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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...