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MEMBERS: Michael Stipe ~ Mike Mills ~ Peter Buck ~ Bill Berry (left in 1997)
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BIRTHDAYS: Michael Stipe (January 4, 1960) ~ Mike Mills (December 17, 1958) ~ Peter Buck (December 6, 1956) ~ Bill Berry (July 31, 1958)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Losing My Religion" (1991)
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BIGGEST LP: Out Of Time (1991)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 3
button.gif (123 bytes) ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 2007

 
TIMELINE

R.E.M.button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hail from Athens, Georgia and formed in 1980. The band consists of Michael Stipe (vocals), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass), and Bill Berry (drums). Originally Stipe and Buck began playing music together as Mills and Berry were doing the same. After being introduced together by a friend, the 4 men teamed up to play at a friend's party, calling themselves the "Twisted Kites." Soon after, the named themselves R.E.M. and began touring small, southern gigs playing cover tunes. In the meantime, the band started to refine their sound, write their own tunes, and develop a following. R.E.M. began their career with a large following with college audiences in the early 80s and were regarded as one of the pioneers to the alternative music sound. As alternative music moved beyond college radio and into other music platforms, R.E.M. kept the pace and grew in universal popularity as well. When punk rock faded and synthesized alternative music grew in the early 80s, R.E.M. maintained a pure, un-synthesized rock/alternative sound.

1982...

August
R.E.M. - Chronic Town EPbutton.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M.'s debut EP, Chronic Town, was released on I.R.S. Records and was a hit with alternative audiences and underground music fans.

1983...

May
R.E.M. - Murmurbutton.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released Murmur.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hits the US charts for the first time with a re-recorded version of "Radio Free Europe."

button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone named Murmur "Album of the Year."

1984...

April
R.E.M. - Reckoningbutton.gif (123 bytes) Reckoning was released with the tracks "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" and "So. Central Rain."

1985...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released Fables Of The Reconstruction.

1986...

June
R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageantbutton.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released Life's Rich Pageant with the hit "Fall On Me."

1987...# 82 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. kicked off the year touring the U.S.
button.gif (123 bytes) Life's Rich Pageant was certified gold.
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Dead Letter Office included the Chronic Town EP and various unreleased tracks and b-sides.

August
R.E.M. - Documentbutton.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. began to feel success on the pop charts with the release of the Top 10 Document and the Top 10 "The One I Love" (which was also nominated for a MTV Video Music Award in '88 for Best Direction). Other track favorites on the LP included "Finest Worksong" and "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)." Document was ranked at #41 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums of the Eighties."

November
R.E.M. - "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Document was certified gold.

1988... # 196 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Document was certified platinum.

April
R.E.M. - Eponymousbutton.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. signed with Warner Bros. Records.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Stipe could be heard on the Disney compilation, Stay Awake, with "Little April Shower" (accompanied by Natalie Merchant).
button.gif (123 bytes) A hits compilation, Eponymous, was released.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "The One I Love" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction.

November
R.E.M. - Greenbutton.gif (123 bytes) After the release of Green R.E.M. stopped touring for awhile to focus on their music. Hits from Green included "Orange Crush," "Pop Song 89," "Turn You Inside Out," and "Stand."

1989...# 46 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Green was certified gold.

February
R.E.M. - "The One I Love" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Green was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "Stand."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. embarked on their "Green World Tour."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 10 with "Stand."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Orange Crush" won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Post Modern Video.

1991... # 19 Singles Artist of the Year

March
R.E.M. - Out Of Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released Out Of Time which contained their biggest pop hit, "Losing My Religion." The track marked the first time the band lip-synched in a music video, and it paid off.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "Losing My Religion."

May
R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Out Of Time was certified platinum and hit #1.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 10 with "Losing My Religion."

June
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Fables Of The Reconstruction was certified gold, Reckoning was certified gold, and Out Of Time was certified 2x platinum.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "Shiny Happy People."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "
Losing My Religion" won 6 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Best Direction (Tarsem), Best Art Direction (Jose Montana), Best Editing (Robert Duffy), and Breakthrough Video, and was nominated for Best Alternative Video, Best Cinematography, and Viewer's Choice.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the
Top 10 with "Shiny Happy People."
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. could also be heard on a tribute LP for Leonard Cohen (
I'm Your Fan) with the cover "First We Take Manhattan."

