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Couldn't ask for better
on 15 December 2007
This is my favourite album of 2007 by a long shot. It's full of gorgeous acoustic tunes all accompanied by Eddie's wonderful baritone vocals with his keen sense of melody and lyrics. The album is quite short at only half an hour, but that means it doesn't outstay its welcome and leaves you wanting more.
Track highlights are 'Hard Sun' and 'Society' (ironically, the two tracks not actually written by Vedder), and the beautiful album-closer 'Guaranteed'. There isn't a huge mix of styles, but it does vary from haunting to more upbeat pop stuff.
If you like Pearl Jam you probably have already heard at least some of this album. The music isn't too much of a deviation from the acoustic stuff they have done ('All Or None', 'Around The Bend', 'Of The Girl') but it's a little skewed more towards Eddie's style ('Soon Forget'). If you appreciate good songwriting and want something beautiful, melancholy and acoustic to relax to, you can't do much better than this.