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On Gigaton, Pearl Jam mix surly pessimism with beautiful uncertainty

The band seem guided more by instinct than any sense of formula, but there are some superb embellishments

Album reviews: Sufjan Stevens, Waxahatchee and Basia Bulat

Sufjan Stevens offers 10 years’ worth of jam sessions with his stepfather Lowell Brams, Waxahatchee is most country she’s ever sounded, while Basia Balut dances away the pain on ‘Are You in Love?’