ARTIST:

PEARL JAM

(UNITED STATES)
TITLE:

TEN

(1991)
LABEL:

EPIC

GENRE:

GRUNGE

TAGS:
Low vocals
"Pearl Jam's most grunge work, "Ten" marks the beginning of a band with a bright future."
RICK (31.07.2008)  
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1991 was a pivotal year for music on the West Coast of the United States. A breath of fresh air blows in the streets from Seattle to Los Angeles. Nirvana released Nevermind. Rage Against The Machine came out with an album of the same name. Pearl Jam reveals itself with "Ten". If 17 years later, Nevermind is the album that will probably have the most impact on people's minds, it is RATM and Ten that will sell the best. At the time when grunge was still in its beginning, Vedder and his band wanted to make a big mark in the history of music.

In addition to the instrumental aspect brilliantly composed by Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard, the group knew how to offer the services of a young surfer especially known at the time for having collaborated with Chris Cornell (ex-Soundgarden, ex-Audioslave) on a previous project. His warm, powerful voice, which seems to be inflated with steroids, will create a real "Pearl Jam sound".

On the content and quality of the album, history speaks for itself. After 17 years in the business, there are very few concerts - if any - where the band has not played songs from this album. Describing each of these songs here would be a bit off-putting... and unnecessary. From Black - whose lyrics were written by Eddie Vedder while he was working at a gas station in San Diego - to Even Flow which deals with poverty and the homeless wandering the streets endlessly, the band delivers a fresh, powerful and energetic album.

With 9 million albums sold in the United States, the success is almost immediate. However, Ten will provoke criticism. From Kurt Cobain, in particular, who will accuse the group of using the grunge gap opened by Nirvana and of surfing on this fashionable music. Anyway, "Ten" marks the beginning of a band with a bright future. It is probably the most grunge work of the Seattle band (compared to Vs. or even Vitalogy). Fashion product or not, it is undeniably one of the magic ingredients of the Pearl Jam.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Once - 03:51
02. Even Flow - 04:53
03. Alive - 05:40
04. Why Go - 03:19
05. Black - 05:43
06. Jeremy - 05:18
07. Oceans - 02:41
08. Porch - 03:30
09. Garden - 04:58
10. Deep - 04:18
11. Release - 09:04

LINEUP:
Dave Krusen: Batterie
Eddie Vedder: Chant / Guitares
Jeff Ament: Basse
Mike McGready: Guitares
Rick Parashar: Piano, Orgue
Stone Gossard: Guitares
   
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