Tag Archives: 1980s

Supercontext: R.E.M., Murmur

With the many changes to the music industry, it doesn’t seem possible for a band to rise to success after their first studio album like R.E.M. did with Murmur. We look at what made this artsy, floppy, jangle rock band tick and how The Police and MTV supported their rise to popularity.

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Supercontext: Stranger Things, Season One

Why do we miss the “simplicity” of the 1980s? Stranger Things effortlessly weaves our nostalgia into its narrative. But is too much nostalgia a good thing?

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