It's true, I haven't bought any of their music in a while, but it was comforting to know they were around!
Recently, I saw a commercial for their new album, Collapse Into Now, and thought, "I have to check that out!" Then, I saw in a review in the newspaper about guitarist Peter Buck's side supergroup, The Baseball Project, and thought, "How great that they work with other musicians--I have to check that out!" I haven't yet. Did I jinx it?
Ah, well, it's good to end on a high note, I suppose.
In celebration of this brilliant band from Georgia, here's one of my old favorites. (You have no idea how hard it was to pick just one.)
"Fall on Me" R.E.M.
© 1991 MTV Unplugged
So long, R.E.M. Thanks for the music!