What I'm Listening To

The new Pearl Jam album is very good.

IMO, it's their best effort since Vitalogy. It feels really mature, in the best senses of the word, very tangible, and Eddie Vedder's voice sounds awesome. Here's "Just Breathe" from Backspacer:

[Lyrics below.]
Yes, I understand that every life must end, uh huh.
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, uh huh.
Oh, I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the ones I love.
Some folks have just one, yeah, others they got none, uh huh.

Stay with me.
Oh, let's just breathe.

Practiced are my sins, never gonna let me win, uh huh.
Under everything, just another human being, uh huh.
Yeah, I don't wanna hurt, there's so much in this world
To make me bleed.

Stay with me.
Oh, you're all I see.

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool, you see.
No one knows this more than me.

As I come clean.

I wonder everyday as I look upon your face, uh huh.
Everything you gave and nothing you would take, uh huh.
Nothing you would take; everything you gave.

Did I say that I need you?
Oh, did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool, you see.
No one knows this more than me.

And I come clean.

Nothing you would take; everything you gave.
Oh, hold me till I die; meet you on the other side.

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