I first discovered pearl jam when I saw the video for Evenflow on Kerrang back in the day. Kerrang TV for me was the hub of discovering new music as a 12-year-old. This was the early 00s so i couldn’t jump on YouTube or Spotify and dig deep into their discography. I had to do it the hard way, walk to the shop and get my hands on this gem of an album. For a debut album, this really is astonishing considering how every song feels like it has been written by a group of legendary artists. It’s a testament to the album that I bought it when it was 10 years old and 15 years later I’m still discovering new aspects that i love about it. Also, Eddie Vedder is a ukulele hero!