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Re-falling in love with REM

The other day I suddenly remembered that I was once completely obsessed with REM.  You’d think that’s the kind of thing I would remember, but apparently not. 2,358 more words


Anthology: R.E.M. - Part II

The second half of R.E.M.’s discography began with 5 years of worldwide mega-success. In the US alone their next 3 albums all went quadruple platinum, and they were a permanent fixture of 1990’s radio-waves, as huge hits like “Losing My Religion”, “Shiny Happy People”, “Everybody Hurts”, “Man On The Moon” and “What’s the Frequency Kenneth?” were ubiquitous to the point of annoyance. 3,922 more words


Patti Smith Is Joined By Bruce Springsteen And Michael Stipe To Perform Two Of Her Classics

Last night marked the premiere of Horses: Patti Smith And Her Band, a concert documentary focused on the final show celebrating the 40th anniversary of her iconic… 186 more words

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New Orleans Instrumental No. 1

After all of these years, why do I now love this R.E.M. song so much?

Automatic for the People just celebrated it’s 25th anniversary and was reissued on vinyl. 309 more words

Anthology: R.E.M. - Part I

We are adding a new feature this month where we pick a musical artist, an actor, a director, or some other person or persons with a body of work and attempt to write about it all or at least a significant part. 2,256 more words


April 1 - Ten Years Ago, R.E.M. Accelerated Their Sound

R.E.M. rebounded ten years ago, with the release of Accelerate this day in 2008. By this time, the Athens, GA institution were on the downward slide commercially, and most might say creatively as well. 343 more words

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March 27 - Stipe Sans R.E.M.

Exciting news for R.E.M. fans this week as Michael Stipe, the band’s singer, released a snippet of a new solo song entitled “Future If Future” 246 more words

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