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Rewind album: Document (1987), by R.E.M.

R.E.M.. Photo: Corbis

R.E.M.'s world as they knew it ended in autumn 1987, when the release of their breakout fifth album propelled them from the obscurity of America's burgeoning alternative underground to global stardom. 

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 4:09pm

A bad week for ...

Albert Einstein

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Beating their own drums

The Drums are out to revive the indie pop genre with a fresh sound and rebellious spirit. The American band has become a worldwide sensation after the release of their self-titled debut album. Refusing to go with the current flow, The Drums have created their own sound, which brings to mind the 1980s New Romantics movement.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am


R.E.M. Collapse Into Now Warner Bros

'Let's show the kids how to do it fine,' Michael Stipe sings in All the Best, the barnstorming second track from R.E.M.'s 15th album - and he goes on to do just that.

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Reality show winner still living off his debut album on extended world tour

Is there really a big fan base here for Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts? Midas Promotions will find out soon enough because they've booked the pop-classical singer for a concert on Monday, October 6, at the AsiaWorld Arena.

18 Aug 2008 - 12:00am





REM have finally done what most rock acts ever saddled with the 'biggest band in the world' title eventually do - strip it back to basics and rediscover what made them good in the first place.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

The Minus 5

The Minus 5

The Minus 5

(Yep Roc Records)

When members of earnest millionaire indie-minded bands come together on an album for which they want little or no credit, there's always the chance they accidentally have fun making it and, heads agog with the novelty, can't work out if the music is any good.

5 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

R.E.M. rev up until everybody hurts


Convention and Exhibition Centre

One night only

R.E.M. transformed a subdued but packed Sunday crowd, peppered with soggy rugby shirts, into a pulsing mass that felt like a sweaty festival by its magnificent end.

21 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

R.E.M. still in dreamland after 25 years

Despite 25 years in the business, legendary American rock band R.E.M. has no plans to quit.

Speaking before last night's concert, bass player and songwriter Mike Mills said the group still drew energy and inspiration from performing together.

21 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


Super band R.E.M. will perform in Hong Kong for a one-night only concert on Sunday, at 8.30pm, in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

18 Mar 2005 - 12:00am


Sunday, 8.30pm

Convention and Exhibition Centre

It's a double bill that makes Hong Kong seem like the entertainment capital of Asia: the final of the Rugby Sevens, and R.E.M. playing the only Southeast Asian date of their world tour.

17 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

R.E.M. ticket giveaway marks 'concert month'

March may have to be renamed 'Concert Month'. There was jazz queen Norah Jones' concert last Friday, and Avril Lavigne and Diana Krall will both perform before the month is out. And between those dates, legendary band R.E.M. will have its only Southeast Asian concert in Hong Kong on Sunday night at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

14 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Get ready for the REM giveaway

Attention all you shiny, happy people, and remember you read it in the South China Morning Post first. Alternative rock legends REM have set a date for their one-night-only concert in Hong Kong. The band from Athens, Georgia, will rock our city on March 20. We will have a pair of concert tickets to give away in February, so watch this space carefully and don't say we don't love you!

14 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

The Minus 5

The Minus 5

Down With Wilco

(Yep Roc)

13 Apr 2003 - 12:00am



(Warner Bros)

8 Jun 2001 - 12:00am