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Riot Act [CASSETTE] Import


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Pearl Jam rose from the ashes of Mother Love Bone to become the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s. After vocalist Andrew Wood overdosed on heroin in 1990, guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament assembled a new band, bringing in Mike McCready on lead guitar and recording a demo with Soundgarden's Matt Cameron on ... Read more in Amazon's Pearl Jam Store

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B0002TKROS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By bladerunner on 10 Nov. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Yes, this is just another Pearl Jam record.
The seventh album from the ledgendary 'Jam is just like the rest of their albums and typical Pearl Jam; mature, clever and occasionally innovative rock music.
There are some immediately brilliant great on here, most notably the recent single I Am Mine. However the rest of the album needs a few more listens to fully appreciate the subtlety and great musicianship throughout this album. After a few more listens other tracks that weren't noticeable before, develop; Save You is a rocker that somehow reminds me of Do The Evolution from Yield, and Ghost and Thumbing My Way are sure to be favourites.
There are a couple of bad cuts on here; Help Help is quite uninteresting and obvious filler, Bushleaguer is a very odd, spoken word track, not to my tastes, but some may like it, and Arc is a weird, minute long chant. Three songs out of fifteen isn't bad going considering the rest of the album contains at least good songs.
Vedder's lyrics are still very mature andd thought provoking and occasionally still odd. The musicianship is prett much flawless throughout. Matt Cameron is proving an excellent addition to the Pearl Jam camp too.
Overall this is a damn fine album, which definately tops their previous effort Binaural, but unforunately it proves that they will never create a better album than Ten in consistency and truly memorable songs.
Riot Act? probably not.
A subtle, clever, soothing rock album which still is a notch above the mainstream? Definately!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "goukiband" on 19 Nov. 2002
Format: Audio CD
I was initially thinking about giving this 4 instead of 5, but in truth if this was by any band other than PJ i would be raving about it.
Lyrically the album is as strong as ever, despite what the amazon reviewer said (they are entitled to their opinion though, i mean it is their website) i think that Eddie (and Matt on the odd song) writes relevant and affcting lyrics, o.k. so his political rants do kind of fall short of Zack De La Rocha, but that kind of angst wouldnt really fit in to a pearl jam album. Equilly though, he more introspective songs make a lot more sense than Tom Yorke (i do love Radiohead though).
Songwise it's kind of more of the same. while there is no doubt that PJ have progressed since No Code these last few records have had a common sound i think. Basically if you liked those then you'l like this, its kind of got more in common with yield than anything else though.
It's fair to say that there isnt a bad song on this record and for a change there are a bunch of stand out tracks. Like everyone else I am mine stands out for me, but my personal favourite is All or none. Opener Can't Keep is one of those low groove tracks that PJ are so good at now while Thumbing my way is the kind of folk that was on No Code.
Frankly this is an exceptional album, the best pearl jam have done in years, highly highly recomended
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "sparkyparky2" on 18 Nov. 2002
Format: Audio CD
From one of the only bands that emerged from the grunge era and is still around today comes the finest album of this year. Pearl Jam are back with a vengeance. From the in your face 'Save You' to the eerily melodious 'all or none' this is an album that reeks of brilliance. Although Pearl Jam have chilled out alot since their Vitalogy days their talents for songwriting and the quality of their music hasn't diminished in the slightest. Although the single 'I am mine' is undoubtedly one of the best songs on Riot Act this CD is choc-a-bloc with class tunes. 'Thumbing my way' captures the softer side of Pearl Jam whereas 'Ghost' and 'save you' bring out the harder grungier edge of our ageing rocksters. PJ have been around for more than ten years and this is their seventh album. I would say that this album is a return to form, but then, when have they ever been out of form. Eddie Vedder's voice is as haunting as ever and the production on this album is a lot cleaner than on Binaural. Few other bands can match PJ for consistently creating stunning yet completely different albums. And who else could write a surprisingly damn fine tune and call it 'Love Boat Captain'. If you have ever been a PJ fan then buy this album, you won't regret it. And if you're not a PJ fan, what's wrong with you???
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By madradubh on 2 Jun. 2003
Format: Audio CD
A new decade for Pearl Jam has seen them embark on a massive world tour and finally achieve massive chart success with offering from a new line up including the awesome Matt Cameron. Prior to this album they had been derided by intellectual snobs and in genral frowned upon.The band obviously were not concerned,the proof being this album. I defy anyone not to at least acknowledge that this record ahs something for everyone. It is quite possibly their greatest hour and definetly rivals 'Ten' and 'Vs' as their seminal work. They have always been an easy target in the press with this album they have written a piece most 'nu-metal' trash could only dream about. Vedder returns to form with a reckless abandonment and a sense of maturity has entered the band. Undoubtedly the angry young men of the 1990s have been replaced by fatherhood and wealth but they still ahve that edge. This is infinetly superior music to pretty much anything availiable at the moment with the expection of a band like Red Chilli Peppers. Maybe it is time to place Pearl Jam in that category - a truly great American rock band.
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