Pearl Jam - No Code (Epic)
"Hey, Eddie, we've finished our bits, come and do some vocals."
"No. I don't want to."
"OK, OK. If you promise to stop bugging me - Moan, moan,
whine, moan, whine."
That's the impression I go from this album. Eddie Vedder is taking
this anti-fame thing way too far. If he wants to quit, why doesn't
he? If not, could he please stop moaning.
The songs are typical Pearl Jam. Strong Led Zep / Black Sab riffs,
a pounding bass and Eddie Vedder whining.
The whining only lets up for one song, the very Bob Mould-esque
Mankind. Recommended only if you want to be whined at
for 45 or so minutes.
My advice to Vedder is "cheer up or shut up."
by Donnacha DeLong