r.e.m. Archive

9 Mar 2011

Collapse Into Now, R.E.M.

R.E.M. awoke three years ago after sleepwalking through the 2000s, releasing the energetic Accelerate. Most fans and critics, including myself, welcomed a return to the college-rock sound that propelled them to stardom in the 1980s. And fans
20 Nov 2009

The 20 Best R.E.M. Songs

I think I have an unwritten rule for my blog that says if I write a post about U2, I must follow with one about R.E.M. They are infused almost as one band into my collective psyche;
20 May 2009

‘Hairshirt’, R.E.M.

One day, around the age of 11, I was playing around on the piano and found a chord progression that was simply mesmerizing. I played it over and over, convinced that I had found some magic formula.