Today Michael Stipe celebrates his 52nd birthday. We thought we'd celebrate with a R.E.M. cover. There is no doubt that one of the biggest music news stores of 2011, was the break up of R.E.M. It's not such a surprise that a band that formed in 1980 would break up on 2011, but they had never taken a break, so it was a hard pill to swallow.
The Decemberist gave us a a few great R.E.M. covers in the past few years. My personal favorite was their version of Cuyahoga.
Here is the original from R.E.M.