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R.E.M.’s Reckoning at 40: A Quick Look at the Band’s Seminal 1984 Record

With their sophomore release the college rock pioneers hit their stride.

Kevin Alexander
On Repeat Records
Published in
4 min readApr 16, 2024

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Photo Courtesy of IRS Records

Today we’re taking a quick look at R.E.M.’s ‘Reckoning’ as it turns 40.

‘Here we are!’ declares R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe on ‘Second Guessing’ from the…

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Kevin Alexander
On Repeat Records

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