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    dreamweaverdreamweaver New York Posts: 715
    I'm wondering what those 1-2 albums will sound like. I haven't even heard DM yet. A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world
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    BettrMan21BettrMan21 Chattanooga,Tn Posts: 278
    The 2nd of the 2 would come out around age 70. It would make sense. 
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    Vedd HeddVedd Hedd Posts: 4,526
    Originally, I read this as sort of sarcasm. He didn't say we ONLY have 1 or 2 left. I sort of heard it like, "yeah, we still have fuel in the tank, this new album is evidence of that" and his "The goal is to keep making music" quote furthers that.

    Although I could just be projecting.
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    mace1229mace1229 Posts: 9,040
    edited April 4
    The 2nd of the 2 would come out around age 70. It would make sense. 
    That was my first thought. 4-6 years between albums, 2 more is kind of optimistic actually.  Right after Gigaton the shutdown happened. I was assuming they'd get creative and write a bunch and have a new album quicker with nothing else to do. I doubt I was alone in that, and still took 4 years. 
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    dwjmu84dwjmu84 Posts: 360
    Vedd Hedd said:
    Originally, I read this as sort of sarcasm. He didn't say we ONLY have 1 or 2 left. I sort of heard it like, "yeah, we still have fuel in the tank, this new album is evidence of that" and his "The goal is to keep making music" quote furthers that.

    Although I could just be projecting.
    Exactly. He’s just spitballing. Thinking out loud. 

    People read these quotes and take literally? I would hate to hang on anything these guys say about the future at their age. Just assume every record and tour is the last at this point and move forward with your life. Whatever else we get is icing.
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    2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USA Posts: 23,178
    This comes up every time a new album is released. @dwjmu84 speaks the truth! 
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    PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BC Posts: 49,677
    edited April 4
    Definitely not anything to take at face value. I agree, he was just spitballing/thinking out loud. He didn't actually mean they have plans. They could have no more albums ever again for all we or they know at this point. Or they could have several more in the future. They could start cranking one out every year like Neil Young - just throw everything at the wall to see what sticks, lol.
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    chrisr211977chrisr211977 Posts: 92
    I'm surprised. I figured PJ would take an approach similiar to Neil Young or U2, who've been in the biz for 63/48 years.
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    JKestleJKestle Posts: 64
    I thought he said "1 or 2 good ones left", meaning they'll keep releasing as the normally have but a couple of them might hold up well with the most loved earlier records.
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    igotid88igotid88 Posts: 27,483
    If they do like the last 3 records. 4 years then 7 then 4. They'll be in their 70s by the time that 2nd album comes out.
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    BrainofBGABrainofBGA Australia Posts: 3,989
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    One of them surely has to be lost dogs II. With so many great unreleased tunes, That will be a classic. 😉
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    BSullyBSully Indiana Posts: 1,074
    One of them surely has to be lost dogs II. With so many great unreleased tunes, That will be a classic. 😉
    I say, save "Lost Dogs 2" for a special release when we aren't getting anything else new.
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    bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 15,571
    I would say shut it down versus release new music below the standard.   The bad stuff devalues the good stuff.  Hearing SBWM, Never Destination, etc…. reminds me of when you learn your parents aren’t perfect or don’t know everything.  
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    kmcmanuskmcmanus Posts: 655
    I would say shut it down versus release new music below the standard.   The bad stuff devalues the good stuff.  Hearing SBWM, Never Destination, etc…. reminds me of when you learn your parents aren’t perfect or don’t know everything.  
    Who decides what’s “below the standard”? You?
    I like SBWM, I enjoy the late-period albums for what they are. And never once have I been playing Tremor Christ and thought “man this just sounds awful since Alright was released”. 
    If you don’t like the new stuff you don’t have to play it but why should those of us who enjoy it have to give it up?
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    yosiyosi NYC Posts: 2,666
    I would say shut it down versus release new music below the standard.   The bad stuff devalues the good stuff.  Hearing SBWM, Never Destination, etc…. reminds me of when you learn your parents aren’t perfect or don’t know everything.  
    Why would the bad stuff devalue the good stuff? It’s not like an aging baseball player whose rate stats go down if they’re bad the last few years of their career. The good stuff just stays… good. 
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    bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 15,571
    "Leaving while at the top" is not a new concept.  The Beatles did it.  Seinfeld did it.  Barry Sanders did it.   

    Totally get the concept of more music the better.  Just making conversation.  
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    PJammer4lifePJammer4life Los Angeles Posts: 2,601
    Think of the last Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, or Tom Petty albums. I think PJ can do at least that level.
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    The amount of ads on that page are intense! 
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    BF25394BF25394 Posts: 3,516
    "Leaving while at the top" is not a new concept.  The Beatles did it.  Seinfeld did it.  Barry Sanders did it.   

