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In the beautiful town of Athens, Georgia, a band was born in 1980 to revolutionize the genre of pop-rock in such a way that no one could probably categorize this band. It began with a man named Mike Mills, born on December 17, 1958, and Bill Berry, born on July 31, 1958. When they attended the University of Georgia in Athens, they came across two others who became interested in starting a band -- those two were named Peter Buck, and of course the iconic man himself Michael Stipe. After tons of touring and playing for crowds all over America, the band called R.E.M. finally landed a deal with Warner Bros. Records for their proper full-length debut album.
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The year was 1996 when that happened, and the album New Adventures in Hi-Fi was released to break the record with a huge sum of sales up to $80 million. Although the huge amount of money would've prompted any band to feverishly continue on with the quintessential presidential flashcard onslaught, R.E.M. chose to basically take their time. It was only in the year of 1998 that the band returned to release their next album Up, their most experimental album to date. 2001 brought the band back to its original roots with the album Reveal with yet another album showing up in 2004 called Around the Sun. Some of R.E.M.'s very best work include 'Losing My Religion,' 'Man on the Moon,' 'Stand,' 'It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),' and 'The Great Beyond.'
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What made the band so remarkable was the fact that not one other band in existence would ever sound like them. They were able to popularize folk-rock in such a way that it seemed cool. For instance: 'It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)' was an upbeat, sort of garage rock, punk-style song. Then you listen to 'Losing My Religion,' and you think you're listening to some sort of easy folk ballad. Their music spanned the whole world, not completely fitting into any one genre. R.E.M. encompassed all genres.