• RödeOrm

    Wow. Eddie just did “an Elvis.” Going from doing revolutionary rock music to hawahi songs. But its great songs. still I hope next album is aggressive

  • Ditto

    Vanity project. You are so faking it, Vedder.

  • CiTiZeN DiCk

    I am an “old school” music fan. I did not look around the web to try to listen to any of these songs early, (I never do) because I don’t want to ruin the experience of hearing the album for the first time while flipping through the book and actually holding the case in my hands. Something so novel about that and it is unfortunately dying at a fast pace.
    That being said, I do have satellite radio, and I do have the Pearl Jam station (which is very worth the price of the subscription!). And they have been previewing some of these songs over the past week.
    I didn’t think I was going to like this. I thought it was a cool experiment – that I looked forward to hearing just because it Eddie Vedder – but I would give it a listen or 2 and then it would soon disappear in my cd showcase.
    Man was I wrong!
    Every song I hear is better than the last, and in true Pearl Jam fashion, I think the lead single is probably my least favorite song I’ve heard thus far!
    I am so psyched to get my hands on this album because it is like NOTHING any of us have ever heard!
    Can’t wait for Tuesday!

  • CiTiZeN DiCk

    Ditto, you really feel that way?

    I am sorry if you do, because I think something this takes a lot of gall. The title explains what the album is about so casual Pearl Jam/music fans are not going to buy this expecting to hear “Jeremy”. The songs are beautifully written and performed with typical Vedder passion and emotion. No one has ever done anything like this before. I think its new and innovative.

    Not everyone is going to like it, but if you have an open mind you will appreciate this.

  • Ben

    I will also be waiting to hear the album and flick through the booklet. There is definitely something special about listening to a new album this way.
    I just hope my order arrives ASAP!!!

  • CiTiZeN DiCk

    Another thing I’d like to add, Ditto mentioned “vanity project”. The album is titled “Ukulele Songs”. Not exactly an enticing advertising for most close-minded rock and roll fans! I don’t feel Eddie is looking to sell records here. I think the ukulele is something Eddie really feels strongly about and is attempting to exemplify the beauty of an instrument that makes a kind of corny sound!
    If you want to talk “vanity project”, need a remind you of the disappointing, almost embarrassing failure of Chris Cornell making an album with a hip-hop producer. Why would he do that? Vanity maybe?
    Thank God Soundgarden is back!!!