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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.
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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Top Customer Reviews
Another song to listen to is "Unenployable"..... this song is amazing... it's always playing in my car.
If you're a fan of the old style Pearl Jam or just a fan of Rock, pick up this album! You will love it!
Of course there will never be another Ten, or another Vs. Or even another Vitalogy. But as a die hard PJ fan I was impressed, glad I had something new of theirs to cruise to, and mostly glad the boys are back in town! Keep on rockin in a free world, Pearl Jam!
rocking catchey music again. It's not "Ten" its not "vs" and its not even "Vitalogy".
With this album they have a chance of becoming more commercially succsesfull again
and they have a chance to gain alot of fans back!
To the album.
1- "Life Wasted" - A great rocker and starts the album off great! My favorite on the album and one of Pearl Jam's best! 10/10
2- "World Wide Suicide" - Im not crazy about the first single from the new album but hey it's good! 8/10
3 - "Comatose" - A sequel to "Spin The Black Circle". Not bad. 7.5/10
4 - "Served Hand" - Good riff going through the song , it works. 8/10
5 - "Marker In The Sand" - My second favorite on the album , great chorus! 9.5/10
6 - "Parachutes" - Cool Beatles pop song! Nice melody! 8.5/10
7 - "Unemployable" - Neat Rock/Pop song. Catchey! 9/10
8 - "Big Wave" - "vs" sounding rocker! Raw and cool but defintly not one of the best
songs on the album. 7/10
9 - "Gone" - Nice accoustic song. Cathcey, Not one of my fav's. 7.5/10
10 - "Wasted Reprise" - I like it , kind of a mellow sad ending to "Life Wasted"! 9/10
11 - "Army Reverse" - One of weaker track's but still affective. 6.5/10
12 - "Come Back" - My third favorite song on the album! Great ballad! 9/10
13 - "Inside Job" - Last song closes the album off perfectly! Starts slow rocks at the
So there you have it! I would say its there fourth best album and there best sinse
Vedder and co. have collaborated effectively on more than one track, including "Unemployable," written by Eddie, Matt, and Mike. "Wasted Reprise," a double-take of the album's first track, "Life Wasted," is only 50 seconds long, and yet manages to be one of the highlights of the album. It's slow intensity is also present in "Come Back," and "Parachutes", which both show that Vedder has not lost the ballad touch that made "...Small Town", and "Black" so classic.
Pearl Jam has certainly shown that they are back to true rock form, without having lost their political intensity. This time, however, it is so nicely balanced that one only notices the politics if one cares to look that deep. Otherwise, it is still on the surface, a great rock album, and possibly one of Pearl Jam's best.
Most recent customer reviews
The album is great from start to finish. Much stronger than Riot Act and as good as any of their earlier works. A lot of dynamics created using a very basic set up musically. Read morePublished on July 24 2009 by Lake Simcoe
i love pearl jam they are definately my favorite band. every album they've released is satisfactory for sure, most are amazing. Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2006 by bushleaguer
A solid effort but it seems like it could have been so much better. Some of the 'catchy' tunes are just a bit too raw (MARKER IN THE SAND and BIG WAVE could have been so much... Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2006 by J