• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: May 16, 2000
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. A seething, furious album; a declamatory statement against cynicism and passivity and the simple injustices of everyday life.
  2. 90
    Near-brilliant... smoldering slabs of sonic complexity... [#46, p.86]
  3. The band's most consistent, well-written effort yet.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. gazc
    Aug 23, 2009
    10
    An incredible album, do not get the '0' rating. 'Light years' is their most emotional and tear jerking song and the An incredible album, do not get the '0' rating. 'Light years' is their most emotional and tear jerking song and the atmosphere created in 'nothing as it seems is phenomenal. They even hit the mark with the political songs such as 'Grievance', 'insignificance' and 'evacuation'. Lyrical Vedder is flawless. Full Review »
  2. JackV
    Mar 16, 2005
    10
    pearl jam have never made an album short of brilliant. it is not in their forte to make bad music.
  3. Feb 19, 2012
    7
    'Binaural' is an enjoyable album, with the band retiring to their art-folk/rock after the mixed success of 'Yield'. With tracks like 'Of The'Binaural' is an enjoyable album, with the band retiring to their art-folk/rock after the mixed success of 'Yield'. With tracks like 'Of The Girl' and 'Insignificant' providing some contrasting texture to the album, a thought remains as to the lack of inspiration. However, Pearl Jam make mediocre ok. Full Review »