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Pearl Jam will always be my favorite band until the end. I get it...it’s not the early 90s grunge era anymore but what is with all the slow earthy songs??? I know Pearl Jam always ends their albums with a slow song but five slow songs on an album??? Come on!!! You guys are a Rock and Roll band. I do like Mike had some good guitar solos. If you guys make one more album please please please leave it all on the table and go out like the greatest that you are.
Not gonna say anything here because you need to listen to it for yourself. If you’re someone who disregards everything after Vitalogy, you might not like it but I think it was definitely worth the wait.
Would’ve been a classic on par with the first five albums if the slower songs were as good as the harder rocking ones. Just my thought after the first couple listens all the way through.... curious to know if anyone else feels the same?
I think the album is great. The older I get, the more I take time to "listen" to the music and the stories or messages the songs are trying to convey and apreciate the artistry envolved in the music. I've always respected Pearl Jam and how they can always change a bit yet remain true to their art. Thank you gentlemen for continuing to evolve and not be afraid of change. Peace & safety to everyone in this time of world-wide challenge.
Took me a few listens to get into some of the songs, but ultimately I really like it. Pearl Jam has always changed their sound from album to album, so this is not a surprise. It’s both explosive, meaningful, and overall blends well with the times we live in. Here’s to our quarantine and listening to great music! Stay safe everyone.
Lots of texture and terrific musicianship. PJ seem real comfortable in their own skin. Feels like this album flowed and the band enjoyed making it. As 2020 darkens, there’s plenty of light emanating from Gigaton.
This band is unstoppable. Thank you for consistently making music that tells a story; is relatable in all aspects of my life; gets me out of my comfort zone; makes me think; and sends a message. Every song on Gigaton exudes each member of the bands passion and dedication to their craft. Thank you, Pearl Jam, thank you so very much ❤️
I am not one of those people who write a review on a album with two or three songs released....singles. Now that I have spent pretty much the whole day with this album playing over and over. It is an album that I will need more time with. It is nothing like its predecessor Lightning Bolt which rocked start to finish. For now I say hold your money, listen to it on Apple Music or whatever music source you use. Then if something jumps at you buy it. Me I am a completist I buy no matter what. It is all over the place record with jamming songs , acoustic songs , new sound /experimental songs . Maybe down the road somewhere a track will jump out at me right now it is going to take time....
I felt a little throwback to some 90’s material dare I say. A lot of great guitar and lyrical composition. I think it’s much better and more energetic than Lightning Bolt. Definitely give this one a listen. Needed some fresh PJ during these times.
This is not the same PJ sound that most of us grew up with. This record lacks the riffs, energy, intensity, and epic sound that defined this band. This project sounds like b-sides to they’re recent material (which isn’t so great) or bad covers. Maybe it’s time for these men to grow on and grow up into another musical escapade individually. It’s similar to watching an athlete over the years succumb to age and the ability deteriorates. Ed’s work on “Into the Wild” seemed to be where his musical future would take him? Maybe he should take his own advice from his younger days and . . . do the evolution
Such a mix of music styles. Comes Then Goes, perhaps about Chris Cornell, is beautiful and heartwrenching at the same time. Sounds like they worked with some of Soundgarden's staff so it would make sense. Dance of the Clairvoyants is a departure from the typical PJ style and really takes me back to the 80's feel. Not regretting purchasing at all. Well done!
There are like 2 songs on here worth a squirt. The rest is either all over the board rehash or Eddie mumbling singing like he is depressed with the music backing him barely passable. If this were a new unesteblished band it would be dragged over the coals but they are living on past glories. In all honestly, as a fan since 1991, please stop making albums as the last 3 at least have been poor. You are killing your legacy. Cannot believe they thought releasing this was a good idea.
Just experienced my first listen to the full album. It couldn’t have come at a better time. It injected a shot of energy into the morning that even had my 7 year old son jumping around. There is so much musical depth to some of the songs that I’m sure I’ll be discovering more gems the more I play them. Great balance of the band exploring new territory with plenty of classic PJ sound along with it. Doubters should just let it play through and soak it in.
Don't judge this album by one single that was released. The entire album, minus Dance of Clairvoyants, is an awesome PJ album. Every album can't be like their first. Take a true listen to this and most PJ fans will be very impressed.
I’m reviewing the WHOLE album, unlike most people on here reviewing the whole album based on one song. This is Pearl Jam’s best album in years! If you’ve listened to and loved Pearl Jam through their entire career (and don’t judge every album by comparing it to their first few) you’ll love this one too!
I’ve been a PJ fan since the beginning. IMO, they’ve been up and down musically for my taste. I’ve been waiting for another “Ten” or “Vs.” era album much like we’ve all waited for a Metallica album as good as their first four. I thought we were on the upswing when “Lighting Bolt” came out... Crap, then we get this melatonin injected album after 7 years. Maybe they got up with the guys from Tool and decided to throw their hands up in despair? Oh well. I guess we need another Democrat in the WhiteHouse for these guys to cheer up.
So I’ve been a true fan since PJ came on scene (1991), and I truly feel this is their Worst album to date. Majority of album is too slow! I understand they are older now and trying to keep things fresh, however, it’s not working. They started as a “Grunge/hard rock” band and now they are more like a folk band. Their early formula wasn’t broken, so there was no need to try to fix it now. This album will be forgotten quickly.
From their early days of Grunge, to their complex sounds and styles they come to develop in their tenure as one of Rock’s most versatile bands, Gigaton is a powerhouse of meaning and subtext. Channeling bands like Talking Heads, The Who, among many contemporary styles, this album is sure to leave you in a whirlwind of emotion. I highly recommend to any past or present fan, or casual listener.