The Bencherwarmer - 3/13/11

Every Sunday will consist of The Benchwarmer - also known as the Question of the Week.

Today's question is in relation to the merit of music as far as the longevity of artists and bands.

Would you still appreciate a band if their decision to split was because they feel that the mark they have left on the world is the right amount, and that continuing on would undermine their short but huge success?

A lot of this can be somewhat related to the band Nirvana and that, while their career was short, their impact on music was more than monumental. Arcade Fire has also recently expressed this, in that the three albums they've made have been hugely successful, and that continuing would just taint their value, considering the mounting pressure and expectations from fans. As Kurt Cobain said, "It's better to burn out than fade away."

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