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Wednesday, May 21 2014

R.E.M.: Unplugged 1991 & 2001 – The Complete Sessions

Too much Up and Reveal, not enough Murmur and Reckoning.


Sunday, November 13 2011

Silver Tongues: Black Kite

New band steps comfortably into the 1990s.


Sunday, November 6 2011

The Battle to Stay Relevant

Watching your favorite band become irrelevant is like watching Michael Jordan unable to elevate high enough to dunk in his final year in the NBA.


Thursday, October 20 2011

John Wesley Harding: Video-making Man

John Wesley Harding teams up with Eugene Mirman for new video, "Sing Your Own Song", which spoofs a Paul Simon classic.


Wednesday, October 12 2011

Ranking R.E.M.: The 10 Best Albums

One author's farewell ranking of the top 10 R.E.M. LPs illustrates that some albums that were monster hits have not aged especially well, while another album entitled Monster has, and that the usual suspects remain indelible after all these years.


Friday, October 7 2011

Counterbalance No. 53: R.E.M.’s ‘Automatic for the People’

For this week's Counterbalance, Klinger and Mendelsohn discuss Acclaimed Music's 53rd Greatest Album of All Time. Grab some beans or black-eyed peas, some Nescafe on ice, and join them.


Wednesday, October 5 2011

R.E.M’s ‘Out of Time’ Over Time

On Out of Time, R.E.M. wasn't too big to be cool -- yet.


Thursday, September 29 2011

The Year Alternative Went Massive and Defined a Decade

Above all else, musically 1991 will forever be remembered as the year alterna-rock conquered the masses. PopMatters explores how alternative became the dominant form of rock music in the '90s.


Wednesday, September 28 2011

10 Songs That Will Make You Love R.E.M.

Amidst all the laudatory goodwill being sent R.E.M.'s way in the wake of its breakup last week, not everyone is convinced they should give a hoot in the first place. Here are ten songs that might change your mind.


Monday, September 26 2011

Smells Like MTV: Music Video and the Rise of Grunge

MTV’s central role in delivering grunge to a national audience in the early 1990s demonstrated the network’s power as a creator and definer of culture, and the reaction of many of grunge’s iconic figures against the video medium revealed the gulf between principle and reality.


The End of R.E.M. (Sound Affects) [23.Sep.11]
R.E.M.: Collapse Into Now (Reviews) [6.Mar.11]
The Day I Broke Up with R.E.M. (Sound Affects) [6.Feb.09]
R.E.M. : Murmur (Deluxe Edition) (Reviews) [25.Nov.08]
Slacker Uprising (Reviews) [27.Oct.08]
R.E.M.: Accelerate (Reviews) [30.Mar.08]
R.E.M. (Reviews) [16.Nov.04]
R.E.M.: Life’s Rich Pageant (Reviews) [25.Oct.04]
R.E.M.: Around the Sun (Reviews) [17.Oct.04]
R.E.M. (Reviews) [11.Nov.03]
R.E.M. (Reviews) [21.Oct.03]
R.E.M.: Document [DVD Audio] (Reviews) [22.Apr.03]
    R.E.M.: Reveal (Reviews) [14.May.01]
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