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R.E.M.: The Best Of

Mat Snow, Q, November 1991

FOR FIVE YEARS R.E.M. steadily grew on Miles Copeland's IRS label until they took the Warner Bros shilling and were thus promoted to the big league, and all without sacrificing a scintilla of that questing vision and eccentric style for which they were so prized in the first place.

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