Is there really a BEST PJ ALBUM?

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  • imalive wrote:
    no....but there's a clear WORST ;)

    Exactly. If people are hating on Backspacer, why the hell do I need to fork over $900+ for a white one?

    Damn haters and their hate for crappy-ass shit-spacer.

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  • ckravitzckravitz NJPosts: 1,666
    So tough to choose, they are all great in different ways, and the best from my perspective has changed quite a few times. Just today, I spun my newly acquired No Code vinyl and as of this moment, that's the "best" for me. But there is little doubt that in a week or so, I will feel the same about another one!

    A friend and I will occasionally play the "rank the PJ album game" and without fail, the exercise ends in frustration with us saying to each other "ah whatever, they're all awesome".
  • imalive wrote:
    no....but there's a clear WORST ;)


    :thumbup:
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  • No Code live for sure. No code Studio, near the bottom for me. Vitalogy is unbeatable.
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  • YLed2YLed2 Des Moines, IAPosts: 5,533
    Hail, Hail No Code!
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  • javis el errantejavis el errante Buenos AiresPosts: 6,112
    Vitalogy is unbeatable.

    I agree...




    Keeping my thread going on...

    viewtopic.php?f=4&t=182879&p=4247878#p4233782
    ... I am not in the business of being liked anymore ...

  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 136,518
    yep... TEN....
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  • iamicaiamica ChicagoPosts: 2,628
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  • crazygeocrazygeo Posts: 2,370
    I read an article that says..


    VITALOGY


    Corduroy is.........best song
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  • pjradiopjradio Posts: 6,704
    the best PJ album is what YOU think the best PJ album is
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  • CrookedTomCrookedTom Posts: 252
    It is almost impossible to choose between the first 5 albums...All equally amazing.
    Binaural is a notch under, but not by much and I love the unreleased songs from that era (Education, Fatal, Sad)
    Riot Act and Pearl Jam weren't nearly as good, but Backspacer was an improvement, so the arc is going upwards again!
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,233
    No, opinions are not facts.
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  • crazygeocrazygeo Posts: 2,370
    No, opinions, are allowed, as of Al Gone helping, inventing, the
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    help me help me........tell me lies
    a favorite depends on a mood at the time
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  • LikeAnOceanLikeAnOcean Posts: 7,722
    Tough choice although I hate the hatred of Backspacer. Backspacer fucking rocks. It always gets the "last album sucks" treatment. If anyone has been a fan since the beginning, this crap has been going on since Vs. was released. There's always a group of people who think the last album that the band put out sucks.. Just wait until the band puts out a few more albums. All of a sudden these people who think Backspacer sucks will be praising it.. Happens every time. Remember everyone here despised Riot Act?.. And then years later they are here apoligizing and praising it. :roll:


    Backspacer is a fun album and the band needs a fun album. It stands on its own.
  • deftonesdeftones Athens, GreecePosts: 2,434
    TEN
    ATHENS / 30-9-2006, MANCHESTER / 20-6-2012, MANCHESTER / 21-6-2012, AMSTERDAM / 16-6-2014, AMSTERDAM / 17-6-2014, AMSTERDAM / 12-6-2018, AMSTERDAM / 13-6-2018, PRAGUE / 1-7-2018, KRAKOW / 3-7-2018, BERLIN / 5-7-2018
  • crazygeocrazygeo Posts: 2,370
    HEAVY
    Animal
    Big wave
    Blood
    Brain of j
    Comatose
    Deep
    Do the evolution
    Even flow
    Go
    Got some
    Grievance
    Habit
    Hail hail
    Insignifigance
    Leash
    Life wasted
    Lukin
    Once
    Porch
    Rvm
    Save you
    Severed hand
    Spin the black circle
    State of love and trust
    Whipping
    Why go

