Atmospheric, Enigmatic, Intimate, Melancholy, Autumnal, Brooding, Cathartic, Literate, Organic, Poignant, Quirky, Restrained, Rousing, Whimsical, Bittersweet, Complex, Earnest, Eccentric, Energetic, Exuberant
Alternative Pop/ Rock, Jangle Pop, Alternative/ Indie Rock, College Rock, American Underground, Adult Alternative Pop/ Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
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Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
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R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead vocalist Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first alternative rock bands, R.E.M. were noted for Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style, Stipe's particular vocal quality, and Mills' melodic basslines and backing vocals. R.E.M. released their 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 group 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. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "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.
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Athens, Georgia, U.S.
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Alternative rock, folk rock, college rock, jangle pop
1980 (1980)–2011 (2011)
Hib-Tone, I.R.S., Warner Bros., Capitol, New West, Rhino, Concord Bicycle Music
10,000 Maniacs, Automatic Baby, The Baseball Project, Hindu Love Gods, The Minus 5, Tuatara, Tired Pony
Past Group Members
Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
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