The Download

Following up July’s excellent homage to Radiohead’s OK Computer, titled OKX, Stereogum marks the 15-year anniversary of R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People, which arrives just in time for the band’s live CD and DVD next week. Indie favorites, including the Wrens, Rogue Wave and Catfish Haven, summon their inner Michael Stipe for Drive XV, a track-for-track tribute album available exclusively (and free) from Stereogum. Sadly, even the Meat Puppets can’t keep us from grinding our teeth at the mention of the commercially worn-out “Everybody Hurts,” but keep an eye out for additional tracks in the upcoming weeks.

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