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5.0 out of 5 stars
The best Pearl Jam record?, 20 Nov 2004
One of Pearl Jam's finest moments, and adored by the band's fans, Yield is an album which demonstrates the whole band's writing input more than any of their albums had at that point in their career. For instance, the album contains Mcready's best writing with the rocking Brain Of J, Faithful and the supreme Given To Fly. Eddie's writing is on top form with the empowering MFC and spinechilling love song Wishlist (easily one of Eddie's greatest moments). Jeff proves his ability to write infectious melancholic melodies (Low Light and Pilate), whilst Stone offers his classic groove (Do The Evolution and In Hiding). However, this isn't all there is to Yield, as the band even shows off their increasingly experimental side with tracks like Push Me Pull Me and All Those Yesterdays. All the tracks work together to produce an album which effortlessly evokes and inspires. Coupled with the band's finest album artwork, Yield is a record of 'infinite possibility' (see Single Video Theory DVD which documents the making of the album). Finally detached from the imediate music limelight after the preceding release of the fabulous No Code, Pearl Jam crafted one of the greatest albums of the nineties with Yield. You have to own this album!