October
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Murmur was certified gold and Out Of Time was certified 3x platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. won 2 Billboard Music Awards for Top Modern Rock Artist and Top World Album.

1992... # 108 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. were nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Out Of Time).

February
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. won 3 Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Losing My Religion"), Best Alternative Music Performance (Out Of Time), and Best Music Video, Short Form ("Losing My Religion") and was nominated for Album of the Year (Out Of Time), Record of the Year and Song of the Year (songwriter) ("Losing My Religion"), and Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Radio Song").
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. also won a Brit Award for Best International Group.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Out Of Time was certified 4x platinum.

October
R.E.M. - Automatic For The Peoplebutton.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released Automatic For The People. The LP contained the hits "Drive," "Man On The Moon," and the haunting "Everybody Hurts." Rolling Stone said of the LP, "...R.E.M. has never made music more gorgeous... musically irresistible..." The LP was ranked at #23 in NME's "Greatest Albums of All-Time" and the Village Voice's 3rd Best Album of 1992.
button.gif (123 bytes) Stipe could also be heard on Neneh Cherry's LP, Homebrew, on the track "Trout."
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 5 weeks with "Drive."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "Drive."

December
R.E.M.button.gif (123 bytes) Automatic For The People was certified 2x platinum.

1993... # 27 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Stipe and Mills took part n MTV's Rock & Roll Inaugural Ball.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "Man On The Moon."
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. won a Brit Award for Best International Group.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. could be heard on the Coneheads soundtrack with "It's A Free World Baby."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Man On The Moon" was nominated for 6 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, and Viewer's Choice.

October
R.E.M. - "Everybody Hurts" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "Everybody Hurts."
button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos" included Losing My Religion" at # 3, "Man On The Moon" at # 41, and "Orange Crush" at # 93.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 10 with "Everybody Hurts."
button.gif (123 bytes) Automatic For The People was certified 3x platinum.

1994... # 49 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. were honored with the Rock the Vote Patrick Lippert Award.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. were nominated for 4
Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and "), Best Alternative Music Performance (Automatic For The People), Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ("Man On The Moon"), and Best Music Video, Short Form ("Everybody Hurts").

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Green was certified 2x platinum.

September
R.E.M. - Monsterbutton.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Everybody Hurts" won 4 MTV Video Music Awards including Breakthrough Video, Best Direction (Jake Scott), Best Editing (Pat Sheffield), and Best Cinematography (Harris Savides), and was nominated for Video of the Year, Best Group Video, and the Viewer's Choice.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released Monster. The LP continued the band's commercial and critical success and the band began touring again after a six year break, and found sold-out stadiums. Many fans and critics also argued Monster showed R.E.M. returning to their original raw rock/alternative sounds. Hits from the LP included "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?", "Bang And Blame," "Crush With Eyeliner," and "Tongue."
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 5 weeks with "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?"

October
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?."
button.gif (123 bytes) Monster topped the Billboard Pop Albums chart for 2 weeks.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. performed on Saturday Night Live.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the
Top 10 with "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Monster was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "
Bang And Blame."
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 3 weeks with "Bang And Blame."

1995... # 28 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 10 with "Bang And Blame."
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. were named Best Band by
Rolling Stone (Critic's Choice), won a Brit Award for Best International Act, and headed out on a world tour.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Automatic For The People was certified 5x platinum.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. cancelled the remaining European tour dates after Berry underwent a craniotomy for a ruptured aneurysm on his brain. Monster was certified 3x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album (Monster).

May
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "Strange Currencies."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) More concert dates are cancelled in Europe when Mills had surgery to remove a intestinal tumor.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Monster was certified 4x platinum.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. were honored with the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards and the video for "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" was nominated for Viewer's Choice.

1996... # 60 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. was named Best Band and Best Tour by the readers of Rolling Stone and Best Band by the critics.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. contributed the track "Sponge" to the Sweet Relief II compilation to benefit the rainforests.

September
R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fibutton.gif (123 bytes) New Adventures In Hi-Fi was released. Although R.E.M. had just signed a record deal with Warner Brothers for 80 million dollars, the new LP was much less of a success than previous efforts - but the critical acclaim continued for the LP. Rolling Stone called the LP "...R.E.M.'s most ambitious album to date..."
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "
E-Bow The Letter."
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Tongue" was nominated for a
MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction.
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New Adventures In Hi-Fi topped the UK LP chart for 2 weeks.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "Bittersweet Me."

