The Sacred Sites of R.E.M.'s Athens, Georgia

AV Club Pop Pilgrims, June 2012

by Josh Modell

It should come as no surprise that lots of A.V. Club writers are huge R.E.M. fans. Along with U2, the band hit the sweet spot for our generation, creating a body of work that even detractors can agree is impressive. Just the fact that we’re still debating the relative greatness of each record is testament to the fact that R.E.M. was incredibly important to us, whichever records we like the most...

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