R.E.M., circa 'Reckoning'

To help celebrate the release of R.E.M.’s latest album Collapse Into Now, the folks at EMI Music — who now control the band’s classic college-rock output on I.R.S. Records — have provided us with a generous 5CD/2LP prize pack spanning the band’s ’80s output to award to a lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.

Here’s the deal: One randomly selected winner — from anywhere in the world — will be mailed a box stuffed with the following R.E.M. titles on CD and vinyl:

To enter, simply drop a comment below — by now, you know the drill; it can be any comment, but if you want, humor us by naming your favorite R.E.M. song and explaining why you think it’s so great. We’ll take entries until noon EST Friday, April 22. After that point, we’ll select one winner at random and contact them via e-mail — so please remember to use a legit address when you enter. One entry per person.

UPDATE 4/22/11: All right, time’s up. Contest is closed. After a record 462 entries, we’ve randomly selected one person to win the R.E.M. prize pack. And that person is Jennifer L. Congrats, and thank you all so much for entering and sharing your stories and memories.

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