November
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New Adventures In Hi-Fi was certified platinum.

1997... # 145 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll includes "Losing My Religion" and "Radio Free Europe."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. were nominated for a Grammy Award for "), Best Alternative Music Performance (New Adventures In Hi-Fi).

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Bill Berry announced that he was leaving R.E.M. Berry stated: "I'm at a point in my life where some of my priorities have shifted. I loved my 17 years with R.E.M., but I'm ready to reflect, assess, and move on to a different phase of my life... I think I'm just kind of ready to not be a pop star anymore. It's been great, it's been a wild ride, but I'm ready to get off." R.E.M. will now be a trio, opting not to replace Berry and instead using other musicians for studio work and touring. The band also said Berry's departure was "...an entirely amicable situation among 4 very good friends." Berry was at the forefront of R.E.M.'s rise to fame since their formation in 1980. Michael Stipe said of Berry's departure: "It's the end of an era for us - Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe - and that's sad. I'm happy for Bill; it's what he really wants and I think it's a courageous decision. For me, Mike, and Peter, as R.E.M., are we still R.E.M.? I guess a three- legged dog is still a dog. It just has to learn how to run differently." Mills summed it up with: "As sad as this is the fact that Bill is still around to be my friend puts everything in perspective. I look forward to playing golf with Bill, and music with Michael and Peter." It was also stated that Berry's health had nothing to do with the decision - Berry suffered a brain aneurysm in 1985 in Switzerland while touring. R.E.M. later talked more with MTV about Bill Berry's decision to leave the group. Michael Stipe: "R.E.M. has always only been the four of us. We're now a three-piece musically and we have to honor Bill's decisions, to figure out a new direction." Mike Mills: "The three of us are still the best of friends, and Bill is also a best friend. He just won't be in the same room with us as often. We will miss Bill hugely on both a personal and a professional level, but the fact is the three of us are very happy and excited about the direction our music is taking now, and we want to carry on. We're sorry that Bill isn't coming with us."

1998... # 159 Singles Artist of the Year

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Ranked # 50 on VH1: Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll (and # 23 on Rock On The Net's Poll).

August
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. announced they would not be touring in support of the new LP, mainly due to the departure of Berry.

October
R.E.M. - Upbutton.gif (123 bytes) Up was released with the first single, "Daysleeper. Stipe said of the LP, "It's a pretty different record... we spent a lot of time working on it and we're pushing our own boundaries, partially brought on by Bill's departure. But we were kind of already headed on that path. It's gonna be a wild record." R.E.M. talked with SonicNet about their LP, Up, taking chances with the new work, and creating new music as a trio. Mills said: "We really didn't want to make a record that sounded like anything we'd done before." Stipe said: "I don't think you can tell that it's R.E.M., except for maybe a couple of songs."
button.gif (123 bytes) Musicians including Melissa Etheridge and Michael Stipe offered their own words of shock, outrage, and support for the friends and family of Matthew Shepard, a gay Wyoming student attacked and beaten to death. Stipe told MTV: "I don't think there's been an acceptance of homosexuality or queerness on a mass scale in this country to start with... It's 1 thing when it's entertainment based, when it's Ellen or someone like myself, who's presenting, you know, a very different side to entertainment... If it's something that can be categorized by television, or music, or the arts, but in day to day, I would say the homophobia still exists."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "Daysleeper."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Out magazine named the top gay newsmakers of the year and included Michael Stipe.

1999...

January
Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Up was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Nominees for Brit Awards included R.E.M. for Best International Group.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. began writing music for the film Man On The Moon - the biopic of comedian Andy Kaufman.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. could be heard on the soundtrack for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me with "Draggin' The Line."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The band also appeared on the TV show Party Of Five.

June
R.E.M.button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. toured internationally in the summer for the first time in over 4 years and for the first time as a trio.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. took part in the Tibetan Freedom Concert.

button.gif (123 bytes) MTV: 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made includes "Losing My Religion" at # 13 and "Everybody Hurts" at # 98.

2000... # 97 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "The Great Beyond" from the Man On The Moon soundtrack.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. will begin work on their next LP in Vancouver.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video "The Great Beyond" was nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Video from a Film and Best Editing (Igor Kovlik).

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs includes "Losing My Religion" at # 18 and "The One I Love" at # 61.

