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R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 01:55 PM Reply

Indie rock pioneers R.E.M. have decided to call it quits after 31 years and 15 albums, " they announced on their website today.

"To our Fans and Friends: 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."

The band released Collapse Into Now earlier this year, of which our reviewer said: "The trio of Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills [sound] refreshed and refueled.

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I think it's a shame because R.E.M. it's one of the best bands of all time and their sound was still consistent. They'll be missed

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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 01:59 PM Reply

Eh, REM were actually pretty decent for a band with so much air time on the radio - not being a hipster at all here, just sayin' - but their music didn't really strike that much of a chord with me. Oh well, best wishes to them and props for being able to end on a good note.

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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 02:00 PM Reply

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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 02:00 PM Reply

Good riddance.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 02:01 PM Reply

I never took a big interest in R.E.M. because to me they weren't exactly my style but it is a shame to see the end of a decent band

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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 02:55 PM Reply

At 9/21/11 01:55 PM, creepyboy wrote: "[...]To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."

They certainly weren't talking about me. I never managed to appreciate Stipe's way of singing (... and lyrics).

I'm sorry for the fans though... it always sucks when your favourite band decides to end the magic.

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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 03:01 PM Reply

Ah well, shit happens. Their songs are boring, though.

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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 03:16 PM Reply

Oh well, I have what I need from Murmur and Automatic For The People.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 03:17 PM Reply

Many fucks were given that day.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 03:27 PM Reply

If they were any good the lead man would have overdosed by now.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 03:38 PM Reply

Farewell R.E.M., I shall always still enjoy your music.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 03:42 PM Reply

I only knew "it's the end of the world." Occasionally heard "losing my religion" on the radio. But that was ... How many years ago? I didn't even know they were still around today.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 03:43 PM Reply

I guess after doing the same thing for many years, you just get bored.

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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 03:43 PM Reply

Absolutely loved REM. They never toured Australia and when I finally move to Britain with the hopes of seeing them live, they quit.

Nice.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 03:44 PM Reply

At 9/21/11 03:43 PM, benmitchell0036 wrote: I guess after doing the same thing for many years, you just get bored.

Maybe you have a family or something else in life you wish to pursue and thus the band separates only to be remembered by music that they made. I do have a good feeling that sometime in the future they may have one last concert and get together for it.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 03:52 PM Reply

Here lies r.e.m "they made songs and nobody cared"


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 03:57 PM Reply

they had a long career so 35 albums is actually quite an acheievment.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 04:13 PM Reply

Well I guess it's the end of the world as we know it.

And I don't feel fine.

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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 04:25 PM Reply

Well then I'm glad I saw them live already.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 04:43 PM Reply

Thirty years and fifteen albums? It's a wonder they haven't stopped earlier.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 04:48 PM Reply

DRAIN THE QUARRY, YOU'LL BE SORRY!

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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 06:05 PM Reply

Never heard of them, but it's quite sad that they're breaking up.

Good luck to them.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 07:20 PM Reply

I only know they exist because of Rock Band, so I'm unconcerned.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 07:25 PM Reply

That band was very fucking annoying.
They were ok, sure
, but that doesn't make them any less annoying.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 07:28 PM Reply

That's your opinion, I never cared for that band, to put it lightly, I thought they sucked ass.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 08:23 PM Reply

My radio station currently plays four of their songs (It's the End of the World As We Know It, Stand, Losing My Religion, The One I Love). I also know "Man on the Moon" and how a movie was made about Andy Kaufman (portrayed by Jim Carrey) with the same name.

I honestly wished they would have stayed together for exactly 15 more months. Given their signature song, it makes sense.


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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 08:27 PM Reply

Great band. Oh well.

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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 09:09 PM Reply

i love losing my religion and end of the world (whatever their called) so this comes as quite a shock.

but i can kind of see why they broke up, their not as popular as their once were. in fact i cant recall hearing any other songs of theirs.

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Response to R.e.m. Call It Quits Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 09:32 PM Reply

It's a shame such a good band has decided to finish it, but after 30 years they've had a very good run. With hits like Losing My Religion, The Great Beyond and Imitation Of Life, they've ended up being a very good band generally. I'll definitely have to pick up a CD of them some time soon.


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