Pearl Jam - Ten

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Album Review

Release date: 30 November 1991

Pearl Jam - Ten

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[B]'Binaural'[/B] burns with the intensity and desperation of a last stand...

They return, at a time when the world is dominated by trashy frat-punks and schlock-metal bozos, a moment when rock seems to have been stripped of any resonance beyond serving as the facile soundtrack for the high-jinks of beer-sodden jocks. Grunge's last men standing, and perhaps the only band of their size and calibre bringing the passion, intensity, and integrity of their underground...

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Pearl Jam News

Eddie Vedder covers John Lennon's 'Imagine' live following anti-war comments

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The Pearl Jam frontman played the song during a solo show in Portugal

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Pearl Jam singer quotes John Lennon in statement in which he defends his anti-war speech

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Pearl Jam - Ten: Wikipedia Album Entry

Ten is the debut album by the Pearl Jam, released on August 27, 1991 through Epic Records. Following the disbanding of bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard's previous group Mother Love Bone, the two recruited vocalist Eddie Vedder, guitarist Mike McCready, and drummer Dave Krusen to form Pearl Jam in 1990. Most of the songs began as instrumental jams, to which Vedder added lyrics about topics such as depression, homelessness, and abuse.

Ten was not an immediate success, but by late 1992 it had reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart. The album produced three hit singles: "Alive", "Even Flow", and "Jeremy". While Pearl Jam was accused of jumping on the grunge bandwagon at the time, Ten was instrumental in popularizing alternative rock in the mainstream. The album has been certified twelve times Platinum in the United States and remains Pearl Jam's most successful album.

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