Tag: Michael Stipe

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together With Matt Wardlaw, Episode 15: Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion, Polaris)

Singer/songwriter Mark Mulcahy joins us to talk about the new Miracle Legion reissues and the band's plans for upcoming reunion shows....

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: R.E.M., “7IN-83-88”

As it stands, the R.E.M. nostalgia/reissues campaign hasn’t slowed a bit, although this is definitely one for the completist/hardcore...

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “R.E.M. by MTV”

It’s already three years since Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe officially announced the end of R.E.M. as a band (after a...

CD Reviews, Music, Popdose

CD REVIEW: R.E.M., “Unplugged: 1991/2001 – The Complete Sessions”

For so many, R.E.M. was one of the most important bands to come along since The Beatles; they helped redefine and reshape the musical...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Matthew Sweet

Matthew Sweet may not be the king of pop – the title was pretty much taken before he was ever in contention – but he certainly...

Book Reviews, Books, Music

Book Review: Tony Fletcher, “Perfect Circle: The Story of R.E.M.”

Originally released in 1990 as Remarks:  The Story Of R.E.M. (and subsequently updated, minus the photos, as Remarks Remade in 2002),...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: R.E.M., “Green” (25th-Anniversary Edition)

In revisiting Green, I have to remove myself from the R.E.M.-worshiper that I was in the ’80’s; I was younger and a bit more...

The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: R.E.M., “Automatic for the People”

Rob Smith reflects on R.E.M. in the latest "Vinyl Diaries."...

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom: Episode Three

Episode 3 focuses on MTV: the role of politics in its history and programming, and the politically motivated artists who've been a part of...

Music, News

Music News: R.I.P., R.E.M. — The Boys Call It Quits

It’s nothing more than a short, direct statement on their website, along with a band photo: “To our Fans and Friends: As...

Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 18

Fandom: what does it mean, who inspires it, and where will you go in its name? We have some thoughts on the subject, and you'll hear 'em on...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: R.E.M., “Out of Time”

It’s not often that a band releases two solid albums in the same week — twenty years apart. But such a gesture is just all in a...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: R.E.M., “Collapse Into Now”

With a new R.E.M. album in hand, Annie Zaleski tackles the difficult task of assessing the latest offering by her favorite band....

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Vic Chesnutt, “Skitter on Take-Off”

How much do you know about Vic Chesnutt? You might know that he currently resides in Athens, GA, and that his first two albums were...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Various Artists, “Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy”

Last week, in my review of Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill, I said that in most cases, tribute albums are a hit-or-miss...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Indigo Girls, “Indigo Girls”

Hey, guys, remember that girl in college? The one whose intellect was sometimes intimidating, but sometimes eye-roll-inducing, depending on...

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Michael Stipe

With this week's installment of Unsolicited Advice, Rob Smith's uncle Don Skwatzenschitz becomes the latest in a long line of people to try...

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Music, Popdose Guides

Beyond Ubiquitous: The Popdose Guide to Syd Straw

For someone who can talk your ear off, Syd Straw certainly has built an enigmatic career. After establishing her bona fides as an arty...