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Jeff Miers: Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes butchers Pearl Jam on Fallon

Ugh. Night two of "Pearl Jam Week" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon didn't come close to night one's Chris Cornell/Avett Bros. performance, which was great. This - Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes singing PJ's "Corduroy" - is... limp. Singing these lyrics from disaffected hipster stance = epic fail. "Corduroy" in its Pearl Jam form is a song asserting individuality against the forces of commodification and homogenization. Pecknold sings it like it's a tune about having a mild toothache, or something. Lame lame lame. Let's hope tonight's edition, which finds PJ guitarist Mike McReady joined by Dierks Bentley and the Roots, livens things up a bit! (Remember, the real thing arrives for Thursday and Friday's shows.)  - Jeff Miers

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