by Pearl Jam

(1994) Epic

Description Vitalogy, the beginning of the end for Pearl Jam's edge.
Posted By Jason Henderson (5681)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 6/11/2001, Jason Henderson (5681) posted:
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Vitalogy, Pearl Jam's third album, stands as one of thier last albums that would be called Grunge, for many. What I find more fascinating than the music is the booklet along side it-it's wierd. Not gory, or satanic or anything like that wierd, no, that wouldn't be Pearl Jam-you'll just have to look at it for yourself and decide what you think, cause I think it's weird and yet fascinating, different, most of all. But the music is what really matters here. The album is pure PJ, and shows them at a prime time of their careers. 'Betterman', one of their first singles that doesn't have any dark lyrics like all of their grunge counterparts in the band, in one of the good ones. 'Not for you' proves that Pearl Jam still has their grunge edge, and 'Nothingman' shows their brilliant, deep and mysterious side. Possibly the song that is the greatest song on the album, and shows the sound that would be found on later albums, 'Corduroy'. This album is a respectible album thanks to those songs, but the others aren't as good. No matter what though, this is still a respectable album.