|2. Gods' Dice|
|4. Light Years|
|5. Nothing As It Seems|
|6. Thin Air|
|8. Of The Girl|
|11. Sleight Of Hand|
|12. Soon Forget|
|13. Parting Ways|
But then i bought one of Pearl Jams live DVD's "Pearl Jam touring 2000"
I noticed that I haven't heard many of the songs on it...But i enjoyed just about every one with an exception for some that were on other albums.
Anyways i then saw that so many of those songs were on the album i avoided, Binaural...I realized what a mistake i made, this might even be my favorite Pearl Jam album. It's so well put together and in my opinion...No other album except maybe VS really shows Pearl Jams style.
the lyrics are great, the songs just really hit you...Plus there is enough songs to rock out with like breakerfall, Gods dice (one of my all time favorites), insignificance, Grievance, and so on...But that doesn't even tell half of this story. The songs that don't rock out, might make you tap your feet, shiver with some blusy guitar licks, or really connect with you.
Please don't make the same mistake i did, don't leave this album out.
As the 90's came to a close, Pearl Jam was still an anomaly in Popular Music, having their first huge hit single,"Last Kiss", since Ten under their belts, Pearl Jam ignored trends and kept on shelling out albums based on their style. Pearl Jam was the only original Grunge Band left, and despite the music scene dominated by such junky bands as Limp Bizkit and N'Sync, Pearl Jam stuck to their roots and never once strayed from their music, much like Metallica and The Stone Temple Pilots. So, along with the guitar mastery of Stone Gossard and Mike McCready(I will refer to them as "The Duo" in my review), the Undeniable Vocal Talents of Eddie Vedder, the bass talents of Jeff Ament, and Former- Soundgarden Drummer Matt Cameron, Pearl Jam was ready to rock! So, is 'Binaural' a classic album along the lines of Pearl Jam's first three albums, or a decent album by a washed up band? Read My Review To Find Out....
Breakerfall- "The Duo"'s opening riff clearly shows the influence of The Who, and "Breakerfall" uses Vedder's slightly distorted vocals to his full extent. Good Alt Rock song, but way too short!
God's Dice- "God's Dice" combines stellar drumming from Cameron, the melodic vocals of Vedder, and Reggae-tinged riff to make a short but sweet Alt. Rock song.
Evacuation- "Evacuation" is an odd number, combining influences of Psychadelia, Funk, and Alt. Rock, very much like 'Vs.'s "N.W.A.", and uses Vedder's vocals on the chorus to create an undeniably great and catchy song.Read more ›