    ROCKING
    Alive
    Amongst
    Army reserve
    Aye davanita
    Betterman
    Breakerfall
    Breathe
    Corduroy
    Crazy mary
    Daughter
    Dissident
    Ederley
    Evacuation
    Faithful
    Fixer
    Force of nature
    Glorified g
    God’s dice
    Gonna see my friends
    Happy when I’m crying
    I’ve got a feeling
    I got id
    In hiding
    In my tree
    Jeremy
    Johnny guitar
    Last exit
    Leatherman
    Light years
    Love reign
    Mankind
    Marker in the sand
    Not for you
    Nothing as it seems
    Out of my mind
    Present tense
    Pry to
    Rats
    Red mosquito
    Rival
    Rockin in the free world
    Satans bed
    Smile
    Supersonic
    Thin air
    Tremor Christ
    Unemployable
    Unthought known
    Wma
    Who you are
    wishlist
    World wide suicide
    Yellow ledbetter

    MELLOW
    All or none
    All those yesterdays
    angel
    Around the bend
    Black
    Comeback
    The end
    Garden
    Gone
    Immortality
    Indifference
    Inside job
    Just breathe
    Long road
    Low light
    Man of the hour
    Nothing man
    Oceans
    Of the girl
    Off he goes
    parachutes
    Parting ways
    Release
    sleight of hand
    Sometimes
    soon forget
    Speed of sound
    Thumbing my way
    wasted reprise
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  • Loujoe wrote:
    it's weird...every time i listen to a pj cd it's like listening to it for the first time...i wake up to different sounds and lyrics...
    Hence my addiction to the best band on the planet...

    Exactly how I feel. Each morning I wake up with this soulful voice singing a different lyric in my head. And the favourites rotate every week or so, never ever gets old. I have to say, there is no 'worst' album. This is because this band is not one that has ever put out an album just for the sake of putting it out. Each one has something important to say; a powerful feeling that represents the space the band was in when they created it. It is this authenticity that I crave each and every day ...
  • crazygeocrazygeo Posts: 2,370
    and today's favorite is......
    as far as a song for me....
    Gonna See My Friends.............
    (a great opener song...again Philly show)
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  • crazygeocrazygeo Posts: 2,370
    I am not sure at this point...but TEN is the real deal for a first by a band
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  • pjamaholicpjamaholic Posts: 1,225
    Tough choice although I hate the hatred of Backspacer. Backspacer fucking rocks. It always gets the "last album sucks" treatment. If anyone has been a fan since the beginning, this crap has been going on since Vs. was released. There's always a group of people who think the last album that the band put out sucks.. Just wait until the band puts out a few more albums. All of a sudden these people who think Backspacer sucks will be praising it.. Happens every time. Remember everyone here despised Riot Act?.. And then years later they are here apoligizing and praising it. :roll:


    Backspacer is a fun album and the band needs a fun album. It stands on its own.

    Well said. I agree with what you have to say. I dont think there is a "best" album either, the band have put out too many good albums for one to stand above the rest.
  • dwhite76dwhite76 Posts: 2,797
    pjamaholic wrote:
    Tough choice although I hate the hatred of Backspacer. Backspacer fucking rocks. It always gets the "last album sucks" treatment. If anyone has been a fan since the beginning, this crap has been going on since Vs. was released. There's always a group of people who think the last album that the band put out sucks.. Just wait until the band puts out a few more albums. All of a sudden these people who think Backspacer sucks will be praising it.. Happens every time. Remember everyone here despised Riot Act?.. And then years later they are here apoligizing and praising it. :roll:


    Backspacer is a fun album and the band needs a fun album. It stands on its own.

    Well said. I agree with what you have to say. I dont think there is a "best" album either, the band have put out too many good albums for one to stand above the rest.


    I just think people feel it has a "sell out" Feeling to it. I disagree. I think its where they are now in life.

    They no longer are hoped up with testosterone and want to fight the wrongs and defend the weak in the world.

