PEARL JAM

(UNITED STATES)

PEARL JAM

(2006)
LABEL:

J-RECORDS

GENRE:

ROCK

TAGS:
Easy-Listening, Low vocals
"If "Riot Act" could seem disappointing, Pearl Jam comes back with a very convincing album, just balance between the strength of grunge and the softness of acoustic."
RICK (08.04.2008)  
4/5
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It took 4 years for Pearl Jam to return to the studio to record new compositions. From the various recording sessions this blue record was created, soberly entitled Pearl Jam. It doesn't mean that Eddie Vedder's band hasn't worked for four years. Far from it. In the meantime, the Seattle band has taken the time to release a double live acoustic CD in 2003 and a triple live CD in 2006... 

Its a strong come back. Judging by the tracks 'Life Wasted', 'Comatose', 'Big Wave' or the single 'World Wide Suicide', they're not here for fun. The band offers us a slight glimpse of what they used to play back in the times when Grunge was the king with his guitar chaining heavy riffs, his deep and powerful voice exploding and the drums covering it all.

But between the time when Alice in Chains and other Nirvana made the beautiful days of the grunge and now, Pearl Jam has lost its rage and let itself go to lighter compositions. These are the ones we find on 'Parachutes' or even 'Gone'. The acoustic guitar replaces the electric ones, Eddie's voice s a tone and the melody gently carries you away.

All the talent of a band like Pearl Jam is to have found a balance between the strength of grunge and the softness of acoustic to listen to by the fire. On a track like 'Severed Hand', where the chorus is rather hard, it is the melodic break that operates the alchemy between the two styles.

There is one more track to mention: 'Inside Job'. The intro is calm with an acoustic guitar supported by a bass and some piano notes. A voice recognizable between thousand settles gently on the track. The song then goes into overdrive to let in drums and electric guitar. If there is a song to remember from this album, it is this one. No doubt that it will be part of the standards on tour, just like 'Man of The Hour', 'Immortality or Black'.

Finally, it is with pleasure that we find the band from Seattle in 2006. If "Riot Act" could seem disappointing in many ways, our 4 musicians are back with a more than convincing album. Those who were disappointed by Eddie Vedder's album and his soundtrack of the movie Into The Wild can easily fall back on this Pearl Jam of 2006... And vice versa.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Life Wasted - 03:54
02. World Wide Suicide - 03:29
03. Comatose - 02:19
04. Severed Hand - 04:30
05. Marker In The Sand - 04:23
06. Parachutes - 03:36
07. Unemployable - 03:04
08. Big Wave - 02:58
09. Gone - 04:09
10. Wasted Reprise - 0:53
11. Army Reserve - 03:45
12. Come Back - 05:29
13. Inside Job - 07:08

LINEUP:
Boom Gaspar: Claviers / piano, orgue
Eddie Vedder: Chant / Guitares
Jeff Ament: Basse
Matt Cameron: Batterie
Stone Gossard: Guitares
   
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