Backspacer - Pearl Jam
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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 209 Ratings

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Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

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  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
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  1. Backspacer, Pearl Jam's ninth album, backspaces to that boyish spirit, with the shortest, tightest, punkiest tunes they've ever banged out.
  2. 80
    For the first time in years, Pearl Jam are seizing the moment rather than wallowing in it.
  3. 80
    The commitment that Vedder brings to all this material, from the rowdiest thrashing to the schmaltziest ballad makes this feel like a unified and ultimately convincing project. [Oct 2009, p.90]