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Rab 09-23-2009 02:01 AM

Pearl Jam's Backspacer
 
Anyone pick this up yet? Forgive me if a topic has already been posted.

They've been my favorite band since I picked up their "Ten" album back in 92. I picked up their new one today, and I was pleasantly surprised. Pretty solid from top to bottom. I wasn't a huge fan of their self titled released about 3-4 years ago, so it was a bit refreshing to hear they still had some left in them.

I need to catch another one of their shows soon.

crounsa810 09-23-2009 02:17 AM

Re: Pearl Jam's Backspacer
 
Yeah I got it...it's a great album.

JohnnySic 09-23-2009 09:10 AM

Re: Pearl Jam's Backspacer
 
Got it, love it. :rockon: Maybe their best since Ten, I'll have to let it sink in with a few more listens before I decide.

PS - Alice in Chains's new one is out next week. :D

DeuceWallaces 09-23-2009 09:15 AM

Re: Pearl Jam's Backspacer
 
I listened to it last week, and I thought it was good but nothing stands out. Sounds just like the last album without a single.

JohnnySic 09-23-2009 09:28 AM

Re: Pearl Jam's Backspacer
 
I think Backspacer has more energy than the self-titled. They brought back some soaring anthem-type songs rather than all folky stuff.

RaininThrees 09-23-2009 09:37 AM

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Love PJ, they put on a wicked show too. Last show I went to was a few years ago, and when I got home, I went on their website and downloaded the entire concert I just attended in MP3 format and listened to it again... how wicked it that?

Kebab Stall 09-23-2009 02:07 PM

Re: Pearl Jam's Backspacer
 
Damn, forgot about this. I'll try and pick it up tomorrow and give it a listen.

I've heard The Fixer and I thought it was a very good song. I can't wait to hear the whole album, hopefully it won't disappoint.

Rab 09-23-2009 02:37 PM

Re: Pearl Jam's Backspacer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DeuceWallaces
I listened to it last week, and I thought it was good but nothing stands out. Sounds just like the last album without a single.

That's kind of what I thought the first time I listened to it yesterday. Nothing really grabbed my attention, but I was also listening at work. I listened to it last night with no distractions, and again this morning on my long commute. A few songs jumped out at me. I had already heard The Fixer, and Got Some. Liked both songs, but I really like Supersonic, The End, Amongst the Waves, and Just Breathe. I'm happy with the purchase.

Now I think it's leaps and bounds better than the self titled release, which I wasn't a huge fan of. Didn't care much for the sound, or political undertone in about every song.

ZeN 09-23-2009 02:39 PM

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Great Album

bumpyknucks 09-23-2009 03:26 PM

Re: Pearl Jam's Backspacer
 
Great album, you just have to give it a couple listens....Vedder´s voice is better than ever and the song writing is incredible

Rab 09-23-2009 06:45 PM

Re: Pearl Jam's Backspacer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kebab Stall
Damn, forgot about this. I'll try and pick it up tomorrow and give it a listen.

I've heard The Fixer and I thought it was a very good song. I can't wait to hear the whole album, hopefully it won't disappoint.

You won't be disappointed. Give it 3-4 listens before you make up your mind.

DeuceWallaces 09-23-2009 09:24 PM

Re: Pearl Jam's Backspacer
 
I listened to it 7-10 times the other night and it's just nondescript. Good, solid album, but at best it's their 4th greatest album. Maybe not even that. It's sad he's got no more hooks, because they're playing 90's rock. At least bands like Oasis and Radiohead have moved on so much that you can't even compare their new stuff to the 90's. Maybe I'd like that better so I can just glorify the past in my memories.


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