Pearl Jam, Better with Every Release
Diane Mcgough | Lake Oswego, OR | 02/03/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Pearl Jam's eighth album and it is everything you'd expect from them. While the album features better songs than the previous release of Riot Act, it still wasn't as good as Ten or Vs. Their music has definitely maintained the same strength and good quality through the years, even with the band members now in their '40's.
This album features "Unemployable" with it's hard hitting and interesting guitar riffs and has catchy vocal melodies. It switches styles and features some more ballad type songs like "Parachutes" and "Come Back" that tone things down a bit, but has very moving and interesting lyrics. Guitarist Stone Gossard does an excellent job with creating strong guitar solos on most of the tracks and with "Inside Job" the band really shows off their chemistry and musicianship. Pearl Jam have been known for laying low-key with the press. not doing interviews which has kept gossip down to a minimum but for album sales was it a good choice? Maybe more press would mean more sales for this terrific band."