R.E.M. Archive

Six Picks As Seen On TV With David Letterman recently signing off after over thirty years on The Late Show, now seems like a good time to celebrate a few great, terrible, interesting or awkward musical TV appearances. >>
Playlist Piano Day Playlist Share In case you missed it, last Sunday was Piano Day, an idea dreamed up by the supremely gifted Nils Frahm. It was a day for celebrating the grandest of … >>
Playlist Happiness is hard to pin down Last Friday was International Day of Happiness. In case you missed it while you were doing your best to stay ahead in the nasty, brutish, but never quite short enough rat race I've put together a playlist to act as a sort of seven-day delayed cure for the common chore. Anyway, how bad can work be? Everything is cool when you're part of a team... >>
20 songs Give up, but don’t give in Give up the ghost, but don't give up your day job. Give out but don't give up, give in, give over, give it away give it away give it away now. I'm a change giver, giving all my love to you - it's a given. Shay Given. It's lent, and apparently I've stopped making sense during these fast times. Must be the come-down. >>
20 songs There is no Ending What happens if you take the opening track from each of 20 albums and construct a playlist from them, then take the closing tracks from the same 20 albums, and create a playlist out of those, in reverse order from the original playlist? >>
20 songs Start Again It's all indie tweeted yesterday about a list of great opening tracks that they put together in July. There are some gooduns on their list, but it inspired me to go one better. And then another three more so it would fit into my 20 songs series. >>
In Depth 1992 – The Loved Albums Having made my choice for 1992's Tracks of my Years playlist, I was hit by a flood of thoughts of what might have been. This was the year that my music collection truly started to begin the burgeon; my purchasing power still lagged behind my curiosity, but as both grew, so did my library. >>
20 songs Every Second Counts Share The 20 songs series has done long and dreamy, now it's going to try its hand at short and spiky. All the tracks in this playlist are under two … >>
20 songs Hey Good Weather Share The sun came out and I thought it would be a good time to kick off a new project... The aim of "20 songs" is to compile a playlist … >>
Track of the Day R.E.M. - Romance Share Before I opted to go with one of my pointless playlists jokes and start the month the same artist who finished the last playlist, this was going to be … >>
Playlist June 2014: trinkets, b-sides and lullabies June 2014: trinkets, b-sides and lullabies B-sides, rarities, non-album tracks, alternate versions - the tracks that bands and labels forgot, or mysteriously tucked away in a corner, out of view. >>
Track of the Day R.E.M. - Fall on Me Share Given that it’s taken me the best part of 20 years to figure out what my favourite R.E.M. album is, this might explain why I could spend most of … >>