If you’ve been following this Countdown from its inception, you may have noticed that rock, especially hard rock, isn’t quite as well-represented as, say for example, 80’s ballads. It’s true; hard rock just isn’t my favorite genre of music. Some of it just hurts my ears, and the worst offenders (cough, Creed, cough, Nickleback) manage to be both unbearably noisy and whiny at the same time, which just adds up to be a big, fat LAME in my book.
However, a great song is a great song is a great song, which is exactly what Pearl Jam’s “Rearviewmirror” is. It positively roars, never letting go of its fury nor its focus. Rock on, Eddie; you bring the rock, and I’ll bring the hard place.