R.E.M.

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R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, R.E.M. gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released its first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love". The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.

By the early 1990s, when alternative rock began to experience broad mainstream success, R.E.M. was viewed by subsequent acts such as Nirvana and Pavement as a pioneer of the genre and released its two most commercially successful albums, Out of Time (1991) and Automatic for the People (1992), which veered from the band's established sound. R.E.M.'s 1994 release, Monster, was a return to a more rock-oriented sound. The band began its first tour in six years to support the album; the tour was marred by medical emergencies suffered by three band members. In 1996, R.E.M. re-signed with Warner Bros. for a reported US $80 million, at the time the most expensive recording contract in history. The following year, Bill Berry left the band, while Buck, Mills, and Stipe continued the group as a trio. Through some changes in musical style, the band continued its career into the next decade with mixed critical and commercial success. In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. R.E.M. disbanded in September 2011, announcing the split on its website.
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R.E.M. Discography Tracks

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R.E.M. - Murmur album art R.E.M. Murmur (Album) I.R.S. Records Australia 1983 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - Reckoning album art R.E.M. Reckoning (Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records Israel 1984 Sell This Version
NBC 84-28 R.E.M. - The Source - Radio Broadcast July 20, 21 22 1984 album art R.E.M. The Source - Radio Broadcast July 20, 21 22 1984(2xLP, Promo) NBC Radio NBC 84-28 US 1984 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction / Reconstruction Of The Fables album art R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction / Reconstruction Of The Fables (Album, Comp) I.R.S. Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
CN 4516/S R.E.M. - In Concert-347 album art R.E.M. In Concert-347(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4516/S UK 1985 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant album art R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant (Album) I.R.S. Records Spain 1986 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - Document album art R.E.M. Document (Album) I.R.S. Records Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - Green album art R.E.M. Green (Album) Warner Bros. Records Europe 1988 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - (Should We Talk About The Weather) album art R.E.M. (Should We Talk About The Weather) Warner Bros. Records US 1988 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - Superstar Concert Series album art R.E.M. Superstar Concert Series Westwood One US 1989 Sell This Version
89-08 R.E.M. Up Close(2xCD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio 89-08 US 1989 Sell This Version
WO 89-C R.E.M. - Timothy White's Rock Stars featuring: R.E.M. The Green America Tour album art R.E.M. Timothy White's Rock Stars featuring: R.E.M. The Green America Tour(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One WO 89-C US 1989 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - Out Of Time album art R.E.M. Out Of Time (Album) Warner Bros. Records Poland 1991 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - Off The Record Special album art R.E.M. Off The Record Special Westwood One US 1991 Sell This Version
none R.E.M. - REM Radio Session album art REM* REM Radio Session(Cass, Promo) Warner Music Netherlands none Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People album art R.E.M. Automatic For The People (Album) Warner Bros. Records Europe 1992 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - Monster album art R.E.M. Monster (Album) Warner Bros. Records Australia 1994 Sell This Version
TCD 0959-3 R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant - The R.E.M. Story 1 - 3 Part 3 album art R.E.M. Life's Rich Pageant - The R.E.M. Story 1 - 3 Part 3(CD, Transcription) BBC World Service TCD 0959-3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi album art R.E.M. New Adventures In Hi-Fi (Album) Warner Bros. Records Mexico 1996 Sell This Version
96-07 R.E.M. - In Concert album art R.E.M. In Concert(2xCD, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Network 96-07 US 1996 Sell This Version
Show # 97-07 R.E.M. - In Concert album art R.E.M. In Concert(CD, Transcription) Westwood One Show # 97-07 US 1997 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - Up album art R.E.M. Up (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1998 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - Reveal album art R.E.M. Reveal (Album) Warner Bros. Records Poland 2001 Sell This Version
R.E.M. - iTunes Originals album art R.E.M. iTunes Originals Warner Bros. Records North America (inc Mexico) 2004
R.E.M. - Around The Sun album art R.E.M. Around The Sun (Album) Warner Bros. Records Chile 2004 Sell This Version

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August 19, 2016
One of the best Pop bands of all time. The band, like all great artists, showed an ability to change their style with each progressing album. From the alternative rock and mumbled vocals of their earlier albums, the guitar pop of their mid years to the lo-fi anthems of their later day career; each stage of their career has many highlights although of course like any band that has had a career spanning decades there are a couple of blemishes along the way. Document and Automatic For The People are two of the finest rock albums in my collection, yet they are vastly different.

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