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Concerts

R.E.M. (300)

March 12, 2008 R.E.M. performs a blistering set of old and new material in a concert at Stubbs in Austin, Tex.

R.E.M. (300)

March 12, 2008 Hear the legendary rock band perform a full concert at SXSW, webcast live on NPR.org from Stubbs.

Studio Sessions

Tired Pony

September 27, 2010 Hear a performance from the new group led by Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck.

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Interviews & Profiles

"It's always hard to tell exactly what [R.E.M.'s] Michael Stipe is singing about," says NPR listener and novelist Thomas Mullen.

January 13, 2012 "Sweetness Follows" helped novelist Thomas Mullen through his family's financial ruin.

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R.E.M. in the early days. Left to right: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Bill Berry, Peter Buck.

November 16, 2011 It's the end of the band as we know it — but the members say that after 31 years, they feel fine.

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Michael Stipe of R.E.M.

October 25, 2009 Frontman Michael Stipe talks about the band's new concert recording, Live at the Olympia.

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April 9, 2008 R.E.M.'s members join Fresh Air to discuss their new album, Accelerate.

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March 24, 2008 On the band's latest album, Accelerate, R.E.M. takes inspiration from religious issues.

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Discover Songs

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January 11, 2011 All Songs Considered previews some of the winter's most anticipated new albums.

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Tucker Martine

October 5, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: Producer Tucker Martine spins some of his favorite songs.

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December 1, 2008 New music from The Decemberists, a classic from R.E.M., the strangely compelling Heligoats, more.

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April 11, 2007 Heard apart from the rest of R.E.M.'s output, Up! emerges as a graceful studio exploration.

September 21, 2004 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Will Hermes, Tom Moon and Meredith ...

News

R.E.M.'s new album is Collapse into Now.

September 21, 2011 The band announces on its website that it's breaking up after more than 30 years together.

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Reviews

R.E.M.'s new album is Collapse into Now.

March 8, 2011 The band's 15th record is its best in a decade and a half.

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R.E.M.

February 24, 2011 This special, one-time stream of the full album has ended.

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January 11, 2011 All Songs Considered previews some of the winter's most anticipated new albums.

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The Baltimore duo Wye Oak releases the blustery and mysterious Civilian on March 8.

January 1, 2011 A preview of forthcoming albums by R.E.M., Iron and Wine, James Blake, Adele and Wye Oak.

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December 1, 2008 New music from The Decemberists, a classic from R.E.M., the strangely compelling Heligoats, more.

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April 1, 2008 Blender's Elizabeth Goodman discusses albums released this week by R.E.M. and The Black Keys.

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More Stories

Neil Young (clockwise from upper left), fun., James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, early era R.E.M.

September 4, 2012 Few bands seem to matter to us as much as the ones we discover in our youth

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January 3, 2011 R.E.M.'s 15th album, Collapse Into Now, comes out March 8. Preview "Oh My Heart" here.

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R.E.M.'s final release, Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 (out Nov. 15), is a career-spanning greatest-hits compilation.

November 6, 2011 The band says goodbye with a career-spanning retrospective, which features three new songs.

If you know the end of the world is imminent, what music do you give one last listen?

October 31, 2011 On Halloween, a serious question: Which music would you take with you to the grave?

February 1957:  Bill Haley's band The Comets play in the cramped space of a railway carriage en route to London.  (Photo by Harry Kerr/BIPs/Getty Images)

August 17, 2011 From R.E.M. to Groucho Marx, fans share more songs that make them feel good.

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Clockwise from top left: Bjork, Andrew Bird, R.E.M.

August 2, 2011 This week's All Songs Considered includes premieres from Grouplove and We Were Promised Jetpacks.

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R.E.M.'s 15th studio album, Collapse Into Now, comes out on March 8.

March 1, 2011 Until its release on March 8, hear the best album R.E.M. has made in more than a decade.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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