Live on Ten Legs

The sequel to 1998's Live on Two Legs, this 18-track compilation is perfect for anyone unwilling to wade into the sea of official Pearl Jam bootlegs. It's also a reminder that Pearl Jam are one of the best live bands on the planet: Recorded between 2003 and 2010, every one of the 18 tracks here is better — more raw, more energetic — than its studio counterpart, and the track list mixes monster hits ("Jeremy") with newer cuts ("The Fixer," "Got Some") and a generous helping of fan favorites ("State of Love and Trust"). Best of all is a frenetic cover of PiL's "Public Image," in which Eddie Vedder manages to out-snarl Johnny Rotten.

Listen to "Nothing As It Seems":

 

Gallery: Pearl Jam in Posters: A Gallery of Illustrated Tour Art

From The Archives Issue 1122: January 20, 2011
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