Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Automatic Pearl Jam Song Ranker


Anyone with any experience in the Pearl Jam On-Line Community knows we like to rank things.  We especially like to rank songs and albums.  While it's no problem to rank ten albums or twelve songs on an album (although we may never maintain the same order from day to day), it can be tough to rank the full 120+ song catalog that Pearl Jam has put out.

Enter the Automatic Pearl Jam Song Ranker!  Now the problem you didn't know you had has been solved.  If you can spare a little bit of time, the Pearl Jam Song Ranker takes you through Pearl Jam's catalog song-by-song in an NCAA-style bracket match-up to help you determine which Pearl Jam songs are your favorite.  You probably know a few, but pitting each song against each other song will probably reveal some surprises to even the most hardcore fan.

The Ranker even includes an Album-By-Album format and a "Rank By Position on Each Album" format that you didn't even know you needed.  Got a little bit of time?  Take it for a spin.  Let us know how it comes out!

For me?  I may have never ranked Yellow Ledbetter in my personal Top Ten, but hello there!  There it is!

1. Yellow Ledbetter (Lost Dogs, 2003)
2. Drifting (Lost Dogs, 2003)
3. Around The Bend (No Code, 1996)
4. Immortality (Vitalogy, 1994)
5. Release (Ten, 1991)
6. Off He Goes (No Code, 1996)
7. All Those Yesterdays (Yield, 1998)
8. Porch (Ten, 1991)
9. Oceans (Ten, 1991)
10. Daughter (Vs., 1993)

10 comments:

  1. Did this a week or so ago. My top 15 are below (top 10 seemed too limiting)... interestingly, I didn't know that Grievance was my favorite song. But yeah... I guess it is.

    1. Grievance (Binaural, 2000)
    2. Corduroy (Vitalogy, 1994)
    3. Immortality (Vitalogy, 1994)
    4. No Way (Yield, 1998)
    5. Love Boat Captain (Riot Act, 2003)
    6. Infallible (Lightning Bolt, 2013)
    7. Long Road (Merkin Ball, 1996)
    8. Glorified G (Vs., 1993)
    9. Better Man (Vitalogy, 1994)
    10. Breath (Singles (Soundtrack), 1992)
    11. Daughter (Vs., 1993)
    12. Animal (Vs., 1993)
    13. In My Tree (No Code, 1996)
    14. Faithfull (Yield, 1998)
    15. Present Tense (No Code, 1996)

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  2. Here's my list. Not sure how Swallowed Whole wound up 16 spots below Hail Hail. I guess it was just a lot of buttons to push.

    1. Force Of Nature (Backspacer, 2009)
    2. Crown Of Thorns (Pearl Jam Twenty, 2011)
    3. Alive (Ten, 1991)
    4. Drifting (Lost Dogs, 2003)
    5. Red Mosquito (No Code, 1996)
    6. Breath (Singles (Soundtrack), 1992)
    7. Man Of The Hour (Big Fish (Soundtrack), 2003)
    8. Hard To Imagine (Lost Dogs, 2003)
    9. Black (Ten, 1991)
    10. Porch (Ten, 1991)
    11. Yellow Ledbetter (Lost Dogs, 2003)
    12. Infallible (Lightning Bolt, 2013)
    13. Yellow Moon (Lightning Bolt, 2013)
    14. The End (Backspacer, 2009)
    15. Oceans (Ten, 1991)
    16. Cropduster (Riot Act, 2003)

    Bottom 10: My Father's Son, Parachutes, Ole, Don't Gimme No Lip, Help Help, Aye Davanita, Johnny Guitar, Sweet Lew, Pry To, Stupid Mop.

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  3. I always thought of Black, Release and Alive as my favorite 3 Pearl Jam songs. Cool to see it back in the results as well! Riot Act is my favorite album though. Funny, it came out in November 2002, but the ranker keeps naming them as 2003!

