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Ten

Pearl Jam

1991

Ten

Album Summary

Ten is the debut studio album by American rock band Pearl Jam, released on August 27, 1991, through Epic Records. Following the dissolution of their previous band Mother Love Bone in 1990, bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard began rehearsing with new guitarist Mike McCready. The group recorded a five-song instrumental demo tape with Matt Cameron on drums. Copies of the demo were eventually given to drummer Dave Krusen and vocalist Eddie Vedder, both of whom were invited to audition for the band in Seattle. Many of the songs on Ten were instrumental jams or reworked Mother Love Bone songs for which Vedder composed new melodies and lyrics.Despite its reputation as a quintessential grunge album, Ten is often noted for displaying a stronger classic rock influence than other contemporary grunge releases. In a review for AllMusic, Steve Huey asserts that the band's "intricately arranged guitar textures and expansive harmonic vocabulary... especially recalled Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin" and characterizes the album as having an "anthemic" and "warm, rich sound". Huey also praises Vedder for the "highly distinctive timbre" of his vocals and for the "passionate commitment of his delivery".Ten was not an immediate success, but by late 1992 it had reached number two on the Billboard 200. The album produced three hit singles: "Alive", "Even Flow", and "Jeremy". "Jeremy" became one of Pearl Jam's best-known songs, and received nominations for Best Rock Song and Best Hard Rock Performance at the 35th Grammy Awards. The video for "Jeremy" was heavily rotated by MTV, and received four awards at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year and Best Group Video.Beyond its role in consolidating the mainstream success of grunge rock in the early 1990s, Ten is generally considered to have been instrumental in the rise and dominance of alternative rock throughout the decade. The album has since been ranked by several publications as one of the greatest albums of all time. By February 2013, it had sold 13 million copies in the US, becoming the 22nd record to do so in the Nielsen SoundScan era and has been certified 13× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Ten remains Pearl Jam's most commercially successful album.

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Rating

3.88

Votes

4445

Genres

  • Rock
  • Grunge
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Eddie Vedder's impressionistic lyrics often make their greatest impact through the passionate commitment of his delivery rather than concrete meaning. His voice had a highly distinctive timbre that perfectly fit the album's warm, rich sound, and that's part of the key -- no matter how cathartic Ten's tersely titled songs got, they were never abrasive enough to affect the album's accessibility. Ten also benefited from a long gestation period, during which the band honed the material into this tightly focused form; the result is a flawlessly crafted hard rock masterpiece.

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Many classics here, Black and Jeremy are 2 of the best songs of the 90s. It lulls a bit towards the end, but thats not necessarily a bad thing given its explosive middle.

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5

First CD I ever owned. Got it for Christmas 1991 - which was the same date that I got my first CD player / stereo. I was 13 years and this played in my room more or less constantly for well over a year. A seminal album in rock n' roll - along with Nirvana's Nevermind, probably THE defining album of the Seattle scene / grunge movement. And, amazingly, it has aged extremely well.

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5

This album is amazing from start to finish. Obviously, Pearl Jam have been copied to death and it's that aspect that I dislike in many copy cat acts. Noone can replicate their authentic sound, which is full ,heavy and gritty.

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5

The guitar riffs and amazing, the drums pounding, the vocals spectacular, and most of the lyrics are very good. I will certainly be adding this to my playlist!

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5

One of rocks greatest debut albums. Still sounds as good as it did the day I got it at makin tracks and sat on the bus home blown away. It has no weaknesses and it’s easy to say the big songs are out of the way early and it drops off. If anything it gets better especially once we get Alive out of the way. Give me Porch or Garden anytime over it. And then there’s Black - one of the finest “love” songs ever written in my mind. A stone cold classic album and testament as to why this band remains bigger than ever 30 years later.

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5

Confession: this is one of my favourite albums. I can more or less sing it front to back. All killer no filler. As grunge-era records go, I prefer this to Nevermind. Don't @ me.

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Not my ... jam.

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5

The less cynical yet equally disillusioned counterpart to Nevermind, Ten is an undisputed pillar of grunge. At the end of the day, Eddie Vedder just wants to be Neil Young, but the times called for something with more of an edge, and on this record, Pearl Jam makes a hell of case for the music requiring it too, adding darker subject matter (it's pretty crazy to consider there were songs inspired by school shootings as early as '91) and breakneck performances to the kind of storytelling that's more commonly reserved for acoustic guitars and folk rock. The heavier stuff is what resonates with me most—the solo at the end of Alive easily trounces anything prior in the song—but even the record's slower, softer moments shine in large part due to Vedder's unique voice. There's not a lot of weak points here, with even the instrumentals serving well as bookends that don't feel particularly indulgent. It's simply a phenomenal record from top to bottom—okay, I don't like Oceans that much, but that one's not even three minutes long. Key Tracks: Once, Why Go, Deep

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5

I wonder sometimes why they're associated so closely with grunge. They're not nearly so muddy and dark. Their music is emotional and definitely coherent but almost impressionistic, not least because you sometimes have no idea what he's mumbling. Anyway, this is nearly an hour of great riffs and strong writing. The production's a little dated, but there's a remaster from a few years back that just about fixes everything. 4.5 rounded up.

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5

Every song is powerful, raw and hard hitting. Knowing it so well almost made me take the brilliance of this album for granted. Eddie is a force of nature.

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4

So. Many. Bangers. This album took me back to middle school so hard I broke out in pimples during the opening chords of "Even Flow." There are a few tracks that didn't age all that awesome but, overall, it's a freaking killer album.

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4

I love Vs. and Vitalogy, which makes me think perhaps the wrong Pearl Jam album is on the list. I know the album very well, and revisiting it should tell whether it's a 4 or 5. This holds up incredibly well. If you don't let some of the heavy subject matter get to you, this will always be an enjoyable listen. Bonus points: Sent me on a deep dive through the heap of incredible live Pearl Jam albums (seriously, I stopped counting, there were so many in Spotify alone). Minus point: Realizing my favorite Pearl Jam songs aren't on this album. Actual rating is 4.5.

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Super album but not quite a 5 star.

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Harder rock than I usually listen to, but I like Eddie Vedder's voice. Good stuff. My band plays Alive, so I was familiar with that one. Not enough variety in the tunes for me. "Release", though, is a nice change of pace.

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Enjoyed it but too miserable for me in general.

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Guitars sound great but this old man yelling really does not 💀💀💀 🦆🦆 I just wish this man could sing so I could actually enjoy this 😭 The actual music/instruments are really good though, just being ruined! Faves - Even Flow, Why Go, Porch No songs saved or added to playlists Overall - could be a solid rock album, if only someone else sang on it 😭 Would I check out their other music - no Rating 2/5 (the vocals COMPLETELY ruined this for me)

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5

LOL just yesterday I was listening to this and wondered if it was on this list, and if so when it would come up. one of the best albums of all time 5/5.

