1992 in the UK & Oct 6, 1992 in the USA), and in celebration of this milestone, stereogum.com has put together a fantastic Automatic mini-site,DRIVE XV, featuring downloadable songs (free!) by a diverse and impressive cast of bands, an excellent essay by R.E.M. historian/fan club member Matthew Perpetua, plus liner notes from the bands taking part in the project (see track list below) as well as R.E.M.’s own Mike Mills.

Track List:

Drive–The Veils

Try Not To Breathe–Dappled Cities

The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite–Rogue Wave

Everybody Hurts–Meat Puppets

New Orleans Instrumental No. 1–Figurines

Sweetness Follows–Sara Quin

Monty Got A Raw Deal–Catfish Haven

Ignoreland–The Forms

Star Me Kitten–Blitzen Trapper

Man on the Moon–Shout Out Louds

Nightswimming–The Wrens

Find The River–Dr. Dog