Ukulele Songs (2011) Twenty years after Ten made them instant grunge gods, Pearl Jam show no signs of slowing down — which is probably why frontman Eddie Vedder… 2011-05-31 Eddie Vedder Folk Monkeywrench
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Ukulele Songs (2011)

Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder | SIR UKE Eddie Vedder dials things down on Ukulele Songs
SIR UKE Eddie Vedder dials things down on Ukulele Songs
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 31, 2011; Lead Performance: Eddie Vedder; Genre: Folk; Production: Monkeywrench

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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Originally posted May 25, 2011 Published in issue #1157-1158 Jun 03, 2011 Order article reprints