REM have split upnafter decades of jangling around. The band who sold millions of albums, then got one of the biggest record deals ever – and then sold a lot less records after they lost the muse have called it a day.
Bands like this never seem to split up so their ending is a bit of a surprise combined with a shrug of the shoulders; they had their moments but were also the trad end of the nice jangly section of the indie world.
It’s a bit like a multinational corporation of nice jangly things splitting up…
Are you upset?
Is this like the Beatles splitting?
Who should split next? U2?