Mikael Wood
May 25, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Ukulele Songs

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Eddie Vedder
music label
84366
genre
Folk

We gave it a B

Twenty years after Ten made them instant grunge gods, Pearl Jam show no signs of slowing down — which is probably why frontman Eddie Vedder relished the opportunity for a breather. On the aptly titled Ukulele Songs, he dials down PJ’s arena-rock bombast to a tender voice-and-strings murmur, pairing originals such as the plaintive ”Goodbye” with moon-eyed standards like ”Dream a Little Dream.” It’s a feather-light lark from a dude known for depth. B

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