Listening so you don’t have to: Pearl Jam’s Backspacer, Sufjan Steven’s The BQE

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The theme: “We’re tired of being marble-mouthed and mildly dreary. Let’s go play surf rock and some piano!”

The verdict: When an album is this bland, with such terrible lyrics and a complete reliance on the occasional familiar-sounding hook, don’t put some listenin’ on it.

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The theme: “Who needs lyrics when you’re a brilliant composer?”

The verdict: A playful, jubilant and at times epic album that feels like a indie version of Fantasia. And it’s the perfect length at 40 minutes.

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2 responses to “Listening so you don’t have to: Pearl Jam’s Backspacer, Sufjan Steven’s The BQE

  1. Yeah that new Pearl Jam album sucks. The only semi-good songs are the ones written by Stone Gossard. Thank god Stone is going to follow up “Bayleaf” with a second solo album.

  2. Carlson Tucker

    I miss new posts : (

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