37. "Immortality" by Pearl Jam
I'm not going to get into an argument about Eddie Vedder's vocal abilities. Nor do I give a rat's ass about how or why they charge what for tickets. People really do add on a lot of unnecessary baggage to bands... it's just music. You're supposed to listen to it. It's supposed to be a very simple thing. You listen to something you like, you don't listen to what you don't like. Anyway, I'm not a die-hard Pearl Jam fan, but I do like some of their albums a lot, and in particular I think Vitalogy is a Top 10 album of the '90's. This is my favorite song off of that album, and my favorite song by Pearl Jam, and possibly one of my favorite songs of the '90's. I just love the feel the song has, it almost has texture... like brittle parchment paper, so aged that with a single touch it would turn to dust and blow away. That's what this song sounds like. It doesn't sound like a modern song, not musically or lyrically, it sounds too worn down, but I guess that's exactly why I love it.