Pearl Jam - Backspacer

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  • GingerMagician 26 Sep 2009 10:56:22 3,012 posts
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    How fucking good is this album?

    That is all.
  • istandfreed 26 Sep 2009 11:33:15 2,386 posts
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    Their best since Binaural easily. I can't recommend this album enough there's so much fun throughout the record. Great sound, great songs, they will really hook in. This is Eddie's album he is on fire, great lyrics, no politicking in this one and exceptional vocal delivery. The best I've heard him to be honest. Lot of great in this album basically.

    The more I listen to this album the more it opens up and I love it.

    Get it :D

    Edit: Misread your comment. Yes, yes this album is that fucking good
  • JoeBlade 26 Sep 2009 12:04:07 2,488 posts
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    Would you recommend it to non-Pearl Jam fan? I still think Ten is a classic album and enjoy a few of their later singles (including The Fixer) but they're never sufficiently convinced me to buy another album since T(h)en.
    I do quite like the sound of what little I've heard off Backspacer so far though.
  • BravoGolf Moderator 26 Sep 2009 12:05:40 12,740 posts
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    I'd recommend it, there are some classics on it.
  • Fab4 26 Sep 2009 15:08:50 5,976 posts
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    Its still up, for now, here:

    http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/

    Free, legal, full stream of the album. Just click on the album cover.
  • GingerMagician 26 Sep 2009 19:45:31 3,012 posts
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    For any doubters, I reckon up to 7 of the 11 songs are up there with anything from their back catalogue.

    Haven't been this in love a PJ album since Vs.

    isf - agreed about Eddie, superb throughout. I'm currently hearing the album as a soundtrack to him hitting the surf.

    McCready is also on fire - a lot of these songs feel like they're being driven by him and Vedder. The whole band seem to be having massive amounts of fun though.

    All sorts of awesome!
  • Deleted user 26 September 2009 19:47:09
    I'm not sure if i like it that much yet. It's very different to their recent stuff, much more energy.
  • Nasty 26 Sep 2009 20:06:02 4,741 posts
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    Sounds like run-of-the-mill pop rock with Matt Camerons safe as houses style.

    Soundgarden need to go back to original line up as do RATM and Pearl Jam need Abbruzzese back behind the kit giving it the hair and sticks and all will be right in the world again.

  • Deleted user 26 September 2009 20:21:15
    The new Alice in Chains album is amazing though :D
  • Nasty 26 Sep 2009 21:35:21 4,741 posts
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    spudsbuckley wrote:
    The new Alice in Chains album is amazing though :D

    Big time. Grunge ain't dead. It just got an afro.
  • northside 28 Sep 2009 16:26:03 637 posts
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    spudsbuckley wrote:
    The new Alice in Chains album is amazing though :D

    Downloading this now, can't wait to hear it. THE band of my youth.

    I like the new PJ album. It's easily the most upbeat thing they've done, which may or may not be a good thing depending on your opinion.

  • Murbal 28 Sep 2009 16:27:40 21,921 posts
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    spudsbuckley wrote:
    The new Alice in Chains album is amazing though :D

    Layne Staley back from the dead?
  • kalel 28 Sep 2009 16:28:04 86,329 posts
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    Alice in Chains is ok, but they should have renamed themselves imo. They're just not the same band without poor old Layne.
  • mrpon 28 Sep 2009 16:40:19 28,434 posts
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    Mad Season worth a mention as well for any non the wiser, as I was once.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Murbal 28 Sep 2009 16:46:46 21,921 posts
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    What about Brad? Stone Gossard's side project back when. Beautiful album with an end that will give you the wiggins.
  • mrpon 28 Sep 2009 16:51:58 28,434 posts
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    Yup good shout, I've got Interiors on me ipod, some great tracks.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 28 September 2009 16:55:31
    Got the AIC album being sent to me now as I'm not a piece of filthy pirate scum. Can't wait to sample the delights.

    If Royal Mail ever get their fucking act together. :/
  • Deleted user 28 September 2009 16:56:19
    Oh, forgot, Pearl Jam will only ever be Ten and Versus to me. Vitalogy was weird but interesting, the rest onwards lost me. MOR pap.
  • northside 28 Sep 2009 17:38:21 637 posts
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    squarejawhero wrote:
    Got the AIC album being sent to me now as I'm not a piece of filthy pirate scum.

