This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the entire catalog of R.E.M; nearly 100 songs spanning from Chronic Town to Collapse Into Now. Whenever I start to make this Best Of playlists, I always guess in advance how many songs will make it. For some perspective, our playlist for The Cure had 105 songs in it. David Bowie had 69. I didn’t think the R.E.M. playlist would come close to those. That just goes to show you the depth of great songs and the longevity of the band.
As is probably common with many of you, most of my favorites are from the Life’s Rich Pageant era including Fall On Me, Begin The Begin and The Flowers Of Guatemala.
We hope you enjoy our selections and please let us know if there are any songs that you think should be added to this playlist.