Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
Double 180 Gram Vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with embossed gold foil and insert. 'Vitalogy' is the third studio album by Pearl Jam, originally released on November 22, 1994, through Epic Records. Thanks to its stripped-down, lean production, 'Vitalogy' stands as Pearl Jam's most original and uncompromising album. While it isn't a concept album, 'Vitalogy' sounds like one. Death and despair shroud the album, rendering even the explosive celebration of vinyl 'Spin the Black Circle' somewhat muted. But that black cloud works to Pearl Jam's advantage, injecting a nervous tension to brittle rockers like 'Last Exit' and 'Not for You,' and especially introspective ballads like 'Corduroy' and 'Better Man.' In between the straight rock numbers and the searching slow songs, Pearl Jam contribute their strangest music - the mantrafunk of 'Aye Davanita', the sub-Tom Waits accordion romp of 'Bugs,' and the chilling sonic collage 'Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me.' Pearl Jam are at their best when they're fighting, whether it's Ticketmaster, fame, or their own personal demons.