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Pearl Jam – Gigaton – Double Vinyl Records

Gigaton is the eleventh studio album by the American rock band Pearl Jam, released on March 27, 2020. Arriving nearly seven years after their previous album, “Lightning Bolt,” Gigaton showcases the band’s evolution with a sound that encompasses a mix of rock, punk, and experimental music, reflecting both their classic roots and a willingness to explore new directions.

Gigaton is notable for its thematic depth, grappling with issues such as climate change, societal unrest, and personal reflection. The album’s title itself, which refers to a unit of explosive energy, hints at the powerful and sometimes urgent messages contained within its tracks. This release finds Pearl Jam experimenting with new sounds and production techniques, including electronic elements not typically prominent in their earlier work.

Key Tracks

“Who Ever Said” – Serving as the album opener, this track sets a high-energy tone with driving guitars and assertive vocals, encapsulating the band’s enduring rock spirit.

“Superblood Wolfmoon” – This song combines a catchy melody with the band’s signature guitar work, creating an upbeat track that still carries the album’s theme of reflection and concern.

“Dance of the Clairvoyants” – One of the most talked-about tracks on the album, it marks a departure from Pearl Jam’s typical sound, incorporating synths and a new wave influence, showing the band’s willingness to push their musical boundaries.

“Quick Escape” – A politically charged song that lyrically references global concerns and the idea of seeking a new planet, supported by heavy guitar riffs and a solid rhythm section.

“River Cross” – The album closer uses an organ and Vedder’s poignant vocals to deliver a powerful message of hope and resilience, providing a somber yet uplifting end to the album.

Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, the production on Gigaton is crisp and layered, allowing for a range of sounds and styles not previously explored by the band. This album sees Pearl Jam experimenting with electronic textures and expansive soundscapes, alongside their traditional rock setup.

Gigaton received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its ambitious scope and the band’s ability to adapt and explore new musical territories while still maintaining their core identity. Fans and new listeners alike appreciated the band’s commentary on contemporary issues, making it a relevant addition to their discography in the evolving cultural landscape of the 2020s.

The album also performed well commercially, demonstrating Pearl Jam’s continued relevance in the rock music scene. Gigaton not only adds to the band’s legacy as one of the leading voices in rock music but also showcases their commitment to evolution and addressing the pressing issues of the time. This willingness to innovate and engage with complex themes is what keeps Pearl Jam resonant and influential in the music world.

Double vinyl release with one etched side. Gatefold cover with a 32-page booklet.

Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic

Track Listing
Who Ever Said
Superblood Wolfmoon
Dance Of The Clairvoyants
Quick Escape
Alright
Seven O’Clock
Never Destination
Take The Long Way
Buckle Up
Comes Then Goes
Retrograde
River Cross

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