Thursday, March 02, 2006

Glorified Version of a Pellet Gun

Pearl Jam is releasing its eighth album on May 2. Eighth?! Has anyone been paying attention since their third or fourth? Even die-hard Pearl Jam fans I know stopped listening a while back. I respect them and what they do. They don't succumb to the music industry machine. But as a result, some of their recent work as become boring if not unlistenable (which I'm sure is blasphemy to some out there). I can't imagine the new one will earn any new fans, but best of luck. Nice to see a band from my golden era (late 80s-early 90s) still chugging away.

And for the record, their second CD, Vs., was by far their poppiest effort with tunes like Daughter and Glorified G. It's probably time for a revisit.

UPDATE: Get a preview of the new tune World Wide Suicide at Stereogum.

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