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Pearl Jam Steps Back, Goes Pop -- and Makes One of the Best Albums of its Careernew

With Backspacer, the "grunge" godfathers seem intent on rewriting their story. It's their best record since 1998's Yield, thanks to the presence of producer Brendan O'Brien, who was allowed by the band to have a hand in picking apart the songs. The result is an economical and wholly replayable Pearl Jam album.
Metroland  |  John Brodeur  |  10-26-2009  |  Reviews

Pearl Jam's 'Backspacer' is Most Impressive for Not Making Concessionsnew

With Pearl Jam experiencing a renaissance of late -- aided by 2006's eponymous return to form and a well-deserved live reputation -- the group is moving forward with its loosest album to date.
Tucson Weekly  |  Michael Petitti  |  09-23-2009  |  Reviews

'Ten' + 18

Pearl Jam's touchstone grunge record gets a fresh coat of paint 18 years later.
Metroland  |  John Brodeur  |  04-23-2009  |  Reviews

Seminal Seattle Grunge Group Green River Reunites for a One Nightnew

Eight months ago Mark Arm, current Mudhoney front man and Sub Pop warehouse manager, e-mailed his old friends Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Alex Vincent, Steve Turner, and Bruce Fairweather to see if they'd be interested in bringing their now-legendary band Green River together for Sub Pop's anniversary.
Seattle Weekly  |  Brian J. Barr  |  07-15-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Straight Out of the Mid-90snew

Pearl Jam's status as grunge nobles affords them the right to ride the nostalgia train and keep old fans happy with the status quo.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  05-09-2006  |  Reviews

Pearl Jam Goes to Bat Against Montana Senator Conrad Burnsnew

Jeff Ament tries to help Senate candidate Jon Tester find his voice with a fund-raising concert in Missoula.
Missoula Independent  |  Skylar Browning  |  08-26-2005  |  Music

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