I love Pearl Jam bashing.
Prrof positive that a band can try hard to do everything right ("Jeremy" video excepted) and there will still be legions of people to bitch and whine about them.
U2 deserves it, but Pearl Jam (who Im not really a fan of) has to be one of the more genuine, honest and real megagroups in rock history. But whatever.
Some of their stuff I find really striking, but I think that there is a sort of knee-jerking gushing of praise for their stuff that happens around here. I think its rad that they are finding their own way stylistically, but I dont think its really my thing.
However at the same time, they are into different music than I am, so alot of it has to do with that Im sure.
And for what it's worth, people made the same kind of complaints about David Carson in the early 90s. I dont get the same kind of visionary feeling from SP that I got from him, but again, maybe its not FOR me.
See, thing about SP is that they are doing work for clients that WANT their stuff to look like this. They know the look, and thats why they come to SP. Thats what I understand to be true anyway.