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#484: Vitalogy by Pearl Jam

1.13.2011


Vitalogy by Pearl Jam (1994)

Favorite Track(s): "Nothingman" and "Better Man" (surprised?)

Thoughts: (Pre-listening:) Guys, I'll be honest with you. I've been dreading this album. I saw it coming up and I was like aww, crap. I fully recognize that that makes me a bad Seattleite. Pearl Jam is a local success, and I should be pumped to listen to them. But I'm not really a fan of grunge. Even Nirvana. It's not my thing, and listening to it bothers me.

Also, Eddie Vedder's cover of "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" from the I Am Sam soundtrack is one of my least favorite covers of any Beatles song. To be honest, though, I do enjoy listening to "Just Breathe" off their most recent album, though I doubt that's their usual sound... Anyway, I thought you should know my pre-conceived ideas about Pearl Jam before I listened to one of their albums.

(Post-listening:) Still not a fan. Some songs were Ok, others seemed useless or bland. And as you might imagine, I was unable to listen all the way through "Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me," their song of distorted bass and drums playing over the recordings of interviewed mental hospital patients.

1 comment:

theresa clare said...

I wouldn't have been able to get through that song either.