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    mpedonempedone 540xxx - Manchester, NH Posts: 1,895
    I'll also withhold judgement until I hear more of it, but I will say that it being the second clip released surprises me, given all the talk of how "heavy" this album is going to be. Maybe this is just the intro or a slow part of the song...
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    SHZASHZA St. Louis, MO USA Posts: 3,376
    mpedone said:
    I'll also withhold judgement until I hear more of it, but I will say that it being the second clip released surprises me, given all the talk of how "heavy" this album is going to be. Maybe this is just the intro or a slow part of the song...
    Doesn't feel like a good match with a March Madness highlight reel. And just from the standpoint of building hype for the album this isn't what I'd expect. 
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    bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,932
    This song does fit well with EV's new look though.  Folk music and fedoras go like PB&J.
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    southpsouthp Posts: 278
    Strange little snippet to release at this point.  Not exactly the "heaviness" we are expecting, and not the best song for that little basketball promo thing.  That being said it's kinda or par with the type of tracks we get in that 3rd-or-4th -to-last slot of an album (i.e. Comes then Goes, Speed of Sound, Sleeping by Myself, etc)
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    BloodMeridian80BloodMeridian80 Seattle Posts: 604
    The first Josh K PJ song
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    2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USA Posts: 23,178
    Bump 
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    PJammin'PJammin' Posts: 1,779
    PJNB said:
    That does not sound like Pearl Jam. I like Pearl Jam.... 
    Stone from the Spin interview. 

    'Something Special' was recorded in that first session at Andrew's house and those are Josh's initial chords. We moved things around a little bit, but the song really came from him. I love that it's a song about parenting and kids, but l also love that Josh Klinghoffer joins the band live on tour and also writes a song for the album. I just think that's fuckin' cool.

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    just_onejust_one Lisbon Posts: 1,987
    i love the snippet , not everything has to be like dark matter and running.
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    KM73780KM73780 Posts: 1,040
    I’ve never really enjoyed anything I’ve listened to by Josh Klinghoffer or however you spell it so this might not be my favorite track if he was heavily involved in writing it. 
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    The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there. Posts: 47,359
    Perhaps this will be out soon....
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    BF25394BF25394 Posts: 3,516
    KM73780 said:
    I’ve never really enjoyed anything I’ve listened to by Josh Klinghoffer or however you spell it so this might not be my favorite track if he was heavily involved in writing it. 
    That's exactly how I spell it but, more importantly, that's how he spells it.
    I gather speed from you fucking with me.
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    wnh1977wnh1977 Iowa Posts: 590
    edited March 25
    kmcmanus said:
    LB has a bunch of good songs but it’s not a great album, it feels like a mishmash of random sessions.
    BS has fewer great standalone songs but it’s a better album because it has its own cohesive identity which is unique in the catalog.
    Gigaton is ambitious & experimental but they didn’t stick the landings on all the experiments. It’s also (for me at least) colored more by the events of the time of its release than the others which makes it hard to give a fair rating to.
    i think all three are still good, but the preceding 8 were all great.
    In my opinion, Lightning Bolt becomes a much better album if you drop "LTRP" and "Sleeping By Myself".  That leaves 10 songs, run time of about 40 minutes (great length for an LP), and makes for a really, really solid album.  These two songs back-to-back just kills that album.  "Pendulum" opening Side 2 is great.  Maybe get rid of O'Brien's keys opening and closing "Future Days"... those are my nitpicking critiques.

    I love Backspacer for what it is.  Just different from anything else in their catalogue.  Love the quick 37 minutes.  And by the way, like or dislike Backspacer or Lightning Bolt, I would say O'Brien's production is terrific on these albums.  I really don't like "Avacodo"'s harsh production... not a huge fan of Riot Act's... or maybe it's the performances ("Ghost" should be more thumping and intense, but it feels phoned in)?  Binaural is unique production, but a little hit and miss for me.  I love "Nothing As It Seems" for example, but some others just sound a little muddy.
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    BF25394BF25394 Posts: 3,516
    wnh1977 said:
    kmcmanus said:
    LB has a bunch of good songs but it’s not a great album, it feels like a mishmash of random sessions.
    BS has fewer great standalone songs but it’s a better album because it has its own cohesive identity which is unique in the catalog.
    Gigaton is ambitious & experimental but they didn’t stick the landings on all the experiments. It’s also (for me at least) colored more by the events of the time of its release than the others which makes it hard to give a fair rating to.
    i think all three are still good, but the preceding 8 were all great.
    In my opinion, Lightning Bolt becomes a much better album if you drop "LTRP" and "Sleeping By Myself".  That leaves 10 songs, run time of about 40 minutes (great length for an LP), and makes for a really, really solid album.  These two songs back-to-back just kills that album.  "Pendulum" opening Side 2 is great.  Maybe get rid of O'Brien's keys opening and closing "Future Days"... those are my nitpicking critiques.

    I love Backspacer for what it is.  Just different from anything else in their catalogue.  Love the quick 37 minutes.  And by the way, like or dislike Backspacer or Lightning Bolt, I would say O'Brien's production is terrific on these albums.  I really don't like "Avacodo"'s harsh production... not a huge fan of Riot Act's... or maybe it's the performances ("Ghost" should be more thumping and intense, but it feels phoned in)?  Binaural is unique production, but a little hit and miss for me.  I love "Nothing As It Seems" for example, but some others just sound a little muddy.
    I actually love "Sleeping By Myself." I just think it didn't need to exist on a Pearl Jam album. The full-band version is much more interesting than the Ed solo version, but the Ed solo version was already out there, and I think the full-band version should have been a B-side. It would have been better to have some singles with B-sides from that album instead of the completely superfluous 7-inch box set they released.