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5

Best Grunge album ever

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5

I liked this album a lot more than I thought I would. It was very angsty but it felt so deep and meaningful also. It's definite a super intense album but it really resonated with me.

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5

Really great. I knew a lot of the songs, but had never listened to the whole album.

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5

familiar, used to listen to it a lot with dad.

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5

Classic!

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5

Amazing discovery!! Thank you so much!!!

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5

10 stars

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Eddie Vedder is the best

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5

Fuck yes

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5

I think this is favorite album of the 90s

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5

Unassailable. Just legendary.

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the first album

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5

Yani tabiki 5yildiz

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5

One of my favorite albums ever, Pearl Jam at its very best--they were young and inspiration was fresh. I go back to this album every now and then and never get tired of it.

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5

A barrage of hits for the first half and great music overall, even if I get tired from Eddies voice after a while. a classic alright

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5

I know this one by heart!

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Awesome album, already knew it from before

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chingonsisisimo viaje y como va cerrando el album

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5

Buen disco. 3 megahits.

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yessss

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5

Alternative radio is actually legally required to play all 11 of these songs at least once a day

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Obviously 5

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Once, even flow, alive, release. Easy 5.

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Amazing

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5

Memories of the Seattle grunge scene!

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Potentísimo. El grunge más sobrio de todos. Debut gigante.

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Думаю, этот альбом для меня – светлое лицо 90-ых. Всякие Рванины, Оазисы, Радиохэды и Ню-митольная шляпа – дело, местами, хорошее, но или несёт в себе черты некоторого упадка или недостаточно сильная. А тут оригинальный оптимистичный яркий саунд. Скачал я его в универские годы не помню из-за чего, толи из-за наличия в топе 200 Metal Hammer, толи когда перебирал пятёрки на Allmusic. И прям сразу пропёрся, задавшись вопросом, а хули остальной гранж или ущербный, или кринжовый. Лан, по трекам: 1) Once – сильные гитарные и вокальные партии, мощный припев, тупо хит. 2) Even Flow – впервые наткнувшись в одной из GH, не пропёрся, подумал, очередная бесхребетная инди-поделка. Но в рамках альбома трек неплохо раскрывается, партии довольно интересные, подчёркивают вокальную, которая в куплетах хоть и кажется монотонной, но не надоедает. 3) Alive продолжает тенденцию к чилу. Делает это весьма ленивым образом, через менее внятные куплеты Led Zeppelin стайл и припев с повторяющейся строкой. Но в целом делает, почилить можно в кайф. 4) Why Go пытается вернуться к драйву, сохраняя формулу прошлого трека. Разве что гитарные партии яркие добавляя. Также не то, чтобы сильный трек, но атмосферу держит. 5) Black ну тупо шедевр. То, как я хотел бы REM слышать, и вроде бы слышу, но не часто. Яркие развивающиеся мотивы, лаконичные партии, дополняющие друг друга, пронимающий припев. Вокалёр тащит, и при этом не затеняет инструментал. Бэк-вокальные партии просто идеально вписываются, на уровне электрической версии Дурачка у Опизденевших. 6) Jeremy возвращается к предыдущей формуле. Но в её случае припев вышел более ярким, повторение строки не душит, а воспринимается за должное. Также условный минимализм разбавляется развитием всех партий, добавлением интересных бэков, в итоге складывая отличный трек. 7) Oceans тянет в лирику. И вполне кайфовую. Атмосферная весчь, прям веет какими-то океянами, полётами и мечтами всякими. Напрягли разве что странные смены тональности в моментах, но трек отличный. 8) Porch на контрасте драйву завозит мальца. Гитарные соло интересные, веют олдскулом таким, вокальные партии звёзд с неба не хватают, но атмосферу держат. 9) Garden вновь формулу возвращает, ситуация схожа с Jeremy, разве что контраст внутри трека ещё сильнее, куплеты ещё более аморфные и тихие, припев ещё более яркий, громкий и мощный. Второй куплет переходит в кайфовые бриджи и соло, потом припев, потом снова соло, в общем, прогрессивные нотки даже, одобряем. 10) Deep драйв довозит, но по стандартной формуле. Приятный трек в целом. 11) Release возвращается к атмосфере Oceans. В целом, атмосферу держит, но закрывашку хотелось бы по яркости сопоставимую с открывашкой. Или чтоб глубины залипательной завезли побольше. А так просто хороший трек с отличными вокальными партиями. Да, если по элементам разбирать, то картина слагается не то, чтобы уверенная, яркие моменты чередуются с более слабыми вещами. Но мы на альбом же смотрим. А альбом – это такая плотно набитая банка густой атмосферы и настроения, интересного звука. Которые, в более особо нигде и не встречаются. Даже в дискографии Pearl Jam, которую дальше вообще слушать не смог. Посему альбом стал важным опытом и может быть таковым для многих.

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OG

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Als Grunge ganz groß war!

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Near perfect album

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5

But first, pearl jam

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Heard 8 trillion times. Easy 100/5

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5

A fantastic hard rock journey. It's easy to see why this album but Pearl Jam on the map. Haven't listened to Even Flow since I played it on Guitar Hero when I was a kid, but the song is still magical.

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5

Love this album, was really nice to listen to it again

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5

Favourite songs: - Garden - Jeremy - Once

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5

Really liked this one, from Eddie's voice, to the classic/stadium rock elements, the riffs, just a great overall rock album

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5

High school flashbacks. Hard to imagine that era without this album and band. Extremely influential and still kicks ass to this day. Easily one of the top albums on this whole list in terms of “must hear”

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Una joya. Este disco es simplemente increíble. Nunca lo consideré grunge, más bien me pareció siempre rock alternativo. El poder de Even flow, Alive y Jeremy es increíble, Black es una poesía hermosa y triste. Las letras están bien trabajadas, cuentan historias y llega a quien las escucha. Es el primer disco que me toca escuchar de los 1001 que ya había escuchado completo y que estoy totalmente de acuerdo que esté en este listado.

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5

Great album. I also love the not hits on this album LMAO.

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5

So damn good. Loved delving more into the history of the band and the of this album. Eddie Vedder just keeps getting better with age.

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Вечная молодость. Вечная классика.

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5

Black is my favorite track from the album. Probably an all time top 10.

