Rolling Stone Magazine: Ranked 11th on Best 25 Albums of 2009!
Features the Grammy-Nominated Single "Fixer"! Die-Cut Gatefold Jacket!
Produced by Brendan O'Brien, Pearl Jam's ninth album, originally released in
2009, was his first collaboration with the group since 1998's Yield.
The music on the album, which was the shortest of the band's career, has a sound
influenced by pop and New Wave with more optimistic lyrics than the
politic-infused predecessors Riot Act and Pearl Jam.
The lead single from Backspacer, The Fixer, entered the Billboard Hot 100 at
number 56 and reached number three on the Alternative Rock Track charts. The
single was also nominated for Best Rock Song at the 52nd Grammy Awards.
Backspacer received positive reviews praising the sound and composition. The
album became Pearl Jam's first chart topper at the U.S. Billboard 200 since
1996's No Code.
At the 53rd Grammy Awards, Backspacer was nominated for the Grammy Award for
Best Rock Album, losing to Muse's The Resistance. Several year-end lists
included the album among the best releases of 2009. Allmusic listed it on
their Favorite Rock Albums of 2009, Billboard ranked it eighth on their Top 10
Albums of 2009, while Rolling Stone put Backspacer at 11th on their list of 25
Best Albums of 2009.
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Eddie Vedder, vocals, guitar
Matt Cameron, drums, percussion
Stone Gossard, guitar
Mike McCready, guitar
Jeff Ament, bass
Brendan O'Brien, backing vocals, piano
1. Gonna See My Friend
2. Got Some
3. The Fixer
4. Johnny Guitar
5. Just Breathe
6. Amongst the Waves
1. Unthought Known
3. Speed of Sound
4. Force of Nature
5. The End