Gigaton Image
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 114 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The first new studio release in nearly seven years for the Eddie Vedder-led rock band was produced with Josh Evans.
Buy Now
Buy on

Top Track

Retrograde
Comes the summer rain Cue the lightning and far off thunder again Projecting through the clouds Meditations, drifting off in the sound The more... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Mar 24, 2020
    100
    It’s Pearl Jam’s most incensed album since 2006. It’s their most musically inventive since 1998. And, by virtue of its themes, it is their most gravely needed of their entire career. It is, in short, a triumph.
  2. Mar 9, 2020
    83
    Fresh ideas abound nearly everywhere on Gigaton.
  3. Mojo
    Mar 17, 2020
    80
    Strong and loose, political and personal, Pearl Jam get the balance absolutely right. [May 2020, p.84]
  4. Mar 31, 2020
    80
    It’s a big, angry, pile-driving, end-times heavy rock workout with frontman Eddie Vedder alternately spewing fury and despair at the state of the world.
  5. Mar 9, 2020
    75
    This is the sound of a band working hard to evolve, and if the strain of incorporating such a large swath of musical experimentation occasionally shows, well, maybe that’s the cost of attempting new tricks at an advanced age. Never let it be said that the band embraced different sounds at the expense of its tried-and-true formulas, however. Part of what makes Gigaton fascinating is the way these sonic departures actually fuse in unexpected ways with some of the band’s traditional four-on-the-floor stompers.
  6. Mar 25, 2020
    70
    The first four songs alone are a revelation of sustained focus and fury. ... It would be impressive if Gigaton retained the thrill and invention of its first half, but that’s a tall order. There are invariably duds mixed amongst its 57-minute runtime.
  7. Mar 19, 2020
    60
    Pearl Jam has been locked in cruise control since the late ‘90s, and their latest, Gigaton, is largely more of the same.

See all 26 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Mar 27, 2020
    10
    This is a very solid album, start to finish. I echo Kerrang!'s review, 10/10 listen for yourself :D
  2. Apr 16, 2020
    10
    In their first album in 7 years, Pearl Jam does not disappoint with their latest album, Gigaton. Their opening track, Who Ever Said, IsIn their first album in 7 years, Pearl Jam does not disappoint with their latest album, Gigaton. Their opening track, Who Ever Said, Is probably one their best track1 songs of any of their Albums. They experiment with different sounds that are reminiscent of Radiohead and Led Zeppelin. Their latest work will enjoyed by their most die hard fans and newest listeners. Expand
  3. Mar 27, 2020
    10
    An instant classic! Pearl Jam delivers their best album in 20 years. Gigaton is an album that the world needs to listen to now given theseAn instant classic! Pearl Jam delivers their best album in 20 years. Gigaton is an album that the world needs to listen to now given these uncertain times. It's critical yet hopeful. Best tracks include: 7 O'Clock, Quick Escape, Dance of the Clairvoyants, Retrograde and Who Ever Said! Expand
  4. Mar 27, 2020
    10
    It’s the Pearl Jam album I’ve been waiting for since Yield. It’s gorgeous, fresh, heavy and packed full of creative ideas.
  5. Mar 27, 2020
    9
    This is the first Pearl Jam album in a long time that feels truly timely and necessary. Equal parts hope and venom, and with someThis is the first Pearl Jam album in a long time that feels truly timely and necessary. Equal parts hope and venom, and with some experimentation that feels organic and unforced, it's their best (arguably) since Yield. Highlights include: Quick Escape, Who Ever Said, River Cross. Expand
  6. May 28, 2020
    9
    ok,it's besid the point,but "Ten" album is the very best of Pearl Jam, no question ask(Vedder being the very best self on singing andok,it's besid the point,but "Ten" album is the very best of Pearl Jam, no question ask(Vedder being the very best self on singing and musically perfect aranged on riffs). But now , after all these years, again Eddie Vedder likes to play with his voice nuances and the the rest of the band masterfully give this album such a original vibe(rememember "Vitology"?- such an experimental piece of mastercrafmanship of music). Listen, analise and enjoy! Such an immersive album! Expand
  7. Mar 27, 2020
    1
    Not good at all. She needs to really reinvent. Putting 80s filters is not reinventing.

See all 43 User Reviews