BREAKING NEWS: R.E.M. have broken up!

One of my all-time favorite bands, R.E.M. have broken up after 31 years together!

From the band’s official website:

As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.

Even though I haven’t really kept up with them in the past few years, it’s still sad news. They were just one of those bands I always expected to be around forever. It therefore only seems fitting to send them out with their first big hit:

Good luck guys. God bless, and thanks for all the great tunes over the years! Fables of the Reconstruction will always be one of my all-time favorite discs!

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