Pearl Jam Streaming New Record 'Lightning Bolt'

Check out the new album prior to October 15 release.

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Seattle rock veterans Pearl Jam are officially streaming their new album "Lightning Bolt" prior to October 15 release via Monkeywrench Records. Featuring 12 new tunes, you can check out the record over on iTunes. "Lightning Bolt" was previously announced with a lead single "Mind Your Manners" back in July and the second single "Sirens" in mid-September. The band also teased three more tracks in their latest "Lightning Bolt" documentary. The film also features interviews with each of the band members and their thoughts on the current state of affairs among PJ ranks. "I think it's good to wait until we have something to say," said bassist Jeff Ament about the lengthy album break, just to have singer Eddie Vedder chip in that "everyone's kind of playing out of their minds on this record." Check out the track listing and the album cover below. Also make sure to let us know what you think of the album in the comments. "Lightning Bolt" track listing: 01. Getaway 02. Mind Your Manners 03. My Father's Son 04. Sirens 05. Lightning Bolt 06. Infallible 07. Pendulum 08. Swallowed Whole 09. Let the Records Play 10. Sleeping by Myself 11. Yellow Moon 12. Future Days

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    I listened to the first few tracks and really dug it. The thing about Pearl Jam is that I feel guilty or gross about streaming their music. There's something about it that doesn't feel right, but I can't wait to buy the CD, based on what I heard last night. Great stuff.
    When I see the album art for this, all I can see is a Minion from Despicable Me...
    Listened to it a couple of time last night, it was definitely good, I think I might have hyped myself into thinking it was gonna be 1000 times better than Backspacer, and while I certainly is a lot easy to get into and just listen from start to end, it didn't really have any stand out songs aside from the two songs they already revealed; Sirens and Mind Your Manners. Still gonna pick it up though, its worth the buy.
    I can't seem to understand why so many people don't dig on Backspacer...I think it's a great album. Was much easier for me to get into than Binaural and Riot Act...and self titled for that matter. I love them too, but Backspacer just seemed to get back to the nitty gritty.
    Dude, Bianural and Riot Act are so overrated, they are Pearl Jam at the top of their game. My opinion of course but Backspacer was really just flat from start to finish maybe besides "The Fixer"
    Nice album. The solo after the first chorus in lightning bolt is utterly breath taking. I've found myself singing along with the second and third listen of each song
    Average... So overrated band :/
    What's so overrated about a band whose first album has gone diamond status? or their second album was the fastest selling in music history, and their third was the second fastest selling in music history at the time? A greatest hits compilation with so many hits it had to be divided into two discs (one hard rock and the other softer). Their first single was an absolute hit so far from this album too! Don't quite get ya man, though I do respect your opinion!!!
    If their last three albums were the only albums they ever put out, they would not be the world-renowned band they are today. You could argue beyond that, I think I'm being a little bit generous because I'm a huge PJ fan. In that sense, they are a bit overrated.