2001... # 142 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Albums includes Murmur at # 92.
button.gif (123 bytes) The band performed at the Rock In Rio festival in Buenos Aires.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. were nominated for a Grammy Award as songwriters for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media ("The Great Beyond").

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Buck was arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly got in a scuffle with 2 crew members on a flight from Seattle to London. Buck later stated: "I am very sorry for the incident, and, of course, very embarrassed about the whole thing."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released Reveal. In a interview in Time, Stipe admitted to something the press had eluded to for years - that he in fact is gay: "I was being made to be a coward about it rather than someone who felt like it really was a very private thing."
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VH1: 100 Greatest Videos includes: # 19 - "Losing My Religion."
button.gif (123 bytes) Reveal topped the U.K. LP chart.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. hit the Top 40 with "
Imitation Of Life."
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Reveal was certified gold.
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Reveal topped the UK Albums chart for 2 weeks.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) It was reported that Stipe would be producing a sitcom for MTV.
button.gif (123 bytes) Buck pleaded not guilty to alleged an air-rage inciden (from April).

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "
Imitation Of Life" was nominated for 2 were MTV Video Music Awards including Breakthrough Video and Best Direction (Garth Jennings).
button.gif (123 bytes) Stipe could be heard on the All-Star Tribute benefit single "
What's Going On" (with proceeds going to AIDS and 9/11 charities).

November
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. were nominated for a MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group.

2002...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ("Imitation Of Life").

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Buck was found not guilty in a London court on charges related to last year's "air-rage" incident.

2003...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. recorded the anti-war song "The Final Straw" as the US began invading Iraq. The song was available from the website www.remhq.com.

June
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VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "Losing My Religion" at # 18.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. began touring Europe and North America in September, and included Bill Rieflin on drums. When R.E.M. kicked off their last scheduled US appearance in North Carolina, former drummer Bill Berry joined the group for 2 songs.

October
R.E.M. - In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 with 2 new songs "Bad Day" and "Animal."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. topped the UK LP charts for a week with In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 197: Murmur, # 247: Automatic For The People, # 470: Document.

2004...

February
R.E.M. - Around The Sunbutton.gif (123 bytes) In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 was certified gold.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released their next LP Around The Sun with the single "Leaving New York."
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. began touring as part of the 'Vote For Change' tour. The tour featured several major acts that performed together in key "battleground" states with the goal of getting citizens out to vote, and vote to change the current administration.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. topped the UK LP charts with
Around The Sun.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 60 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. had to reschedule a few shows during their European tour when Mills fell ill.

June
Live 8 DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) On July 2nd, R.E.M. performed in London, England, as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts. The mission of the concerts was to raise awareness of the on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa.

2006...

February
R.E.M. - And I Feel Fine: Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987button.gif (123 bytes) Stipe topped the Canadian singles chart with "In The Sun."

September
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And I Feel Fine: Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 was released.

October
Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur compilationbutton.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's included "It’s The End of the World As We Know It" at # 69.

2007..

March
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

June
R.E.M. - R.E.M. Livebutton.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. could be heard on the compilation Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur with "#9 Dream."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released the live 2CD/1DVD set R.E.M. Live.

December
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VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's included "Losing My Religion" at # 9.

2008...

April
R.E.M. - Acceleratebutton.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released the LP Accelerate.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. topped the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart, Top Digital Albums chart, and Top Rock Albums chart with
Accelerate.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. topped the UK and Canadian LP chart with
Accelerate.

June
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Entertainment Weekly: 100 Best Albums of the Last 25 Years included Life's Rich Pageant at # 32.

September
R.E.M. - 'Live At The Olympia' (2CD/1DVD)button.gif (123 bytes) In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 was certified platinum.

2009...

October
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released the 2CD/1DVD live set Live At The Olympia.

2011...

March
R.E.M. - 'Collapse Into Now'button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released Collapse Into Now.
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. topped the Billboard Rock Albums chart and Alternative Albums chart with
Collapse Into Now.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. announced they were breaking up after 31 years together. In an official announcement the band stated: "As lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a gret sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. "

November
R.E.M. - 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011'button.gif (123 bytes) R.E.M. released Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011.

2012...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Document (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) was released.

2013...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Green: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition was released.

2014...



