Waiting 3 Years for an Album

NorthShoreBluesNorthShoreBlues Posts: 181
edited February 2009 in The Porch
Its the 9th year of this decade and we are on the verge of getting our 4th studio album . . . I can't wait . . . but 4 albums in 9/10 years?

I understand the rock music scene is different nowadays and the band is older, what are your thoughts?
1996: Hartford; 1998: Hartford, Mansfield I & II
2000: Saratoga, Mansfield I & II; 2003: West Palm, Tampa, Mansfield I & II & III; 2004: Boston I & II; 2005: Montreal; 2006: Albany, Hartford, Boston I & II, East Rutherford; 2007: Lolla
2008: Tampa, MSG I & II, Hartford, Mansfield I & II; 2009: Chicago I & II, Philly I, III & IV; 2010: Cleveland, Buffalo, Hartford, Boston & MSG II.
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  • I believe this would be their 4th album this decade.

    Binaural-2000
    Riot Act-2002
    Avo-2006
    TBA-2009


    Four albums in ten years sounds about right to me. Pretty good pace. They could be like AC/DC and release one album every eight years, now that would be brutal.
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  • aNiMaLaNiMaL Posts: 7,089
    This one is coming out faster than the last one did.
  • I believe this would be their 4th album this decade.

    Binaural-2000
    Riot Act-2002
    Avo-2006
    TBA-2009


    Four albums in ten years sounds about right to me. Pretty good pace. They could be like AC/DC and release one album every eight years, now that would be brutal.


    dude, quite right, what was i thinking . . . 4 in a decade, better %, i'll edit my original post, still seems alot of time wasted . . .
    1996: Hartford; 1998: Hartford, Mansfield I & II
    2000: Saratoga, Mansfield I & II; 2003: West Palm, Tampa, Mansfield I & II & III; 2004: Boston I & II; 2005: Montreal; 2006: Albany, Hartford, Boston I & II, East Rutherford; 2007: Lolla
    2008: Tampa, MSG I & II, Hartford, Mansfield I & II; 2009: Chicago I & II, Philly I, III & IV; 2010: Cleveland, Buffalo, Hartford, Boston & MSG II.
  • BeerBaronBeerBaron Toronto-ishPosts: 4,028
    The timing/gap between albums is perfect for me. As long as they continue to tour between in non-album years, I can deal with 3-4 year gaps between CDs, although 3 years is probably about right.
    1996: Toronto 1998: Barrie 2000: Saratoga Springs 2003: Buffalo, Toronto 2005: Kitchener, London, Hamilton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto 2006: Toronto x2, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Gorge #1 2007: London, Dusseldorf, Vic, Lolla 2008: WPB, Tampa, DC, MSG x2, Hartford, Boston x2, Beacon 2009: Toronto, Chicago x2, Seattle x2, LA #3&4, San Diego, Philly x4 2010: Cleveland, Buffalo, Hartford 2011: Montreal, Toronto x2, Hamilton 2012: Missoula 2013: London, Wrigley, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Hartford, Dallas, OKC
  • brucebruce Posts: 384
    aNiMaL wrote:
    This one is coming out faster than the last one did.

    I think they will be about the same:

    Riot Act to Pearl Jam: 3 years 6 months.

    Pearl Jam to TBA: 3 years (3-6 months my guess)

    It may even be a little bit longer.
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  • Well, at least the gap has allowed me to find a bunch of other artists that I'm a big fan of. Still, it is really painful to wait so long. I would say that it's not so bad since we got Into the Wild, but since that was such a short record it didn't really satiate my appetite.
  • JammalamboJammalambo Posts: 1,163
    You can't expect that a band that started its career almost 20 years ago will continue to release albums every 2 years or so, like they did in the 90s.
  • BMo-643BMo-643 Posts: 212
    Don't get me wrong I love getting new albums by my favorite bands - but it cheapens the intense excitement that I get leading up to a new album if I get a new album every year or year and a half. How much less excited would we all be for the new album later this year if they had just released an album last summer?

    Look at people like Beck and Ryan Adams - they have released a ton of albums since like 2004 or so I believe, that's great for their fans, but they can't really get that excited for a new album. I like to keep Pearl Jam on a cycle of releasing on album every 3 years or so...thats a good cycle, gives the band time to tour for the previous album (remember they have to do a massive world wide tour, so they are on the road for close to a year promoting their album) then it gives them time to chill out and relax, and it gives them time to write and put together a great album without being burned out.

