by Pearl Jam

(2000) Epic

Description "Binaural" could be described as the synthesis of "No Code" and "Yield." It is a rather plain album; few songs actually accomplish to inspire some emotion. Happy listening.
Posted By Nicolas De Guzman (2715)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 4/28/2001, Jason Henderson (5681) posted:
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Binaural has many songs that are all different, but really, the only ones that sound like the earlier CDs are the first three songs, the rest is all experimental rock; every song sounds different. But don't get me wrong, this is a great PJ CD. This is their, what, ninth CD? And yet they still love what they're doing, even though their other grunge partners either killed themselves, or left the stage. They continue to make great music. I think that's great, you know? They're doing what they want and going their own way. Since their DVD is out, you might as well buy that or this. Or both! The only real problem some people will have with this CD is that its never the same, and could be a problem for people that want an entire CD to sound the same the entire way. But the overall opinion I have for this CD is that it's great for people that love music period, and like grunge when they were younger, since Pearl Jam was one of the original grunge bands. And hey, lets not forget that secret recording at the end of the CD, alright?
On 8/27/2000, Cary Frick (3578) posted:
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I love this album. I'm a huge Pearl Jam fan and this album didnt let me down. I can play it all the way through with out disappointment.
On 7/5/2000, Gabriel Siqueira (4) posted:
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It's the best Pearl Jam Album... several songs surprised me, because they are very different from what I was used... The best are Thin Air, Soon Forget, Rival and Parting Ways...
On 6/2/2000, Adam George (1631) posted:
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Unfortunatly this is just another average Pearl Jam albumn, nothing different from the average rock stuff they have been putting out for the last 6 years.

With highlight tracks few and far between, the track that is most deserving of being called a 'highlight' would have to be the single 'Nothing As It Seems'.

As I listen to it, I keep waiting for Mike to break out into one of his intense lead solo's of old, but unfortunatly as with Yield and No Code, he holds back.

This is just my opinion though, some of my friends love this CD.
On 5/19/2000, Nicolas De Guzman (2715) posted:
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After the success of "Ten" and "Vs." it has been difficult for the band to come up with an album worthy of comparison to these two classics. Indeed, I have given up hopes that they will make music of such quality again.

"Binaural" opens up with three songs that attempt to sound like the opening songs of their earlier albums. They are reminiscent of such songs as "spin the black circle" and "last exit." These songs are followed by a few ballads, as well as some faster rock songs, such as "insignificance."

Overall, this is the kind of music that you may wan to play for background music, but you may be reluctant to actually sit down and listen to it.

Long live good music!