The Most Influential Artists: #15 Pearl Jam

As part of its 35th anniversary, Spin is naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years — today they are up to #15 — Pearl Jam.
Spin calls Pearl Jam’s album Ten, “a masterpiece”.

They also point out that Pearl Jam have also been crucial in other parts of the industry: taking on Ticketmaster, releasing “official bootleg” soundboard recordings, and encouraging political activism.

Do you agree with Pearl Jam’s ranking? What other bands would you include as “Most Influential Artists”?

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