Whether you love Pearl Jam or cannot believe we’re still writing about them in 2016 (hi), it’s the 25th anniversary of the release of their debut album, ‘Ten,’ and you have never been older than you are right now.

Here is a piece I just wrote for ET Canada that shares the story behind each of the of the dark, dreary tracks on the classic CD. Enjoy!

Pearl Jam Villamere

Pearl Jam playing live in Berlin, photo by deep schismic