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My rankings of every Pearl Jam song... >_>

over bendsover bends Posts: 1,568
edited December 2007 in The Porch
I actually did this on another board. But please, it'd mean a lot of you'd look through it. It took a lot of work (and free time) to complete this and I'd like to share my work.:)

http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=248&topic=39648455

This is what Thanksgiving Break for a college student does to a Pearl Jam fanatic.
Yield!

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2006
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  • The ChampThe Champ Posts: 4,063
    Wow, what you really need is a chick and/or better porn ;)..
    'I want to hurry home to you
    put on a slow, dumb show for you
    and crack you up
    so you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
    god I'm very, very frightening
    and I'll overdo it'
  • Okay, this is as far as I got in your list, but I've got to comment on this one:
    134 - Let Me Sleep (Lost Dogs)

    It's a cute little Christmas single about Christmas. Its about a guy trying to relive Christmas how he remembered as a kid. Pretty repetitive. Actually... very repetitive. It's cute. Nothing more.
    It is more. Cold wind blows on the soles of my feet / Heaven knows nothing of me / Thought you burned, not froze for you sins/I'm lost, nowhere to go / Oh, I'm so tired an cold are the thoughts of a homeless person freezing to death at Christmas and holding onto pleasant childhood memories because that's literally all that he has. Those are chilling lyrics, not in the least bit "cute."

    Not to lecture you, but you really blew that one. ;) I'm enjoying reading your commentary so far though. Thanks for the link.



    ETA: Okay, rather than serial post, I'll just update this post with my comments.
    132 - Bugs (Vitalogy)

    The last of the Vitalogy gags to appear on the list. This one is actually quite humorous. Accordians and Ed asking the listener if he could squash a bug or be it's friend? Hilarious. But what is a song like this actually doing on the album? Maybe I should lighten up, but the song's got nothing going for it musically and a 6 year old (and most likely did) could have written it's content.
    Look deeper, my friend. "Bugs" is most likely a metaphor for rabid fans. Fans Eddie could not escape from during the Vitalogy period. Should he shut them out? Party with them? Get naked with them. It was unpleasant ... should he have fought it or yielded to it?

    128 - Push Me Pull Me

    Ehh... I kinda like this one but I realize it belongs in this tier. I had a false belief. But you know it's just a rant by Ed with backing vocals yelling Push Me Pull Me. It's a good rant though. He kinda pulls off talking melodically and car horns and that other horn I can't think of the name of are an added bonus. Tripped out sounds in this one. The puddles on the ground harmony nakes me laugh every time for some reason. Just pull me out!
    I love that song. Love, love, love it. It's brilliant. I sometimes wonder if the reason it gets so little respect is that technically, it's not a rock song. It's jazz with a spoken-word lyric.

    122 - Big Wave (Pearl Jam)

    Gremmie Out of Control done seriously, you may call it. It's a fun song to listening to once in a while. The chemistry between Stone and Mike really shine in this one.
    Big Wave, Satan's Bed and Lukin all suffer from the same malady: too many lyrics per measure. I like these songs well enough, but the chock-full-o-lyrics aspect means they will never be favorites of mine.
    89 - All Those Yesterdays (Yield)

    Two closers back to back!? Baw Gawd! Bleeds with Beatles influence (and no not just having the word Yesterday in your song constitutes as Beatles influence). The Mansfield Experiment version is absolutely wonderful and kinda makes me look less at the album version. Would have been higher if they used that version on the album, but then again, that probably wouldn't fit on Yield.
    Yes, it's extremely Beatlesque but it's better than the Beatles.
    77 - Low Light (Yield)

    This one always catches me by surprise as my ear wants to hear one less chord than is actually played which is one of this tracks great features. It forces you to pay attention even though by nature, it isn't supposed. I am not too fond of it lyrically but the melody clouds over this.
    Fanch will tell you it's all about the Natty.
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    It's a good list but, but, but... No Vic?
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  • over bendsover bends Posts: 1,568
    The Champ wrote:
    Wow, what you really need is a chick and/or better porn ;)..