    It's funny you say that about "Ghost," because I've used the word "thumping" to describe it. I love that song and think it has a great propulsiveness and forward momentum.
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    Habit4meHabit4me Posts: 155
    edited March 25
    Matt Pinfield about to be canceled. 


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    on2legson2legs Standing in the Jersey rain… Posts: 14,487
    BF25394 said:
    wnh1977 said:
    kmcmanus said:
    LB has a bunch of good songs but it’s not a great album, it feels like a mishmash of random sessions.
    BS has fewer great standalone songs but it’s a better album because it has its own cohesive identity which is unique in the catalog.
    Gigaton is ambitious & experimental but they didn’t stick the landings on all the experiments. It’s also (for me at least) colored more by the events of the time of its release than the others which makes it hard to give a fair rating to.
    i think all three are still good, but the preceding 8 were all great.
    In my opinion, Lightning Bolt becomes a much better album if you drop "LTRP" and "Sleeping By Myself".  That leaves 10 songs, run time of about 40 minutes (great length for an LP), and makes for a really, really solid album.  These two songs back-to-back just kills that album.  "Pendulum" opening Side 2 is great.  Maybe get rid of O'Brien's keys opening and closing "Future Days"... those are my nitpicking critiques.

    I love Backspacer for what it is.  Just different from anything else in their catalogue.  Love the quick 37 minutes.  And by the way, like or dislike Backspacer or Lightning Bolt, I would say O'Brien's production is terrific on these albums.  I really don't like "Avacodo"'s harsh production... not a huge fan of Riot Act's... or maybe it's the performances ("Ghost" should be more thumping and intense, but it feels phoned in)?  Binaural is unique production, but a little hit and miss for me.  I love "Nothing As It Seems" for example, but some others just sound a little muddy.
    I actually love "Sleeping By Myself." I just think it didn't need to exist on a Pearl Jam album. The full-band version is much more interesting than the Ed solo version, but the Ed solo version was already out there, and I think the full-band version should have been a B-side. It would have been better to have some singles with B-sides from that album instead of the completely superfluous 7-inch box set they released.
    Totally agree.  I love the full band version and I’m glad it exists because I think it’s the best version of a great song.  It’s just weird that they put it on a Pearl Jam album.  Perfect B side like you said. 
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    deb1211deb1211 Posts: 1,160
    I personally love the facts of life theme song 😆 
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    BF25394BF25394 Posts: 3,516
    This song seems to have that vocal affectation that I thought Eddie had eliminated: "round" becomes "ruh-how-ound."
    I gather speed from you fucking with me.
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    nicknyr15nicknyr15 Posts: 7,873
    bbiggs said:
    These songs sound like a continuation of Earthling.  Especially this one.  
    This was my biggest fear. 
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    DEGBTIDEGBTI san diego Posts: 931
    nicknyr15 said:
    bbiggs said:
    These songs sound like a continuation of Earthling.  Especially this one.  
    This was my biggest fear. 
    funny, I played all the released stuff for my wife and the first thing she said is "is this pearl jam or the earthlings?" shes not wrong, so far
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    SpunkieSpunkie I come from downtown. Posts: 5,722
    DEGBTI said:
    nicknyr15 said:
    bbiggs said:
    These songs sound like a continuation of Earthling.  Especially this one.  
    This was my biggest fear. 
    funny, I played all the released stuff for my wife and the first thing she said is "is this pearl jam or the earthlings?" shes not wrong, so far
    The psychologist in me wants to know if she was primed with Watt information prior to that expression LOL - I guess biased 
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    KusyKusy Posts: 351
    In my opinion the album is "LB meets Earthling".
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    dwjmu84dwjmu84 Posts: 360
    BF25394 said:
    This song seems to have that vocal affectation that I thought Eddie had eliminated: "round" becomes "ruh-how-ound."
    Certain compositions lend themselves better to this cringe tendency. Something Special fits that mold. Let’s hope it’s the only one. From the metal door leaks, it doesn’t sound like many of the other tracks should, so I’m hoping for more direct pronunciation in the delivery on those. 

    Dark Matter was free of any of that, and I very much enjoyed this fact. 
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    OfThePearlOfThePearl Posts: 666
    BF25394 said:
    This song seems to have that vocal affectation that I thought Eddie had eliminated: "round" becomes "ruh-how-ound."
    That affectation is supposedly a recommendation by a vocal specialist, to help preserve Ed's voice. If that's the reason, it makes me sad, because I surely want to preserve Ed's voice, but I hate the affectation.
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    KusyKusy Posts: 351
    BF25394 said:
    This song seems to have that vocal affectation that I thought Eddie had eliminated: "round" becomes "ruh-how-ound."
    Just wait for Upper Hand ;)
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    THEBIBLEISTENTHEBIBLEISTEN Posts: 1,700
    Sounds pretty good 
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    WW187806WW187806 Long Island, NY Posts: 538
    its cool
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    BF25394BF25394 Posts: 3,516
    BF25394 said:
    This song seems to have that vocal affectation that I thought Eddie had eliminated: "round" becomes "ruh-how-ound."
    That affectation is supposedly a recommendation by a vocal specialist, to help preserve Ed's voice. If that's the reason, it makes me sad, because I surely want to preserve Ed's voice, but I hate the affectation.
    That's interesting. I'm not a professional singer* so I don't have a sense of why this would be helpful. It also makes me wonder why you don't hear this sort of thing from other great vocalists.

    *Though I'm often told I have the voice of an angel...
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