Pearl Jam - Binaural

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Album Review

Release date: 30 November 1999

Pearl Jam - Binaural

Binaural

[B]'Binaural'[/B] burns with the intensity and desperation of a last stand...

They return, at a time when the world is dominated by trashy frat-punks and schlock-metal bozos, a moment when rock seems to have been stripped of any resonance beyond serving as the facile soundtrack for the high-jinks of beer-sodden jocks. Grunge's last men standing, and perhaps the only band of their size and calibre bringing the passion, intensity, and integrity of their underground...

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The Pearl Jam frontman played the song during a solo show in Portugal

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Pearl Jam - Binaural: Wikipedia Album Entry

Binaural is Pearl Jam's sixth studio album, released on May 16, 2000 through Epic Records. Following a full-scale tour in support of its previous album, Yield, released in 1998, the band took a short break. The band then reconvened toward the end of 1999 and commenced work on a new album. The music on the record featured an experimental sound, evidenced on songs that utilized binaural recording techniques.

Binaural debuted at number two on the Billboard charts. The album became the first Pearl Jam studio album to fail to reach platinum status. The album's 2000 tour spawned an enormous collection of official bootleg releases. The album has been certified Gold in the United States.

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