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Dark Matter - Out Now

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    JT167846JT167846 Posts: 836
    Ordered the deluxe CD but nothing my way
    Stars are suns to other people.

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    sebcitysebcity Ireland Posts: 36

    Really like it. The second half it stronger. I think Mike stands out a lot too, has some great riffs throughout.

    Standout songs (so far…) - Upper Hand, Waiting for Stevie, Got to Give

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    SpartanacusSpartanacus Oviedo, FL Posts: 824
    I preordered but don’t see the downloads anywhere (not even in my spam). Anyone???
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    JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWest Posts: 18,973
    Already excited to have my face melted by some of these solos. 
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    axellaire8axellaire8 Belgium Posts: 234
    Wow!!! This album is fire! I was very sick this morning and I was like a zombie going to buy the album at my local record store. What a pleasure to listen to it at home very loudly with my great headphones and my eyes closed. At the cinema, the sound was good but not loud enough and my neighbor spoke very loudly throughout the screening so.. Healing with a new pearl jam album, what more could you ask for!
    Great job guys and thank you!

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    bicyclejoebicyclejoe USA Posts: 1,177
    edited April 19
    Amazing!

    My verdict after four full listens, including one Atmos listen through headphones with lyrics: 9/10
    Pearl Jam's best since Avocado (and I love Avocado!).
    Some of Eddie's best songwriting for sure, exploring very vulnerable and grown-up themes of reconciliation, time, friendship, family, fear, hope, change and, ahem, faith (a lot of references to prayer, faith, "kingdom come," and, thematically, eschatology.)
    The playing, especially the rhythm section, is phenomenal. 
    My only real complaint: The mix. It is incredibly compressed. There is no room for the music to breathe, there is no real space between the instruments, and Ed's voice gets lost in the stew of loudness throughout the album. 
    I'm hoping the vinyl features a better master.
    Post edited by bicyclejoe on
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    Moffat12Moffat12 Posts: 26
    Oh yeah the new record is out! 10c record variant........... crickets. Not even a delivery date. This should be completely unacceptable, clearly the business model change was not for the fans.
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,015
    Amazing!

    My verdict after four full listens, including one Atmos listen through headphones with lyrics: 9/10
    Pearl Jam's best since Avocado (and I love Avocado!).
    Some of Eddie's best songwriting for sure, exploring very vulnerable and grown-up themes of reconciliation, time, friendship, family, fear, hope, change and, ahem, faith (a lot of references to prayer, faith, "kingdom come," and, thematically, eschatology.)
    The playing, especially the rhythm section, is phenomenal. 
    My only real complaint: The mix. It is incredibly compressed. There is no room for the music to breathe, there is no real space between the instruments, and Ed's voice gets lost in the stew of loudness throughout the album. 
    I'm hoping the vinyl features a better master.
    I was thinking that this morning after listening. Really happy with it. Avocado might be the dividing line between younger angrier PJ and mature parental PJ. But DM is definitely on top since then in my mind.

    Great album. I was originally concerned about lyrics knowing that the whole idea was to come together and put something out quickly but the lyrics are solid as hell.
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    marcusinaustinmarcusinaustin Austin Posts: 7
    edited April 19
    I'm 100% satisfied. It's very eclectic. I hear a little Petty, Floyd, Springsteen, and, of course, the punk influences.
    Upper Hand = Goosebumps. That one, and a lot of these are going to sound AMAZING live. Mike and Stone continue to SHRED!
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    jonbond1779jonbond1779 London, UK Posts: 1,575
    Amazing!

    My verdict after four full listens, including one Atmos listen through headphones with lyrics: 9/10
    Pearl Jam's best since Avocado (and I love Avocado!).
    Some of Eddie's best songwriting for sure, exploring very vulnerable and grown-up themes of reconciliation, time, friendship, family, fear, hope, change and, ahem, faith (a lot of references to prayer, faith, "kingdom come," and, thematically, eschatology.)
    The playing, especially the rhythm section, is phenomenal. 
    My only real complaint: The mix. It is incredibly compressed. There is no room for the music to breathe, there is no real space between the instruments, and Ed's voice gets lost in the stew of loudness throughout the album. 
    I'm hoping the vinyl features a better master.
    Couldn't have summed it up better @bicyclejoe. Yes!
    "Bring it back, to the clean form. To the pure form"

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    bicyclejoebicyclejoe USA Posts: 1,177
    edited April 19
    I'm 100% satisfied. It's very eclectic. I hear a little Petty, Floyd, Springsteen, and, of course, the punk influences.
    Upper Hand = Goosebumps. That one, and a lot of these are going to sound AMAZING live. Mike and Stone continue to SHRED!
    Also hearing U2/The Cure, which Stone has already referenced, especially on Won’t Tell. A tinge of E Street Band on Setting Sun. Petty on Wreckage. 
    Post edited by bicyclejoe on
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    jonbond1779jonbond1779 London, UK Posts: 1,575
    Had a good few listens now...can't help but think as much as people fairly debate the production / mix of Dark Matter. This is an incredible record and has actually really captured the 'live' element of the band.

