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Universal acclaim- based on 90 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 82 out of 90
  2. Negative: 3 out of 90

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  1. Dec 6, 2011
    The last kind of record you'd expect to hear from the Pearl Jam frontman. I'm not a PJ fan at all and never really like Vedders voice but this record is brilliant. You really have to have seen the film to understand the context of the record but it goes really well with it. I don't how it would sound otherwise. Hard Sun should have gotten an Oscar nomination for best song in a film in 2008.
  2. Mar 22, 2013
    Really awesome album. I love almost every song on it, Hard Sun, Society, Setting Forth, Rise, Far Behind. All these songs performed with real feelings, straight from the heart.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. These songs all feel like a score, and that's not necessarily a good thing. They all seem to be of a piece, but musically there isn't enough imagination to distinguish them, to set the tension of dynamic in motion.
  2. Vedder effectively conjures the endless possibilities of the open road with sparse, never morose, tracks.
  3. 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.