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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.
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