Pearl Jam’s 10th studio album Lightning Bolt, is a testament to their success and will as a band. With over 20 years under their belt, they’ve proved once again why their legendary status will stand the test of time. Lightning Bolt is evidence of a cohesive, matured Pearl Jam and promotes the sound of a band settling into middle age. And once again, “comfortable in their own skin”.
Flashing hints of British indie, Kings of Leon and The Killers. Even Hootie and the Blowfish. Pearl Jam have always been influenced as much as they are influencers. Accused by some, to “have gone off the rails” with their latest work. Lightning Bolt is proof that they have certainly found their way back, and may even acquire the same type of status as “Ten” and “Versus”.