It seems like Automatic for the People is playing everywhere I go these days. Yesterday I heard a track from the album while having my teeth cleaned. On Saturday I heard a different track at the supermarket. And last week I went out to dinner at a bar and grill and they played the album all the way through. Twice. What's up with that? I would have thought that if there were an R.E.M. revival in the offing it would focus on the peppier stuff.