is Even Flow the Tenth best song on Ten?

Big Bank HankBig Bank Hank Posts: 5,029
edited November 2012 in The Porch
I was ranking the songs on the album and Even Flow was #10 for me, first let me say I love the whole album and it is really just the difference between a 9.5 and a 10 to me, not meant as a dis on Even Flow, more speaking to the greatness of the whole album
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 122,853
    no
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,374
    I put it at #9.
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 2,728
    Actually I think you'll find that Even Flow is the joint second best song on Ten...

    1. Black

    2. OnceEvenFlowAliveWhyGoJeremyOceansPorchGardenDeepRelease

    :)

    Out of interest, how did you rank each track?
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  • AzWickerAzWicker Posts: 1,153
    Big Bank Hank" said:
    I was ranking the songs on the album and Even Flow was #10 for me, first let me say I love the whole album and it is really just the difference between a 9.5 and a 10 to me, not meant as a dis on Even Flow, more speaking to the greatness of the whole album
    It's probably higher than 10, but it has been overexposed as everyones piss break song. I think the solo itself would be the 8th best song...
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  • Black
    Alive
    Oceans
    Once
    Why Go
    Release
    Porch
    Garden
    Deep
    Jeremy
    Even Flow
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  • Big Bank Hank" said:
    Black
    Alive
    Oceans
    Once
    Why Go
    Release
    Porch
    Garden
    Deep
    Jeremy
    Even Flow
    It may be the least favorite for you, but Even Flow is a much better song than Deep. Sure it is all opinion but I think if you collect all of the opinions Even Flow would average out to be in the top 4 along with Alive, Jeremy and Black (probably #4).
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  • En La ClandestinidadEn La Clandestinidad Kansas City, MO by way of Milwaukee, WI, Phoenix, AZ and East Greenbush, NYPosts: 3,269
    I like this idea, so here are mine!

    1. Release (might be their best song)
    2. Black
    3. Oceans
    4. Garden
    5. Alive
    6. Even Flow
    7. Porch
    8. Once
    9. Jeremy
    10. Deep
    11. Why Go

    That's a tough way to go!
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    1. Release
    2. Black
    3. Alive
    4. Even Flow
    5. Porch
    6. Jeremy
    7. Why Go
    8. Once
    9. Garden
    10. Deep
    11. Oceans
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  • I'm really surprised that Even Flow could be as low as Tenth on anyone's list!I know we've all heard it live shit loads of times, but it's still one of the best from Ten! I'm also surprised how low Jeremy is on some of these lists too - Maybe it's another case of hearing it too much?

    My list would probably be something like this;

    1) Release
    2) Black
    3) Alive
    4) Jeremy
    5) Even Flow
    6) Oceans
    7) Garden
    8) Porch
    9) Why Go
    10) Once
    11) Deep
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 122,853
    lets try this...is damn difficult...from 3rd to 8th all can change...

    1) Black
    2) Alive
    3) Garden
    4) Release
    5) Porch
    6) Jeremy
    7) Deep
    8) Even Flow
    9) Why Go
    10) Once
    11) Oceans
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  • YLed2YLed2 Springfield, MOPosts: 4,688
    1. Release (definitely in their top 3, if not greatest song in the PJ catalog)
    2. Black
    3. Alive
    4. Porch
    5. Why Go
    6. Garden
    7. Deep
    8. Jeremy
    9. Oceans
    10. Once
    11. Even Flow
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  • FatalFatal Posts: 816
    1. Black
    2. Alive
    3. Porch
    4. Release
    5. Oceans
    6. Garden
    7. Even Flow
    8. Why Go
    9. Jeremy
    10. Once
    11. Deep

    Soooooo no :-)
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  • shetellsherselfshetellsherself New JerseyPosts: 4,508
    goldrush" said:
    Actually I think you'll find that Even Flow is the joint second best song on Ten...

    1. Black

    2. OnceEvenFlowAliveWhyGoJeremyOceansPorchGardenDeepRelease

    :)

    This. Trying to rank pj songs always gives me the same bad feelings as trying to rank my kids... Kind of ;) Except black always comes out on top
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 122,853
    goldrush" said:
    Actually I think you'll find that Even Flow is the joint second best song on Ten...

