On its fourth album, due Tuesday, the Seattle quintet that blazed a rebel trail with uncompromising music and principles seems to have lost its creative compass, resulting in some songs that sound like everyone but Pearl Jam.
The band wanders into familiar Whoville on the scruffy anthem Habit. Off He Goes evokes Bruce Springsteen unplugged. Residue of last year's Mirror Ball partnership with Neil Young is heard in the ragged Smile. And the mystical Who You Are recalls Eddie Vedder's recent duet with Pakistan's Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
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