    Cannot wait to hear these songs live, especially in a few years after they've had time to jam them out a few times! 

    Bravo 👏
    "Bring it back, to the clean form. To the pure form"

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    marjenmarjen CT Posts: 804
    dmac said:
    It’s insane how much better this album is than Gigaton
    Thank you! I'm not alone! 
    Agreed. Did not know they had it in them. This album is fantastic. 
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    schaefferlaxschaefferlax Posts: 178
    Moffat12 said:
    Oh yeah the new record is out! 10c record variant........... crickets. Not even a delivery date. This should be completely unacceptable, clearly the business model change was not for the fans.
    Always something to bitch and moan about. Just enjoy the music
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    Vedd HeddVedd Hedd Posts: 4,526
    They crushed it.   

    Compliments to the chefs. 
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    schaefferlaxschaefferlax Posts: 178
    Was a bit crossfaded last night, listened to DM front to back followed by a couple Lana Del Ray songs as a nightcap 🤌 shit was hitting 
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    BF25394BF25394 Posts: 3,559
    Moffat12 said:
    Oh yeah the new record is out! 10c record variant........... crickets. Not even a delivery date. This should be completely unacceptable, clearly the business model change was not for the fans.
    Always something to bitch and moan about. Just enjoy the music
    They should enjoy it even though they haven't received it?

    Anyway, best album since Gigaton.
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    tbergstbergs Posts: 9,291
    Headphones listen through is spectacular. Instruments sound great and Eddie is spectacular. Like the "feel" of the music.
    It's a hopeless situation...
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    LizosaurusRexLizosaurusRex Bend, OR Posts: 46
    Banger. Very pleased. Great job guys. It's not their "best work ever" but maybe they feel the most proud of this one, and that's awesome. 
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    Hawk123Hawk123 Posts: 2,006
    What an album, I wouldn’t change a single thing, it’s so good 
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    LizosaurusRexLizosaurusRex Bend, OR Posts: 46
    edited April 19
    Best album by them in 20+ years for sure.

    Also Running has really grown on me. It's totally fun.
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    DeanMatesDeanMates Posts: 5
    Absolutely enjoying the new music....not caring about anything else but the feelings I get from this wonderful collection.
    Cannot wait until we hear these gems live.
    Thank you Boys for making my world a better place.
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    schaefferlaxschaefferlax Posts: 178
    BF25394 said:
    Moffat12 said:
    Oh yeah the new record is out! 10c record variant........... crickets. Not even a delivery date. This should be completely unacceptable, clearly the business model change was not for the fans.
    Always something to bitch and moan about. Just enjoy the music
    They should enjoy it even though they haven't received it?

    Anyway, best album since Gigaton.
    Yes, it's not 1991
    Wrigley 7/19/2013
    Philadelphia 10/22/2013
    Baltimore 10/27/2013
    Hampton 4/18/2016
    Ft. Worth 9/13/2023
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    djjazzy276djjazzy276 Posts: 222
    Best album by them in 20+ years for sure.

    Also Running has really grown on me. It's totally fun.
    I liked Running alright at first and it really grew on me as well. Then hearing it within the context of the album I felt like it fit in and sounded even better. 
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    tbergstbergs Posts: 9,291
    Best album by them in 20+ years for sure.

    Also Running has really grown on me. It's totally fun.
    I liked Running alright at first and it really grew on me as well. Then hearing it within the context of the album I felt like it fit in and sounded even better. 
    This. I just said to a friend that Running is the best placed rocker on an album since Grievance. Really elevates it overall.
    It's a hopeless situation...
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    SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYC Posts: 25,918
    I'm seven listens in so far.... this album hits hard on so many levels.  I was skeptical about Andrew Watt, especially because I don't like the last Stones album, but he was clearly the right choice.  
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    jtr101jtr101 Posts: 270
    The Rock said:
    jtr101 said:
    Is there an HD download available anywhere?
    If you pre ordered any version of DM from the Tenclub store you should have received an email with a link to download the album. There's mp3, FLAC, ALAC. 

    Also, HD Tracks and Qobuz have the HD too. 
    Thanks 👍 
    Enjoy difference. Without it we're all boring!

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    jrfiggjrfigg Posts: 54
    I love this album. Biggest smile on my face today. On my third listen of the morning. Thank you Pearl Jam. 
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    DL136722DL136722 Not sure... Posts: 645
    Honest biased take

    6.5/10 relative to the rest of their catalog
    8.5/10 relative to all other rock coming out today 
    100% agree
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    philp33philp33 Posts: 15
    Scared of Fear <3  :open_mouth:  
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