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Thread: R.E.M. Splits up after 31 years..

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    R.E.M. Splits up after 31 years..

    Maybe you've heard about this, but for those that haven't.. well here you go. I was quite bummed when I heard it, since they are in my top 3 favorite bands.

    "We have decided to call it a day as a band," the band said. "To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."

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    Mmmmm some good music in there for sure. I was up till 1am just listening to their catalogue

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    Yep... I was genuinely saddened (to the point of tears) to hear although this last year, although I'll admit that I hadn't bought any of their studio albums since New Adventures in Hi-Fi. I loved Out of Time, Automatic for the People, and Monster. All three of those, I thought, were exceptional albums - and they all played significant parts in the soundtrack to my college years.

    I think my favourite REM track would have to be "Country Feedback; what an immensely haunting and beautiful song. Others that I found particularly awesome were "I Don't Sleep, I Dream," "Drive," "Monty Got A Raw Deal," "Orange Crush," "Nightswimming," and, of course, "Losing My Religion." (I can still remember driving home from a particularly bad breakup in March of 1991, literally screaming the lyrics along with "Losing My Religion" on the radio...)

    I had hoped, for many years, to be able to see REM perform live in concert someday. It's a shame that I won't be able to do so (at least not unless they decide to reunite, which I don't see happening anytime soon), but at least they left behind a rich musical legacy, and they were able to end things on their own terms.

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    It's near impossible for me to name a favorite. If I HAD to, it would be "The Great Beyond" ... goosebumps and nearly in tears every.. single ... time.

    Also, I can not agree with your post more Badger I also teared (not fanboy Beetles tear, but nostalgic memories pouring from my soul)

    R.E.M was a defining band in my life, and has left an impression that is ever lasting.

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    heard about it. Then "everybody hurts" got voted saddest song of all time. Simply Red also called it a day recently, that makes 2 good bands going into retirement, though I'm sure they'll do some gigs from time to time.

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    Not to sound like a debbie downer here -- but REM is one of the most OVER-RATED BANDS and Michael Stipe is one of the worst singers ever!

    As a mobile -- I can't even remember the last time someone requested an REM song!

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    That's all personal preference, and that's your right to have that opinion and thought process.

    Many people that I know, very much enjoy REM

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