16. R.E.M., 'Collapse Into Now'
R.E.M.'s parting shot was the opposite of a dramatic farewell. Instead, we got a stately summary of their folk-pop senescence, complete with the gorgeous Katrina elegy "Oh My Heart," Michael Stipe's spokenword showcase "Blue" and excellent early-Nineties throwbacks like "Überlin." Thanks for the memories, guys.