R.E.M. probably my favorite band of all time, broke up today. After 31 years, they decided to "call it a day". Honestly, I don't have much to say. I'm really sad they won't make any more music together. A small band from a small town in Georgia, and they create an entirely new genre of music. Countless bands have taken inspiration from them. They're one of the few bands I respect enough to buy their music. Stripe's haunting, melancholy voice. Buck's ringing guitar style. Mill's soothing bass melodies. Berry's perfect complimentary drums. Godspeed, R.E.M., sleep tight.