....recently hit 25 years old, it slipped my attention.
I played that album to death on its release - I had recently discovered R.E.M. and was having fun going back through their very rich back catalog, and I have them to thank for dragging me out of a then listening diet of shred and more shred.
But AFTP was the one album that I picked up as it was released. It was hailed as an instant classic at the time and it still stands up to that accolade today - still their most complete piece of work IMO, even if other albums have more exciting or greater overall moments.