Pearl Jam - VS.

Limited 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP Record Remaster

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Vs. is the second studio album by American grunge/hard rock band Pearl Jam, originally released in October 1993 by Epic Records.

You'd think an instantly popular young band would fear a backlash when it came time to make its second album. Pearl Jam seemed to welcome one. With Vs., they pitted themselves against the grunge masses they helped create, crafting a dozen punked-out songs that left behind the ambition of their debut, Ten. Eddie Vedder, a dedicated surfer, jettisoned everything Zen in favor of a primal take on human disconnection. "Animal", "Blood" and "Leash" obliquely reference rape and drug addiction; "Rats" creams a surprisingly funky beat with pummeling guitar while comparing the title critters to people — favourably. But despite his rage, Vedder was also more willing than his peers to dip into folky beauty. The acoustic heartbreaker "Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town", which, for all its gloominess about life's long ebb, loyally marks an unforgettable moment in an anonymous existence.

Vs. is often Eddie Vedder at his most strident, both lyrically and vocally. It's less oblique than Ten in its topicality, and sometimes downright dogmatic; having the world's ear renders Vedder unable to resist a few simplistic potshots at favorite white-liberal targets. Yet a little self-righteousness is an acceptable price to pay for the passionate immediacy that permeates Vs. 

It's a much rawer, looser record than Ten, feeling like a live performance. The band consciously strives for spontaneity, admirably pushing itself into new territory. Some numbers are decidedly punky, and there are also a couple of acoustic-driven ballads, which are well suited to Vedder's sonorous low register.

The rockers are often frightening in their intensity, and the more reflective songs are mesmerizing. 

This Limited Edition LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with remastered audio and reproduced artwork is pressed in Europe on 180 gram audiophile vinyl via Music On Vinyl.

(8713748981563)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Go

3:12

A2

Animal

2:49

A3

Daughter

3:55

A4

Glorified G

3:26

A5

Dissident

3:35

A6

W.M.A.

5:59

B1

Blood

2:50

B2

Rearviewmirror

4:44

B3

Rats

4:15

B4

Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town

3:09

B5

Leash

3:09

B6

Indifference

5:02

SKU 8713748981563
Record Label Epic Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP282
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 09 June 2011
Original Release Date (Year) 09 October 1993
Barcode # 8713748981563
Shipping Weight 0.4500kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Remastered Audio, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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