Key Tracks : R.E.M.

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from R.E.M..


This band bridged the gap from the new wave era and college rock to the birth of alternative music. Their jangly southern rock sound was always present in their music, even after gaining stadium rock status in the 90's


  • Song: "Everybody Hurts"

  • Album: Automatic For The People
  • Year: 1992
  • Comment: Powerful song that everyone can relate to



  • Song: "Driver 8"

  • Album: Fables Of The Reconstruction
  • Year: 1985
  • Comment: Underrated Key track from an early release. One of those early MTV videos



  • Song: "Superman"

  • Album: Life's Rich Pageant
  • Year: 1986
  • Comment: Obscure cover of The Texas band 'The Clique' that R.E.M made popular.



  • Song: "Radio Song"

  • Album: Out Of Time
  • Year: 1991
  • Comment: Features KRS-One of Boogie Down Productions



  • Song: "Begin The Begin"

  • Album: Life's Rich Pageant
  • Year: 1986
  • Comment: This track kicked off side A of Lefe's Rich Pageant for our Album Side weekend.



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