PEARL JAM – ” Ten ” Released 27th August 1991 Classic Albums

Posted: August 26, 2017 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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One of the most successful rock bands of the past quarter-century, Pearl Jam have released 10 studio LPs and numerous live records and official bootlegs over the course of their career, selling an estimated 60 million albums worldwide. But if they’d released only one record – their 1991 debut, Ten – their place in rock history would still be secure.

Pearl Jam sounded like a superstar group from the start. Released at the beginning of the grunge era, ‘Ten’ remains a timeless masterpiece because they sounded like they were weaned on classic rock. They’d make tougher and more nuanced records over the years, but ‘Ten’ is their most visceral offering, a powerful rock ‘n’ roll record that doubles as a mission statement.

Ten is the debut studio album by American rock band Pearl Jam,  released on August 27th, 1991 through Epic Records . Following the disbanding of bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard’s previous group Mother Love Bone , the two then recruited vocalist Eddie Vedder and 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 . 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 despite the fact that Ten had been both recorded and released before Nirvana’s Nevermind—Ten was instrumental in popularizing alternative rock too the mainstream . In February 2013, the album crossed the 10 million mark in sales,  It remains Pearl Jam’s most commercially successful album

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