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R.E.M. | Document [25th Anniversary Edition]

Fans of R.E.M. enjoy arguing over which album was the band's true shark-jump, but 1987's Document was inarguably the end of a groundbreaking era.
Capitol/I.R.S. Records (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  September 21, 2012

On the Road with Patti Smith and Bob Dylan

It's Thanksgiving at the Smith home, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia.
A backstage diary
By AL GIORDANO  |  March 09, 2012

R.E.M. | Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011

Now R.E.M. have died two deaths: first, when drummer and founding member Bill Berry split for the comforts of country life in 1997, and then nail-in-the-coffin style, when the Athens, Georgia, band announced its official break-up two months ago.
Warner Bros (2011)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  November 18, 2011
The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #60 - R.E.M. "Radio Free Europe"

The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #60 - R.E.M. "Radio Free Europe"

You can vote for your favorite songs & check out the countdown so far right here! #60 - R.E.M. "Radio Free Europe" It's R.E.M.'s very...
By FNXAdmin  |  June 09, 2011
The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #73 - R.E.M. "Losing My Religion"

The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #73 - R.E.M. "Losing My Religion"

You can vote for your favorite songs & check out the countdown so far right here! #73 - R.E.M. "Losing My Religion" Tough to tag...
By FNXAdmin  |  May 19, 2011


R.E.M. | Collapse Into Now

It's tough for a band nearly 30 years into their singularly influential career not to dissolve into an adjective. But R.E.M. have taken their moniker on quite a musical journey.
Warner Bros. (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  March 18, 2011


Click here for their latest video, "Alligator Aviator, Autopilot, Antimatter," featuring Peaches (courtesy of Pitchfork)
By FNXAdmin  |  March 10, 2011
Stream R.E.M.'s 'Collapse Into Now'

Stream R.E.M.'s 'Collapse Into Now'

Click here for the link, courtesy of NPR.
By FNXAdmin  |  March 02, 2011

Mitch Easter brings his old-school Pro-Tools

Could some of rock's greatest albums possibly be produced in somebody's home studio, a by-product of the Garage Band generation? Underground-rock producer/nerd Mitch Easter doesn't think so.  
Studio affects
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 18, 2011
The Decemberists Cover R.E.M.

The Decemberists Cover R.E.M.

Click here for their take on "Cuyahoga." Makes all the sense in the world. (courtesy of Cover Me) 
By FNXAdmin  |  February 17, 2011

R.E.M.-"Discoverer" [VIDEO]

R.E.M.-"Discoverer" [VIDEO]

By FNXAdmin  |  February 15, 2011

Gaga's eau de bloody load, Diddy exposed as 9/11 mastermind, and other music news in brief

Smell ya, shouldn't have to tell ya!
The Big Hurt
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 11, 2011
R.E.M.-"Mine Smell Like Honey"

R.E.M.-"Mine Smell Like Honey"

Click here to see the video & get the latest on 'Collapse Into Now.' (via NME)  
By FNXAdmin  |  January 31, 2011
R.E.M.'s "Oh My Heart," Lyrically [VIDEO]

R.E.M.'s "Oh My Heart," Lyrically [VIDEO]

I'm not usually one for "lyric videos," but R.E.M. actually put some thought into this one:  
By FNXAdmin  |  January 06, 2011

Winter music preview: Winter beats

James Blake, PJ Harvey, Cut Copy lead '11
James Blake, PJ Harvey, Cut Copy lead '11
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 31, 2010

R.E.M. & Ed Ved? Yup.

R.E.M. & Ed Ved? Yup.

They'll collaborate on R.E.M.'s forthcoming disc, according to this from Spin:"R.E.M. have finished their fifteenth studio album, called Collapse Into Now (due in early 2011)...
By FNXAdmin  |  November 22, 2010

Interview: Tony Clifton

When comedian Andy Kaufman died 26 years ago, it seemed logical to think that Tony Clifton would be dead too.
Am I blue?
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  October 22, 2010

Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn revives a classic

At the end of 1983, I was writing for Boston Rock magazine, and in one issue, we predicted the defining releases of the year to come.
Medicinal properties
By BRETT MILANO  |  October 15, 2010
Tired Pony-"Dead American Writers" [VIDEO]

Tired Pony-"Dead American Writers" [VIDEO]

Take a look below the video & you can probably figure out who makes up "supergroup" Tired Pony.  
By FNXAdmin  |  October 13, 2010
The Absolute Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #8 - R.E.M.

The Absolute Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #8 - R.E.M.

You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here! #8 - R.E.M. Another day, another Rock and Roll...
By Adam12  |  August 24, 2010

The Absolute Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #8 - R.E.M.

The Absolute Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #8 - R.E.M.

Whenever someone asks where alternative began and what bands were there, your #8 artist is usually name checked in the first sentence.  They mark the...
By MorningIntern  |  August 24, 2010

R.E.M. | Fables of the Reconstruction: 25th Anniversary Edition

From the first three notes that make up the odd riff on "Feeling Gravity's Pull," Fables of the Reconstruction is probably R.E.M.'s weirdest, darkest, and most challenging album.
IRS/Capitol (2010)
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 30, 2010

Reality bites

At some point or another, the greatest artists are pegged as oddballs, weirdos, freaks. Being a great artist does mean going out on a limb.
The singular surrealism of Robyn Hitchcock
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 04, 2010

Raw Boswell

David Foster Wallace had a crush on Alanis Morissette. He drank Diet Rite soda by the case. David Lynch changed him.

By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  May 14, 2010

Crossword: ''Schoolyard Pranks: Platinum Edition''

Only for the classiest children
Only for the classiest children
By MATT JONES  |  May 07, 2010


Alex Chilton, 1950 - 2010

When Alex Chilton had a fatal heart attack while mowing his lawn last week, he was, statistically speaking, just a 59-year-old New Orleans resident, nothing more than an edit on some census forms. What Chilton represented, however, was a true American ic
In memoriam
By JEFF BREEZE  |  March 26, 2010

The Big Hurt: Everybody hurting

The music industry's response to the Haiti disaster has been pretty great, since it's given some huge names a chance to complete the vital circuit between the public's heartstrings and their wallets.
Warning: Scorpions content
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 05, 2010

Do over

I tried hard to be born earlier, but it didn't work. As a result, I've had to contend with an irritatingly positioned cultural blind spot (roughly 1976–1986) that currently occupies all that open space once filled with childhood memories.
The Feelies pick up their legacy
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 20, 2009

Risqué management

One of the worst things you can do as a person-who-writes-about-music is to ask an artist which of his songs is his favorite. For one thing, it makes you sound kind of dull. For another, you’re just gonna put the dude in a bad mood.
The Hidden Cameras didn’t mean to turn you on
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 30, 2009