Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
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  1. Mar 30, 2020
    60
    Outside of the soaring Retrograde, a prime example of how Pearl Jam has ultimately matured, most of Gigaton shows a band whose collaborative efforts and expertise can still resonate if they open their minds to the challenge.
  2. Mar 27, 2020
    60
    The compositions are solid, every member brings something to the table and Eddie sings just as passionately as ever. Despite all these, there are only a handful of songs that spark actual emotion or groove at least, whereas the others fail to deliver memorable hooks.
  3. 60
    A handful of great songs might not be quite enough to sustain a new listener, or placate an older one. ‘Gigaton’’s saving grace? There’s plenty of malcontent here, even if Vedder leaping from amps might be a thing of youthful memory.
  4. 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.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 74
  2. Negative: 5 out of 74
  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. Mar 27, 2020
    8
    The grunge gurus are having fun in times of the coronavirus pandemic. So you need to be open-minded and listen to Gigaton with the awarenessThe grunge gurus are having fun in times of the coronavirus pandemic. So you need to be open-minded and listen to Gigaton with the awareness that it will not be a new "Ten" or a "Vitalogy". Far from it, the guys changed their sound. Even though the production is impeccable, Pearl Jam has shown for years that they want to distance themselves from the kind of sound that revealed them to the world and I dare say, that made them become who they are. Their choice, a band that has always tried to sabotage themselves. Full Review »
  3. Mar 27, 2020
    10
    Great album! Their best album since Riot Act (2002). A lovely set of songs.