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Posted on March 16, 2005 9:03 PM in Music
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Every two to four years a "music year" comes along – a year when all kinds of good music comes out. We haven't had one in a while now, but 2005 is sure to be one. I just read the following in the latest edition of EndMail and couldn't be more psyched:

Pearl Jam's Almost Done With Their New CD. According to Rolling Stone, Pearl Jam have been hard at work on their next studio album. Drummer Matt Cameron says that the record is close to being finished and that band will spend the rest of March finishing the vocals and mixing. They hope to have the album out as early as May. Cameron told Rolling Stone, "There's a lot more up-tempo stuff. It's a lot more rockin' than our last one." Some new songs in consideration are "Severed Hand," "Worldwide Suicide," "2X4," "Marker," "Cold Concession" and "Unemployable," which was co-written by Cameron and guitarist Mike McCready. "We reworked everything together in the studio," says Cameron. "It's a really healthy environment - everyone really just wants to dig in and make the songs as good as they can be." Pearl Jam hopes to tour behind the still-untitled album this summer.

That news alone is enough to make 2005 a landmark year for music in my book, but knowing that Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay, Audioslave and perhaps even Radiohead will be releasing new albums this year might make 2005 the music year of this decade.

Comments

Janine on March 26, 2005 at 3:14 AM:

I haven't been too excited about new music in a long time. Some of the bands out now just all sound the same. Not too much on the music scene lately seems as if it will have any lasting impression in years to come. I think about bands like (just to name a few) Led Zeppelin, (the first version of) Van Halen, The Who, Bob Seger, The Eagles, The Cars, Queen, U2, Boston, The Beatles (again, it's just to name a few). Bands like these just left me with the impression that they were in it for their love of music and that love has stood the test of time. I still get the chilly willies when I hear the intro to the Van Halen tune, And The Cradle Will Rock. I can still remember exactly where I was when I heard that song the first time.
With a lot of the bands out today, I don't expect to be hearing about thier contributions to the industry 15-20 years down the road--hell, half of them I can't even remember what was playing after the song is over.

Or maybe I'm just getting older. :)

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