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One of their best,
This review is from: No Code (Audio CD)
I am sick of people thinking that No Code and Vitalogy are poor albums. They cannot get Ten out of their head. Isn't it a bit naive to suggest that a band who have 8 studio albums reached their song writing peak with their very first album?
No Code, like its predecessor Vitalogy, is daring and unique. Songs such as 'Hail, Hail', 'In My Tree' and 'Present Tense' are exceptionally well written. Although they are not as immediately catchy as Ten was when you first heard it, given time you should realise that they are considerable more advanced musically and lyrically.
In my opinion, the true selling point of this album (and Vitalogy) is Eddie Vedder's lyrics. 'Hail, Hail', along with maybe 'Satan's Bed' off Vitalogy, has probably the best lyrics he ever wrote.
Be warned, you will have to listen to this album a lot before you 'get it', but once you do, it will be worth it.