Into The Wild J Records, 2007
All four of Pearl Jam’s noughties albums were good, but none were outstanding. And none came close to Vedder’s debut solo record.
The stripped-back soundtrack to the manversus-nature film Into The Wild, it mirrored the untamed beauty of the film’s Alaskan setting perfectly. Vedder played the majority of the instruments himself, adding to the sense of isolation.
Far Behind and the gleaming Hard Sun came on like a windswept Pearl Jam, but the delicate Rise and The Wolf had a panoramic grace that was all their own.