    Don't know who that's aimed at but I downloaded mine legally.
  • Deleted user 28 September 2009 18:45:53
    Good.

    /pats back
  • Murbal 30 Sep 2009 15:38:32 21,921 posts
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    Picked it up in Tesco at lunch time! Yay!

    My car stereo is knackered! Boooooooo :-(

    Would loved to have had that in the CD player for my journey home.
  • dunts 30 Sep 2009 21:07:07 4,154 posts
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    Loving the album but i'm a bit nuts on Pearl Jam so that's a given. Backspacer is probably more accessible to people that may not like their earlier stuff and i can see some people that only know Ten not liking Backspacer so much. Personally i think it's a good addition to the incredible live shows that they still perform.

    Seen them in Manchester where they played The Fixer and Got Some, sounded great live, still buzzing they played Leash(only time this year so far). Still amazed they can rip through 27-30 songs a night. Their more recent concerts in North America has seen them play 5 or so from Backspacer.

    They played in Salt Lake City, Utah the other night and a fan had wirtten a letter to the band, they allowed him on stage after the first song of the first encore, he brought his girlfriend and and he asked the crowd how they felt the first time they saw Pearl Jam live and after the cheers he told her thats how she makes him feels all the time and proposed. A half-cut looking Eddie holding a bottle of wine, as usual, had them sit down next to him. Eddie - "with the powers invested in me" crowd laughs, he then plays Just Breathe for the newly engaged couple.
  • AlcohollicA 1 Oct 2009 18:24:12 2,355 posts
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    Ive only ever listened to Ten before and thought it was alright but I gave this a listen on spotify just now and really like it on first listen.

    Makes me want to listen to more of their back catalogue.
  • MiniAmin 5 Oct 2009 11:18:21 3,389 posts
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    I've been listening to Ten for about a year. I've been afraid to move on to other albums because I might not like them. Can anyone recommend other great Peal Jam albums?
  • roz123 5 Oct 2009 11:27:36 7,112 posts
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    For a start get Rearviewmirror - its the "best of" album and its 2 cds filled with quality songs
  • Deleted user 5 October 2009 11:43:51
    MiniAmin wrote:
    I've been listening to Ten for about a year. I've been afraid to move on to other albums because I might not like them. Can anyone recommend other great Peal Jam albums?

    Versus.

    Vitalogy you may like, it's quite progressively odd, then PJ became basically MOR Americana after that. I really didn't dig anything from No Code onwards.
  • istandfreed 5 Oct 2009 11:51:38 2,386 posts
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    Yield is an excellent album but I would also recommend

    Vitalogy (My personal favourite)
    No Code
    Binaural
    Lost Dogs
    Riot Act
    Pearl Jam
    Live on Two Legs
    Live at Benaroya
    Rearview Mirror
    Pretty much every bootleg cd from the last 10 years give or take.

    Etc...
  • StarchildHypocrethes 10 Jan 2010 20:06:59 25,412 posts
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    This album has been the difinition of a 'grower' for me.

    When I first got it, I really wasn't that blown away, however it gets better and better the more I listen to it, and I now think it really does rank up as one of their best.

    I think it was the shock of hearing a feel good album from PJ that threw me at first. It's just so uncharacteristically postive and happy :)

    Just got my bootleg of the Mancheser gig through too \o/
  • dunts 12 Jan 2010 16:11:55 4,154 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    This album has been the difinition of a 'grower' for me.

    When I first got it, I really wasn't that blown away, however it gets better and better the more I listen to it, and I now think it really does rank up as one of their best.

    I think it was the shock of hearing a feel good album from PJ that threw me at first. It's just so uncharacteristically postive and happy :)

    Just got my bootleg of the Mancheser gig through too \o/

    Sweet. I managed to get an amatuer recording of the whole show a few weeks after it. Quite good quality. Still probably going to get the PJ recording of the gig though.

    Was a good night, can't wait for the Irish adventure now.
  • Deleted user 12 January 2010 16:14:30
    Every time I look at the title of the album I see the word, Spacker.
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