25 Apr 2008

R.E.M. vs. U2, Part 1

Who’s better: R.E.M. or U2? It may not seem like it now, but for most of the 80s and part of the 90s both groups seemed to stare eyeball to eyeball, releasing one album after another. And
26 Apr 2008

R.E.M. vs. U2, Part 2

Given that both R.E.M. and U2 both represented the rise of alternative rock in the 1980s, it’s surprising that their musical styles rarely, if ever crossed. U2 often sang of the political problems of the moment and
29 Apr 2008

R.E.M. vs. U2, Part 3

I’ve read that, like Star Wars vs. Star Trek fans, you can never love both R.E.M. and U2; it’s either one or the other. But it’s just not true. I do love both of them. And at