Wednesday, September 9, 2009

50 Things To Hear This Fall

Sorry for the bump, Donny.

Backspacer is one of Time Magazine's 50 Things to See, Hear, and Do this Fall

Their days as a phenomenon are long past, but Pearl Jam have settled comfortably into their role as rock's almost-mature pros. The songs here are built on hooks, covered with guitar fuzz, and then trimmed back a bit so the melody abides. Nothing revolutionary, butBackspacer provides an adrenaline jolt that shouldn't be underestimated either. —Josh Tyrangiel