Pearl Jam's first two singles from Lightning Bolt - Mind Your Manners and Sirens - have been out for a while. Now, the entire album's streaming at iTunes, a week in advance of its official Oct. 15 release date.
"Everyone's a critic," Eddie Vedder sings in the first line of Getaway, Lightning Bolt's lead track. And here's what some of the critics have had to say about the Seattle band's 10th studio album:
At EW.com, Nick Catucci notes that "Lightning Bolt hurls down a new, if unsurprising, preoccupation: mortality." In a four-star review for the New York Daily News, Jim Farber says Lightning Bolt mainly "pays homage to Pearl Jam's core style, proving it to be remarkably durable and fresh." However, writes Craig Matheson for Stuff.co.nz, Lightning Bolt "doesn't just articulate the band's sound, it subtly furthers it."
Here's the Lightning Bolt track listing:
The group starts a fall U.S. tour Friday in Pittsburgh.