Lost Dogs Is it just us, or are Pearl Jam -- with their truckload of live albums, unexpected longevity, and near-mystical power over an insular fan base… Lost Dogs Is it just us, or are Pearl Jam -- with their truckload of live albums, unexpected longevity, and near-mystical power over an insular fan base… 2003-11-11 Pearl Jam
Music Review

Lost Dogs (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 11, 2003; Lead Performance: Pearl Jam

Is it just us, or are Pearl Jam -- with their truckload of live albums, unexpected longevity, and near-mystical power over an insular fan base -- starting to seem like the Grateful Dead of alt-rock? (Shoot, if they keep going, they may one day wind up recording at the real Mars Hotel.) This double CD ranges from Motown covers (''Leaving Here'') and acoustic musings (''Fatal'') to tossed-off ''rap'' (''Sweet Lew'') and weirdo funk (''Dirty Frank''). It's a fun, if uneven, journey. Best of all, you don't need to be a PJ freak to enjoy it -- which is more than you can say about most Dead albums.

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Originally posted Nov 21, 2003 Published in issue #738 Nov 21, 2003 Order article reprints