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5

15. Ten - Pearl Jam. 11 Tracks Is this called Ten cos it's rated 10 out of 5? What an album! Don't think I have ever listened to it sober before. What an album! Have I said that before? Wow. A new bar has been set against which all others will be judged. Mind-blowing! 5/5

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5

the majority of this album is seared into my brain and it should be. unimpeachable. literally the only pearl jam album i think is any good but how do you outdo perfection

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5

One of the biggest most influential rock album of all time and it stood the test of time Best drumming award for the album goes to: Deep

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5

One of my faves!

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5/5 - Amazing

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5

I had forgotten how good this album is. Used to listen to it all the time in the early 90s. Not only is the album 5 stars but just about every song is 5 stars.

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5

More fretless bass than I remember, but the power of that album! Still sounds fresh (bass parts aside) today

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Le meilleur de pearl jam,un classique ! 5

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One of the greatest debuts of all time. You must hear that all the time, don't you? Well, typically people say that you an amazing album that just so happens to be a band's debut. But no, here we have the greatest introduction of the band that would shape rock n roll in the 90s. No other band of the era had such a consistent discography with each release just as solid as the last. Whereas Guns n Roses shaped hard rock from the late 80s, Pearl Jam took the genre into an entirely new direction, making way for the more alternative music to come. In fact, I don't think the rest of the grunge movement or even Nirvana would have picked up if not for radio and Mtv support for this album. I'm too young to know for sure, but older rock fans are always raving about Pearl Jam concerts more than any other, how they could extend songs and solos for like 10 minutes, and it's pretty clear by their music videos and audience that they were a leader in live performances. Their influence cannot be understated. Second only to Nirvana in the popularization of grunge culture. And it makes sense when you listen to their songs. The vocals are crisp and clear, with appropriately poetic lyrics to sing along to. Hell, even when I was 11 I knew Jeremy was about a boy killing someone in front of his class for revenge (although I didn't know it was himself until years later), and that just came from me listening to the song on the radio. Pearl Jam has the perfect mix of everything you could want out of rock songs: impactful vocal delivery, lyrics you can sing to, epic solos, incredible production (although I hear some complain about its rawness), and harmony between band members knowing exactly what to do and when. Album is full of hit after hit. Of course, the four signature songs are perfect in every way. But Pearl Jam isn't sticking by any formulas. The rest of the songs are amazing too. It's just such a shame they all come after the hits because many people won't give them much of a chance, thinking the best is over. "Oceans" is one of the more alternative songs, mellower yet like no other. Creates a dynamic contrast between the two sides of the album to lead back into the action of "Porch." The song "Garden" has this great solo that reminds me of 70s jam bands. I swear the more I listen to the second side, the more I fall in love with them. Even the supposedly weakest track "Deep" is an amazing blend between alternative and their harder grungier material about addiction. I love it when albums get the closing track right, so you can imagine my satisfaction "Release," followed by a bonus track continuation of the first part of the opening track.

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Mother father and children of all my favorite music. 5 Sterne reichen nicht!!!

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Einfach klassisch

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5

I haven't liked another of theirs as much since then.

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Nice

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Easy 5

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5

This is a perfect album, start to finish. It holds a special place for me, because most of my life I've been listening to decades-old music and this was probably one of the few times in my life I was listening to the most popular music of the day at the time it was popular. Everything about it is great. I remember Even Flow was the first song I heard off the album and was just blown away by the power and groove of the song. Alive is an anthem. Jeremy was overplayed but still holds up as a classic. The non-singles are all classics in their own right. The music and lyrics are powerful throughout and the band members are all outstanding. McCready and Gossard provide an amazing one-two guitar punch. Always loved Jeff Ament's bass style (especially the fretless aspect - I just learned that he was a fan of Japan's Mick Karn) and the drums drive the album along. Of course, a million people tried to sound like Eddie Vedder afterwards, but he remains an original. I find it interesting that the band members feel the album was over-produced - I still think it sounds great - just the right mix of polished and edgy. This will always remain my favorite album of the grunge explosion.

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I still remember first hearing Jeremy and then being surprised to find out Eddie Vedder wasn't 40+ years old. There are very few albums like this that not only have no weak songs but also changed music. I put together best of rock lists for each year of the 90's over the summer and it is amazing how different rock music was in 1990 versus 1992-93 a year after Ten and a few other pivotal albums from late 1991 (e.g., Nevermind, Badmotorfinger). Maybe short-lived, but it stomped out cheesy 80's hair rock / forced rock to be better. No doubt bands like the Pixies, Melvins, and Replacements paved the way for bands like Pearl Jam, but the sound was perfected on Ten. Hard edged, pulsing sounds and lyrics that make you think. Everyone likely knows the first 6 tracks (Why Go and Once are just as good as the mega-hits) but the last 5 tracks are also impressive - if you like the frenetic Even Flow, try Porch; if you like the brooding Black, try Release; if you like the multi-layered Alive, try Garden. An all-time classic.

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Flash in the pan. One-shot album, never heard from again. Seriously, I remember when this came out. I was in college and I gravitated towards it pretty quickly. You could not unhear this album; it was everywhere. Even the non-single, album tracks were played ALL the time. I tend to think of the album as overplayed, but every track on there (even Jeremy) is solid. It was their second album that solidified it for me “Go” is just a great opener. But this is where it all started.

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5

Still grows on me even after 20 years since its release with the intersection of grunge alternative and heavy metal. Just solid Rock vocals, beats, energy.

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5

Fantastic album. Probably one of the most well-known albums of the decade. Great polished songs from front to back. The big layered guitars and Vedder's vocals compliment each other well.

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5

Perhaps the power of nostalgia and the space of decades but this was a very enjoyable listen for me which I wouldn’t necessarily have expected a handful of years ago

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5

Forma e estabelece caráter por todo a vida.

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5

This is one of the most important albums of my life. If time travel exists, it should be this album. I still remember when I listened to Black for the very first time. I was going through a depressive episode and feeling unable to get out of it. This is also the first album I analyzed with my daughter; I went song by song, read the background of the recording sessions, all the lyrics and their multiple interpretations. It was an attempt to pass the torch to the next generation. It was a father-daughter ritual.... I loved this record...

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5

Great album great memories

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5

Not a bad song. Stylistically the same. This makes it all very similar, but because the songs are good it does not feel too repetitive.

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5

Amazing album!! Fucking precious!

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Classic grunge. Possibly best grunge album ever.

