Wednesday, April 3 2013
Mad Season only produced one album, but Pearl Jam's Mike McCready is still surprised by its legacy, and recounts its simple genesis: a project wherein he could try to keep his friends sober even as things began slipping away ...
Friday, September 30 2011
Above all else, musically 1991 will forever be remembered as the year alterna-rock conquered the masses. PopMatters explores how alternative became the dominant form of rock music in the '90s.
Tuesday, September 27 2011
MTV’s central role in delivering grunge to a national audience in the early 1990s demonstrated the network’s power as a creator and definer of culture, and the reaction of many of grunge’s iconic figures against the video medium revealed the gulf between principle and reality.
Tuesday, September 27 2011
Released alongside Nirvana’s Nevermind, the importance of Pearl Jam's Ten has been somewhat overshadowed by that record. Here is a young band, barely together for a year, yet confident enough in it style and aware of its strengths to release a cohesive debut album that would serve as a fine indicator of its potential.
Friday, December 18 2009
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.
Tuesday, October 4 2011
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind and Pearl Jam's Ten. In revisiting the grunge genre which altered the musical landscape two decades ago, the question arises: was this our last musical revolution?
Thursday, September 20 2012
Made in America’s line up just kept pushing the ante and winning every time. Each artist brought such talent to the stage that it was hard to miss any moments.
Tuesday, October 25 2011
A lavish, beautifully illustrated slab of coffee-table gorgeousness that meticulously records the day-to-day life, travails and triumphs of one of the most successful rock acts of the last 20 years (or more).
Wednesday, October 5 2011
Pearl Jam, still kicking as one of America's great rock bands, are just beginning "Side B" of their career.
Monday, September 19 2011
Pearl Jam takes fans on a journey through its vast back catalogue and rewards them for their continued support.
Friday, September 16 2011
Though not a comprehensive documentary of Pearl Jam's 20 years, Pearl Jam Twenty will be sure to please their fans.
Wednesday, December 5 2012
RNDM is big, brash and bold. Will they take beef with this?
Friday, June 8 2012
For his latest album 'Heroes', country legend Willie Nelson covered Pearl Jam's "Just Breathe" and now the video release finds Willie and his son Lukas, an up-and-coming musician, on a roadtrip together.
Wednesday, September 14 2011
Documentaries made by non-documentarians can be exhilarating since, new to the form, the filmmakers tend to break old rules and push into interesting territory. But they can also wind up looking something like Pearl Jam Twenty.
Wednesday, July 21 2010
Pearl Jam premiered two videos yesteday: "Unthought Known" live from Berlin and "Amongst the Waves". "Unthought Known" is directed by Wes C. Addle, a pseudonym…
Friday, February 19 2010
Sure, the best way to discover an artist is to buy their most-revered works, but there's something to be said for going after the not-so-great releases first.
Wednesday, September 21 2011
NIRVANA “Nevermind: Super Deluxe Edition” (Geffen) 2.5 stars (out of 4) PEARL JAM “Pearl Jam Twenty” (Columbia) 3 stars ——— World domination — so difficult…
Thursday, September 15 2011
TORONTO — Like a high school reunion or the sight of an aging Michael Jordan, word that Pearl Jam is celebrating its 20th anniversary can…