Backspacer turns 10 years old

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  • RP112579 said:
    Force Of Nature!!!!!
    YES!!!
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,998

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 17,091
    Pearl Jam Backspacer turns 10 years old today. https://amzn.to/2xoAoEn
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    went to the release party at easy street records in West Seattle.
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    Amongst The Waves is my favourite song by the band since In Hiding. I got goosebumps listening to it in the record store (pre order hadn't come yet) and spun it over and over again. The last few notes in Mike's solo are just perfection, and when Ed screams "Laaaayyyaaaateeeee"...holy shit that's a Vs scream. Amazing.
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,067
    Worst album
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 5,506
    Top six PJ album for me

    -love The Fixer.  A good PJ song is a good PJ song. Nothing wrong with being catchy.  Amazing defiant chorus.  

    There’s only 2 songs i dont care for. Thats pretty good.   I have it above all of their 2000s albums. 
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,821
    One album has to be the worst.  This one is it for me.

    Funny that my (now 19) daughter still calls that her favorite PJ album.  
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    Funny that my (now 19) daughter still calls that her favorite PJ album.  

    I distinctly remember my daughter and her teen friends seeing The Fixer on vh1 a bunch and telling me how badass Pearl Jam was.  That was really fun.  
  • ikiTikiT USAPosts: 7,948
    edited September 20
    I listened to side one today.  amongst the waves is PF good. 
    The 1st time I heard Unthought Known it seemed like music from the future.
    Johnny Guitar and Supersonic deserve more love.  That fuzzy guitar in the fixer?  Hell yeah.
    The End is borderline melodramatic but it occupies a place on the hard to ignore completely parallel "PJ-Jay" timeline.


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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,232
    Always happy to profess my love for this record.  Right time in my life.
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,875
    Got Some won me over live. I enjoy Just Breathe and Amongst The Waves. The End is an interesting final track. That's really it and so this one always ranks at the bottom for me. 
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 19,269
    not my fave, but I do enjoy it time to time. people saying it's their worst, you do know about LB right?
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  • D-RodD-Rod Posts: 366
    One album has to be the worst.  This one is it for me.

    Funny that my (now 19) daughter still calls that her favorite PJ album.  

    This is is my oldest boys (16) favourite album.  Maybe we’re too old to appreciate it.  
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,998
    edited September 20
    I remember listening to Got Some (the first leaked song of BS) and thinking: What a groovy song? That scratchy voice in combination with the grunt after "What's wrong?" made me eager to hear the rest of the album. It was well worth the wait.

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


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  • Love Johnny Guitar, Speed of Sound, Force of Nature, Just Breathe... Only problem is it’s too short.
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,067
    not my fave, but I do enjoy it time to time. people saying it's their worst, you do know about LB right?
    Yes, but Backspacer is just so boring and uninspired. At 36 minutes or something a real halfassed effort imo.  At least LB takes some chances stylistically and has some diversity. BS songs are all among their worst and Unthought Known is easily the most overrated, plodding song with the cringiest lyrics in their catalog.
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 17,091
    DewieCox said:
    not my fave, but I do enjoy it time to time. people saying it's their worst, you do know about LB right?
    Yes, but Backspacer is just so boring and uninspired. At 36 minutes or something a real halfassed effort imo.  At least LB takes some chances stylistically and has some diversity. BS songs are all among their worst and Unthought Known is easily the most overrated, plodding song with the cringiest lyrics in their catalog.
    Both wrong. Both albums are extremely underrated
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 17,091
    Though the actual in store release was the 22nd. 
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  • NewJPageNewJPage Posts: 2,846
    1 album in between then and now. So sad
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 20,109
    One album has to be the worst.  This one is it for me.

    Funny that my (now 19) daughter still calls that her favorite PJ album.  
    That award goes to riot act not backspacer.   Backspacer was great live, loved the 09/10 tours.
    i really want to see speed of sound again live. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,067
    igotid88 said:
    DewieCox said:
    not my fave, but I do enjoy it time to time. people saying it's their worst, you do know about LB right?
    Yes, but Backspacer is just so boring and uninspired. At 36 minutes or something a real halfassed effort imo.  At least LB takes some chances stylistically and has some diversity. BS songs are all among their worst and Unthought Known is easily the most overrated, plodding song with the cringiest lyrics in their catalog.
    Both wrong. Both albums are extremely underrated
    Underrated by who? They were pretty well reviewed and Backspacer is probably the most appreciated album by non fans. Every time someone mentions the genius of Unthought Known, the album gets more overrated. 
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 5,506
    I never saw the problem with a PJ album where they tried for anthems/ballads/poppy tunes.  I don't want ten albums that all sound similar.  

    The “Fight to get it back again” line defines Pearl Jam to me. 
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,379

    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 619
    It might be the album I listen to the least but it’s got very good songs. Interestingly I prefer the ones that seem to get bashed the most around here... Just breathe, unthought known (Gems and rhinestones being my favorite part). Also like force of Nature and The End. 
    I can’t get into The Fixer. I‘ve really tried but I honestly don’t like it 
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 17,091
    DewieCox said:
    igotid88 said:
    DewieCox said:
    not my fave, but I do enjoy it time to time. people saying it's their worst, you do know about LB right?
    Yes, but Backspacer is just so boring and uninspired. At 36 minutes or something a real halfassed effort imo.  At least LB takes some chances stylistically and has some diversity. BS songs are all among their worst and Unthought Known is easily the most overrated, plodding song with the cringiest lyrics in their catalog.
    Both wrong. Both albums are extremely underrated
    Underrated by who? They were pretty well reviewed and Backspacer is probably the most appreciated album by non fans. Every time someone mentions the genius of Unthought Known, the album gets more overrated. 
    The fans
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  • pjfaninindianapjfaninindiana Northeast IndianaPosts: 311


    Yes, but Backspacer is just so boring and uninspired. At 36 minutes or something a real halfassed effort imo.  At least LB takes some chances stylistically and has some diversity. BS songs are all among their worst and Unthought Known is easily the most overrated, plodding song with the cringiest lyrics in their catalog.


    Agreed, but I would say the same for LB as well.


  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,067
    igotid88 said:
    DewieCox said:
    igotid88 said:
    DewieCox said:
    not my fave, but I do enjoy it time to time. people saying it's their worst, you do know about LB right?
    Yes, but Backspacer is just so boring and uninspired. At 36 minutes or something a real halfassed effort imo.  At least LB takes some chances stylistically and has some diversity. BS songs are all among their worst and Unthought Known is easily the most overrated, plodding song with the cringiest lyrics in their catalog.
    Both wrong. Both albums are extremely underrated
    Underrated by who? They were pretty well reviewed and Backspacer is probably the most appreciated album by non fans. Every time someone mentions the genius of Unthought Known, the album gets more overrated. 
    The fans
    I’d say fans familiar with their capabilities would be the most accurate gauge of quality one could hope for and if anything are more prone to overrating than the opposite.
  • CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 6,181
    It’s my least favorite
    but I still give it a B-

    Not crazy about Gonna see my friend, Johnny Guitar, supersonic, speed of sound, the end

    the other 6 songs are really good imo
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