    Hahaha... well all my friends went home for the holiday,while I stayed here in college. Though I'm sure had they stayed, I would have gotten it done.
    It is more. Cold wind blows on the soles of my feet / Heaven knows nothing of me / Thought you burned, not froze for you sins/I'm lost, nowhere to go / Oh, I'm so tired an cold are the thoughts of a homeless person freezing to death at Christmas and holding onto pleasant childhood memories because that's literally all that he has. Those are chilling lyrics, not in the least bit "cute."

    Not to lecture you, but you really blew that one. I'm enjoying reading your commentary so far though. Thanks for the link.

    Wow... I've only passively listened to this song. That's pretty amazing.
    Yield!

    3 Decibels Doubles the Volume

    2006
  • The ChampThe Champ Posts: 4,063
    Dog Loyal wrote:
    Okay, this is as far as I got in your list, but I've got to comment on this one:


    It is more. Cold wind blows on the soles of my feet / Heaven knows nothing of me / Thought you burned, not froze for you sins/I'm lost, nowhere to go / Oh, I'm so tired an cold are the thoughts of a homeless person freezing to death at Christmas and holding onto pleasant childhood memories because that's literally all that he has. Those are chilling lyrics, not in the least bit "cute."

    Not to lecture you, but you really blew that one. ;) I'm enjoying reading your commentary so far though. Thanks for the link.

    That goes for you too ;)..
    'I want to hurry home to you
    put on a slow, dumb show for you
    and crack you up
    so you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
    god I'm very, very frightening
    and I'll overdo it'
  • Mankind is not on Binaural my friend.
    I will be what i could be
    Once I get out of this town


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  • The ChampThe Champ Posts: 4,063
    Mankind is not on Binaural my friend.

    Does it really matter? I don't know of any sane person, aside from Stone, who actually likes that horrid song..
    'I want to hurry home to you
    put on a slow, dumb show for you
    and crack you up
    so you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
    god I'm very, very frightening
    and I'll overdo it'
  • Mankind is not on Binaural my friend.


    wow
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  • over bendsover bends Posts: 1,568
    Mankind is not on Binaural my friend.

    Yea, we went over that in the topic if you go over the other posts. I actually had something else originally and switched it for Mankind but never switched the album I believe.

    I also put Dirty Frank on No Code later on... haha.
    Yield!

    3 Decibels Doubles the Volume

    2006
  • The Champ wrote:
    Does it really matter? I don't know of any sane person, aside from Stone, who actually likes that horrid song..
    i guess it doesnt. MANKIND IS SO FRIGGEN AWESOME(live)
    I will be what i could be
    Once I get out of this town


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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 24,642
    i guess it doesnt. MANKIND IS SO FRIGGEN AWESOME(live)

    agreed i like it better than "don't give me no lip"
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • over bendsover bends Posts: 1,568
    BeerBaron wrote:
    You aren't the only one. It's top 3 for me. Maybe even #1, depending on which day of the week you ask me to rank the songs :)

    Awesome. I believe it hits top 5 for me on Mondays I believe... ;)
    Yield!

    3 Decibels Doubles the Volume

    2006
  • The ChampThe Champ Posts: 4,063
    i guess it doesnt. MANKIND IS SO FRIGGEN AWESOME(live)

    The first time I heard 'Mankind' live was at the State College, PA show in 2003. I almost choked the person next to me, but then realized that the person next to me was my girlfriend. And knowing her, she'd probably press charges. Nevertheless, it was painful..
    'I want to hurry home to you
    put on a slow, dumb show for you
    and crack you up
    so you can put a blue ribbon on my brain
    god I'm very, very frightening
    and I'll overdo it'
  • AnonAnon Posts: 11,175
    over_bends wrote:
    I actually did this on another board. But please, it'd mean a lot of you'd look through it. It took a lot of work (and free time) to complete this and I'd like to share my work.:)

    http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=248&topic=39648455

    This is what Thanksgiving Break for a college student does to a Pearl Jam fanatic.
    got to hand it to you man, this is always something i wanted to do. i wouldn't even try to rank them though... i'd just go album-by-album and write a blurb for each track. i can see this took a LOT OF TIME and i commend you for your efforts.

    i like how you broke the songs into tiers, not something i would've thought of. i don't agree w/ all your rankings, hell.. i didn't even make it to the end tonight (going to the wife's company Christmas dinner).

