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Reckoning (R.E.M. album)

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Reckoning is the second studio album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released on April 9, 1984 by I.R.S. Records. [1]

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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Alternative rock

Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.

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Aragon Ballroom (Chicago)

Aragon Ballroom is a ballroom located at West Lawrence Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, approximately north of downtown, in the Uptown neighborhood.

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Archie Bell (singer)

Archie Lee Bell (born September 1, 1944) is an African-American solo singer and former lead singer of Archie Bell & the Drells.

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Athens, Georgia

Athens, officially Athens–Clarke County, is a consolidated city–county and American college town in the U.S. state of Georgia.

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Backing vocalist

Backing vocalists are singers who provide vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

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Bertis Downs IV

Bertis Edwin Downs IV (born July 13, 1956) is an American entertainment lawyer.

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Bill Berry

William Thomas Berry (born July 31, 1958) is a retired American musician and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band R.E.M. In addition to his drumming duties, Berry played many other instruments including guitar, bass guitar, and piano, both for songwriting and on R.E.M. albums.

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Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.

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Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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Binaural recording

Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the performers or instruments.

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Bucketfull of Brains

Bucketfull of Brains (also known as BoB) is a London-based music magazine, founded in 1979.

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Campus radio

Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution.

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Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

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Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.

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College rock

College rock was the alternative rock music played on student-run university and college campus radio stations located in the United States and Canada in the 1980s.

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Compact Cassette

The Compact Audio Cassette (CAC) or Musicassette (MC), also commonly called the cassette tape or simply tape or cassette, is an analog magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback.

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Compact disc

Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982.

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Country music

Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.

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Dead Letter Office (album)

Dead Letter Office is a rarities and B-sides collection by R.E.M., released in April 1987.

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Don Dixon (musician)

Don Dixon (born December 13, 1950) is a record producer, songwriter, musician, bass guitarist, and very occasional actor.

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Driver 8

"Driver 8" is the second single from R.E.M.'s third album, Fables of the Reconstruction.

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Drum kit

A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.

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Elliot Mazer

Elliot Mazer (born September 6, 1941) is an audio engineer and record producer best known for his work with Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Band, and Janis Joplin.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.

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Fables of the Reconstruction

Fables of the Reconstruction, also known as Reconstruction of the Fables, is the third studio album by American alternative rock band R.E.M., released on I.R.S. Records in 1985.

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Femme Fatale (The Velvet Underground song)

"Femme Fatale" is a song by The Velvet Underground from their 1967 debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico, with lead vocals by Nico.

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Folk rock

Folk rock is a hybrid music genre combining elements of folk music and rock music, which arose in the United States and the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s.

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Gardening at Night

"Gardening at Night" is a song by R.E.M. It was recorded in 1982 for the band's EP Chronic Town.

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Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro (formerly Greensborough) is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

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The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.

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The harmonica, also known as a French harp or mouth organ, is a free reed wind instrument used worldwide in many musical genres, notably in blues, American folk music, classical music, jazz, country, and rock and roll.

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Henry Mancini

Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994) was an American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores.

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Howard Finster

Howard Finster (December 2, 1916 – October 22, 2001) was an American artist and Baptist minister from Georgia.

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I.R.S. Records

I.R.S. Records was an American record label founded by Miles Copeland III and Jay Boberg in 1979.

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I.R.S. Records Presents The Cutting Edge

I.R.S. Records Presents: The Cutting Edge, also known as The Cutting Edge or IRS's The Cutting Edge, was a music program that aired on MTV (US) from March 1983 to September 1987, on the last Sunday of every month.

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Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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James Herbert (director)

James Herbert (born 1938) is an American painter and filmmaker known for directing a series of classic music videos for the band R.E.M..

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Jangle pop

Jangle pop is a subgenre of pop rock that emphasizes trebly, ringing guitars (usually 12-string electrics) and 1960s-style pop melodies.

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Jefferson Holt

Jefferson Holt is the founder of Daniel 13 Press and former manager of rock band R.E.M., often referred to as the band's "fifth member," from 1981–1996.

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Johnny Mercer

John Herndon Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer.

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Lead vocalist

The lead vocalist (or main vocalist, lead vocals or lead singer) in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent in a performance where multiple voices may be heard.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Lou Reed

Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter.

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Michael Stipe

John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, best known as being the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011.

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Mike Mills

Michael Edward Mills (born December 17, 1958) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer who was a founding member of the alternative rock band R.E.M. Though known primarily as a bass guitarist, backing vocalist, and pianist, his musical repertoire also includes keyboards, guitar, and percussion instruments.

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Mitch Easter

Mitch Easter (born November 15, 1954) is a musician, songwriter, and record producer.

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Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL or MoFi) is a record label specializing in the production of audiophile recordings.

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Moon River

"Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

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MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.

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Murmur (album)

Murmur is the debut studio album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released on April 12, 1983 by I.R.S. Records.

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Music video

A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes.

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Neil Young

Neil Percival Young, (born November 12, 1945), is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, director and screenwriter.

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New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.

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Pantheon Books

Pantheon Books is an American book publishing imprint with editorial independence.

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Pazz & Jop

Pazz & Jop is an annual poll of musical releases compiled by American newspaper The Village Voice since 1971.

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Percussion instrument

A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.

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Peter Buck

Peter Lawrence Buck (born December 6, 1956) is an American musician and songwriter who is best known as co-founder and lead guitarist of the alternative rock band R.E.M. Throughout his career with R.E.M. (1980–2011), as well as during his subsequent solo career, Buck has also been at various times an official member of numerous 'side project' groups.

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Phonograph record

A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English, or record) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.

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The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.

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Pitchfork (website)

Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Condé Nast.

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The pregap on a Red Book audio CD is the portion of the audio track that precedes "index 01" for a given track in the table of contents (TOC).

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Pretty Persuasion (song)

"Pretty Persuasion" is a song by R.E.M. that was first released on the band's 1984 album Reckoning.

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Q (magazine)

Q is a popular music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom.

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R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe.

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Radio Free Europe (song)

"Radio Free Europe" is a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 1981 as the band's first single.

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Record producer

A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.

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Recording Industry Association of America

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.

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Recording Industry Association of America certification

In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets.

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Rephotography is the act of repeat photography of the same site, with a time lag between the two images; a "then and now" view of a particular area.

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Reuben Aaron Miller

Reuben Aaron Miller (July 22, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was a self-taught folk artist, best known for his whirligigs, metal cutouts and drawings.

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Robert Christgau

Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.

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Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine is an American online publication that features reviews of movies, music, TV, DVDs, theater, and video games, as well as interviews with actors, directors, and musicians.

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So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)


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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Rolling Stone Album Guide

The Rolling Stone Album Guide, previously known as The Rolling Stone Record Guide, is a book that contains professional music reviews written and edited by staff members from Rolling Stone magazine.

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The Village Voice

The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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Tighten Up (Archie Bell & the Drells song)

"Tighten Up" is a 1968 song by Houston, Texas–based R&B vocal group Archie Bell & the Drells.

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UK Albums Chart

The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom.

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Uncut (magazine)

Uncut magazine, trademarked as UNCUT, is a monthly publication based in London.

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Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi.

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(Don't Go Back To) Rockville

"(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" is the second and final single released by R.E.M. from their second studio album Reckoning.

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