    1. Black

    2. OnceEvenFlowAliveWhyGoJeremyOceansPorchGardenDeepRelease
    ?
    thats the correct answer
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  • I have it 12th behind master/slave...
  • Is Even Flow the 10th best song on TEN?
    Maybe

    But it is easily the best song they have written in the last 10 years.

    Or at least 2nd best, behind Unthought Known.
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  • SEACIDESEACIDE Posts: 245
    Nothing gets my blood flowing like the opening scream and guitar lick that starts evenflow.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 9,479
    I'm very surprised to see a number of people place "Once" and "Jeremy" toward the end of their lists. I wouldn't normally have the nerve to admit this- opinions can get pretty strong here on The Porch!- :lol: - but I feel the same way. The whole album of course is great but those two just don't hold up as well for me as many of the others.

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  • Abe FromanAbe Froman Posts: 1,788
    For me....

    Porch
    Oceans
    Release
    Black
    Alive
    Once
    Deep
    Even Flow
    Garden
    Why Go
    Jeremy
  • AzWickerAzWicker Posts: 1,153
    Black
    Alive
    Release
    Porch
    Garden
    Unevenflow
    Oceans
    Deep
    Why Go
    Jeremy
    Once
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  • deftonesdeftones Thessaloniki, GreecePosts: 1,793
    Wow this is so difficult...let's try..

    Black
    Once
    Release
    Alive
    Even Flow
    Garden
    Porch
    Jeremy
    Why Go
    Oceans
    Deep

    ...except Black i think that everytime i would rank them in a different way... :D ...anyway Ten is the best LP ever written... :D
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  • joberschlakejoberschlake Columbus, OHPosts: 530
    1. Black
    2. Release
    3. Porch
    4. Alive
    5. Jeremy
    6. Once
    7. Oceans
    8. Garden
    9. Why Go
    10. Even Flow
    11. Deep
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 8,308
    SPEEDY MCCREADY" said:

    Or at least 2nd best, behind Unthought Known.
    There's not a song in their first 10 years of existence as cheesy, generic and boring as that hunk of crap
  • 100 Pacer100 Pacer Toronto, ONPosts: 4,321
    Release & Oceans are in my mind the best tracks off Ten.

    I find I can't even listen to Ten anymore and haven't been able to for at least the last decade (ironically). When I hear the songs in my mind I can only hear the modern live versions, not the awkward album versions.
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  • Abe Froman" said:
    For me....

    Porch
    Finally someone giving Porch the love it deserves! I'm terrible at this ranking business. For me, the songs in groups 6 and 7 are pretty interchangeable.

    1. Porch
    2. Release
    3. Alive
    4. Oceans
    5. Black
    6. Once/Jeremy/Why Go
    7. Even Flow/Garden/Deep
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,374
    DewieCox" said:
    [quote="SPEEDY MCCREADY"]
    Or at least 2nd best, behind Unthought Known.
    There's not a song in their first 10 years of existence as cheesy, generic and boring as that hunk of crap[/quote]

    I would even bother to say anything about that.......mostly because I don't have the time...nor do I want to get all worked up.... :lol: But for the record...Immortality sucks.... ;)
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  • ComeToTXComeToTX Posts: 4,141
    Jeremy is my least fave.
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  • thefixer9" said:
    [quote="DewieCox"][quote="SPEEDY MCCREADY"]
    Or at least 2nd best, behind Unthought Known.
    There's not a song in their first 10 years of existence as cheesy, generic and boring as that hunk of crap[/quote]

    I would even bother to say anything about that.......mostly because I don't have the time...nor do I want to get all worked up.... :lol: But for the record...Immortality sucks.... ;)[/quote]

    I don't know, I hear a song like Dissident and there is so much power behind it (musically and vocally). I know Unthought Known is a different style, but I just can't put Unthought Known in the category of great Pearl Jam songs when (I think) it can't compete with the average songs from the early era.
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  • it is funny how most people have Even Flow 5th or lower, considering it is the most played live song the band has
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  • JaneNYJaneNY Posts: 4,299
    Alive
    Porch
    Jeremy
    Once
    Why Go
    Even Flow
    Garden
    Deep
    Release
    Oceans
    Black

    This doesn't mean I don't like the ones lower on the list; just means I like the ones higher on the list more.
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