Extra! Extra!: R.E.M. Breaks up.

R.E.M., one of the great alternative bands of the 80s and 90s, have called it quits after over 30 years of playing together.  According to the band’s official site, The band have ended their incredible career, including 15 albums and being inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, on good grounds.  The specifics of the breakup are unknown as of now, but hopefully more news will come soon.

The band’s debut album Murmur is regarded as one of the greatest albums of the 80s, and 1992’s Automatic For The People is considered one of the best albums of the 90s.  R.E.M. were one of first alternative rock bands, definitely the first majorly popular band of the genre, and they were also one of the important developers of indie guitar rock.

For all us R.E.M. fans out there, this could very well be the end of the world as we know it – be we don’t feel fine 🙁

Playlist: (Good) Songs about America

4th of July weekend is upon us!  This is a glorious time of cookouts, fireworks, and great tunes, and I can provide at least one of these. Here are some songs to celebrate (for the most part) our glorious nation that is America.

“American Saturday Night” – Brad Paisley

“American Girl” – Tom Petty

“American Baby” – Dave Matthews Band

“American Pie” – Don McLean

“American Idiot” – Green Day

“North American Scum” – LCD Soundsystem

“Little America” – R.E.M.

“Do Miss America” – Ryan Adams

“America” – Simon & Garfunkel

“Ashes Of American Flags” – Wilco

“Born In The U.S.A.” – Bruce Springsteen

“I’m So Bored With The U.S.A.” – The Clash

“R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.” – John Mellencamp

“Geek U.S.A.” – Smashing Pumpkins

Top Lists: Top Songs About The End Of The World

It’s bound to happen sometime.

Well apparently today is the end of world, and what better way to end our existence then to listen to some awesome music!  Here are some tunes to jam out to when the world blows up.

R.E.M. – “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

U2 – “Until The End Of The World”

John Mellencamp – “The End Of The World”

The Beatles – “The End”

Dave Matthews Band – “When The World Ends”

The Clash – “London Calling”

Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band – “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)”

Pink Floyd – “Goodbye Cruel World”