Happy Birthday, Eddie Vedder! Pearl Jam’s 12 Best Songs of the 2000s

Taking a look back at their best tracks of this millennium

December 23, 2019

2020 has the potential to be a big year for Pearl Jam. The band proved they’re still alive and vital with their recent announcement of their first tour dates since 2018, and band members have been teasing a new album for months.

Eddie Vedder, who turns 55 on Christmas Eve, and company have only scheduled concerts in Europe so far, and the forthcoming LP hasn’t been given a release date yet, but it feels like there could be more in the works from the band for the first year of the new decade.

Pearl Jam’s casual fans may have started dropping off sometime after 1994’s Vitalogy ran its course – after 1998’s Yield at the latest – but the die-hards know the band has rarely slowed down and has produced some memorable albums and songs in this millennium as well.

There have been five albums released in the 2000s: Binaural, Riot Act, Pearl Jam, Backspacer and Lightning Bolt, and we’re taking a look back at the 12 best tracks Pearl Jam has put on record during that time.