Listen before you go

Pearl Jam
“Vs.” (1993)

“Ten” may be the Seattle grunge band’s definitive album, but “Vs.” is the album that solidified their place in rock history. Classic anthems like “Animal” and “Daughter” moved the band from angst-ridden ranters to thoughtful social commentators, but the album’s powers lies within the players. Guitarist Stone Gossard singes every string through each song, particularly on tracks like “Dissendent” and “Go.” And frontman Eddie Vedder is in top form here, his roaring vocals and mesmerizing lyrics rages in every moment of this album. Millenials, take note: this is rock.