Artist Name: R.E.M.

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R.E.M.R.E.M. was an alternative rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, United States in 1980. The band originally consisted of Michael Stipe (vocals), Peter Buck (guitar, mandolin), Mike Mills (bass, keyboards, vocals) and Bill Berry (drums, vocals). Berry retired from the band in October 1997 after having suffered a brain aneurysm in 1995.

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. 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 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 three-piece. 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.

On 21 September 2011, after over 30 years together, R.E.M. announced that they had split up.

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

E-bow the Letter

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Try Not to Breathe - R.E.M.

Try Not to Breathe

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

Monty Got a Raw Deal

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All The Right Friends - R.E.M.

All The Right Friends

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Ignoreland - R.E.M.

Ignoreland

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Radio Song - R.E.M.

Radio Song

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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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Animal - R.E.M.

Animal

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Country Feedback - R.E.M.

Country Feedback

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

All the Way to Reno

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Leaving New York - R.E.M.

Leaving New York

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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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Texarkana - R.E.M.

Texarkana

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Perfect Circle - R.E.M.

Perfect Circle

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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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