A different Pearl Jam than what I grew up with.....but that's not a bad thing.
I can still remember the first time I heard Evenflow on the radio, back in the summer of 1991. I had just finished my first year in college......I went to the local Mother's Music and bought the album the next day.
Ten still my favorite PJ release, but as I've grown older along with the band members, I've come to appreciate different sounds and not expect things to always be the same. I wasn't a big fan of Lightning Bolt, but Gigaton is right up with Ten as one of my most listened to albums......it's a different, more mature sound, and a very good overall.
i’m at a loss for words on how beautiful this album is.
By Mac in Atlanta
I'm giving three stars which is the lowest I'll ever give a PJ album. They are incapable of going lower than average. My disappointment lay in that there wasn't one song that hit me like so many of their others. I grew up with PJ but these days (getting old) I rarely have interest in high energy rock. If this album had given me just one Light Years, Off He Goes, Wishlist, Sirens, Nothing Man...I would be happy. The few quiet songs on Gigaton just don't hit me with the same feeling. The songs I listed, and so many other PJ songs can bring tears to my eyes even after I've heard them 100 times. PS: If you haven't heard the live recording of Vedder singing Comfortably Numb hit YouTube a.s.a.p.
Welcome Pearl Jam!!
By d flak
Love it! Grew up with PJ and been with them the whole ride, for you dopes that want this to be 10 go back and listen to 10. F-ing epic record and so is this, Seven O'Clock is beautifully crafted and can't wait to dig into the whole thing!!!
Best rock album of 2020, by far
Don’t waste your money!
Not a very good album. You would have thought that they could have done better with so many years between albums. Seemed to have lost their passion.
What the hell happened to Pearl Jam?!?
Sorry to say but this album is trash! Definitely not the old Pearl Jam!
I appreciate a band evolving with the times; a band growing and changing. This album is not the case. I was sadly disappointed to hear this album. This is not the Pearl Jam I've loved going on 30 years now. I appreciate change, but this album has gone one toke over the line. PJ gave up on its strengths and now is trying to do what they think is either "progressive" or "sending a message." Either way, they've fallen short from their previous inspirations. I'll avoid this album and stick to all their previous work. I wish it was not so.
At first wasn’t impressed but has grown on me
When I first listened to the whole album I thought it was just ok. Then I have have been listening to Pearl Jam station on Sirius for a few months and all the songs free on me. I went back and listened to whole album a few times and now I really like it. A little more punk than 10 - their greatest album to date - but some great grooves. Although I hate Matt Cameron’s playing on any Pearl Jam song he didn’t originally play on, he sounds awesome on this album. I don’t know why he has no groove on songs he didn’t play on the album.