Your either gonna love it or hate it. It's that simple. If you are coming to this album expecting the sounds of ten, vs., or no code, walk away now. that being said it is definetlety a great album. The album is bogged down by less than stellar songs(pry to, last exit) and weird arrangements that are novel upon first play, but simpley filler to help buff the album up to lp status (bugs, foxymophandlemommathatsme, etc.) but despite these faults it still manages to shine through all the tarnish on it's name. spin the black circle is a decent opener along the likes of vs.' "go". Not for you is certainly a great song, it is one of the few on the album that makes you want to scream along with it. nothingman is a great song, also, certainly one of their best acoustic numbers. it's deeper, and more sorrow ridden than say, "elderly woman..." from vs. whipping is another pearljam classic off this album, it seems like a more contorllable version of not for you, but it doesn't sound anything like it melody wise, so don't worry about that. among the next few tracks is some filler, good filler, maybe even great compared to other bands, but not up to 'Jam snuff. corduroy and immortality do manage to break through the lesser material. they're fine songs that you'll proablly always find yourself listening to. the album has one great song left unmentioned. it is possibley the best song they ever did and will do. Betterman, it was the albums standout song and biggest radio hit. this song alone makes the album worth its money. in comclusion of this review, I remind you there are a few bad tracks and less than great songs, but to battle it out are some of the best songs that Pearl Jam have ever done. It deserves four stars, and was even on the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list that Rollingstone compiled. Buy it and love it.