Aug 04, 2020, 12:59 pm

Pearl Jam

Started by waxy, Aug 24, 2005, 11:30 am

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rkwedge

Quote from: CountSA on Mar 09, 2020, 09:10 pmDamn, PJ just postponed their upcoming tour due to the coronavirus.
Just came on here to post myself. Their home city of Seattle has taken the brunt of this so far in the U.S. so they know what can happen. Sad, but good on you Pearl Jam
It's the art of feelin' naked in your clothes

Cameron

Yeah, bummer but I've been expecting it. I'm guessing I'll be getting a few more similar emails in the near future.

parkervb

Don't you ever turn it off

Osistheones

The new LP is expectedly pretty boring overall. Starts out pretty well, but falls apart. I dunno why they're making 5-6 minute songs and hour-long albums at this point.

Cameron

I got nothing but time anyway...

Osistheones

Oh sure, lots of fans will cherish every second given the quarantine and the fact that it's been 7 years. And that's cool, to each his/her own. I just don't think it's a recipe for success for a late-career record from a rock band. It's longer than their first 2 classic albums, from which they cut extremely strong material. It would be one thing if they were still churning out killer songs with engaging instrumental sections, but unfortunately that's not the case. They're still striking gold here and there, but I would've enjoyed Gigaton a lot more if it was 15-20 minutes shorter.

ChiefOKONO

At first listen I liked it but it didn't grab me fully.  I'm going to listen more... but I kind of agree with you, I think they could have put in a couple shorter more high tempo rockers in there instead of some of the songs on the 2nd half....

parkervb

Quote from: Osistheones on Mar 26, 2020, 10:05 pmOh sure, lots of fans will cherish every second given the quarantine and the fact that it's been 7 years. And that's cool, to each his/her own. I just don't think it's a recipe for success for a late-career record from a rock band. It's longer than their first 2 classic albums, from which they cut extremely strong material. It would be one thing if they were still churning out killer songs with engaging instrumental sections, but unfortunately that's not the case. They're still striking gold here and there, but I would've enjoyed Gigaton a lot more if it was 15-20 minutes shorter.

i've listened to it a few times and it does feel like 2-3 songs could have been better as a B-side (I'm looking at you River Cross and Buckle Up). But otherwise I've been enjoying it, Quick Escape is really good imo and will be a great addition to the live arsenal. Seven O'Clock & Never Destination are also songs I like.   
Don't you ever turn it off

APR

Don't sleep on Take the Long Way.  It is incredible.  The first PJ song with a female backing vocal, and it works amazingly!  The guitars and melody rock too! 

Cameron

Buckle Up is the only one I can't get into. For a band 30 years in it's an inspired effort. Can't wait to see it live.


ChiefOKONO


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https://www.spin.com/2020/05/pearl-jams-end-of-the-world-retrograde-video-features-greta-thunberg