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R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 by Michael Stipe (lead vocals), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar), and Bill Berry (drums and percussion). R.E.M. was one of the first popular alternative rock bands, and gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. 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 band 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. entered the mainstream in 1987 with the hit song "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.

Official website: http://www.remhq.com/

Discography, 16 albums

Chronic Town - 1982
Murmur - 1983
Reckoning - 1984
Fables of The Reconstruction - 1985
Life's Rich Pageant - 1986
Dead Letter Office - 1987
Document - 1987
Green - 1988
Eponymous - 1988
Out of Time - 1991
Automatic for The People - 1992
Monster - 1994
New Adventures in Hi-fi - 1996
Reveal - 2001
Around The Sun - 2004
Accelerate - 2008

Non-album songs