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Pearl Jam

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In 1991, Pearl Jam's debut album, Ten, catapulted the little-known Seattle-based band into superstardom. Nine studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and hundreds of official live concert bootleg releases later, the band continue to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful -- with over 60 million albums sold worldwide.

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  • Audio CD (May 2, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B000ETQRCM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (391 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,722 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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With over 65 million albums sold, Pearl Jam returns with their first studio record in four years. 'World Wide Suicide' is the lead single and video (directed by Danny Clinch) from the album impacting prior to release date. The band will be touring the globe through July 2006 in support of the new album.

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If its debut album 15 years ago made Pearl Jam apprehensive with success, the Seattle quintet better buckle in for a return to eminence. On its eighth studio release--and first since 2002--the band socks away the adventurous experimentation that dogged some of its most recent records to investigate a post-September 11, war-ravaged world overflowing with urgency and significance. "It's the same everyday in a hell manmade/What can be saved, and who will be left to hold her?" lead singer Eddie Vedder wonders in "World Wide Suicide," one of several contemptuous rants on the Bush administration. Yet the album's spark is more than political. Songs like "Life Wasted," "Comatose" and "Big Wave" embrace the garage-rock past, as guitarists Mike McCready and Stone Gossard play off each other with the primal lucidity of a decade ago and drummer Matt Cameron, one of rock's best, adds raw backing vocals to Vedder's polished craft. But Pearl Jam also turns up some of its most harmonious works since "Daughter," including "Marker in the Sand," with its radio-ready chorus, the tuneful "Parachutes" paced by Gossard's divine strumming, and the burning narrative and Urge Overkill punch of "Umemployable." Finally Vedder pleads for a lover's return in "Come Back," a keyboard-soaked love song complete with a chilling Gossard solo. It's got a soulfulness that begs for Sam Cooke to sing it and an originality that shows that a vibrant and cocksure Pearl Jam is back in town--and ready to retake the world. --Scott Holter

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pearl Jam is their hardest record yet May 2, 2006
Format:Audio CD
To start off, many people say this is a comeback album but the truth is they never went anywhere to comeback to. They've always been a 'classic rock' band at the core with influences such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Buzzcocks, among others.

I'll start off with the cover, which is a blue gradient background with an avocado. The avocado can symbolize many things since it has a unique pit. On the inside of this album you see that uniqueness with the artwork. Each song has two pages, one of the lyrics and the other a picture of a face zombiefied or altered in some way. The pictures are rather good and with the exception of the last picture which has Eddie's head covered in blood amidst the rest of the band members' heads also covered in various gory ways. It's no doubt a disturbing picture but you get the impression this CD isn't for the faint of heart. Most songs have a strong message about what's going on in the world from the war on Iraq to love ones lost.

I can say my political views are not the same as Pearl Jam's but it didn't stop me from enjoying the music. That's because the lyrics are done in a tasteful enough way to not alienate fans entirely but still get their message across. That's really the best way to do things IMO and Ed's lyrics shine. He's acknowledged he's gotten away from the story telling his lyrics used to have in earlier work and he comes back to that here.

To start off, Life Wasted is a strong rocking sound to kick off the album. The chorus can and probably will get stuck in your head after a few listens. What I love the most is Mike's guitar solo near the end. It's subtle enough to where you may not pick it up on the first few listens unless you're looking for it but once you recognize it the song feels much stronger.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Next Stop Falling May 15, 2006
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It totally blows my mind that people are still whining about how Pearl Jam no longer sound like they did on Ten. Well that was only fifteen years and eight albums ago. (Plus two compilations and about 150 live albums.) Well here's a new flash, genius – the only Pearl Jam album that sounds like Ten is Ten. They quickly left the power grunge behind and turned to a garage/classic rock focus, while leaving the flannel kids stuck in a 1991 time warp. Besides, they're in their forties now, and long ago grew bored with what they were doing in their mid-twenties. For the rest of us who can appreciate the developing talent and vision of serious musicians, not to mention the passage of time, Pearl Jam has now delivered the strongest of their latter-day "mature" albums.

