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Jana Hunter – “New Orleans Instrumental No. 1″

Jana Hunter On "New Orleans Instrumental No. 1" "R.E.M. were a staple throughout my growing years, a favorite of older siblings, passed down and thoroughly…
Stereogum | October 11, 2007 - 6:04 pm

Sweetness Followed: 15 Years After Automatic

The following essay was written for Stereogum by Matthew Perpetua, founder of Fluxblog and more recently Pop Songs 07, for which the goal is to
Stereogum | October 10, 2007 - 11:59 pm

You Say Party! We Say Die! – “Nightswimming”

You Say Party! We Say Die! On "Nightswimming" "We chose to cover 'Nightswimming' because it is a beautiful song full of nostalgia, heartfelt remembering, and…
Stereogum | October 10, 2007 - 5:03 am

Blanche – “Find The River”

Blanche On "Find The River" "I remember the shape of your head because you stood in front of me the whole show." I saw R.E.M.
Stereogum | October 9, 2007 - 4:02 pm

Oxford Collapse – “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite”

Oxford Collapse on "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" "I bought Automatic For The People on the day it came out and it subsequently became the soundtrack…
Stereogum | October 8, 2007 - 5:01 pm

Frida Hyvönen – “Everybody Hurts”

Frida Hyvönen On "Everybody Hurts" I heard this song for the first time when I was 14 or 15. I wanted to record this song…
Stereogum | October 4, 2007 - 5:05 am

Elk City – “Everybody Hurts”

Elk City On "Everybody Hurts" "Everybody Hurts" took courage. In 1992, when all the world had gone grunge and lo-fi, R.E.M. made one of their…
Stereogum | October 4, 2007 - 5:05 am

Bodies Of Water – “Everybody Hurts”

Bodies Of Water On "Everybody Hurts" "Everybody hurts - Take comfort in your friends" It could be that we're encouraged to take comfort in the…
Stereogum | October 4, 2007 - 5:05 am

Ferraby Lionheart – “Man On The Moon”

Ferraby Lionheart On "Man On The Moon" "I have a distinct memory of Automatic For The People because it came out during the brief window…
Stereogum | October 4, 2007 - 5:00 am

Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls) & Cormac Bride

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Stereogum | October 4, 2007 - 1:03 am

The Narrator – “Try Not To Breathe”

The Narrator On "Try Not To Breathe" An old roommate of mine left a cassette of Automatic For The People in our bathroom when she…
Stereogum | October 3, 2007 - 12:00 pm

12. Dr. Dog – “Find The River”

Dr. Dog On "Find The River" "We chose 'Find The River' 'cause we've always liked it ? It's a really pretty song." …
Stereogum | September 25, 2007 - 3:29 pm

11. The Wrens – “Nightswimming”

The Wrens On "Nightswimming" "But OK, why I like the song, 'Nightswimming' ... just 'cause it's beautiful. It's simple, almost like one of their older…
Stereogum | September 25, 2007 - 3:29 pm

10. Shout Out Louds – “Man On The Moon”

Shout Out Louds On "Man On The Moon" "The whole band are big fans of Andy Kaufman and that is the reason why we choose…
Stereogum | September 25, 2007 - 3:28 pm

9. Blitzen Trapper – “Star Me Kitten”

Blitzen Trapper On "Star Me Kitten" "R.E.M. were a huge part of my adolescence. Green was the first cassette I ever bought with my own…
Stereogum | September 25, 2007 - 3:27 pm