Binaural (Remastered) Pearl Jam
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- 1Breakerfall (Album Version)02:19
- 2Gods' Dice (Album Version)02:26
- 3Evacuation (Album Version)02:56
- 4Light Years05:07
- 5Nothing As It Seems05:23
- 6Thin Air (Album Version)03:33
- 7Insignificance (Album Version)04:32
- 8Of the Girl (Album Version)05:07
- 9Grievance (Album Version)03:15
- 10Rival (Album Version)03:39
- 11Sleight of Hand (Album Version)04:48
- 12Soon Forget (Album Version)01:47
- 13Parting Ways (Album Version)07:17
Info for Binaural (Remastered)
Amidst predictable pre-fabricated teen sensations and saccharine-loaded pop, the sturdy severity that Pearl Jam embraces on its sixth studio album almost seems quaint and archaic. But this stubborn refusal to assimilate makes for some challenging, and eventually rewarding, listening.
Hearing Eddie Vedder bellow on the Who-like bashing of "Breakerfall," and the pounding "God's Dice," shows how much Bush's Gavin Rossdale and Creed's Scott Stapp looked to this San Diego native for inspiration. Former Soundgarden drummer and longtime friend Matt Cameron replaces the departed Jack Irons, and also composes the music for the choppy "Evacuation." Other non-Vedder contributions include the ethereal slide and glide of Stone Gossard's "Of The Girl," and the sparse poignancy of Jeff Ament's "Nothing As It Seems." About the only time Pearl Jam repeats itself is with "Thin Air" a mellow number that could pass as the sequel to the J. Frank Wilson hit "Last Kiss" that the band recorded for the 1999 Kosovar refugee benefit album „No Boundaries“. Oddest of all is "Soon Forget," a frothy number that finds Vedder doing a clenched teeth impression of Nick Drake, while making like Arthur Godfrey and accompanying himself on ukulele.
"...It's a seething, furious album; a declamatory statement against cynicism and passivity and the simple injustices of everyday life....An object lesson in Rock’n’Roll from some true believers, [it] burns with the intensity and desperation of a last stand..." (NME Magazine)
Eddie Vedder, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, ukulele
Stone Gossard, rhythm guitar
Mike McCready, lead guitar
Jeff Ament, bass, upright bass
Matt Cameron, drums
Recorded September 1999 – January 2000 at Studio Litho, Seattle, Washington
Mixed at Southern Tracks, Atlanta, GA and Sunset Sound Factory, Los Angeles
Produced by Tchad Blake, Pearl Jam
is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. Since its inception, the band’s line-up has included Eddie Vedder (lead vocals, guitar), Jeff Ament (bass guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), Mike McCready (lead guitar), and drummer Matt Cameron, who has been with the band since 1998.
Formed after the demise of Ament and Gossard’s previous band Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album Ten. One of the key bands of the grunge movement in the early 1990s, Pearl Jam was criticized early on—most notably by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain—as being a corporate cash-in on the alternative rock explosion. However, over the course of the band’s career its members became noted for their refusal to adhere to traditional music industry practices, including refusing to make music videos and engaging in a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having “spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame.”
The band has sold 30 million records in the U.S., and an estimated 60 million albums worldwide. Pearl Jam has outlasted many of its contemporaries from the alternative rock breakthrough of the early 1990s and is considered one of the most influential bands of the decade. Allmusic calls it “the most popular American rock & roll band of the ’90s”. Though formed in 90’ their first album wasn’t until 1991 [Ten] which include hit songs such as Jeremy , Even flow , and Alive.
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