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The four original members of R.E.M. — Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Bill Berry and Peter Bucks — reunited and performed at the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. L. Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall of Fame hide caption

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Peter Jesperson on World Cafe

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PinkPantheress' debut studio album Heaven Knows tops our shortlist of the best new releases out this week. Aidan Zamiri/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 10

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Top row, left to right: Lisa O'Neill, Yo La Tengo, Philip Selway; bottom row: Among Authors Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Radiohead's Philip Selway, Yo La Tengo, more

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R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe. David Belisle hide caption

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Michael Stipe on World Cafe

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Chuck Berry in the Chess Records recording studio. The New York Times reports that originals of Berry's Chess catalog were burned in the 2008 Universal fire. Gilles Petard/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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From Chuck Berry To Tupac Shakur: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire

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R.E.M. in 1992 (left to right): Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Bill Berry, Mike Mills Anton Corbijn/Courtesy of Concord Music Group hide caption

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Michael Stipe And Mike Mills On 'Automatic For The People'

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Clockwise from upper left: R.E.M. in 1991, Sharon Van Etten, Sylvan Esso, Kate Tempest Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Sylvan Esso, Sharon Van Etten, R.E.M. Acoustic Demo, More

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SOAK, Bob Boilen's Current Obsession, Plays DJ

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Otis Redding in 1967. Redding was also known as "The Mad Man From Macon." Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Capricorn In Retrograde: Macon's Endangered Musical History

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

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The Most Important Band Of Your College Years

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

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R.E.M.'s Dark And Brooding 'Sweetness'

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

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Laura Levine