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  • Summary: The songs on the soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe documentary about Pearl Jam was selected by the director and features rare and unreleased songs.
  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Genre(s): Grunge, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Hard Rock, Soundtracks, Stage & Screen
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 20, 2011
    90
    The band trusted Crowe to choose the tracks for the soundtrack, and Crowe came through in spades.
  2. Sep 29, 2011
    80
    Twenty years and counting, Pearl Jam are still the kings. [Sept 17 2011, p.51]
  3. 80
    All great bands evolve throughout the years, but what Pearl Jam Twenty shows is how they managed to grow out of their grunge beginnings without ever losing sight of it.
  4. Oct 18, 2011
    80
    It makes for a rambunctious rock'n'roll record. [Nov 2011, p.94]
  5. Sep 20, 2011
    75
    Pearl Jam was typecast as the corporate pretenders to Nirvana's punk darlings in the Seattle hierarchy circa 1991, but they've not only endured but grown as a band--a case concisely made by the Pearl Jam 20 soundtrack.
  6. Sep 20, 2011
    60
    The soundtrack to the film--which contains that "Better Man"--is for those hardcore fans. There's no "Jeremy," "Daughter" or "Even Flow" here.
  7. Sep 30, 2011
    60
    The soundtrack to PJ20 is not for them, it's for those who have stuck with the group through thick and thin, through any number of new drummers, and they'll certainly find much that rewards their fandom here.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Sep 29, 2011
    6
    I agree almost entirely with DaGuruDette. Having just watched the Cameron Crowe Doc., I'd say save this setlist for watching the DVD/Bluray.
  2. Sep 29, 2011
    6
    Decent list of songs with a few surprises but if you have been a fan like myself and unlike shrimp since the start, you have 100+ live albumsDecent list of songs with a few surprises but if you have been a fan like myself and unlike shrimp since the start, you have 100+ live albums etc from this band already. Many years ago they left little fans did not already have. Guess this can act as their ride off into the sunset. Collapse