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"Everybody Hurts" In Rush Hour Traffic

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This week, venerable rockers R.E.M released their 15th album, Collapse Into Now. Signaling a comeback from the band that seemed to have receded in recent years, the album has been generally applauded by critics. When a band's been around as long as R.E.M., it's inevitable that with the arrival of the new comes a look back at the old. From Automatic for the People came "Everybody Hurts," the great leveler of human emotions, with a video showing the great leveler of rush hour traffic.

Though it was filmed on the I-10 Freeway, which vexes Angelenos daily, director Jake Scott and the band actually shot "Everybody Hurts" in San Antonio, Texas. Since you're not driving right now (you'd better not be!), relax and enjoy this mellow midday bite of video lunch.