Pearl Jam | 'Pearl Jam' | Review

Pearl Jam is back, I'm not saying they ever left, but remember when Aerosmith quit drugs and came back with a hugely successful album, that's kind of like this. Pearl Jam has never stopped creating music or touring almost non-stop in the past 15 year. This new album, I think, is the best thing they have ever done. I know there are a lot of Pearl Jam fans that will disagree with me, but regardless, this music is right for this moment in time.

From the first track 'Life Wasted' you can tell this band has a lot to say.  They speak of a life wasted and never going back again, this idea flows into the second song on the CD called "World Wide Suicide". This politically driven commentary on how the current War has taken this whole word over, is the hardest driven point on the whole CD. A clear shout against the current administration, this song is exactly what millions of Americans are thinking but afraid to say. Pearl Jam has become a combination of similar political rock acts like Rage against the Machine and U2. You can tell they put a lot of themselves and their ideals into this album.

Other songs of note are 'Comatose' and 'Severed Hand'.  All of these songs would be great in concert. Yesterday, 05.04.2006, Pearl Jam played Letterman, after the show taping they played a live concert for the audience and web cast it directly off of the CBS website.  They played the two songs just mentioned and also 'Marker in the Sand' and 'Gone' off of the new album. I was lucky enough to see the whole live streamed show.

Out of all of the songs on the new CD, I like 'Big Wave' and 'WWSuicide' the best. Now that I say that, it will change by the end of the day. If you ever liked Pearl Jam, you will love this new CD.

1 Comment

butcher's picture

I don't know...I really like that band "Dream Theater" a whole lot; better than Pearl Jam anyway. What do you think "Linnaeus?"

Pages

  • Latest
  • Popular
  • Tags
  • Comments
Hey friends - head over to the Grand Point North Facebook pa...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 13:30
Rex Goes to Fenway Park September 21! We're very excited abo...
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 14:07
Electric Zoo: Transformed, the three-day electronic music fe...
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 14:05
AEROSMITH's new concert film AEROSMITH ROCKS DONINGTON 201...
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 13:59
Legend Valley is only 50 miles from home,I'm gonna have to catch the Jubilee one of t...
1 year 2 months ago
For more about Thomas Merton check out this site written by one of his studens:   mer...
1 year 3 months ago
Diana Krall concert is coming soon in Valley Performing Arts Center,North ridge on Ap...
1 year 5 months ago
The Revivalists are incredible live! Make sure you check out their new album! http://...
1 year 5 months ago