Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Album Review: Pearl Jam- Lightning Bolt

Hey All,

We got a new review up on Glide.

It is of Pearl Jam's newest release, Lightning Bolt.

Pains us to say it but this is a let down. Love Pearl Jam here at RtBE but things just feel too safe or too content on this for us to really recommend wholeheartedly. Very middle of the road.

The disk production sounds glorious though, props to the Band and Brendan O'Brien on that front, the music pulses and pulls the ears even if the songs themselves don't excite the brain or hips that much. It is funny in talking about the band we keep going back to the Avocado disk, and yes we still like it that much, later day PJ high point to us (Ahh that's the old Glide rating system, it was 4.5out of 5, these days it would be an 8). For this one the Glide editors pumped up the stars on us we sent it in originally with only 5 out of 10.   

Also I ended my review with this paragraph, but the site took it out:
Bluntly put new fans aren't going to be drawn to this disk and old fans will enjoy it for a short period of time before going back to their personal favorite Pearl Jam release. The band still gets off on the live show (doing it amazingly well) and these songs may grow and breath live, but as a disk Lightning Bolt just doesn't catch fire.

Support the band here, buy the album here and peep some video below:
Making of the Album:


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