    Having said all of that - I would love - love - love to see them release a new Lost Dogs with rare "B" sides. This band has to have a ton of more unreleased stuff in their vault..its been going on 6 years since Lost Dogs was released. But I think its amazing how they give you the opportunity to get a copy of the concert you've just attended - that's remarkable and awesome.
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  • oldermanolderman Posts: 1,765
    it's true, PJ does not crank out record after record these days. in contrast with someone like Springsteen it seems as though they simply don't have the desire to record that much. no matter, i will wait and I KNOW that this next record will be SUPER FINE and 5 STARS!!

    one thing is probably certain. HUGE tour next year, maybe even early 2010 like the Riot Act Tour!!
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  • youngsteryoungster BostonPosts: 6,574
    I think it takes time for the creativity bug to come around and bite them. I would rather them take their time and produce a quality album then rush and put out a crappy one just cause the fans want a new album now. Also, PJ are road dogs and probably don't write too much material on the road. After Avocado they toured for like 6 months, in 07 the went to Europe. After this summer's tour, they are finally hard at work. Can't wait.
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  • I don't care if it takes 3 years in between albums, what I really want is an epic album every 3 years or so. Like 70ish minutes please. I mean, record the album, and then add 20 minutes of the members burping for all I care. I'll still listen to it :D Just hook us up with something like that, and it will hold us over for a very long time. What was "Pearl Jam"? Just under 50 minutes right? No wonder we're salivating at the thought of a new album!
  • 12345AGNST112345AGNST1 Posts: 4,906
    Its the 9th year of this decade and we are on the verge of getting our 4th studio album . . . I can't wait . . . but 4 albums in 9/10 years?

    I understand the rock music scene is different nowadays and the band is older, what are your thoughts?

    I was thinking the EXACT thing today. The only difference is that I was impressed.

    The first half of their career (1990-1999) They released 5 albums.
    The second half of their career (2000-2010) They released 4 albums. (assuming its 2010)

    Thats pretty damn good if you ask me. 10 years into their career and they still managed another 4 albums.
    5/28/06, 6/27/08, 10/28/09, 5/18/10, 5/21/10
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  • Let's face it, the band is getting older. And they've got families now. I don't really expect them to have the same output they did 1991-2000. And they haven't exactly been sitting on their hands during the down times, either. Multiple tours, side projects, solo albums, etc.


    It took NIN like 6 years between The Fragile and With Teeth. I'm hoping at some point PJ will hit a creative streak like Trent has recently.
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  • say_hisay_hi Posts: 308
    Its the 9th year of this decade and we are on the verge of getting our 4th studio album . . . I can't wait . . . but 4 albums in 9/10 years?

    I understand the rock music scene is different nowadays and the band is older, what are your thoughts?

    How many albums have you released since 2000? :D
    4/30/03, 7/5/03, 7/6/03, 7/8/03, 7/9/03, 7/11/03, 7/12/03, 7/14/03, 9/28/04, 9/29/04, 10/1/04, 9/30/05, 10/1/05, 10/3/05, 5/4/06 (Letterman Mini-Concert), 5/5/06, 5/27/06, 5/28/06, 6/1/06, 6/3/06, 6/19/08, 6/20/08, 6/24/08, 6/25/08, 6/27/08, 6/28/08, 6/30/08, 10/27/09, 10/28/09, 10/30/09, 10/31/09, 5/15/10, 5/18/10, 5/20/10, 5/21/10
  • BeerBaron wrote:
    The timing/gap between albums is perfect for me. As long as they continue to tour between in non-album years, I can deal with 3-4 year gaps between CDs, although 3 years is probably about right.

    indeed, during the gap between albums, the non album tours have been a blessing . . .
    1996: Hartford; 1998: Hartford, Mansfield I & II
    2000: Saratoga, Mansfield I & II; 2003: West Palm, Tampa, Mansfield I & II & III; 2004: Boston I & II; 2005: Montreal; 2006: Albany, Hartford, Boston I & II, East Rutherford; 2007: Lolla
    2008: Tampa, MSG I & II, Hartford, Mansfield I & II; 2009: Chicago I & II, Philly I, III & IV; 2010: Cleveland, Buffalo, Hartford, Boston & MSG II.
  • Considering the quality, I'm more than happy to wait.
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