Pearl Jam – Backspacer (2009)
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- play_circle_outlineGonna See My Friend
- play_circle_outlineGot Some
- play_circle_outlineThe Fixer
- play_circle_outlineJohnny Guitar
- play_circle_outlineJust Breathe
- play_circle_outlineAmongst the Waves
- play_circle_outlineUnthought Known
- play_circle_outlineSpeed of Sound
- play_circle_outlineForce of Nature
- play_circle_outlineThe End
Backspacer is the ninth studio album by the American rock band Pearl Jam, released on September 20, 2009. The band members started writing instrumental and demo tracks in 2007, and got together in 2008 to work on an album. It was recorded from February through April 2009 with producer Brendan O’Brien, who’d worked on every Pearl Jam album except their 1991 debut Ten and 2006’s self-titled record—although this was his first production credit since 1998’s Yield. Material was recorded in Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California and O’Brien’s own Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta, Georgia. The album—the shortest of the band’s career—features lyrics with a more optimistic look than the politically infused predecessors Riot Act and Pearl Jam, something frontman Eddie Vedder attributed to the election of Barack Obama.
The band released the album through its own label Monkeywrench Records with worldwide distribution by Universal Music Group via a licensing agreement with Island Records. Physical copies of the record were sold through Target in North America, and promotion included a deal with Verizon, a world tour, and moderately successful singles “The Fixer” and “Got Some”/”Just Breathe”. Reviews for Backspacer were largely positive, praising the sound and composition, and the album became Pearl Jam’s first chart topper in the U.S. Billboard 200 since 1996’s No Code, while also topping the charts in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has consisted of Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass). The more...