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Vitalogy


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  • Audio CD (Dec 6 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000002AZ8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #967 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Last Exit
2. Spin The Black Circle
3. Not For You
4. Tremor Christ
5. Nothingman
6. Whipping
7. Pry, To
8. Corduroy
9. Bugs
10. Satan's Bed
11. Better Man
12. Aye Davanita
13. Immortality
14. Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me

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Vitalogy reaffirms the Seattle quintet's status as the principled, proudly confused voice of a generation. On their third album, they've found their footing as a raw, forward-looking '90s rock act that fearlessly tackles the Biggest Questions. Lead track "Spin the Black Circle" celebrates the healing power of Eddie Vedder's LP collection, but it is overshadowed by such masterstrokes as "Immortality" (which can be read, right or wrong, as a reaction to Kurt Cobain's suicide), the Lennonesque "Tremor Christ" and a thrilling anthem for the pro-choice movement, "Whipping." --Jeff Bateman

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By someguy on May 21 2004
Format: Audio CD
First off, I only give 5 stars for a select few albums, so don't be fooled by my 4 star rating. This album took Pearl Jam into a completely different direction, and thank goodness. Although Ten, and to a greater extent VS. are great albums, they would have been wearing thin creatively had they tried to hold to the grunge style that dominates those two albums. "Nothingman" is a beautiful, balladesque piece that works better than anything similar they'd attempted before. Straight ahead rockers like "Spin the Black Circle" and "Whipping" are more fresh and lively than anything in their previous work. "Corduroy" and "Better Man" are songs of epic proportions that add nice dynamics to the mix. All the other tracks add in some way or another, and add to create possibly the darkest, rockiest, and musically solid album they've yet to create (although No Code is more diverse and experimental and also quite excellent). A far better album than most people give them credit for.
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This album's a curious one, as it contains some of Pearl Jam's best songs and some of their worst. The album begins with the jackhammer drums and hard rock riffs of "Last Exit," one of several good but unremarkable hard rockers, the others being "Whipping" and "Satan's Bed." The Grammy-winning "Spin The Black Circle" then continues with Pearl Jam's tribute to vinyl records and punk rock, but though the band gets points for a potent rock drive and a considerable energy, the song is looking for a hook that it never quite finds. Fortunately, "Not For You" is a moody mid-tempo rocker on which Vedder is absolutely riveting - I can just see him stalking the stage spitting out these pissed off lyrics - while "Tremor Christ" is likewise carried by Vedder's intense vocal, though the musical backing is considerably less impressive. "Nothingman," the first of three excellent ballads, is truly a beautiful and affecting song that's notable for its powerful sense of understatement and Vedder's evocative, multi-tracked harmony vocals. So far so good for the most part, right? Unfortunately, problems begin with "Pry, To," the only purpose of which is to annoy me (at least it's only a minute long), while "Bugs" is simply one of the silliest throwaways I've ever heard. These songs sound even more ridiculous sandwiched around "Corduroy," one of the band's very best songs. Right off the bat it establishes a great dark mood along with riffs that stick and a catchy chorus - plus, the ascending "everything has changed..." section is flat out brilliant, and the jam ending just rules.Read more ›
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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.
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By "hawk289" on Nov. 30 2003
Format: Audio CD
This, in my opinion, is definitely Pearl Jam's BEST album. I know a lot of people were probably expecting another 'Ten' or 'Vs.', but I absolutely love the experimentalness and artiness of this - give their next album after this 'No Code' a listen too if you like experimentalness (although it isn't as hard rocking as Vitalogy). And besides, hearing an album which is exactly like their previous stuff IS boring, it's always good to hear different things. 'Ten' is far too overrated for my liking, although it is an excellent album. It's so easy to tell that Pearl Jam don't give a damn if you like Vitalogy or not, I am with the former.
In my opinion it deserves a lot more than 4.3/5 stars. Give it a chance, and listen through the album a few times and I think you'll find it's an absolute masterpiece. All the tracks are great; "Last Exit", "Not for You", "Tremor Christ", "Corduroy", and "Immortality" notably. "Immortality" being one of the best songs they've ever created. Even other tracks like "Satan's Bed" (which is a very funky song) and "Bugs" which is just plain cool. And their radio hits "Nothingman" and "Betterman".
Pearl Jam's latest album 'Riot Act', is quite similar to Vitalogy. If you love Vitalogy, I think you'll love Riot Act. It even has the same sort of packaging as Vitalogy, very cool. Buy this CD now if you love Pearl Jam or alternative/grunge music AND have an open mind!
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