Definitely not the "worst" band ever, but Pearl Jam is definitely one of my least liked bands. Really I love Black and a few other things are cool/ok but everything else I've heard is awful. Eddie Vedder is definitely one of the most grating vocalists and very overrated.
I like pretty much everything on their first album, Ten, but it was all downhill from there, their 2nd and 3rd albums had less good tracks and after the 3rd barely any of their albums are good imo, I think I've maybe heard 2 songs from their later albums that I liked (The Fixer from Backspacer was pretty good). Their dropoff in quality was also reflected in their sales, Ten was 13x Platinum, Vs. was 7x Platinum, and Vitalogy was 5x platinum, after those first 3 albums they drop down to single platinum (1-2m sales) and then eventually Gold (500k-1m sales), and their latest album has yet to achieve Gold after almost a year on the market.
But yeah, I agree that Black is an excellent song, one of my favorites:Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 04 March 2021