Pearl Jam – 2 Decades of Opus Part II

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11. Immortality (Vitalogy, 1994)

For Lyrics and Video: Immortality, Pearl Jam Lyrics.

Another metaphoric delivery from the quintet would be Immortality. True to its meaning, Immortality stands as a proof to Pearl Jam’s sight and sounds making them the band who was always destined for big things.

12. Corduroy (Vitalogy, 1994) 

For Lyrics and Video:  Corduroy, Pearl Jam Lyric.

Above anything else, Pearl Jam transcends through their precision, intensity and ferocity and Corduroy is one of the many standing testimony to the fact.  It has all the concept and principles of Pearl Jam and would remind you of their early days when they use to take the stage for live shows –  those were the days man, those were the days! How you wished you were there to catch Eddie Vedder doing his iconic stage dive, we beg to be transported to the early 90s!

13. Ocean (Ten, 1991) 

For Lyrics and Video:  Oceans, Pearl Jam Lyrics.

Still very much stuck at PJ’s sophomore efforts, Ten would always be one of the best albums from the Seattle-based punk-rock band of the early 90s. You won’t believe that Ocean was some of their earliest work as Pearl Jam because of the strength that each song demonstrates, they appeared to have been doing this for a very long time. Here’s the valour of PJ, through the times when they first won over a militant of army.

14. Indifference (VS, 1993)

For Lyrics and Video: Indifference, Pearl Jam Lyric.

Indifference conveys a message of sheer confidence and pure honesty. There’s not a moment where you can capture their flaw for here is the exceptional truth, PJ is flawlessly flawed and no matter how goofy they tried to be while they were young and carefree, they went on inducting some of rock’s most delicate and beautiful tunes to date. Almost everything in this song is pure goosebumps!

15. Rearview Mirror (VS, 1993) 

For Lyrics and Video: Rearviewmirror, Pearl Jam Lyric.

Rearview Mirror would show you that there’s far more at play than just the simple contract. It’s beneath the surface much of the enchantment lies and to speed things up, here’s a sonic soundscape production that would guarantee you bouncing in no time at all.

16. The Fixer (Backspacers, 2009) 

For Lyricss: The Fixer, Pearl Jam Lyrics.

The Fixer is a quick fix with staying power. Fun, fast and energetic with melodic roots.

17. Nothing As It Seems (Binaural, 2000)

For Lyrics : Nothing As It Seems, Pearl Jam Lyrics.

The sweeping melodies and the crushing tune laced with soft whispering vocals in the beginning of the song only goes to show what PJ can do and how much they can drive that energy to a soaring conclusion. Another personal best.

18. Present Tense (No Code, 1996) 

For Lyrics:  Present Tense, Pearl Jam Lyrics.

It’s a bitter sweet tale of great forces who delivers everything with such passion that the music wraps around your head and stays inside your mind hollering for an encore every passing minute.

19.  Given To Fly (Yield, 1998)

For Lyrics:  Given To Fly, Pearl Jam Lyrics.

Genuinely ear-snagging, raw, angry, raging, melodic, beautiful and brilliant.

20. I Am Mine (Riot Act, 2002)

For Lyrics:  I Am Mine, Pearl Jam Lyrics.

Eddie’s golden baritone stands at its highest and most sublime moment in this song. There’s the same execution but there’s a little more shift in the trembling and breaks between the chords that many singers would find it hard to execute with such perfection but then who are we kidding, this is Eddie Vedder and even when we don’t expect him to be the messiah, we can’t help to worship the man to some extend. Perhaps its just due to the fact that in recent century, you will never find an effort as majestic as this.

Bonus: Mine Your Manners (Lightning Bolt, 2013)

For Lyrics:  Mind Your Manners, Pearl Jam’s Lyrics.

Ever had the feeling of wanting to return to the 90s or just back to the days when Seattle was brooding with its effortless talents out of the domestic punk circa? Well, here it is, Mind Your Manners will take you there to a time when music was honest and pure. The song takes on the fundamental base of punk and Eddie’s soaring grandeur in the execution just reminds us back to the days when music was high on the agenda, hearts were young and concerts were thrown day in day out. This is it, after a short hiatus, Pearl Jam returns just to show you that after over 2 decades of historical touchstones, they are still very much the young guns at heart.

Others Must Check Out:

If we could, we would have placed all the songs in one long list that would have taken us days to finish since we are listening in between. Each song has a story to tell, weather its about love, life, lost or just the experience of living through the world of music, it touches the core of your soul and that’s why Pearl Jam is probably the most authentic band of recent century. We are preaching the truth and practising it just the same. Here are some of the tracks that came in high in votes that we thought should not miss the list.

So here goes another 30!

1. Once (Ten, 1991)
2. Animal (VS, 1993)
3. Spin The Black Circle (Vitalogy, 1994)
4. Smile (No Code, 1996)
5. Brain Of J (Yield, 1998)
6. Parting Ways (Binaural, 2000)
7. Sad (Lost Dogs, 2002)
8. Come Back (Pearl Jam, 2008)
9. Just Breath (Backspacer, 2009)
10. Sirens (Lightning Thunderbolt, 2013)
11. Why Go (Ten, 1991)
12. Glorified G (Vs, 1993)
13. Not For You (Vitalogy, 1994)
14.  Do The Evolution (Yield, 1996)
15. Fatal (Lost Dogs, 2003)
16. Worldwide Suicide (Pearl Jam, 2008)
17. Go (Vs, 1993)
18.  Breath (Lightning Bolt, 2013)
19. Porch (Ten, 1991)
20. Dissident (Vs, 1993)
21. The End (Backspacer, 2009)
22.  Release (Ten, 1991)
23.  W.M.A (Vs, 1993)
24. Unthought Known (Backspacer, 2009)
25. Come Back (Pearl Jam, 2008)
26.  In Hiding (Yield, 1998)
27.  Rats (Vs, 1993)
28.  Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town (Vs, 1993)
29.  Man of The Hour (Lightning Bolt, 2013 – Big Fish Soundtrack)
30.  State Of Love And Trust (Live On Ten Legs Album)

Enjoy!

