Into The Wild

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. In truth, Into The Wild doesn’t sound like a first solo album. It radiates a confidence and maturity that Pearl Jam have lacked on their recent albums.
  2. Vedder effectively conjures the endless possibilities of the open road with sparse, never morose, tracks.
  3. Working with producer Adam Kasper, Vedder played nearly everything on the album. And that gives Into the Wild a cozy, intimate feel.
  4. Though the album is flawed (some tracks on the 33-minute disc are so brief that they never leave the ground), there is still something here that's compelling enough to stand alone, even without its real-life inspiration.
  5. Vedder, free from the noise (and outrage) of his day job, disappears into the sublime beauty of the simple, banjo-plucked 'No Ceiling.'
  6. The brevity of this soundtrack makes for an overall calming effects with a few great moments.
  7. Satisfyingly, Into the Wild is filled with the hallmarks of such solo detours: sparse, moody crooning, more rising and falling than he allows in Pearl Jam and a surprising amount of ukulele.
  8. Spin
    70
    Vedder's incantatory vocals and campfire instrumentation evoke the eerie beauty of untouched lands. [Nov 2007, p.126]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47
  1. TeriW
    Jun 24, 2009
    10
    This is the most beautiful music I have heard for a very long time. What a voice, what poetry and the raw but clear, jangly music. This is the most beautiful music I have heard for a very long time. What a voice, what poetry and the raw but clear, jangly music. Mesmerising. It gives me the same feeling as a long bushwalk. Full Review »
  2. ArasB
    Oct 1, 2007
    10
    Great song....society is a phenomenal song.
  3. fG.
    Sep 20, 2007
    0
    Sucks balls.