Binaural: Where does it rank?

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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,816
    Bottom 5
    A solid #6...best post-1990s album.
    Auckland 1998, Toronto 1 2011, London 2013, Buffalo 2013, Toronto 1&2 2016, Seattle 1&2 2018
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,213
    Top 5
    I always thought too that with the amount of material recorded around this time, it could nearly have been a double!?

    And there is always that talk of the alternative track listing!
    Melbourne #1 '98
    Melbourne #2 '03
    Melbourne #3 '03
    Melbourne #1 '06
    Melbourne #3 '06
    Melbourne '09
    Melbourne '14
  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 11,170
    Top 5
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  • FrankieGFrankieG Abingdon MDPosts: 9,090
    Top 5
    I think if you asked me this question for all 10 albums individually, you would get 7 "Top 5" answers...
    2003: 7/14 NJ ... 2006: 6/1 NJ, 6/3 NJ ... 2007: 8/5 IL ... 2008: 6/24 NY, 6/25 NY, 8/7 EV NJ ... 2009: 10/27 PA, 10/28 PA, 10/30 PA, 10/31 PA
    2010: 5/20 NY, 5/21 NY ... 2011: 6/21 EV NY, 9/3 WI, 9/4 WI ... 2012: 9/2 PA, 9/22 GA ... 2013: 10/18 NY, 10/19 NY, 10/21 PA, 10/22 PA, 10/27 MD
    2015: 9/23 NY, 9/26 NY ... 2016: 4/28 PA, 4/29 PA, 5/1 NY, 5/2 NY, 6/11 TN, 8/7 MA, 11/4 TOTD PA, 11/5 TOTD PA ... 2018: 8/10 WA ---- http://imgur.com/a/nk0s7
  • marjenmarjen CTPosts: 632
    Bottom 5
    8 or 9 for me.
  • JmeiiiJmeiii Posts: 94
    Bottom 5

    Bottom 5. I love the Binaural and its only in the bottom because Yield, No Code, Vitalogy, Vs., and Ten are so fucking good

    Exactly how I feel.
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  • JT_JamFanJT_JamFan Posts: 144
    Top 5
    I like the recording. I just think it's not the best songwriting. Would love to hear the songs from Yield recorded this way.
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    Atlanta 9.1.98
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  • 63schoefflin63schoefflin Posts: 2,580
    Live.... Bottom 3
    Studio... Probably number 4.
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    '10- MSG 1-2   '11- PJ20
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    '14- Denver   '16- Philly 1-2; MSG 2
    '17- Pilgrimage Music Fest (Eddie)
  • Bottom 5
    its good but i dont have a lot of love for it
  • DegeneratefkDegeneratefk Posts: 3,123
    Bottom 5
    I just never connected with binaural. There are great songs on it. But when it came out, I wasn't in a dark place. It's a dark cd.

    I'm a die hard fan from day one. I can remember hearing NAIS for the first time on a boat when I was out on the lake fishing. The radio station hyped it up all day. I was stoked to hear it. After it was done, I thought "I hope this doesn't kill their career." OR something like that.

    As with many of the newer songs, I've grown to like NAIS and other sones from binaural. BUT there are certainly more songs I flat out do not like than any other pj album. (Inside job, slight of hand). On the flip side, grievance and light years are classics.
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,215
    Bottom 5
    it is not bad. I just think they have done better.
    I go:
    No Code
    Ten
    VS
    Yield
    Vitology

    Pearl Jam
    Binaural
    Backspacer
    Riot Act
    Lightening bolt
    Charlotte 00
    Charlotte 03
    Asheville 04
    Atlanta 12
    Greenville 16, Columbia 16
  • surforiasurforia PhillyPosts: 305
    Bottom 5
    Top of the bottom, for me. Just can't crack the Ten, Vs., Vitalogy, No Code and Yield ranks. My bottom five is, in order, Binaural, Riot Act, BackSpacer, LB and Self-Titled.
    9/28/96, 8/28/98, 8/29/98, 8/18/00, 10/8/00, 10/9/00, 4/28/03, 6/22/03, 7/8/03, 7/9/03, 10/2/04, 10/5/04, 10/1/05, 10/3/05, 5/28/06, 6/20/08, 6/25/08, 10/27/09, 10/30/09, 10/31/09, 5/18/10, 5/20/10, 5/21/10, 10/21/13, 10/22/13, 4/28/16, 4/29/16
  • JP33JP33 Posts: 1,348
    Bottom 5
    definitely not in the top 5 ....But a Classic .....Self-titled..........No Code..........Yield.......Lightning bolt.....and of course Ten........Vs. ......Vitalogy.......not way in top five.........its just that we have played the poop out of all these classics............
  • Dissident67Dissident67 Posts: 549
    Top 5
    The actually album itself might not be in the top 5, the production doesn't always sound great. But I consider it top 5 because all the songs sound incredible live, and I love hearing them
    "Change don't come at once, it's a wave, building before it breaks"
  • cydoniacydonia Denbighshire, North Wales , UKPosts: 456
    Top 5
    Just! First saw the band on the binaural tour so through the bootleeg(Manchester 4/6/00) listened to the songs again & again , great headphones album too..
  • shetellsherselfshetellsherself New JerseyPosts: 8,396
    Top 5
    Love it
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    6/19/95 Red Rocks
    9/11/98 MSG
    11/19/12 EV solo Tulsa
    7/19/13 Wrigley 10/19/13 Brooklyn 2 10/21/13 Philly 1 10/22/13 Philly 2 10/25/13 Hartford
    10/08/14 Tulsa 10/09/14 Lincoln
    9/26/15 NYC
    4/16/16 Green-Vs-ille 4/28/16 Philly 1 4/29/16 Philly 2 5/1/16 MSG 1 5/2/16 MSG 2 8/7/16 Fenway 2 8/20/16 Wrigley 1
  • RobbyD462RobbyD462 Victoria BCPosts: 4,673
    Top 5
    Tough but fair
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-9/21/9 -Vancouver,B.C-Rogers Arena-12/4/13
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-9/22/9 -Pemberton,B.C-7/17/16
    -Vancouver,B.C-GM Place -9/25/9 -Seattle,Wash-Safeco Field-8/8/18
    -Vancouver,B.C-Pacific Coliseum-9/25/11 -Seattle,Wash-Safeco Field-8/10/18
    -Misoula,MT-Adams Field House-9/30/12

