Listen to Pearl Jam’s ‘All or None’ from The Last of Us, Season 1, Episode 7

The latest episode of the hit post-apocalyptic drama The Last of Us was released on HBO yesterday, and fans are already going nuts online about the episode’s plot and the music used on its soundtrack.

Songs like Pearl Jam’s ‘All or None‘, which was played on The Last of Us, Season 1, Episode 7, “Left Behind” as Ellie is in the flashback at the FEDRA military school running around the gym and listening to the song on her Walkman.

Her headphones then get snatched off her head by Bethany, with the altercation ending in Ellie punching her in the face.

Of course, it is then Ellie who gets dragged into the office and chastized.

Pearl Jam’s ‘All or None‘ was the last track on the indie rock band’s seventh studio album Riot Act, which was released in 2002 on the Epic record label.

The song is a mellow, folk-based track with lead vocalist Eddie Vedder decrying about being in a hopeless situation that is never likely to change.

The same type of situation Ellie feels she is in being stuck at the military academy, and miserable:

It’s a hopeless situationAnd I’m starting to believeThat this hopeless situationIs what I’m trying to achieve

Listen to Pearl Jam’s ‘All or None‘ as heard on last night’s The Last of Us in the song’s official music video, and on the band’s Riot Act album.

If you are in a melancholy mood, twenty years after its release and it is still a helluva song to listen to.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.