I am sad to hear that R.E.M. have dissolved. I like their music a lot, and think it’s a great pity there won’t by any more by the band in this constellation.

The first earworm they gave what Losing My Religion – no wonder, after all it was their big breakthrough hit. It took me ages to identify, however. I heard snatches of it on the radio again and again, but each time missed the announcement of title and artist(s). One day it was played while I was in a boutique. I went up to the salesperson and asked if she know this song. Fortunately she did, and so I was finally able to buy the CD, the first of several by this band.

What is is your favorite R.E.M. CD or song?

– Rike Horstmann