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Icônico

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David Browne from Entertainment Weekly 12/13/91: With the release of Pearl Jam’s debut album, the so-called ”Seattle Sound” has become, for better or worse, institutionalized, a lumbering monolith waiting for the Next Big Thing to usurp it. Ten abounds with everything you’d expect from a band from this part of the country — mountain-high guitar riffing that tips its Northwestern hat to Led Zeppelin; misty, elliptical lyrics that only hint at their subject matter; the primordial wail of the wah-wah guitar; and the lugubrious, druggy ambience of a young hippie commune. While there’s nothing wrong with any of that, you’ve heard it all before on records by fellow Northwestern rockers like Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and the defunct Mother Love Bone (some of whose members are in Pearl Jam). Like many of its Seattle cohorts, Pearl Jam also flail about in search of a groove and a song. Occasionally, as in the single ”Alive,” they find both. More often, they lose themselves in a sound that only goes to show that just about anything can be harnessed and packaged. B-

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5

Really a 4.5/5 but feeling generous today

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5

Muito bom!

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5

This is one of my favorite albums of all time. Perfectly constructed with poetic verses mixed into rock hits and brilliant melodies.

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5

Inarguably one of the best debut albums of all time, regardless of genre.

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5

Perfect, or close enough. Bit of a shame Spotify didn't have the couple of bonus tracks on the UK cd version, but still one of my favourite albums of all time. Loved it!

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I tried to stay away from Pearl Jam for as long as I could. Not growing up in the era when Pearl Jam reigned supreme and Eddie Vedder's wavy locks were posted on the walls of teenage girls everywhere, the plethora of Eddie imitators (mainly Creed) had turned me off to the idea of actually ever enjoying them. But on a Sunday at Reading 2006 I couldn't resist their genius any longer. We actually had no intention of watching them but the alternative was Maximo Park and that was miles away! Only knew about 2 songs but they completely blew me away. I then went on to become mildly obsessed with 90s pearl jam for a bit and this is still their finest work. 5/5

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5

Teenage vibes for me, I loved grunge when I was 16, This was one of my favourite albums. I give it 5. For me, this is THE grunge album.

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5

The really should be a Ten rating

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Een van de beste platen in mijn collectie. Wat een energie! Dit opende echt veel muziekale deuren voor mij begin jaren 90. Pearl Jam op hun best, toen Eddie zich alleen maar met de zang bemoeide.

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5

Van top tot teen geweldig. Nog steeds. Zonder deze band was ik nooit muziek gaan maken.

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Ik ben niet de grootste fan van Pearl Jam, maar dit is natuurlijk wel echt een briljant album. Wel de remastered versie geluisterd, die vind ik toch echt wel een stuk beter klinken.

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Een klassieker, vroeger had ik er niet zoveel mee maar nu kan ik er goed naar luisteren. Fijne stem

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Incredible. The highpoints alive/black/even flow/jeremy are great, but the low-key ending of the album really does it for me.

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5

love this album, one of my all time faves

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5

One of the best albums of the 90's, with probably the best song of the 90's (Jeremy). Feels unlike any other debut album. Not a bad track, and sound that is consistent with great production. Stand out tracks: Even flow, Alive, Black, Jeremy, Release

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5

On the quality of songs alone, it's a pretty clear 5. Only Porch (and if it counts, the instrumental Master/Slave) I didn't like. Everything else (except Deep) is very good at least. Jeremy and Black are very moving songs, with the latter probably being the best on the whole album. Once and Even Flow are very aggressive in nature, and Alive is one of those songs that appears to be hopeful, but Eddie Vedder's lyrics suggest otherwise. The only thing I wasn't a big fan of was the murky sound quality.

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5

a genre defining classic. Hard to overstate it's impact and does hold over time!

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5

One of my all-time favorite albums!

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5

Очень добротный альбом. Это именно тот альтернативный рок, который мне по душе. Оказывается, я даже слышал одну композицию из него раньше. В целом, впечатление от него хорошее.

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5

Immense. Eddie Vedder's vocals are full of feeling as they explore several deep subjects, soundtracked by some pulsating rock riffs.

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5

Iconic. Banger.

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5

Fantastic album, not a weak track on it. Jeremy and Alive always seem to take the plaudits, but I’ve always preferred some of the more subdued tunes like Black, Oceans and Release. A grunge classic!

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5

Mon album préféré du grunge. Moins raw que Nirvana, mais plus élaboré. J’adore la voix d’Eddie Vedder. Il y a quelques trucs qui vieillissent mal comme la fretless, mais bon. J’y retourne souvent.

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5

Great album. Very cohesive. Definitely worth going past the first four songs (the most famous Pearl Jam songs).

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5

Perfect fucking album.

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5

That's a ten

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5

How was one album so freaking good?

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5

Amazing album, in the dawn of grunge! Great songs like Alive, Black and Jeremy. All in this album is solid, harmonic in its own chaos.

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5

Always loved his voice and this is a true masterpiece

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5

I already have this album on vinyl, it’s pretty good.

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5

I wasn't too heavily into the whole grunge scene, but this album is just amazing. One of the best debut albums of all-time. I'm partial to the more nuanced songs on here, for example Black and Jeremy, but the whole album is great. I knew right away that this was a band with staying power beyond most of the grunge bands that were hitting it big at that time. 4.5 stars, rounding up to 5.

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5

Pearl Jam is one of those bands that came in, dropped an incredible debut record, and never was able to follow up with anything nearly as good. It is a bit of a shame, really, but considering how much I enjoy this album I will take it as it is.

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5

Once - 9/10 Even Flow - 6/10 TOP 1 Alive - 10/10 Why Go? - 9/10 TOP 2 Black - 10/10 Jeremy - 7/10 Oceans - 6/10 Porch - 10/10 Garden - 8/10 Deep - 9/10 TOP 3 Release - 10/10

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5

This album has been encoded into my autistic mind DNA since I was 13. Can go years without hearing it, then put it in and sing along with every lyric, every epic guitar solo, every kickass drum fill. A rock masterpiece.

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5

Took me over 25 years to start enjoying this album and pearl jam altogether. learned to appreciate them for what they.... not the kind of band that I can listen to for too long though.

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5

Influential AF! Oceans, and Deep 🙌

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5

It feels overplayed, but thats just because its such a great fucking album that it cant help but be in your head all the time. One of the all time top albums of all time. Literally every single track is amazing - 5/5

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5

Vooral goede tragere nummers (Release / Garden)

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5

This album is a giant bowl of "Oops all bangers"

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5

Great album

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5

Instant 5/5. One of my favorite records of all time, easily in my top 10. What a DEBUT! Just absolutely absurd how many hits are on this: - Even Flow - Alive - Black - Jeremy Even the non-huge radio hits are incredible, like: - Once - Why Go - Oceans - Porch - Garden (for real if you haven't listened to these you need to. "Porch" might be my favorite- the unplugged version is A+) It's arguably the best album by one of the best bands ever and easily one of the best rock albums of all time- all in my opinion.

