Ok, Ill finish what I started yesterday.
Riot Act review part two
THUMBING MY WAY - words and music by vedder
The "mellowest" of the album´s songs, it has got probably the best of the lyrics. The soft and smooth sound makes a good package for the words.
"no matter how cold the winter, theres a springtime ahead.
thumbing my way back to heaven,...
wish that I could hold you,... wish that I had,...
thinking bout heaven,...."
YOU ARE - words by cameron and vedder, music by cameron
Matt plays some wicked distorted guitar all along, making the sound interesting and different. VERY different. The kind of music some people love and some people hate.
"love is a tower
and youre the key
leading me higher
when you let me in"
WANTED TO GET RIGHT - words and music by cameron
Strong drums beat, especially during the chorus, a bit of punk guitar here and there, another song not exactly Pear-Jam-like. But its not at all bad.
GREEN DISEASE - words and music by vedder
The typical song you would say one wrote when was high. Its a trip, from start to end.
The sound is really good.
"tell the captain
'this boats not safe,
and we´re drowning.'
he´s the one making waves"
HELP HELP - words and music by ament
Hmm, this would be the only song I cant say I liked. Its not better than regular. Very dark, very emotional, strong lyrics, the sound is very harsh and depressive.
"resevoir,... of fate and fear,...
invisible,... in repair,...
a hundred thieves,... cast a spell,...
this is hell."
BUSHLEAGUER - words by vedder and gossard, music by gossard
Stone made the song, and the start is a great guitar solo. Vedder keeps it going with a "talkative" lead sing. His voice works perfectly well for it. Excelent song.
"a confidence man, but why so beleaguered?
hes not a leader, hes a texas leaguer.
swinging from the fence. got lucky with a stryke.
drilling for fear. makes the job simple.
born on third. thinks he got a triple."
1/2 FULL - words by vedder, music by ament.
Theres a clear inspiration on blues here. Especially the guitar solo that opens the song. And, although they use a style that´s not theirs as an inspiration, the song doesnt sound fake. The lyrics are also great, and fit it very well.
"dont see some men as 1/2 empty
see them 1/2 full of shit
thinking that we´re all but slaves
there aint gonna be,..."
Instrumental song, Eddie just keeps on making sounds, and there are background voices. Its really weird, as it sounds like a kind of theme song for a movie like "The Dark and the Darkness".
ALL OR NONE - words by gossard and vedder, music by gossard
The song to close the album sounds a lot like a good-bye. The calm atmosphere of a jam session, soft words. There is a good guitar solo in between, but not loud. It keeps the calm and low sound.
"heres the selfless confession
leading me back to war
can we help that,... our destinations
are the ones we´ve been before"
This finishes my review. Im still looking for some more people´s opinions, since I thought the cd was fabulous, but Im a fan of them, and maybe Im biased. Feel free to add or correct something you dont agree with. Thanks