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Old 09-21-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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R.E.M. have broken up

R.E.M. Break Up After Three Decades | Music News | Rolling Stone

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Damn. Surprising news, but they have certainly earned their retirement.
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Originally Posted by MissVelvetDress_75 View Post

In a way, not too surprised. Their last album was the last in their contract. WB probably didn't want to re-new or at a lower price as R.E.M. albums have not sold as well since... Monster. That isn't to say that they haven't made fine albums... they have... but with little radio airplay and pushing by the record company... it's hard to compete in this day and age of the industry.

Sad loss. One of my favorite bands.
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Wow...explains the no tour, I guess.
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Very sad day today.

But, gives me a reason to listen to nothing but REM, something I haven't done in a long while.
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I'm not surprised, Collapse Into Now really did sound like a career retrospective to me, that was one of the first things I said about it. But it doesn't make it any less sad. Thanks for all your years of sharing your creativity with the rest of us.

This is made even more utterly depressing by the lack of a true farewell tour.
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Damn, thats depressing
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Really, really sad news. I had just recently rediscovered the band through some of their less-loved albums like Up.

I thought Collapse Into Now was absolutely brilliant and had me looking forward to what they were going to do next.

Thanks for all the music R.E.M.
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Very sad news. I thought they still had two albums left in them. Still, I simply cannot believe that the three of them will cease to make music together again. I'm 100% certain we'll get plenty more from the trio, just under different guises.
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I look forward to the reunion tour.
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My mighty heart is breaking.

I'm not sure if I should listen to some of the early stuff to remind me of the good times, or listen to Around The Sun to remind myself why their breakup is likely for the best.

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Green was the second CD I ever bought, right after Rattle and Hum, and coincidentally became my second love.

We all know the day will come but I'm still suprisingly sad about it...

Thank you REM. Thank you for the music, for taking over my town and making me skip school to film the Everybody Hurts video, thank you for one of my favorite concerts, thank you for some of the best videos, thank you for 'Find the River', thank you for introducing me to Patti Smith, and thank you for being so REM.
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:21 PM   #15
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All three members have released statements about the break-up:

R.E.M. breaks up Consequence of Sound

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