Pearl Jam - Backspacer
NME.COM feature on Pearl Jam - Backspacer album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 18 September 2009
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- Gonna See My Friend
- Got Some
- The Fixer
- Johnny Guitar
- Just Breathe
- Amongst The Waves
- Unthought Known
- Speed Of Sound
- Force Of Nature
- The End
The quintet’s 10th album tries to experiment, but there’s something very ‘mopey American teenager’ about ‘Lightning Bolt’
- Oct 14, 2013
Grunge stagers grow old gracefully
- Mar 2, 2003
Mystic comeback from Eddie Vedder's Seattle veterans
- Nov 12, 2002
Audience member offered to let Eddie Vedder shave off his dreadlocks if band played 'Brain Of J'
They performed 'Rockin' in the Free World' in Dallas on Friday night
The band also admit that they're 'surprised' by the fact that they're still around
Pearl Jam - Backspacer: Wikipedia Album Entry
The band released the album through its own label Monkeywrench Records in the United States and through Universal Music Group internationally.
Pearl Jam went back to producer Brendan O'Brien who they hadn't worked with since 1998's Yield. "At this point, I think we're willing to let somebody cut the songs up a little bit," says lead vocalist Eddie Vedder. "In the past, Brendan would say, 'It's a great song, but I think you should do it in a different key', and we'd say no. But now that we've heard Bruce [Springsteen] has listened to his suggestions, I think we will too." Bassist Jeff Ament said, "He brings a brutally honest approach to what he thinks is working and what isn't, and it really moves things along...We don't get weighted down with ideas that maybe aren't even that good. He's one of the few people outside of the band that we trust with our music, and we're really, really looking forward to making this record."
McCready said, "I'd sum it up as kind of a tight, concise, rock ’n’ roll record with kind of pop or maybe new wave elements to it...It’s a really quick record, but I like that element to it. I like the sparseness of the songs and the way that Brendan pulled us together and made us play as good as we could."
Backspacer has reached number 1 on Bilboard top 200.
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