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5

Wow! It’s been a minute since I’ve listened to this. Just incredible. “Once” is such a heavy track. It’s got the kind of hard rock operatics you hear on a metal album. Killer stuff. But this is more than hard rock. There’s so much passion and emotion in these songs. Pearl Jam isn’t just rocking out for the sake of rocking out (nothing wrong with that btw) — there’s an intensity of feeling, the intensity of life, that drives the energy of this music. Damn — “Deep” is such a wild track. After the mega hits (“Even Flow,” “Alive”), this might be my favorite. So intense. So good. I’ve listened to very little Pearl Jam in the past and revisiting this album is making me realize what a mistake that is. I’ll need to dive deeper for sure.

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5

Never listened to a full pearl jam album before, but this was great

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5

Best debut album ever.. By the best live band of all times.

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5

A personal favourite. A grunge masterpiece full of standout tracks. Still remember getting goosebumps at a track the first time I heard the album.

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5

Love me some Pearl Jam. This album was boss.

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4

Favorite track: "Jeremy"

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4

4 superb grunge songs and a bunch of other unfocused tracks that make Pearl Jam one of the weaker bands in grunge's main staple.

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4

There's no denying the massive size and scope of this album. A definite high point for the band. Best track: Even Flow

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4

This album is the reason people care about Pearl Jam. Good alt rock album from a better than average alt rock band.

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4

Better than expected - not really my thing but great in places.

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4

Pretty good. Like Dave Matthews but more rock.

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4

Hard to deny, some legendary songs on this album

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4

Enjoyed this. Not sure how I missed it first time but reminded me very much of the time. Counting crows and G n R in there in places

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4

Gone to sport shop

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4

It was okay, might listen to it later again

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4

Used to absolutely tear up Even Flow on Guitar Hero lll

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4

cool

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4

Overall good! Would’ve been better listening during a workout or road trip rather than during work, but a fun intensity. Recognized most of the songs, but it was nice to listen to them in context of the album

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4

Great listen - only knew a few of the songs really well

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4

Mad jams! I can't believe how many hits this album had. For Grunge music, this is probably top 3. Wow, well done.

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4

A bit of a classic here. I’ve always loved Eddie Vedder’s voice, even if as a joke. This is just a cool rock band, seemingly lost in time. They rocked in the ‘90s for sure, but I wonder if they would’ve rocked even harder in decades prior. Some of their best songs on here too, so great album choice. Favorite tracks: Jeremy, Even Flow, Alive, Garden, Black. Album art: Borderline pathetic. This seems like a “greatest hits” parody cover. I actually thought this was a greatest hits when I saw it, it’s so lazy and lame. Good thing the music’s good. 4/5

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4

Rock suave. Muy bueno

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Nice

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Classic

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4

Pleasantly surprised by this album. A very strong grunge/hard rock sound with no overly weak tracks. 8/10, pretty cool

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4

Very good

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This is really good actually

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4

This reminds me so much of Darren. wild and thoughtful, occassionally way too obtuse for me to get it

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4

Another album with some classic hits that I never listened to fully. I enjoyed rocking out in the car to this one. Even Flow and Alive are probably my two favorite Pearl Jam songs so this album was a win regardless. I know Jeremy is a big one too but it never caught on with me. Very iconic cover but I wonder what they are reaching for? Ten feet?

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Um direkt mal ganz ehrlich einzusteigen: glaube, ich hab dies Album gerade zum ersten Mal ganz gehört. Irgendwas an denen hat damals meinen Nerv nicht richtig getroffen (insbesondere Vedders Stimme nicht, und soundmäßig war mir die Mudhoney/Dirtpunk-Seite definitiv lieber als die Hardrock-/Muckerfraktion mit zB Soundgarden und denen hier). FF zu 30 Jahre später: ziemlich super plötzlich, oder? Erste zwei Drittel jedenfalls: Bass federt luftig, die Muckergitarren perlen ja quasi, und wirklich perfekte Drumsonds. Top-Produktion auch, und sogar Eddies Stimme mag ich plötzlich (auf Kopfhörer)! Insofern kann ich (für meine Vorurteile) also schon fast von Glück reden dass sich das im letzten Drittel irgendwann ein bisschen zieht und verliert, sonst wäre vielleicht sogar glatte Note notwendig geworden. So aber: sehr anständige 3,8. Und schön, endlich mal wieder positiv wrong geproved zu werden!

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I am so biased. Lange Jahre hab ich mein Umfeld mit Pearl Jam genervt, bin aufgrund des nie genossenen Live Erlebnisses entsprechenden bootlegs nachgejagt (über diesen Weg den Namen Neil Young das erste Mal wahrgenommen) - ähnlich fanatisch war ich nur noch bei Faith No More. Nun ist dieses Debüt super wichtig und doch nicht mein liebstes Album, auch wenn es mich bis knapp vor die Jahrtausendwende begleitete. Als Grunge Keimzelle hat die Textur eine Datiertheit, die man so auch bei Alice in Chains, frühen Stone Temple Pilots oder Soundgarden erkennt - wie viel zeitloser dagegen Nirvana wirkt, ist für mich heute Tatsache, aber damals war’s wichtiger den Anfang von „Alive“ auf der Gitarre zu lernen oder in einem der örtlichen Platten Läden die „Hunger Strike“ Single zu ergattern. Diese Jugendzimmer Gefühle herauf zu beschwören ist pure Magie; überhaupt assoziiere ich 1001 Gerüche: der rote Clio meiner Mutter, die komische Salbe, die mich im Sommer von einer Hautflechte befreien sollte und dabei wie angeschmortes Plastik stank, die warmgelaufene Mega Drive Konsole (gebraucht von einem starken Raucher in Wanne-Eickel gekauft), diese irre quietsch knallig süßen „Parfums“ der Mädchen auf der Huckarder Kirmes. Geblieben ist, den Pathos eines Songs wie „Black“ dem „Jeremy“ Hit vorzuziehen, Neil Young besser kennen gelernt zu haben und das kitzelige Gefühl Versuch zu ergründen, warum mich Leben und Wirken von Vedder, Gossard und Co. derart in ihren Bann gezogen hat. 4.1

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4

Some songs slow, some are classics

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4

8/10

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4

Great album but doesn't quite do it for me like it did 15 years ago

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Sweet

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4

Classic grunge. Best Tracks: Even Flow, Alive, Porch

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4

This album helped Pearl Jam find their voice and take the grunge genre mainstream. While this album leans more towards Rock and Nirvana's efforts toward Alternative, this album is loaded with attention to detail and groundbreaking subject matter. This ground-breaking effort has proven to be a lasting force.

