Newly Remastered From The Original Sources by Bob Ludwig!
Binaural is the sixth studio album by alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on May 16, 2000 through Epic Records. Following a full-scale tour in support of its previous album, Yield (1998), Pearl Jam took a short break before reconvening toward the end of 1999 to begin work on a new album.
The music on the record featured an experimental sound, evident on songs that used binaural recording techniques. The atmospheric tracks, mostly featuring somber lyrics dealing with social criticism, led the band to convey these themes with images of nebulas in the album artwork. Binaural received positive reviews, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. Although the record was certified gold by the RIAA, it became the first Pearl Jam studio album to fail to reach Platinum status in the United States. The album's 2000 tour spawned a large collection of official bootleg releases.
At the 2001 Grammy Awards, "Grievance" received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance.
"The songs are sharper, the production is layered, and the performances are as compassionate as ever, resulting in their finest album since Vitalogy." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
Newly remastered from the original sources by Bob Ludwig
2. Gods' Dice
4. Light Years
5. Nothing As It Seems
6. Thin Air
8. Of The Girl
11. Sleight Of Hand
12. Soon Forget
13. Parting Ways