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Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything in harmony., 14 Oct 2013
This review is from: Lightning Bolt (Audio CD)
This album has been twenty years in the making. It is a perfect synthesis of every Pearl Jam moment from their prolific history and back catalogue. 'Lightning Bolt,' shimmers. It is an effortless, peerless amalgamation of classic rock moves, punky idealism and more experimental leanings. Despite these different strands 'Lightning Bolt' is as cohesive as the bands early albums, there is a natural flow and order to the proceedings. There are not, as there was with 'Riot Act' for example, any jarring moments or misplaced experimentation. Even with an aggressive opening three tracks Eddie Vedders growl has mellowed into a powerful emotive voice, the vocals in harmony with the musical surroundings make for a complete, beguiling mix. Currently 'Sirens,' 'Lightning Bolt,' and 'Getaway,' are highlights. These songs are bang up to date but could so easily have been written at the outset of their career. Pearl Jam have never sounded so laid-back yet so vital.

Pearl Jam: Twenty [DVD] [2011] [NTSC]
Pearl Jam: Twenty [DVD] [2011] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Cameron Crowe
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius, 22 Nov 2011
Pearl Jam are without doubt the best band of the last twenty years and this Cameron Crowe film underlines this brilliantly. The early footage is especially touching referencing the importance of Andrew Wood in Stone and Jeff's careers. The obvious affection that peers such as Chris Cornell shows reflects great respect and the Hunger Strike video from the Temple of the Dog project fits this perfectly. My heart skipped a beat watching Eddie stage diving from the lighting rigs, such brilliant showmanship, although Eddie would hate this description! And as for the music, it speaks for itself. Which other band of the era would have considered recording such wilfully diverse albums as Vitalogy and No Code after such commercial success. Kudos for attempting to take on Ticketmaster. Fugazi principles from a major label band. Pearl Jam, I for one salute you. To another twenty years.

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