    They are happy now. They have families. You can just hear how content they are with the lyrics. It all just hit me today while listening to Amongst The Waves. The lyrics

    Riding high amongst the waves
    I can feel like I
    Have a soul that has been saved
    I can feel like I
    Put away my early grave

    Cut to later, now you're strong
    You've bled yourself, the wounds are gone
    Its rare then where is nothing wrong
    Survived & youre amongst the fittest
    Love ain't love until you give it up

    Just seems like They are done with all the crap that being young and starting up has to bring and are content with going where they wanna go when they wanna go.

    Back Spacer is a good album just I think people think its not the old sad stories Pearl Jam used to tell.I love the album but its not my fav.
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  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 21,155
    TEN
    2005 - London
    2009 - Toronto
    2010 - Buffalo
    2011 - Toronto 1&2
    2013 - London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014 - Cincinnati, St. Louis, Detroit
    2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Ottawa, Toronto 1
    2018 - Fenway 1&2
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 136,518
    BLACK35 wrote:
    TEN
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    "..That's One Happy Fuckin Ghost.."
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  • I've always loved Yield. When I took a big road trip out west with my friends, I decided to put it on because of, well, you know, the album cover, the album art, etc. It's a very western, open-space vibe. And really, I've really always loved Yield, but when I listened to it driving through the interstates of New Mexico...holy shit. It totally changed. Now I fucking LOVE Yield. It's such a "space" album...really opens up and reaches for something. Excellent driving album, and I love driving, so I stand by Yield most of the time.

    But...I also live in Minnesota a lot...and the winters there are very dark, very white, very gloomy. And so I turn to Binaural A LOT too. Binaural is a really shitty driving album, but a perfect album for moodiness and melancholy. So I'm a huge fan of Binaural too.

    Ten is of course a huge standby, and whenever I need a moment of catharsis and energy, Ten is there. Overplayed so much when I got into the band.

    I love No Code too, but it hasn't hit me quite in the same way as those 3 have...And Vitalogy...man, I want to love it as much as some of you do, but I can't seem to do it. Every time they work into something great, they kill the vibe with a really weird song that throws it all off. I know that's intentional, but I can't get past it. No Code, Binaural, Yield and Ten don't do that for me.

    Riot Act has its moments. I don't hate it--I think it's extremely underrated and has its moments. Ghost is amazing.

    Backspacer...well, reach for this one the least.
  • crazygeocrazygeo Posts: 2,370
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  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,633
    Binaural and No Code are neck and neck IMO.
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    yes
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  • cmm6734cmm6734 Houston, TXPosts: 569
    I think everyone's (for the most part) first love is Ten, that's what brought you in. As someone else said before, all the albums have their own uniqueness to them, and fit different situations. I like them all for different reasons, and I have memories attached to each album as I had different life experiences when each one came out.

    I honestly don't listen to Ten that much anymore, since I have heard it so many times. Vs is an amazing album and I think that is was the most highly anticipated PJ album for me, since it came on the heels of Ten. Vitalogy is another great one and highly anticipated (after the Cobain deal). I didn't get into No Code when it first came out, but revisiting it years later, I fell in love with it and it is a regular listen. Yield is phenomenal, and I agree that it has a very open, "driving" feel to it. In my opinion, Binaural is my least favorite album (I may get chastised for this). It has some good tracks, but overall not my favorite. Riot Act was an improvement for me over Binaural. Lately, I have been listening to Avocado a lot! It has some great tracks on it, and I like the feel of the album. It also seems that there is some Backspacer hate on here, I can see why people don't like it, but I overall enjoyed the album. I think there are more songs on the album that I like, more than I dislike.

    Sorry to give you my PJ album analysis, just chiming in. Everyone is a critic, but remember one thing, we are all here because we love Pearl Jam, and whatever album is your favorite, enjoy!
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  • crazygeocrazygeo Posts: 2,370
    It also seems that there is some Backspacer hate on here, I can see why people don't like it, but I overall enjoyed the album. I think there are more songs on the album that I like, more than I dislike.

    Not HATE...just no LOVE, for me is more like it.....

    The band has a lot to prove, should get a double album together if they are going to wait many more years since 2008/2009 writing and delivery period...many have written them off YEARS ago...the hard core and true like us stay 4 ever
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