WARREN'S PICK: "Fresh off the heels of Vitalogy, a lengthy and difficult "Boycott Ticketmaster" tour, and the loss of Kurt Cobain, 1995 found Pearl Jam exhausted, unwilling thrust into the spotlight, and needing to take a step back from all the chaos. What resulted is a record often compared to Led Zeppelin's III, as acoustic guitars, slower tempos, and incredible album packaging on No Code take center stage. Overtime, songs like "Hail, Hail", "Smile", "Lukin", and "Present Tense" became concert staples." - WG
Vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. No Code is the fourth studio album by Pearl Jam, originally released on August 27, 1996. Following a troubled tour for it's previous album, Vitalogy (1994), in which Pearl Jam engaged in a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster, the band went into the studio to record it's follow-up. The music on the record was more diverse than what the band had done on previous releases, incorporating elements of garage rock and worldbeat.