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Pearl Jam Gets Best American Rock Band Status

By Mark Armstrong

Yesterday, as I was browsing through some music reviews I stumbled onto a piece of writing that cited a survey claiming that Pearl Jam was the best band in American rock history. As much as I do love so many of this band’s hits, it still came as a major surprise to me to see that no one was better in the minds of Americans.

This wasn’t number one band of the 90s, but it was the number one American rock band ever.

Then I started thinking about things. Who would normally be chosen as the best rock bands of all time? The Beatles. Perhaps some would go with Led Zeppelin. Others might choose a band like the Rolling Stones.

I’m a music lover, but I have to admit that I was wrong here. Every band I thought of either hailed from another country, or simply didn’t have the depth of musical hits that Pearl Jam did.

There are a handful of other bands that one could consider, like Guns ‘N Roses, Bon Jovi, REM, Nirvana, and a handful of additional ones, but none compared to Pearl Jam.

As weird as it sounds to say this, it seems like Pearl Jam may be the best American rock band of all-time. I’m not sure if any rock bands produced more hits than they did through the decade, not to mention the fact that they sell out arenas religiously whenever they tour.

At this point in time, I’m ready to agree with the masses in claiming the fact that Pearl Jam is the greatest American rock band of all-time. I’m surprised to be saying this, but I can’t think of anyone better.

Pearl Jam is a breath of fresh air in a music world that’s been tainted by corporate interests. They’ve never broken up, never have had any of the drug issues that so many other bands suffer from, and they’re all about pleasing their fans. I tip my hat to Pearl Jam for these very reasons.

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