Pearl Jam – 2 Decades of Opus

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To pick 10 songs out of the Seattle four-piece band, Pearl Jam’s heavy and extraordinary touchstone would serve as a discriminatory act towards their extensive backtrack catalog that has too many songs that fits the top10 or 20 profile. Pearl Jam could easily be one of the most hard working bands in the scene and it’s impossible to pick just a few and honour them as the most illustrative work since there’s too many that fits the bill. Pear Jam’s debut album, Ten itself has too many choices let alone their extensive and competitive archive put together. So we put together 20 songs, which still somehow is not enough to justify the band’s credibility but for those who are looking to jumpstart the adoration and commitment towards the early-90s genre-defining quartet’s, here you go:

Pearl Jam’s Albums From 1991 – 2013.

1. Black (Ten, 1991)

For music video and lyrics:  Black, Pearl Jam Lyric.

Pearl Jam’s die hard fans would already know why Black would always top the list so for those who don’t, check out the song and perhaps after that, you too would relate to the tune like the rest of us. Black took its lush debut through PJ’s infancy and became the epiphany of the band and has left to tell a story of life’s most absurd reality. It seems for Black the band and the vocalist has given its all, stood behind every single word with everything they they had in creating such a melancholic vibe for this particular beat.

2. Alive (Ten, 1991) 

For music video and lyrics:  Alive, Pearl Jam Lyric.

Still from the Ten‘s vault, what can we say, after 2 decades Alive sounds as fresh as the day it first took birth. Pure and beautiful like the blossoming of summer and hits every nerve and does its job without fail, every single time.

3. Jeremy (Ten, 1991) 

For music video and lyrics:  Jeremy, Pearl Jam Lyric.

It’s clear what Jeremy has done for the band and its not hard to see why Jeremy has served as the epitome of Pearl Jam’s extraordinary archives. The lyrics to this song is self explanatory so there’s not much explanation required to why so many of us could relate to Jeremy and the vast absurdity it holds in the modern day’s family’s demographic structure.

4. Even Flow (Ten, 1991) 

For music video and lyrics:  Even Flow, Pearl Jam Lyric.

Ten has marked a plethora of award in the grunge uniform for beating the odds and appearing right at the top of the charts shortly after fellow Seattle band mates kicked down the doors for other musicians to rise in the inception of their fame. Ten remarkable flow and authenticity would remain an all time favourite even if PJ were to release a hundred more albums (we sure bid them good health in doing so). Another exceptional song that was an immediate fan’s favourite was definitely Even Flow. As smooth going as it was, Vedder pinches the tone and lyrics with his remarkable diversity as he speeds up and slows down at every turn of the beat.

5. Better Man (Vitalogy, 1994) 

For music video and lyrics: Better Man, Pearl Jam Lyrics.

There’s so many wonderful things about Pearl Jam that words alone cannot justify for no words is enough to press their grandeur in the scene. Pearl Jam definitely strikes a chord with their audience through Better Man thus establishing their position as the greatest band in the music history.

6. Yellow Ledbetter (Lost Dogs, 2003) 

For music video and lyrics:  Yellow Ledbetter, Pearl Jam.

Yellow Ledbetter is yet another testament to Pearl Jam’s grand position in the scene. How it elevates its creators above the pack is just exceptional. It’s deeply engaging and wistfully bizarre.

7. Daughter (VS, 1993) 

For music video and lyrics:  Daughter, Pearl Jam Lyric.

Infusing his lyrics with tragedy, Vedder tries to break free from the morbid days of his own childhood thus establishing a connection with fans through songs and emotions that many can relate to. Daughter weds a sprawling dynamics of raw emotion with three times the effect.

8. Garden (Ten, 1991) 

For music video and lyrics: Garden, Pearl Jam Lyrics.

Garden echoes with melancholy and poignancy making it one of the most beautiful song out of Ten‘s exceptional credibility. Vedder reaches to the depth of his soul to depict Garden‘s perfection resulting a deep connection of vocals laced in sadness and a framework that will cultivate throughout generation of worshippers.

9. Nothingman (Vitalogy, 1994) 

For music video and lyrics:  Nothingman, Pearl Jam Lyric.

Given their humble beginnings, the irony is not lost. Nothingman is everything Pearl Jam has stood for, and its their own testament to an everlasting ‘vitalogy’. You don’t need anymore reason to listen to PJ, this alone is reason enough.

10. Last Kiss (Lost Dogs, 2003) 

For music video and lyrics: Last Kiss, Pearl Jam Lyrics.

We embed a special video for this one just to show you what PJ is made of. Last Kiss came so much later when they didn’t need anymore media approvals or grand publicity stunts to upheld their reputation. They have arrived to where they should be but here you can witness, where humility, modesty and passion is concern, Pearl Jam is still pretty much the same old guys they used to be back in the 90s.

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