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15 of R.E.M.’s Most Memorable Music Videos

The band embraced the music video form like few other bands in rock history

Portrait of the band REM posing outdoors next to a sculpture at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, May 26, 1983.

REM posing at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, May 26, 1983.

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Over the course of three decades, R.E.M. released over 70 clips, ranging from arty short films to blockbuster videos that went into heavy rotation on MTV. Michael Stipe, a former art school student and avid photographer, was heavily involved in the band’s visual representation and mainly relied on a stable of filmmakers including Peter Care, Jem Cohen, Jim McKay and James Herbert, his former art professor at the University of Georgia. This collection of videos highlights the best and most memorable clips in an outstanding body of work.

[Editor’s Note: A version of this list was originally published in 2011]


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