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4

A modern classic, much of its time but also timeless.

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4

A solid Pearl Jam album for sure, but I don't find their brand of 90's rock particularly exciting!

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4

Not my style but this album is very good. Lots of passion, great mix, songs feel genuine.

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4

Awesome album.

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4

Already listened to this one today before generating the album, what are the odds! very fun listen with some amazing hits, but some songs are a little forgettable.

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4

Actually good rock

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4

potentiaalii löytyy, muihi verrattuna helppo 4/5

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4

You know, I kinda dig it. This is one of the foundational 90s albums with some iconic songs. Vedder has a unique voice but the grungy grime of the guitars and beats are classic.

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4

Not my type of music necessarily but I see the appeal!

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4

Packed full of cracking songs.

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4

Fantastic. Dark.

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4

A classic pearl jam album, so classic that almost everyone knows atleast 4 or 5 songs off of this album. A highlight is release.

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4

Enjoyable but not massively exciting

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4

Pretty good album. Some metal flourishes I could do without, but there's no denying Eddie Vedder's talents as a singer. Impressive vocals. I thought I didn't "know" Pearl Jam but I was shocked how many songs I was familiar with and impressed by; Black was the most impressive song for me and I also ery much liked Release. This almost felt like greatest hits album. 4 🌟

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i'm sure i would've liked this more at the time if it hadn't been for the fan club. not wanting to be associated with assholes kept me from giving this much of a chance back then - i'd never listened to the whole thing, for example - although i knew about half the tracks. which is kind of amazing, really: that's a lot of tracks getting a lot of airplay for one album. eddie's voice is as awesome as i remember, and i still love the floating guitar and fuzzy bass. but christ, for all that, just the memory of a thousand shitheads wearing pearl jam shirts and backwards baseball caps, man...dickheads, (almost) all of 'em.

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4

A great album

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4

Solid.

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4

Auch wieder so ein Ding, das ich damals nie durchgehört habe. Pearl Jam sind ganz groß.

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4

extremely catchy rock. a more mature sounding AC/DC

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4

Sounds like Pearl Jam!

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4

Hard to give this any lower than a 4. It would be a straight 4 compared to Alice in Chains as a 4.5. Hugely important grunge milestone, though (while unfair to it) was so overplayed that I can't help but be a little numb to it.

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4

Crazy how many classic songs are on here. I don't really care for the deeper cuts though.

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4

Very pleasing with some bangers in a row

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4

Just a great album. Eddie Vedder's voice has this charm to it that only really grew on me over the years.

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4

Classic album. I've cried to it, I've rocked out to it, I've been everything to this music because it was there for me as I shaped into who I am. Love this album

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4

I'd listened to this one in passing a couple of times but was never sure whether it had the makings of a varsity athlete. Listening to it 'properly' to it this time and it has swayed me. The first half especially is stellar and right up there in the 5* basket. The second half loses momentum slightly, though, and is the only thing keeping it from hitting the heights of full marks.

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4

Heard the first three tracks on it before, just not the album itself. Passed me by a bit in the end, but would happily listen again – I like Vedder's voice a lot.

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4

In high school I routinely said Pearl Jam was my most hated band of all time. I was wrong. Pearl Jam are good and this album is very good. I think I just really hated that cover of Last Kiss.

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4

great album all round

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4

Full on 90s angst. Perfect for slaying vampires to.

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4

Rock solido. In alcuni pezzi vogliono solo farci vedere quanto ce l'hanno lungo.

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4/5 you know what, that was good!

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4

Absolute bangers on this Jeremy, evenflow, black, and alive. Everything on this is super solid.

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A bit of filler, but 4 stars on the backs of Alive, Black and Jeremy.

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I dig it

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4

Some of the true classics of that era.

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Don't quite know why I never listened before, love it!

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4.5

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Rocking out to this brought me back to high school.

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4

The rise of grunge, the 90's in an album. Eddie Vedder has a raw and raspy voice. Nice progression in the chords and melody. I can hear a Hendrix influence in the clean guitar tones. So beautiful.

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4

An album full of bangers.

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Wasn't looking forward to listening to this one but pleasantly surprised. There's too much filler with a low level of memorable tunes or/and riffs. However 'Alive' is a brilliant 5 star track so I nearly forgive them all.

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4

Grunge classic. I was never into Pearl Jam as a kid, but I can see why they were so highl my regarded.

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4

It was a solid album, good lyrics and strong songs. The standout to me was the guitar work.

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Enjoy Pearl Jam...it had been a long time since I had listened to Ten cover to cover. Was surprised on how much filler there was. The hit songs are HUGE but it doesn't wow me as a complete product. 3.5/5

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Almost made me a fan of pearl jam

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Seemed a harmless little fuck

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Better than average rock - 3.8

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Nevermind's more stadium-friendly cousin in the grunge wars. Maybe holds up a bit better than that one? Listened to the Brendan O'Brien remix. Unsure if that makes the record sound more or less "90s" as a result. Had forgotten how "metal" the guitar work here is. "Master/Slave" is still an unnecessary indulgence.

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4

Great album with amazing singles however the rest of the tracks are significantly worse. As a whole Ten is still very good if a little inconsistent.

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Dit album heb ik als tiener grijsgedraaid, gek genoeg kon ik er nu meer van genieten 🙂. Lekker tempo en energiek.

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Surprised by this one. Never listened to it on release apart from the singles. Will definitely return to this and possibly couldnbe a five star after further listens.

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Listened Before? Y This one! This is the good stuff! I love this album. It's front-to-back bangers and 90s nostalgia. This album FEELS like 1992. I love it. Added to Library? Y Songs Added to Playlist: Even Flow, Once

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4

I'm really not a Pearl Jam fan, but I have to admit that this album is excellent. It's an incredible start for the group (and they will never do better in my opinion), which offers memorable songs like Once, Even Flow, Alive, Black or Porch. These tracks are particularly powerful on stage. Gotta be honest and give it its due : a good rating.

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Loved this as a kid. Now it sounds rather overwrought and overproduced. I tried listening to the "redux" mix instead, but it was also dated, just in a different way. Back to the original murky mix and got through it. Enjoyable trip down memory lane. Don't think I'd have liked it as much if I was coming to it fresh, but because of my history with it, this album gets a glowing 4 stars.

