This week I bought the latest album of Pearl Jam, which is titleless, and Tool’s 10.000 Days. They are different genres, but both where part of my rock transition back in the 90′s (damn that sounds old huh).
Most people ditched Pearl Jam after the first albums ‘Ten’, ‘Vs.’ and also ‘Vitology’. The real fans hower grew with the band older (and wiser??). I have a few life albums from Pearl Jam too, and I must say that sounds much better than the studio work.
Now, the new titleless albums is IMHO a continuation of Riot Act: a bit political laden, but more rock. Though, I got a problem Eddie’s voice: getting hard to understand him as none English speaker. Riot Act was still OK, but now I really need the lyrics written down.
I’m going to see Pearl Jam life in Europe, hopefully two times: in Antwerpen (Belgium) and Berlin (Germany). It’s the first time they come to Belgium by the way!
Tool, with 10.000 days, is just.. Tool. I think fans will like it. I’m not a big fan, but I do like them. With ‘Prison Sex’ in the 90′s and my long hair it was one of my favorite songs back then. The fact I’m not owning all albums (got Lateralus too), gives me no right to compare the latest, but it sounds good! It looks good with nice artwork and lenses!
I’m going to miss Tool at Rock Werchter this Summer as my sister needs to get her diploma that evening! But we try to still see the peppers!
Speaking of the devil, I’m waiting now for the latest of Red Hot Chili Peppers.