    Totally get the concept of more music the better.  Just making conversation.  
    There may be a bad song here or there, but there are no bad Pearl Jam albums. I want more new music from Pearl Jam, not less.
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    Niko80Niko80 Posts: 1,568
    "Leaving while at the top" is a train that has left the station, at least as far as I am concerned. I don't think PJ has anything to lose reputation wise with continuing on, even with poor albums coming in the future. Dark Matter is not the start of this potential trend. It's a great one! 
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    marumarukomarumaruko Frankfurt / Calgary Posts: 108
    "Leaving while at the top" is not a new concept.  The Beatles did it.  Seinfeld did it.  Barry Sanders did it.   

    Totally get the concept of more music the better.  Just making conversation.  
    I didn't know the Beatles called it quits after Revolver. If you meant Let it be - it's far from their best record. A great last hurray, but Rubber Soul, Revolver, Help and the White Album were way better. 
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    BF25394BF25394 Posts: 3,516
    "Leaving while at the top" is not a new concept.  The Beatles did it.  Seinfeld did it.  Barry Sanders did it.   

    Totally get the concept of more music the better.  Just making conversation.  
    I didn't know the Beatles called it quits after Revolver. If you meant Let it be - it's far from their best record. A great last hurray, but Rubber Soul, Revolver, Help and the White Album were way better. 
    And Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road, which both came after all of the albums you mentioned (except Let It Be) are better than all of them.

    Re: the earlier post, Seinfeld had its biggest audience in its final season, but its last two seasons without Larry David were not its creative peak (although it was still very funny).

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    spankyMPspankyMP NY to NC to NH Posts: 1,232
    BF25394 said:
    "Leaving while at the top" is not a new concept.  The Beatles did it.  Seinfeld did it.  Barry Sanders did it.   

    Totally get the concept of more music the better.  Just making conversation.  
    I didn't know the Beatles called it quits after Revolver. If you meant Let it be - it's far from their best record. A great last hurray, but Rubber Soul, Revolver, Help and the White Album were way better. 
    And Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road, which both came after all of the albums you mentioned (except Let It Be) are better than all of them.

    Re: the earlier post, Seinfeld had its biggest audience in its final season, but its last two seasons without Larry David were not its creative peak (although it was still very funny).

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    BF25394BF25394 Posts: 3,516
    spankyMP said:
    BF25394 said:
    "Leaving while at the top" is not a new concept.  The Beatles did it.  Seinfeld did it.  Barry Sanders did it.   

    Totally get the concept of more music the better.  Just making conversation.  
    I didn't know the Beatles called it quits after Revolver. If you meant Let it be - it's far from their best record. A great last hurray, but Rubber Soul, Revolver, Help and the White Album were way better. 
    And Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road, which both came after all of the albums you mentioned (except Let It Be) are better than all of them.

    Re: the earlier post, Seinfeld had its biggest audience in its final season, but its last two seasons without Larry David were not its creative peak (although it was still very funny).

    100%. Each character just became more of a caricature of themselves and it did not work for me.
    Except Jerry. Jerry was still Jerry. And Newman still managed to steal every scene he was in. I swear I don't think there's a single Newman scene in that show where Wayne Knight didn't completely crush it.

    I do still enjoy Seasons 8 and 9, but the caricatures are a little more off-putting, and there are a lot of huge plot holes.
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    Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 8,706
    "Leaving while at the top" is not a new concept.  The Beatles did it.  Seinfeld did it.  Barry Sanders did it.   

    Totally get the concept of more music the better.  Just making conversation.  
    I didn't know the Beatles called it quits after Revolver. If you meant Let it be - it's far from their best record. A great last hurray, but Rubber Soul, Revolver, Help and the White Album were way better. 
    Abbey Road was the last album they recorded. Let it Be was recorded prior to, but released after. 
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    spankyMPspankyMP NY to NC to NH Posts: 1,232
    BF25394 said:
    spankyMP said:
    BF25394 said:
    "Leaving while at the top" is not a new concept.  The Beatles did it.  Seinfeld did it.  Barry Sanders did it.   

    Totally get the concept of more music the better.  Just making conversation.  
    I didn't know the Beatles called it quits after Revolver. If you meant Let it be - it's far from their best record. A great last hurray, but Rubber Soul, Revolver, Help and the White Album were way better. 
    And Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road, which both came after all of the albums you mentioned (except Let It Be) are better than all of them.

    Re: the earlier post, Seinfeld had its biggest audience in its final season, but its last two seasons without Larry David were not its creative peak (although it was still very funny).

    100%. Each character just became more of a caricature of themselves and it did not work for me.
    Except Jerry. Jerry was still Jerry. And Newman still managed to steal every scene he was in. I swear I don't think there's a single Newman scene in that show where Wayne Knight didn't completely crush it.

    I do still enjoy Seasons 8 and 9, but the caricatures are a little more off-putting, and there are a lot of huge plot holes.
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    evenflow82evenflow82 Posts: 3,855
    edited April 15
    The Beatles didn't leave on their best record, but they were still the most highly revered and popular band on the planet when they broke up. They also broke up as music was really changing which was the right time for them to call it a day. A decent Beatles album was still better than just about anything in 1969/1970. 
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