LPs
R.E.M. - Chronic Town EP Chronic Town
Released: August, 1982
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Wolves, Lower" - "Gardening At Night" - "Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)" - "1,000,000" - "Stumble"
R.E.M. - Murmur Murmur
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: May, 1983
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 36
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Radio Free Europe" - "Pilgrimage" - "Laughing" - "Talk About The Passion" - "Moral Kiosk" - "Perfect Circle" - "Catapult" - "Sitting Still" - "9-9" - "Shaking Through" - "We Walk" - "West Of The Fields"
R.E.M. - Reckoning Reckoning
Released: April, 1984
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 27
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Harborcoat" - "Seven Chinese Brothers" - "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" - "Pretty Persuasion" - "Time After Time (Annelise)" - "Second Guessing" - "Letter Never Sent" - "Camera" - "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" - "Little America"
R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction Fables Of The Reconstruction
Released: June, 1985
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 28
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Feeling Gravity's Pull" - "Maps And LEgends" - "Driver 8" - "Life And How To Live It" - "Old Man Kensey" - "Can't Get There From Here" - "Green Grown The Rushes" - "Kohoutek" - "Auctioneer (Another Engine)" - "Good Advices" - "Wendell Gee"
R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant
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Life's Rich Pageant
Released: July, 1986
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 21
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Begin The Begin" - "These Days" - "Fall On Me" - "Cuyahoga" - "Hyena" - "Underneath The Bunker" - "The Flowers Of Guatemala" - "I Believe" - "What If We Give It Away?" - "Just A Touch" - "Swan Swan H" - "Superman"
R.E.M. - Dead Letter Office Dead Letter Office
Released: January, 1987
Billboard peak: # 52
Tracks: "Crazy" - "There She Goes Again" - "Burning Down" - "Voice Of Harold" - "Burning Hell" - "White Tornado" - "Toys In The Attic" - "Windout" - "Ages Of You" - "Pale Blue Eyes" - "Rotary Ten" - "Bandwagon" - "Femme Fatale" - "Walter's Theme" - "King Of The Road" - "Wolves, Lower" - "Gardening At Night" - "Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)" - "1,000,000" - "Stumble"
R.E.M. - Document Document
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: August, 1987
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 10
Rolling Stone: 5 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Finest Worksong" - "Welcome To The Occupation" - "Exhuming McCarthy" - "Disturbance At The Heron House" - "Strange" - "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" - "The One I Love" - "Fireplace" - "Lightnin' Hopkins" - "King Of Birds" - "Oddfellows Local 151"
R.E.M. - Eponymous Eponymous
Released: October, 1988
Billboard peak: # 44
Tracks: "Gardening At Night" (Different Vocal Mix) - "Talk About The Passion" - "So. Central Rain" - "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" - "Can't Get There From here" - "Driver 8" - "Romance" - "Fall On Me" - "The One I Love" - "Finest Worksong" (Mutual Drum Horn Mix) - "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
R.E.M. - Green Green
Released: November, 1988
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 12
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Pop Song 89" - "Get Up" - "You Are The Everything" - "Stand" - "World Leader Pretend" - "Wrong Child" - "Orange Crush" - "Turn You Inside Out" - "Hairshirt" - "I Remember California" - "[Untitled]"
R.E.M. - 'Out Of Time'
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Out Of Time
Released: March, 1991
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 2 weeks)
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Radio Song" - "Losing My Religion" - "Low" - "Near Wild Heaven" - "Endgame" - "Shiny Happy People" - "Belong" - "Half A World Away" - "Texarkana" - "Country Feedback" - "Me In Honey"
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People Automatic For The People
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-TimeReleased: October, 1992
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone: 5 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Drive" - "Try Not To Breathe" - "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" - "Everybody Hurts" - "New Orleans Instrumental No. 1" - "Sweetness Follows" - "Monty Got A Raw Deal" - "Ignoreland" - "Star Me Kitten" - "Man On The Moon" - "Nightswimming" - "Find The River"
R.E.M. - Monster Monster
Released: September, 1994
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 2 weeks)
Tracks: "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" - "Crush With Eyeliner" - "King Of COmedy" - "I Don't Sleep, I Dream" - "Star 69" - "Strange Currencies" - "Tongue" - "Bang And Blame" - "I Took Your Name" - "Let Me In" - "Circus Envy" - "You"
R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi New Adventures In Hi-Fi
Released: September, 1996
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone: 4 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us" - "The Wake-Up Bomb" - "New Test Leper" - "Undertow" - "E-Bow The Letter" - "Leave" - "Departure" - "Bittersweet Me" - "Be Mine" - "Blinky The Doormat" - "Zither" - "So Fast, So Numb" - "Low Desert" - "Electrolite"