  • AceCoolAceCool TexasPosts: 453
    Top 5
    I love Binaural. It was definitely an acquired taste for me but I have come to see it as one of my favorite PJ records.
  • tino_11tino_11 Posts: 1,152
    Bottom 5
    rummy said:

    A solid #6...best post-1990s album.

    Same for me
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  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 8,445
    Top 5
    It's really tough tough the first 6 albums are classics and Riot Act is a good one too.......
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  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,126
    Bottom 5
    Jmeiii said:

    Bottom 5. I love the Binaural and its only in the bottom because Yield, No Code, Vitalogy, Vs., and Ten are so fucking good

    Exactly how I feel.
    My thoughts exactly too.. and I love Binaural.
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  • Bottom 5
    Dead last. Its not a bad album, it's just the one album that gets one go around before pulled from the car CD player
  • i_lov_iti_lov_it Perth, Western AustraliaPosts: 3,898
    Bottom 5
    I would say Number six for me.
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  • Massara133Massara133 Stettler AB CanadaPosts: 386
    Top 5
    It wasn't at first but over time it definitely became a favourite. Benaroya Hall is what actually made me realize just how good Binaural is
    10
  • dogmattdogmatt Posts: 58
    Bottom 5
    I like Riot Act better.
  • Attaway77Attaway77 N/APosts: 1,632
    Top 5.... Especially now the Fall weather is making it's way in.
    Dallas 7/5/98, San Francisco 7/15/06, 7/16/06, San Francisco 8/28/09 (OL) Bristow 5/13/10, New York 5/21/10, East Troy 9/3/11-9/4/11 (PJ20), Missoula 9/30/12, Chicago 7/19/13 (Wrigley), Pittsburgh 10/11/13, Buffalo 10/12/13, Baltimore 10/27/13, Dallas 11/15/13, Austin 10/12/14 (ACL), Memphis 10/14/14, St. Paul 10/19/14, Milwaukee 10/20/14, Denver 10/22/14, Fort Lauderdale 4/8/16, Miami 4/9/16, Hampton 4/18/16, Philly 4/28/16, 4/29/16, New York 5/1/16, 5/2/16, Seattle 8/10/18 (Safeco), Missoula 8/13/18
    Eddie Vedder - Berkeley 4/8/08, Austin 11/9/12, 11/11/12
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 18,889
    Bottom 5
    number 9 for me only in front of riot act.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • JammalamboJammalambo Posts: 1,177
    Top 5

    I just never connected with binaural. There are great songs on it. But when it came out, I wasn't in a dark place. It's a dark cd.

    I'm a die hard fan from day one. I can remember hearing NAIS for the first time on a boat when I was out on the lake fishing. The radio station hyped it up all day. I was stoked to hear it. After it was done, I thought "I hope this doesn't kill their career." OR something like that.

    As with many of the newer songs, I've grown to like NAIS and other sones from binaural. BUT there are certainly more songs I flat out do not like than any other pj album. (Inside job, slight of hand). On the flip side, grievance and light years are classics.

    I exacly thought "I hope this doesn't kill their career." when I first heard Sirens. Even now, I just wish they'd never wrote that song.. Funny, eh?
    Oh, and Inside Job is not on Binaural
  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance Posts: 17,959
    edited October 2016
    Top 5
    The No Code through Riot Act period was their most creative period IMO.
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,494
    Bottom 5
    It's a great record but it's Bottom 5 for me - actually bottom 7 as it's pretty much Yield, Riot Act, No Code, then everything else for me.
    It's got some great songs (NAIS is a top 5 PJ song for me), and I saw one of my favourite shows on this tour (Cardiff 2000), but as people have already pointed out they have other records that are better
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