Lightning Bolt (studio album) by Pearl Jam

Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt by Pearl Jam
Year: 2013
Release date: 2013-10-11
Overall rank: 3,450th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
69/100 (from 248 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2013 (77th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (623rd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,450th)
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Pearl Jam bestography

Lightning Bolt is ranked 9th best out of 80 albums by Pearl Jam on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Pearl Jam is Ten which is ranked number 50 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 24,761.

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Lightning Bolt track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
69/100 (from 248 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 69.4/100, a mean average of 67.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 69.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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Lightning Bolt comments

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90/100
From 09/03/2019 10:17
Very sublime and energetic album.
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70/100
From 05/13/2018 11:55
This is a low point for me with regards to Pearl jam. Love this band but this really has nothing to offer me. No stand out tracks. Just blah. Very disappointing
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75/100
From 06/21/2016 04:56
Favoritas: Sirens, Pendulum, Mind Your Manners, Sleeping By Myself, Future Days
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Rating:  
80/100
From 04/26/2016 18:03
Lightning Bolt sounds like a great band doing what they do in a solid way. I rank it 3rd tier Pearl Jam with Binaural and No Code

Its a solid play throughout. No classic songs.

The title track, Sirens, and Mind Your Manners stand out.

Everything else is of high quality that's a good listen if a fan of the band.

Can't help but feel like this band, now in their 50's are hitting the twighlight of their career after the excellent Avocado and Backspacer.

Lightning Bolt reminds you of why this band is so great and its a testament to the longevity of a band that is stayed together (apart from drummers) and stayed good for so long.

But this isn't must have Pearl Jam and I'm aftraid what is to come may never reach great heights again.
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From 11/04/2015 16:46
Very underrated, like all Pearl Jam records IMO (except Ten, that's a little overrated, just a lil bit).

Maybe better than vs., def better than Vitalogy & the others. Although I like all Pearl Jam albums, they're all in my top 200!

Standout Tracks: 1. Sirens, 2. Getaway, 3. Mind Your Manners, 4. Lightning Bolt
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From 09/24/2015 09:16
At first I thought it was better. With time it is less impressive. I still think it's good and that it features some beautiful tracks.
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80/100
From 07/09/2015 13:30
Good return for Pearl Jam. Not the more original album, but is still fresh and it rocks!
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From 05/26/2015 22:35
I am bounded to like more and more this album as I listen it... Okay, they did amazing masterpieces over the decades but this is not bad st All.. Sirens is a beautiful e fulfilling song!!
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70/100
From 07/15/2014 17:57
Love Pearl Jam. This is my least favorite of their albums. It has a few decent tunes, the rest is bland to me.
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75/100
From 05/21/2014 02:11
The first five tracks are fine and Pendulum and Yellow Moon are beauties that make the back end worthwhile. Okay, so this is a band past their prime but this is Pearl Jam we're talking about -- one of the best bands ever. And this latest is not their worst; still lots of gas left in this tank.
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