R.E.M. - Up Up
Released: October, 1998
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Airportman" - "Lotus" - "Suspicion" - "Hope" - "At Most Beautiful" - "The Apologist" - "Sad Professor" - "You're In The Air" - "Walk Unafraid" - "Why Not Smile" - "Daysleeper" - "Diminished" - "Parakeet" - "Falls To Climb"
R.E.M. - Reveal Reveal
Released: May, 2001
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 6
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "The Lifting" - "I've Been High" - "All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star)" - "She Just Wants To Be" - "Disappear" - "Saturn Return" - "Beat A Drum" - "Imitation Of Life" - "Summer Turns To High" - "Chorus & The Ring" - "I'll Take Rain" - "Beachball"
R.E.M. - In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003
Released: October, 2003
Billboard peak: # 8
US: Platinum
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Man On The Moon" - "The Great Beyond" - "Bad Day" - "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" - "All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star)" - "Losing My Religion" - "E-Bow The Letter" - "Orange Crush" - "Imitation Of Life" - "Daysleeper" - "Animal" - "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" - "Stand" - "Electrolite" - "All The Right Friends" - "Everybody Hurts" - "At My Most Beautiful" - "Nightswimming"
R.E.M. - Around The Sun Around The Sun
Released: October, 2004
Billboard peak: # 13
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Leaving New York" - "Electron Blue" - "The Outsiders" - "Make It All OK" - "Final Straw" - "I Wanted To be Wrong" - "Wander Lust" - "The Boy In The Well" - "Aftermath" - "High Speed Train" - "Worst Joke Ever" - "The Ascent Of Man" - "Around The Sun"
R.E.M. - And I Feel Fine: Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 And I Feel Fine: Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987
Released: September, 2006
Billboard peak: # 116
Tracks: "Begin The Begin" - "Radio Free Europe" - "Pretty Persuasion" - "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" - "Sitting Still" - "Gardening At Night" - "7 Chinese Bros." - "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" - "Driver 8" - "Can't Get There From Here" - "Finest Worksong" - "Feeling Gravity's Pull" - "I Believe" - "Life And How To Live It" - "Cuyahoga" - "The One I Love" - "Welcome To The Occupation" - "Fall On Me" - "Perfect Circle" - "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
R.E.M. - R.E.M. Live R.E.M. Live
Released: October, 2007
Billboard peak: # 72
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C
Live Tracks: "I Took Your Name" - "So Fast, So Numb" - "Boy In The Well" - "Cuyahoga" - "Everybody Hurts" - "Election Blue" - "Bad Day" - "The Ascent Of Man" - "The Great Beyond" - "Leaving New York" - "Orange Crush" - "I Wanted To Be Wrong" - "Final Straw" - "Imitation Of Life" - "The One I Love" - "Walk Unafraid" - "Losing My Religion" - "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" - "Drive" - "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" - "I'm Gonna DJ" - "Man On The Moon"
R.E.M. - Accelerate
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Accelerate
Released: April, 2008
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: A-
Tracks: "Living Well Is The Best Revenge" - "Man-Sized Wreath" - "Supernatural Superserious" - "Hollow Man" - "Houston" - "Accelerate" - "Until The Day Is Done" - "Mr. Richards" - "Sing For The Submarine" - "Horse To Water" - "I'm Gonna DJ"
R.E.M. - 'Live At The Olympia' (2CD/1DVD)
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Live At The Olympia
Released: October, 2009
Billboard peak: # 95
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Live Tracks: "Living Well Is The Best Revenge" - "Second Guessing" - "Letter Never Sent" - "Staring Down The Barrel" - "Disturbance At The Heron House" - "Mr. Richards" - "Houston" - "New Test Leper" - "Cuyahoga" - "Electrolite" - "Man-Sized Wreath" - "So. Central Rain" - "On The Fly" - "Maps And Legends" - "Sitting Still" - "Driver 8" - "Horse To Water" - "I'm Gonna DJ" - "Circus Envy" - "These Days" - "Drive" - "Feeling Gravity's Pull" - "Until The Day Is Done" - "Accelerate" - "Auctioneer" - "Little America" - "1,000,000" - "Disguised" - "The Worst Joke Ever" - "Welcome To The Occupation" - "Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcar)" - "Harborcoat" - "Wolves, Lower" - "I've Been High" - "Kohoutek" - "West Of The Fields" - "Pretty Persuasion" - "Romance" - "Gardening At Night"
R.E.M. - 'Collapse Into Now'
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Collapse Into Now
Released: March, 2011
Tracks: "Discoverer" - "All The Best" - "UBerlin" - "Oh My Heart" - "It Happened Today" - "Every Day Is Yours To Win" - "Mine Smell Like Honey" - "Walk It Back" - "Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter" - "That Someone Is You" - "Me, Marlon Brando And I" - "Blue"
R.E.M. - 'Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011'
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Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011
Released: November, 2011
