Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Steady yourself, people: Pearl Jam are about to release their eightth album. What's interesting - and laudable - is their decision to make the lead single available as a free download for a couple of days. According to RIAA logic, that should leave nobody wanting to buy the album at all. We shall see.

Although, to be honest, we can't really see anyone much wanting the album:

"It's been a difficult record and it's like sometimes the harder something is, then the more valuable it becomes," Vedder said in a Brazilian radio interview last November. "It's easily the best stuff we've done but also some of the hardest stuff. It's very aggressive, because again, it's kind of a product of what it's like to be an American these days. It's pretty aggressive, especially when you turn it loud."

Mmm. Can't wait.