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Listened to on 4/22 4/5 Favorite song: alive, black Oh hell yes give me all the Pearl Jam in its finest 90s rock - genuinely so good

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Yeah, not a ton to say about this one. I was pretty much the right type of kid at the right time for this, though for whatever reason I mostly checked out of hotel Pearl Jam after the next album. I think it's because, as mentioned, at the end of the day they're primarily a band riffing on classic rock and the thing that truly differentiated them was Vedder. As he tamed down his vocal theatrics over the years (for the better, in a lot of instances) I guess that thing that made them different to me stood out less and less and my interest just went elsewhere. Either that, or the songs just weren't as good as they are here. The singles hold up and I particularly enjoyed hearing "Oceans" again. I forgot about that song. It's good. Fun fact: a year or two ago David Gordon Green told me he went to the same school in Texas where the "Jeremy" kid shot himself. I think he said they closed down the room to classes for a couple years, but everyone knew about it. Maybe Andy knows more about this six degrees of Kevin Bacon, but that's all I got.

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Runs out of puff a little on the final furlong, but for fans of classic rawk-oriented grunge, this is top notch. Bangers sprinkled all over the place on this platter. I will say this - as impressive as Vedder's voice is, I do find it a little bit of a battering ram at times. A little more colour in the singing and instrumentation might have pushed this into five star territory. Still - all very listenable!

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When this album came out I listened to it non-stop for months. I'm happy to say that this mostly holds up for me. At the very least, the music is ambitious in a way that a lot of the copycats after them weren't. It veers into self-seriousness a little but somehow manages to stop short of it. Or the worst of it, maybe. This is another album where the vocalist is what pulls me through - it doesn't really matter what gobbledy-gook he's singing, I believe it.

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There is no doubting that Pearl Jam is a popular band. I would not describe myself as a Pearl Jam fan or really a fan of grunge music, but I had a pulse in the 90s so I know the music and I was familiar with a lot of the songs on the album. The album was just under an hour. I don't think I will listen to the whole album again, but some of the songs will get replayed and they aren't bad. The album is better than other albums that have received 3s so this will get a 4.

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Now this a band I've always kinda liked but never deep dived into them. Pretty good.

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4.75

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Genre: Grunge 4/5 Another 90s Seattle-based grunge classic, Ten by Pearl Jam hits all the right notes, both heavy and soft, throughout its run time. While their sound has been somewhat parodied over the years, most notably for Eddie Vedder's distinct singing style, which spawned legions of soundalikes in the genre, this album is filled to the brim with some of the most essential rock tracks of the 90s. Even after we've listened to Alive and Even Flow, Pearl Jam gives us their best from beginning to end. Beyond the aforementioned tracks, two of the biggest rock singles of the decade, we're gifted with plenty more great tracks. The 6-track run to start the album is tremendous, with Black and Jeremy rounding out one of the best opens to an album in the entire decade. It makes the second half sound a bit stale in comparison, but it still has some pretty good jams. While Vedder is an acquired taste, his vocals aren't nearly as overbearing or annoying as a Bob Dylan or an Elvis Costello is. His voice sits on top of the hard rock arrangements like the missing puzzle piece, never taking away from the quality of the production behind him. Overall, a resounding success, and an album that'll be replayed for years.

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Nice, I enjoyed this one. Good vocal delivery, good guitars and decent songs. A fun album that can justify more than one spin. However, it's not all that original or creative enough to really be great.

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4

A classic ! Great intro to 90s jam out grunge

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Eipä ollu tullu kuunneltua aikasemmin kokonaan tätä levyä ja täytyy sanoo, että kova kokonaisuus. Loppupuolelta vähän laimeni, niin ei ihan vitostähtiin yllä

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Tämä on se Pearl Jam mitä ei fani on tottunut kuulemaan. Vahva levy ja useita hyviä biisejä.

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Quand même, tout un premier album. Sur 10 chansons (si on ne compte pas l'outro qu'est Release), il y 6 hits. Je n'ai pas embarqué à l'époque. J'étais dans des choses plus aggressives comme Metallica et Slayer et Nirvana me parlait plus. J'ai fini par entendre les hits un peu plus tard, notamment dans Rock Band. Grâce au streaming, c'est à ce moment que j'ai pris la peine d'aller écouter l'album et de constater que c'est vraiment un bon album. Il y a certaine sonorités qui datent comme le mix de drum et son tuning avec un snaire vraiment tight et le reverb à certains moment, mais les chansons sont vraiment bien structurées et paraissent rarement longues. Un classique des années 90 qui passe bien le temps et qui a définitivement sa place sur cette liste.

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J'avais pas écouté cet album depuis presque .... 30 ans!! C'est sorti j'avais 13 ans et j'avoue que j'avais embarqué dans la vague. J'aimais mieux Vs,l'album d'après, et Vitology qui était vraiement plus weird . Celui-ci est assez solide pareil pour un premier disque, ça paraît qu'il a mûri longtemps. La réalisation est plus poussée qu'à mon souvenir et elle en souffre par l'excès d'overdubs de guits et le son du drum est assez dégueulasse avec les oreilles d'aujourd'hui. Je commençait à jouer de la bass pis la fretless attirait mon attention. À part quelques pièces où tout les mauvais côté de cet instrument me gosse royalement en général c'est juste, pas trop de vibrato Caronstyle et ça donne un son aux compositions pas mal plus classic rock qu'à mon souvenir . J'avais jamais entendu le Rhodes et tous les ptits reverse delays de voix pis d'harmoniques de bass, etc Bref, 2 ans après je rencontrais Primus et je n'y suis plus jamais retourné 😄 Une étoile bonus nostalgie

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This is one of the big two albums that really got the ball rolling for the grunge movement - the other one being, of course, Nirvana's Nevermind. However, this album is to Nevermind as Rock is to Punk. I prefer the more rock oriented sound that's prevalent here - great songs, great lyrics, great melodies, great riffs. And while I'm not a big fan of the grunge genre, this album is one of its finest momens. 4/5

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Muito bom.

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31 years on and still a monster, one I've warmed too much more in my forties and fifties

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You know I've never really sought out Pearl Jam or considered myself a fan at all but listening to this album I realize how much of it I've absorbed via cultural osmosis and just how much nostalgia I have for it. These are some absolutely killer grunge songs that still hold up today.

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Were these guys the originals? I don't know as this scene is so incestuous and fatuous now with claims and counterclaims. These bands seem to be legion and identical and spawn a multitude of self-important fans and even the people who give this a single star only do it as a reaction against the whole scene regardless of class or content. But the music isn't bad and it's well structured and professionally played and I guess this IS kinda the beginning and to be honest and I do know half the songs and actually do like them so what more is there to be said?

