R.E.M: Their 16 Most Underrated Songs

James Stafford writes:

From their 1982 debut EP, Chronic Town, through 2011’s career-capping Collapse Into Now, R.E.M. released numerous songs that wove their ways into our personal soundtracks: “Losing My Religion,” “Man on the Moon,” “Superman,” “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” and on and on.

But if you only know the hits, you’re missing out on some of the best songs in the band’s discography. R.E.M. made some remarkable music during their 30 years in the studio — too much, in fact, to cover in a single playlist.

And so we compromised. It wasn’t easy, but we .....

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