    FYI: "Red Dot/Untitled" off of Yield is actually called "The Colour Red"... look it up.
  • wow, Whipping is EXTREMELY low. I couldn't believe that!
  • brucebruce Posts: 384
    dude I def. don't agree with a lot of the list but that is bitching.

    The Champ wrote:
    Wow, what you really need is a chick and/or better porn ;)..

    LMAO
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  • Thin Air is stone's song

    Ed didn't write those lyrics
    "If my thoughts, dreams, could be seen, they'd probably put my head, in a guillotine, but it's alright ma, it's life and life only."
  • over bendsover bends Posts: 1,568
    Them-Bones wrote:
    Thin Air is stone's song

    Ed didn't write those lyrics

    If you take the time to read the write-ups you will find many wrong/misinformed facts that I just assumed. Haha... but thanks for pointing that out, and feel free to do it about countless others I'm sure I have.
    Yield!

    3 Decibels Doubles the Volume

    2006
  • rival.rival. ChicagoPosts: 7,776
    The Champ wrote:
    Wow, what you really need is a chick and/or better porn ;)..

    lol, i agree.

    all kidding aside, i admire your dedication... but you gave some real good songs some shitty rankings (whipping).
  • pjfan31pjfan31 Posts: 7,328
    Geez well done mate, u put a bit of effort into it. Have u thought about getting a job? Just jokin, well done
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  • over bendsover bends Posts: 1,568
    Ha! Jobs are for fools! Ah, of course not. But I have no intentions of getting a job during the months I go to school. I just love writing and I love Pearl Jam so I decided that a nice fusion was in order.
    Yield!

    3 Decibels Doubles the Volume

    2006
  • The lis was good, but the numberone blew all goodness away. Leave Black,



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    I'll Hold The Pain... Release...

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  • over_bends wrote:
    I actually did this on another board. But please, it'd mean a lot of you'd look through it. It took a lot of work (and free time) to complete this and I'd like to share my work.:)

    http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=248&topic=39648455

    This is what Thanksgiving Break for a college student does to a Pearl Jam fanatic.


    I didn't read that. I assumed it was stupid.
    Poetry and powertools
  • over bendsover bends Posts: 1,568
    I didn't read that. I assumed it was stupid.

    whys that?
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  • se7v7ense7v7en Philadelphia, PAPosts: 307
    i always wanted to try a similar thing

    i was most suprized with the placement of off he goes
  • good god, do you actually like pearl jam, cus all you seemed to have done...as far as i have read is slag them off both personally and about there song writing and fuck me have u nothing better to do with your time than insult every pearl jam song??
    heck
    your review isnt even acurate you slagged off some of the best songs
  • se7v7ense7v7en Philadelphia, PAPosts: 307
    good god, do you actually like pearl jam, cus all you seemed to have done...as far as i have read is slag them off both personally and about there song writing and fuck me have u nothing better to do with your time than insult every pearl jam song??
    heck
    your review isnt even acurate you slagged off some of the best songs



    Apparently you can't have anything bad to say about any pj song or your not a fan? And not even close to every song is insulted.
  • In regards to "Stupidmop", I AGREE!

    "I picture hell to be this song on loop."
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    --To Pearl Jam: PLAY THE SOUTH PLEASE!!

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  • over_bends wrote:
    I actually did this on another board. But please, it'd mean a lot of you'd look through it. It took a lot of work (and free time) to complete this and I'd like to share my work.:)

    http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=248&topic=39648455

    This is what Thanksgiving Break for a college student does to a Pearl Jam fanatic.



    Your review of Whipping:
    Unlike other songs on this tier, the sad thing about this song is that they actually tried to make a seriously good song. I can't even appreciate the music behind it since it's a very standard chord progression done extremely fastly over and over again. Now, I'm all for simplicity (done right) but this song irks me the wrong way. Ahhhhhh Whipping! It's one of the rare hard-rocking tracks where it appears the band sacrifices melodic content for noise and that's just plain wrong. Should have never made the record.

    I thought Robert Christgau was the most clueless reviewer of rock music ever but the honor now goes to you my friend
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  • Great stuff, just spent half an hour enjoying that, thanks.
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  • over bendsover bends Posts: 1,568
    I thought Robert Christgau was the most clueless reviewer of rock music ever but the honor now goes to you my friend

    Opinions. Serious Business.
    Yield!

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    2006
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