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I love Pearl Jam. I was at the band’s scond show. But they are not as relevant as U2 or Radiohead. The writer’s take on Pearl Jam’s place in the modern pantheon of rock is spot in.
My ranking: 1. Vitalogy 2. Ten 3. Vs. 4. No Code 5. Yield 6. Binaural 7. Pearl Jam 8. Backspacer 9. Riot Act 10. Lost Dogs
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Oh wait, just saw No.62. Lament withdrawn.
Not one Pearl Jam song? Really?
Just awful. Surreal karaoke.
Too bad she blabbers through the most powerful part of the song. A classic rock masterpiece ruined. Bummer.
Oh, and favorite song: One Tree Hill.
I miss 1987 Bono.
This is where my music geekdom started — the album that changed everything for me.
So incredibly awful. Just awful.
Ahem, Pearl Jam Vans:
I would agree. They lost me with No. 30. I think there was a time when I said I’d stop taking Q seriously when they said anything by Lady Gaga was better than Radiohead.
“Apparently, the appeal of a girl that looks an American Doll who also happens to create manic, spastic riffs is not lost on the people.”
But apparently the ability to construct a proper, cohesive opening sentence is lost on the writer.
Apparently, the appeal of a girl who looks like an American Doll who also happens to create manic, spastic riffs is not lost on the people.
Love the album.
U2 Achtung Baby also came out in ’91. My favorite album of the past 25 years.
U2 — Where the Streets Have No Name or Numb
R.E.M. — losing my religion
Metallica — One
My Morning Jacket — Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Part 2
Radiohead — Lotus Flower
The Buggles — video killed the radio star
The Clash — Rock the Casbah
Substitute Gobln with the new My Morning Jacket.
Hello …. My Morning Jacket?
I love and respect Nevermind. But it was the perfect algorithm of The Stooges, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, The Melvins, Joy Division and The Beatles. In the end, those were the influences. I think bands were more influenced by Nirvana’s persona and the rebirth of the raw, unfiltered rock ethos than the band’s sound, which revisited so many other great albums before it. However, before they became the self-important corporate, guilty-pleasure rock stars of present, U2 influenced many great acts, including Radiohead. Achtung Baby is a masterpiece, the ultimate exercise in reinvention, cultural and romantic deconstruction, and, ironically these days with U2, self-reflection. It was a high dive from a cliff in the pitch black. The band wasn’t certain it wouldn’t burn up in re-entry, ending their careers, but they released it any way. The Zoo TV tour that followed was just as bold. The band refused to play its “hits” at the time, ticking off a lot of concertgoers who wanted to hear Sunday Bloody Sunday again. What an amazing juxtaposition to the safe, predictable, boring band they have become. I don’t care if U2 never release another new album. But I’m glad they’re giving as a reissue of their greatest.
Brandon, the sunglasses statement, while understandable these days, is highly superficial when you consider the calibre of U2 during the early 90′s. I’m a huge fan of both albums. But in the end, I’ve come to the conclusion that Achtung Baby was the best album of the nineties. Nevermind was great for what it represented, its place in the greater zitgeist, but it is highly overrated musically. I’ll be buying the U2 reissue. Not sure about the Nirvana yet.
The tempo’s too fast. I think that’s what ruined it. Mumford needs to be more thoughtful in his interpretation. This is not a hoe-down song. It’s a stormy weather reflection.
Joshua, love the new My Morning Jacket album. Going to see them in Portland next week. I also dig Mumford and Sons and The National is probably my favorite band, but M&S’s stripped the soul from this song.
Joshua, enlighten us to your superior tastes?
I saw “them” at Sasquatch. Unfortunately.
Wayne is the ultimate poser. I saw thames at Sasquatch. What a pathetic set. Time to hang it up FL.
That new haircut looks ridiculous on him. Sorry, superficial, but true.