Monday, December 27, 2021

Top Ten Pearl Jam Moment of 2021, #3


Among the members of Pearl Jam, Jeff Ament seems to be the most active during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting out a 7in single of two songs with his friend John Wicks, an political-themed EP, and now a full album of songs recorded at his studio in Montana.

After making the initial announcement, Ament used a new Instagram account to release pieces of his prolific painting portfolio to drum up interest and excitement, which definitely worked.  Fans were rabidly excited by release day, and "I Should Be Outside" is easily the best received of all of Jeff's solo albums.  Good enough, that for a time, it eclipsed any other Pearl Jam coverage, including the anniversaries of "Ten" (30 years) and "No Code" (25 years).