After a few rather dreary albums, Pearl Jam seems to have gotten their spark back, and maybe the critics are right in crediting the current political situation. The best rockers on this album, such as "Life Wasted", "Comatose," and "Severed Hand" have a crunch that hasn't been heard since No Code. Even a few of the slow-burners, especially "Gone" and "Inside Job" (which features the first-ever lyrics from Mike McCready) have a sense of menace that hasn't been present in Pearl Jam's ballads since – you guessed it – Ten. And believe it or not, Eddie Vedder is still developing as a singer and lyricist, as he finds more and more subtle ways to convey every emotion from righteous anger to solemn empathy. This new album is a return to form that will satisfy serious Pearl Jam fans and lovers of real rock. There's not an ounce of grunge here – and there shouldn't be. [~doomsdayer520~]
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152 of 184 people found the following review helpful
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It's quite possible that Pearl Jam is more revered in retrospect than for their musical offerings from the last 5-6 years. Their name is legendary. And their initial 2-3 albums are considered classics. But what have they done lately that hasn't sounded tired and stale?

Even though I'd been burned by PJ's albums in the past, I took a chance on this new one, simply titled Pearl Jam.

Wow. Am I glad I did. Pearl Jam has been reborn!

This album sounds fresh, alive and -- dare I say it? -- vital. They retained their trademark garage band sound and Eddie's sometimes mumbly (but powerful) baritone. But there are melodies and hooks on this album that are infectious. And the playing sounds like a Pearl Jam I haven't heard in a long, long time. It's energetic and meaty.

The album kicks off with the guitar-heavy, toe tapping "Life Wasted," which sports typical Pearl Jam chord progressions but with more oomph behind them.

"World Wide Suicide," the next track, features a sound and energy reminiscent of anything off Vs. or their debut CD (1993 and 1991, respectively).

"Comatose" begins with a Tom Petty-like guitar riff and then explodes in Eddie's growling vocal and bashing, punk-like guitars that would make the Sex Pistols proud.

One of my favorite tracks follows "Comatose": "Severed Hand," which begins with swirling, mysterious-sounding backward-played guitar noodlings before turning into another free-for-all garage band extravaganza.

"Parachutes," a Beatle-esque song featuring acoustic guitar, a jaunty beat and tight vocal arrangements, is a nice change of pace after so many balls-out tracks.

"Unemployable," the next track, is a great riff. Very catchy and upbeat. It reminds me of R.E.M.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Pearl Jam great!
Published 2 days ago by Mary E. Jensen
4.0 out of 5 stars on the right track
My favorite Pearl Jam albums are the first 3 (Ten, Vs., Vitalogy). Those are the ones to start with. Read more
Published 1 month ago by joshdm89
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent!!
Brand New, excellent!!!
Published 3 months ago by Sebas
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 months ago by Jason Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars Pearl Jam
A CD is a CD but I likes the fact that Amazon also gives you a digital copy right away so waiting to hear the tunes on snail mail is not an issue.
Published 5 months ago by Colorado Kid
3.0 out of 5 stars This one's just not for me
As much as it pains me to say it, this album is a bit of a throwaway for me. I've been a huge fan of Pearl Jam from the very beginning, but when this came out it was the first... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jason A. Kentros
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great album
Starts off with a 1-2 punch of catchy riff classics Life wasted and Worldwide suicide and many other memorable great songs like Big Wave. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Wisertime
5.0 out of 5 stars ICONS DO IT AGAIN
SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT THIS ALBUM IS PEARL JAMS HEAVIEST ALBUM IN SOME TIME THOUGH I THINK PEARL JAM HAS ALWAYS KEPT A DISTINCT SOUND THAT IS EASY TO DEFINE. Read more
Published 15 months ago by MUSICFAN89
5.0 out of 5 stars Pearl Jam is BEST
Pearl Jam is my favorite band and music and has been for over 20 years! PEARL JAM RULES! PEARL JAM!
Published 17 months ago by #PearlJamKT
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ALBUM FROM PEARL JAM!!!!!!
Oh, yes.....BINAURAL and the uninspired RIOT ACT are not so memorable, but them the legendary PEARL JAM created another AMAZING collection of HEAVY songs.... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Fluminense
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Unemployable
Not bad!
Apr 28, 2006 by Nathan |  See all 3 posts
Pearl Jam
So did I. I'm loving it. I can't wait to post a review of the CD soon.
Apr 28, 2006 by Nathan |  See all 17 posts
Rolling Stone review
i totally agree - i cannot wait for this day to come! i have to admit I'm a little more psyched about tool (five years waiting!), but i've been along the ride with pj since ten, and can't wait to hear more of the new record.
Apr 26, 2006 by Spencer Cox |  See all 7 posts
The new album
check bit torrent websites. google "bit torrent." you'll find it there, if anywhere.
Apr 25, 2006 by Trevor Pitruzzello |  See all 8 posts
Oh wow, awesome album cover
An avocado, hehe. And it's simply called "Pearl Jam"? I love it. Hahahaha.

Classic band, I am so pumped for this record.
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