The news resounding around the world over the past 48 hours has been about REM splitting up after 31 years. Sad, maybe, but not at all shocking. I'm surprised they kept going after drummer Bill Berry retired in 1997. Even so, the grace and dignity with which they conducted themselves and the circumstances of their split is admirable, something the Gallagher brothers could learn a lot from.
Here is a playlist of career highlights from the band, from their first EP in 1982 to their latest record, 51 tracks in all. Enjoy.