Tracks: "Gardening At Night" - "Radio Free Europe" - "Talk About The Passion" - "Sitting Still" - "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" - "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" - "Driver 8" - "Life And How To Live It" - "Begin The Begin" - "Fall On Me" - "Finest Worksong" - "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" - "The One I Love" - "Stand" - "Pop Song 89" - "Get Up" - "Orange Crush" - "Losing My Religion" - "Country Feedback" - "Shiny Happy People" - "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" - "Everybody Hurts" - "Man On The Moon" - Nightswimming" - "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" - "New Test Leper" - "Electrolite" - "At My Most Beautiful" - "The Great Beyond" - "Imitation Of Life" - "Bad Day" - "Leaving New York" - "Living Well Is The Best Revenge" - "Supernatural Superserious" - "Uberlin" - "Oh My Heart" - "Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter" - "A Month Of Saturdays" - "We All Go Back To Where We Belong" - "Hallelujah"
R.E.M. - 'Unplugged 1991/2001: The Complete Sessions'
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Unplugged 1991/2001: The Complete Sessions
Released: May 19, 2014
Live Tracks: 1991: "Half A World Away" - "Disturbance At The Heron House" - "Radio Song" - "Low" - "Perfect Circle" - "Fall On Me" - "Belong" - "Love Is All Around" - "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" - "Losing My Religion" - "Pop Song 89" - "Endgame" - "Fretless" - "Swan Swan H" - "Rotary 11" - "Get Up" - "World Leader Pretend" - 2001: "All The Way To Reno" - "Electrolite" - "At My Most Beautiful" - "Daysleeper" - "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" - "Losing My Religion" - "Country Freedback" - "Cuyahoga" - "Imitation Of Life" - "Find The River" - "The One I Love" - "Disappear" - "Beat A Drum" - "I've Been High" - "I'll Take The Rain" - "Sad Professor"
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Losing My Religion
Out Of Time
3 14 1991 R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion" (Single)
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2 Bang And Blame
Monster
5 13 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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3 Stand
Green
3 12 1989 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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4 What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
Monster
10 12 1994 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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5 Shiny Happy People
Out Of Time
6 11 1991 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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6 R.E.M. - "The One I Love" (Single)The One I Love
Document
7 11 1987 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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7 Everybody Hurts
Automatic For The People
6 10 1993 R.E.M. - "Everybody Hurts" (Single)
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8 Bittersweet Me
New Adventures In Hi-Fi
16 11 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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9 Drive
Automatic For The People
15 10 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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10 Man On The Moon
Automatic For The People
13 9 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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11 Strange Currencies
Monster
16 8 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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12 The Great Beyond
Man On The Moon soundtrack
13 8 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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13 E-Bow The Letter
New Adventures In Hi-Fi
20 6 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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14 Imitation Of Life
Reveal
30 3 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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15 Daysleeper
Up
33 3 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Radio Free Europe
Murmur
** ** 1983 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
Reckoning
** ** 1984 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Fall On Me
Life's Rich Pageant
** ** 1986 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  R.E.M. - "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" (Single)It's The End Of The World As We Know It
(And I Feel Fine)

Document
** ** 1988 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Pop Song 89
Green
** ** 1989 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Ignoreland
Automatic For The People
** ** 1992 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
Automatic For The People
** ** 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Star 69
Monster
** ** 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Crush With Eyeliner
Monster
** ** 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Electrolite
New Adventures In Hi-Fi
** ** 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Bad Day
In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003
** ** 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  #9 Dream
Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur compilation
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  R.E.M. - "Supernatural Superserious" (Single)Supernatural Superserious
Accelerate
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Hollow Man
Accelerate
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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