|The band -- Mike Mills, left, Michael Stipe, Bill Berry and Peter Buck -- in a 1994 file photo originally released by Warner Bros. Records. Credit: Warner Brothers / Associated Press|
I've had 24 hours to think about it and, well, nothing.
As a teen, R.E.M.'s breakup would've saddened me, big time, the way the White Stripe's did back in February.
Problem is, R.E.M., a band I once adored, has not made an album that mattered to me since 1992's "Automatic for the People."
The band's decision to finally call it quits actually comes as a relief, allowing me to focus on their masterful 1980s output and forget how boring they have been since the mid-1990s.