Deadliest Cuts: The Top Five Pearl Jam Songs

With new Cameron Crowe-directed documentary Pearl Jam 20 recently released, now seemed like the perfect time to look back at some of the grunge survivors’ finest moments. Here, former Revolver Executive Editor Nina Pearlman picks her top five Pearl Jam tracks.

“Even Flow”
Album: Ten
An empathetic look at homelessness, set to one of the band’s angriest riffs.
Sample lyric: “Freezin’, rests his head on a pillow made of concrete, again/Oh, feelin’ maybe he’ll see a little better set a days”

“Go”
Album: Vs.
A whirlwind of angry guitar rock.
Sample lyric: “I swear I never took it for granted, just thought of it now/Suppose I abused you, just passing it on”

“Corduroy”
Album: Vitalogy
The best of the band’s defiant anthems.
Sample lyric: “I don’t wanna take what you can’t give/I would rather starve than eat your bread”

“Hail Hail”
Album: No Code
Eddie Vedder’s examination of love and all its flaws.
Sample lyric: “I sometimes realize I could only be as good as you’ll let me”

“Jeremy”
Album: Ten
A cautionary tale of teen suicide.
Sample lyrics: “Daddy didn’t give attention/To the fact that Mommy didn’t care”

 

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  • alan

    I disagree with this top 5. Except “Go”. That songs f’n nuts.