Artist Name: R.E.M.

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R.E.M.R.E.M. (an acronym for Rapid Eye Movement) was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. One of the first alternative rock bands, R.E.M. was noted for Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style, Stipe's distinctive vocal quality and obscure lyrics, Mills' melodic basslines and backing vocals, and Berry's tight, economical style of drumming. 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. The band then 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 and catapulted it to international fame. R.E.M.'s 1994 release, Monster, was a return to a more rock-oriented sound, but still continued its run of success. The band began its first tour in six years to support the album; the tour was marred by medical emergencies suffered by three of the 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. Its 1996 release, New Adventures in Hi-Fi, though critically acclaimed, fared worse commercially than its predecessors. The following year, Bill Berry left the band, while Stipe, Buck, and Mills 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, despite having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide and becoming one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time.[7] In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in their first year of eligibility. R.E.M. disbanded amicably in September 2011, announcing the split on its website.

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Losing My Religion - R.E.M.

Losing My Religion

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Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.

Everybody Hurts

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Man on the Moon - R.E.M.

Man on the Moon

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Shiny Happy People - R.E.M.

Shiny Happy People

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Imitation of Life - R.E.M.

Imitation of Life

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Nightswimming - R.E.M.

Nightswimming

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Orange Crush - R.E.M.

Orange Crush

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The One I Love - R.E.M.

The One I Love

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Drive - R.E.M.

Drive

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Bad Day - R.E.M.

Bad Day

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Stand - R.E.M.

Stand

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The Great Beyond - R.E.M.

The Great Beyond

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Daysleeper - R.E.M.

Daysleeper

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Electrolite - R.E.M.

Electrolite

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Radio Free Europe - R.E.M.

Radio Free Europe

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Sweetness Follows - R.E.M.

Sweetness Follows

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At My Most Beautiful - R.E.M.

At My Most Beautiful

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Find the River - R.E.M.

Find the River

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Try Not to Breathe - R.E.M.

Try Not to Breathe

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E-bow the Letter - R.E.M.

E-bow the Letter

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Monty Got a Raw Deal - R.E.M.

Monty Got a Raw Deal

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Ignoreland - R.E.M.

Ignoreland

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Radio Song - R.E.M.

Radio Song

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All The Right Friends - R.E.M.

All The Right Friends

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Half a World Away - R.E.M.

Half a World Away

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Star Me Kitten - R.E.M.

Star Me Kitten

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Near Wild Heaven - R.E.M.

Near Wild Heaven

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Country Feedback - R.E.M.

Country Feedback

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Animal - R.E.M.

Animal

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Leaving New York - R.E.M.

Leaving New York

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All the Way to Reno - R.E.M.

All the Way to Reno

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Fall on Me - R.E.M.

Fall on Me

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Low - R.E.M.

Low

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Finest Worksong - R.E.M.

Finest Worksong

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Belong - R.E.M.

Belong

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Perfect Circle - R.E.M.

Perfect Circle

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Texarkana - R.E.M.

Texarkana

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Driver 8 - R.E.M.

Driver 8

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Endgame - R.E.M.

Endgame

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Me in Honey - R.E.M.

Me in Honey

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So. Central Rain - R.E.M.

So. Central Rain

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Bang and Blame - R.E.M.

Bang and Blame

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Sitting Still - R.E.M.

Sitting Still

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