• Pearl Jam Liberate Themselves From the Past on 'Gigaton'

    13 days ago - By Pop Matters

    Gigaton concludes with "River Cross" - probably their most heartbreaking album closer since Vs ' "Indifference". Backed by pump organ and scuttling percussion, it's the sound of Vedder contemplating life's later acts and preparing to hand over the keys to the next generation.
    Gigaton sounds like Pearl Jam convincingly doing their very best to not sound like Pearl Jam. Liberated from their past and their expectations, the band have freed themselves to take some long overdue risks. At this point, they are a very long way from the gas station indeed.
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