r.e.m. Archive

27 Jul 2008

Desert Island Discs: Lifes Rich Pageant, R.E.M.

By 1986, the early 80s world of pop icons such as Duran Duran, Journey and Wham! were falling out of favor, and the new breed – Mr. Mister, Bon Jovi and Whitney Houston – already sounded tired
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
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