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R.E.M. at Brixton Academy, London

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 26 June 2003

SEEING A BAND OF REM's stature at a medium-sized venue such as Brixton Academy is undeniably some sort of occasion. The suspicion nags, though, that at this gently sliding stage of their career, such a back-to-the-roots ploy may soon be forced on them anyway.

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