This is PJ back to their very best for the first 7 songs, it's early days to say but I can only think that their 1st album Ten is better track for track over this section of the album and it hangs together really well. However, the final 5 tunes don't quite hit the same heights and don't sit together quite so well. Saying that, the only tune I wouldn't have here is sleeping by myself, as it was already on Eddie Vedders ukelele songs solo album recently. So if I could give it 4.5 stars that would be accurate. Of PJs 10 studio albums this will be in my top 4 I reckon, although time will tell. To those not familiar with Pearl Jam, basically if you like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, the Who, QOTSA or the Foo Fighters you should love this. If your already a PJ fan, get this in your collection, it's a good un. If you've only heard Eddie Vedders solo stuff, into the wild soundtrack etc, then this may rock a bit hard for you, but reckon you'd still really like more than half the album tracks here.