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Formed: 1980 in Athens, GA
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Disbanded: Sep, 2011
Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Bill Berry
Biography: R.E.M. marked the point when post-punk turned into alternative rock. When their first single, "Radio Free Europe," was released in 1981, it sparked a back-to-the-garage movement in the American underground. While there were a number of hardcore and punk bands in the U.S. during the early '80s, R.E.M. ...Read full biography
Automatic For The People
Released: 1992
Label: Warner Bros.
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Turning away from the sweet pop of Out of Time, R.E.M. created a haunting, melancholy masterpiece with Automatic for the People. At its core, the album is a collection of folk songs about aging, death, ...Read full review
Released: 1983
Label: A&M
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Leaving behind the garagey jangle pop of their first recordings, R.E.M. developed a strangely subdued variation of their trademark sound for their full-length debut album, Murmur. Heightening the enigmatic ...Read full review