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Lightning Bolt

Pearl Jam - 2013

Pearl Jam peaked with their first three albums, which admittedly was a hard act to follow. What has followed however, is a parade of very average rock albums that lack any of the magic that those earlier albums had. The first three tracks are decent rockers, and I had hope for the rest of the album after the first 9 minutes. The fourth track, Sirens is a ballad, which is one of the main places that PJ has lost it’s touch over the years in my opinion. It’s very average. After that is where the mediocrity really begins. I don’t need to listen to the second half of this album again for a long time. Below is the video for the first single, “Mind Your Manners”. It’s one of the three rockers that opens the album, and it’s a track I’ll listen to repeatedly, because it does have a bit of that magic the rest of the album is missing.

Posted by Tambe

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This album should never have been reviewed. That's my review of it :)

Posted almost 6 years ago by MoiAndrew Scott

Through the very random circumstance of doing sound on an interview with a CEO at Republic Records for an Amy Winehouse documentary, I was given a bag of swag which included this album. I sat down and did something I hadn't done since Vitalogy: listen to a new Pearl Jam record. I thought "Getaway" had a modicum of quality to it, everything else kind of put me to sleep.

Posted almost 6 years ago by UntitledGreg

Every album should be reviewed!

Posted almost 6 years ago by TambegifTambe

Posted: 10/27/2013

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