Saturday, July 23, 2011

TEN - Pearl Jam

YEAR: 1991


TRACK LISTING: Once, Even Flow, Alive, Why Go, Black, Jeremy, Oceans, Porch, Garden, Deep, Release

BONUS TRACKS: Master/Slave (hidden track)

IMPRESSIONS: With all due respect to Kurt Cobain, it was TEN which meant the most to me as far as grunge albums go. The music and lyrics on TEN connected with me on a personal level with Nirvana's NEVERMIND couldn't reach. I love both albums but Pearl Jam's was the greater of the two for me. The album contains my favourite song of all time: "Black"; not surprisingly the song won a Penguin Award for Song of the Year. For a work this good, Pearl Jam has never EVER managed to approach an album of such accomplished power.

MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: Alive, Black, Jeremy, Porch, Garden
FACT SHEET: Pearl Jam was formed from the remnants of the group Mother Love Bone. Ten is Pearl Jam's first album. In 2009, a "deluxe" edition was released containing two cds and 1 dvd: cd 1 contains the original remastered album, cd 2 contains a new remixed version and the dvd features the legendary MTV Unplugged performance.


  1. I recall listening to this while we were on a road trip shortly after it came out. We stopped at WaWa so I could get some Larlboro Mights. When I spoke to the clerk my voice was more than half gone and she asked me if I had laryngitis. I said "No we were singing Pearl Jam in the car really loud!" Her response was "That can do it too."