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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 5: 20 - 1
1 Oct 2015 // 8:02 PM

Songs of anxiety, paranoia, freak-outs, chilling verses, feverish desire, harrowing lyrics -- they all make for damn good music.

The 25 Best Album Re-Issues of 2013
15 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM

From '90s-era defining musical heroes and legendary singer-songwriters to the great soul and jazz artists of the '60s and glorious '70s rock, 2013 was a great year for new re-issues and compilations.


What Will We Become? R.E.M.'s "Driver 8"
23 Jan 2014 // 8:29 PM

In 2008 Michael Stipe introduced "Driver 8" as "a song that represents the dream of the United States of America and what it may become in the next three days." What did he mean, and has that dream come true?


R.E.M.: Complete Rarities - Warner Bros. 1988-2011
16 Jun 2014 // 8:05 PM

R.E.M. finally follow up Dead Letter Office with the orphaned Warner Bros. tracks. Prepared to be overwhelmed.

R.E.M.: Complete Rarities - I.R.S. 1982-1987
15 Jun 2014 // 8:05 PM

The legendary band allocates the oddities of their underdog years, shining a light on the scrappier side of R.E.M.


Hope Despite the Times: 12 Essential Alternative Rock Albums from the 1980s
27 Aug 2014 // 3:24 AM

For those interested in acquainting themselves with alternative rock's rich and diverse early years, Sound Affects has assembled this '80s alt-rock primer.

R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" in a Major Key (video)
28 Jan 2013 // 10:39 PM

You don't have to be a music theory scholar to hear the difference.


R.E.M. leaves behind career that balanced hits, integrity
26 Sep 2011 // 1:35 AM

R.E.M. broke up Wednesday, with an exit nearly as modest as its entrance. You couldn’t get much more humble than touring America

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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