    1. Black (Ten, 1991)
    2. Release (Ten, 1991)
    3. Alive (Ten, 1991)
    4. You Are (Riot Act, 2003)
    5. I Got Id (Merkin Ball, 1996)
    6. Thumbing My Way (Riot Act, 2003)
    7. Save You (Riot Act, 2003)
    8. Long Road (Merkin Ball, 1996)
    9. Nothingman (Vitalogy, 1994)
    10. Betterman (Vitalogy, 1994)
    11. Getaway (Lightning Bolt, 2013)
    12. No Way (Yield, 1998)
    13. In Hiding (Yield, 1998)
    14. Thumbing my Way (Riot Act, 2003)
    15. All or None (Riot Act, 2003)

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  4. Ow weird, it used my website ID, sorry! Yuri Beckers :)

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  5. 1 Unthought Known (Backspacer, 2009)
    2 Yellow Ledbetter (Lost Dogs, 2003)
    3 Even Flow (Ten, 1991)
    4 Corduroy (Vitalogy, 1994)
    5 Do The Evolution (Yield, 1998)
    6 Black (Ten, 1991)
    7 Porch (Ten, 1991)
    8 Given To Fly (Yield, 1998)
    9 Mankind (No Code, 1996)
    10 Leavin Here (Lost Dogs, 2003)
    11 Just Breathe (Backspacer, 2009)
    12 Spin The Black Circle (Vitalogy, 1994)
    13 Satans Bed (Vitalogy, 1994)
    14 The Fixer (Backspacer, 2009)
    15 Amongst The Waves (Backspacer, 2009)
    16 Better Man (Vitalogy, 1994)
    17 Why Go (Ten, 1991)
    18 State Of Love And Trust (Singles (Soundtrack), 1992)
    19 Sometimes (No Code, 1996)
    20 Rearviewmirror (Vs., 1993)

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  6. Huh. Ten is by no means my favorite album, but it got alot of face time at the top. A lot of Riot Act at the bottom...

    1. Release (Ten, 1991)
    2. Corduroy (Vitalogy, 1994)
    3. Do The Evolution (Yield, 1998)
    4. Better Man (Vitalogy, 1994)
    5. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town (Vs., 1993)
    6. Black (Ten, 1991)
    7. Given To Fly (Yield, 1998)
    8. The End (Backspacer, 2009)
    9. Last Exit (Vitalogy, 1994)
    10. Grievance (Binaural, 2000)
    11. Red Mosquito (No Code, 1996)
    12. Faithfull (Yield, 1998)
    13. Jeremy (Ten, 1991)
    14. Daughter (Vs., 1993)
    15. Alive (Ten, 1991)

    (Bottom 10: Get Right, Unemployable, Evacuation, Breakerfall, Green Disease, Sweet Lew, Sleeping By Myself, Gods Dice, Ghost, Supersonic)

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  7. Here's mine..

    State Of Love And Trust (Singles (Soundtrack), 1992)
    Leash (Vs., 1993)
    Footsteps (Lost Dogs, 2003)
    Porch (Ten, 1991)
    Rearviewmirror (Vs., 1993)
    Black (Ten, 1991)
    Animal (Vs., 1993)
    Immortality (Vitalogy, 1994)
    Hail Hail (No Code, 1996)
    Yellow Ledbetter (Lost Dogs, 2003)
    I Got Id (Merkin Ball, 1996)
    In Hiding (Yield, 1998)
    Go (Vs., 1993)Once (Ten, 1991)
    Jeremy (Ten, 1991)
    Why Go (Ten, 1991)
    Even Flow (Ten, 1991)
    Better Man (Vitalogy, 1994)

    Alive (Ten, 1991)
    Given To Fly (Yield, 1998)

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  8. This is cool! Here's my top 25:

    1. Release (Ten, 1991)
    2. In Hiding (Yield, 1998)
    3. Given To Fly (Yield, 1998)
    4. Off He Goes (No Code, 1996)
    5. Sirens (Lightning Bolt, 2013)
    6. Why Go (Ten, 1991)
    7. Crown Of Thorns (Pearl Jam Twenty, 2011)
    8. Rearviewmirror (Vs., 1993)
    9. Hail Hail (No Code, 1996)
    10. Inside Job (Pearl Jam, 2006)
    11. World Wide Suicide (Pearl Jam, 2006)
    12. MFC (Yield, 1998)
    13. Undone (Lost Dogs, 2003)
    14. Do The Evolution (Yield, 1998)
    15. Footsteps (Lost Dogs, 2003)
    16. Better Man (Vitalogy, 1994)
    17. Present Tense (No Code, 1996)
    18. Wishlist (Yield, 1998)
    19. Once (Ten, 1991)
    20. Faithfull (Yield, 1998)
    21. Gone (Pearl Jam, 2006)
    22. Nothingman (Vitalogy, 1994)
    23. Corduroy (Vitalogy, 1994)
    24. Low Light (Yield, 1998)
    25. Not For You (Vitalogy, 1994)

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