Pearl Jam’s Long Road, Opinions on Björk & the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with music critic Steven Hyden about his new book on Pearl Jam. They recount the group’s quixotic attempt to fight Ticketmaster at the height of their fame and how they’ve maintained their career since. Jim and Greg also review new albums by Björk and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Björk has sold millions of albums and influenced a generation of artists. Her new album Fossora continues her embrace of avant garde and operatic sounds. Jim and Greg split in their opinion of Fossora.
Cool It DownYeah Yeah Yeahs
Yeah Yeah Yeahs were at the center of the New York scene in the early 2000s. Now it’s been almost a decade since their last album. Cool It Down is a slight effort at only 8 tracks and moves away from guitars for a more dance-oriented sound.
Steven Hyden joins Jim and Greg for the most in depth conversation on Pearl Jam ever on Sound Opinions. The band’s battle with Ticketmaster is recounted in detail, including the conflicting feelings of band members at the time. Hyden points out that by all logic, Pearl Jam should have imploded years ago- yet they are still going strong, packing stadiums wherever they perform.
Pearl Jam, "Even Flow," Ten, Epic, 1991
Björk, "Atopos (feat. Kasimyn)," Fossora, One Little Independent, 2022
Björk, "Fossora (feat. Kasimyn)," Fossora, One Little Independent, 2022
Björk, "Sorrowful Soil," Fossora, One Little Independent, 2022
Björk, "Mycelia," Fossora, One Little Independent, 2022
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Wolf," Cool It Down, Secretly Canadian, 2022
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Spitting Off the Edge of the World," Cool It Down, Secretly Canadian, 2022
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Fleez," Cool It Down, Secretly Canadian, 2022
Pearl Jam, "Jeremy," Ten, Epic, 1991
Pearl Jam, "Alive," Ten, Epic, 1991
Pearl Jam, "Porch (Live at Lollapalooza 92)," Ten, Epic, 1991
Pearl Jam, "Rearviewmirror," Vs., Epic, 1993
Pearl Jam, "Better Man," Vitalogy, Epic, 1994
Pearl Jam, "All Those Yesterdays," Yield, Epic, 1998
Pearl Jam, "Yellow Ledbetter," Jeremy (Single), Epic, 1992
Neil Young and Pearl Jam , "Rockin in the Free World (Live at the MTV Video Music Awards 93)," Freedom, Reprise, 1989
Pearl Jam, "Release (Live in Chicago 2013)," Ten, Epic, 1991
Pearl Jam, "Even Flow (Live in Chicago 2013)," Ten, Epic, 1991
Mary J. Blige, "No More Drama," No More Drama, MCA, 2001
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