Pearl Jam fans who thought they were going to have to just settle for a quaint album of Eddie Vedder Ukulele tunes, you’d be wrong.
Pearl Jam’s Cameron Crowe-directed documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty… will be available as a three-disc DVD/Blu-ray set [on October 25th], featuring the final version of the film, along with an alternate version and loads of bonus footage.
THREE DISCS?! ALTERNATE VERSION?!
Wow, Pearl Jam sure is getting the royal treatment with this set. I mean, any film whose trailer kickstarts with an awkward David Lynch interview MUST be worth it:
The Strokes just released the lead single off their upcoming album Angles, the fourth album from a band I’m not a big of fan of (I will fully explain why in a blog next month). Usually the third album is the make or break album for a band, and the fourth is one that solidifies their standing. The Strokes third album was not as good as their second which was nowhere as good as their first, so in essence this album becomes both a comeback album as well as a make or break album to establish if they have any relevance 10 years down the road. Based on listening to the first single, “Under Cover of Darkness”, it seems like they will fade off into the sunset.
I’ve taken the lead single off of a few major bands fourth albums as a comparison, and there’s only a few exceptions where a weak lead single off a fourth album hasn’t hurt the band, but please note in those cases, those bands had a monster third album, which the Strokes did not…
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