Pearl Jam’s self-titled eighth album is a stunning return to form. What that form is exactly, is not easy to answer. These certainly aren’t the same grungers who broke through in the early 90’s with Ten. But after four albums worth of necessary wanderings (and numerous great tracks), Pearl Jam’s new album seems to find the band in a place where they belong.
This is album is chockfull of, well, rock n’ roll. From the opening track “Life Wasted” to the satisfying ending reverberations of “Inside Job,” Pearl Jam has made an album that is listenable from beginning to end. Read the rest of this entry »
Let us get to the point. Go out and purchase/steal/borrow this album immediately. That’s it. Simple. Do it.
If you are a previous Neko Case fan then you probably already own this yourself, and yes it did come out…hmmmm…six months ago. So I’m a little behind. Sue me. But if you haven’t made headway into Neko Case’s world, there has never been a better time then now. Read the rest of this entry »