r.e.m. Archive

30 May 2015

A Second Listen: R.E.M., ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’

In 1994, fresh off their mega-million selling Automatic for the People, R.E.M. decided to go hard. Very hard. Their follow-up, Monster, was brash and noisy, with tremolo guitar effects threatening to kill what little harmony Michael Stipe could generate from
30 Nov 2014

Desert Island Discs: Green, R.E.M.

Beginning to end, R.E.M.’s Green is arguably the band’s most accessible album.  That’s probably why it’s my favorite. It was their debut with mega-record label Warner Brothers after being with indie label I.R.S. for years, and it
25 Sep 2011

21 Weird R.E.M. Lyrics

Michael Stipe, lead singer of R.E.M., is known for his poetic, but sometimes cryptic lyrics. Having submitted myself to a week-long R.E.M. marathon in memory of their breakup, I discovered that there are some songs R.E.M. lyrics