Pearl Jam – Ten


Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in 1990 in Seattle, Washington. One of the key bands in the grunge movement of the early 1990s, it outsold many of its contemporary alternative rock bands and is considered one of the most influential bands of that decade. Compared with the other grunge bands of the early 1990s, Pearl Jam’s style is noticeably less heavy and harkens back to the classic rock music of the 1970s. Ten is their debut studio album released on August 27, 1991, through Epic Records. Most of the songs on the album began as instrumental jams, to which Vedder added lyrics about topics such as depression, homelessness, and abuse. Though a grunge record, Ten’s musical style is influenced by classic rock and combines an “expansive harmonic vocabulary” with an anthemic sound. While it deals with dark subject matter, it has generally been seen as a landmark of the early 1990s alternative rock sound and was instrumental in popularizing this sound in the mainstream. Pearl Jam were accused of jumping on the grunge bandwagon at the time, even though Ten had been both recorded and released before Nirvana’s Nevermind. Since it’s release Ten has been ranked by several publications as one of the greatest albums of all time.

Label: Epic
Cat. # 88985376871

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