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Ten is one of those quintessential rock albums of the 90s. Coming around the time of Nirvana, it's another album that helped the grunge/alt-rock movement shoot straight into the consciousness of the mainstream - no matter how much they were maligned as sellouts - eventually even outselling Nevermind. The lyrics tend to lend themselves to heavier subjects, pretty much standard for that alt-rock scene. What brings this album alive is the anthemic sounds on tracks such as Jeremy & Alive. Best: Jeremy Worst: Release

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Enjoyable enough, but the core problem with a lot of the 90s alt rock and grunge is bloat. I'd probably rate it a lower 4 because I do like it, but it is not quite on par with the other 4s I have, so it gets a bit of an asterisk *.

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I can't deny that this album is really influential and important, but even on a full listen I don't love Pearl Jam. That said, I had no idea how many hits were on this album alone, kind of mind blowing in that way. As an album it's enormous, so it gets a higher rating than I would give Pearl Jam alone.

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This album reminds me of being at school and listening to it on my Sony Walkman!

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Formative album for me. Listened to this on repeat in Dad’s car for YEARS! First half of the album is filled with great songs and then I feel it slows down in the second half.

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Somewhat difficult to rate. It's an important record in defining a genre. It's super influential. It's also not really all that great. Some of the things it influenced were quite bad; by which I mean that without grunge there would be no post-grunge which is some of the vilest, dog shit music in existence. Nirvana is to blame too but we all know that Pearl Jam played their part There are good songs. The singles are all pretty great, except for Alive which I could do without. Jeremy and Black are just plain gems. Evenflow is good but like the other 3, I'm kinda burned out after hearing it 10000 times in my life. Aside from the singles there's some ok songs such as the opener, but nothing as good as Jeremy or Black. I feel like I'm rambling at this point. It's a record that's more important than it is good, though there are gems to be found. I personally think they have much better records than this. A 4 out of respect, but its more like a light 3 to my ears

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Jeremy was a revelation to me - I'd never heard Pearl Jam before - completely brilliant, so I was looking forward to this album. Disappointed to find this isn't the mix/version I'd heard and it's not as good. Some great tracks, though: Release is a standout. Eddie Vedder's vocals are amazing. As they say, 'it doesn't get Eddie Vedder than that'.

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I know a few songs by Pearl Jam and I was pleased to see that most of them are on this album. I really enjoyed it and will definitely listen more. Really solid album.

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Had the chance to see this tour in a small Philly venue. Didn’t go! Such energy, one of my musical concert-going regrets.

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Nostalgia was nice, but listening to the whole album got whiny and old

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No, Three.

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1991: Alive, Porch

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Some amazing songs some better left behind, so good argument to stick with top songs or greatest hits VS full album, a little like Queen.

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I should like Pearl Jam more than I do. For some reason, however, they've never resonated with me very well. This album is full of song with which I am familiar, and I like them all... okay. None of them increase PJ's appeal to me, though. 3 stars.

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A couple of memorable stand out tracks but still a bit to Seattle for me.

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Good guitar solos. Alive

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It's Pearl Jam. Some great songs on the album, and some boring songs as well.

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Album was good. Even Flow, Jeremy and Release were highlights. Three is a holder score as I would like to listen to it more to arrive at a final score

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3.25

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perfect

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ass

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ooh. lil boring and few songs sounded just dated. some of the them had no oomph. ‘oceans’ v pretty tho :)

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- Ravaging, growly-er voice - Driving, classic harder rock lines - Not really songs id listen to voluntarily

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Not too bad, dont mind it but not something i would seak out

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Pearl Jam ist für mich das Paradebeispiel dafür, wie man teils sehr gutes Songwriting durch die Verpackung versauen kann: Vedders jaulende Werther-Schlenker, die Schwanzgitarrensoli und ein unterirdisches, richtig mieses Artwork dieser Platte drücken das Ganze für mich auf ein Nebengleis der 90er.

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Having never been a fan of PJ (or grunge), I have to say that this was better than I was expecting. Eddy Vedder's voice can grate on you after a while, but the song writing is good, as shown by the indie radio play they get, and there's even a decent guitar solo or two. As Sue says, they're ok if you don't have to listen to them for too long, which IMO, is true of many bands.

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A pretty good rock album, I knew more songs than I realised. Still not sure about his voice

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Knew all the songs, didn't know they all came from one album! Still not a fan, but good to hear in context.

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They were never really my jam (see what I did there?) but it wasn’t terrible to listen to, especially with some familiar songs on this album.

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Mostly enjoyed this, even flow is a classic.

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like some songs

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I thought I would be more into it than I was it’s got some classic rock band songs but was just okay

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Tons of hits and a couple of tracks I enjoyed I’d never done before. I can respect it but at times it’s not for me.

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Good energy. Drummer really hitting those skins. I have a bias against PJ as I thought they were a little cheesy and not as hard as the music I listened to in High School. But not bad at all

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Ah yes Pearl Jam. I've tried many times but their anthemic grunge style has just never clicked for me. One of those bands I just can't seem to ever get engaged with and almost always find myself zoning out when listening to them. Can't really express exactly why either but alas sometimes music just boils down to connection and I just don't connect here even if I can appreciate the artistry.

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I really enjoyed a few of these more than I was expecting to and I will definitely be revisiting :)

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I've heard some of these songs before, but not many. The songs are mostly laid back and melancholy, a relatively easy listen despite the off-beat and discordant undertones.

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scuffed nickelback :DDDDDD

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I like his voice and the slower songs. I feel the energy and the theatrical vibe, but it's not my type of music. (6/10) Favorite Tracks :Black

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Grabbed me at times with some unexpectedly Indian (to my ear at least) musical stylings and there are a couple of stand-out songs but after several listens large tracts made no particular impression.

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Had not heard this album by the band. The usual hallmarks of the band are there, but maybe not as refined as their later work.

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THREE

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Was not feeling it. Eddie Vedder is great but the songs are lacking and pale compared to Nirvana. Further, far too long a run time.

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Pretty good

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It’s good, but I’ve never been a big fan of Pearl Jam.

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Grunge is always cool. For some reason, I didn't think Pearl Jam went this hard. It's pretty good, I can imagine hearing this album at like a basement party or something

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Listened to this growing up. Didn’t get any better

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Liked it. Couple of bangers i'll def listen to again.

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I've never been big on grunge and had only had limited exposure to Pearl Jam. This album didn't really change my views, I neither loved nor hated it. It's just... Ok. I honestly found the songs a bit too long and a bit too samey. Porch was the standout track that I didn't already know that I saved as a favourite. Shorter and more musically interesting to me. It might be a great album but a couple of repeat plays was enough. I doubt I'll feel the need to listen to this in full again.

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Can never quite get fully into Pearl Jam, but has their best known songs on there.

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I know this one, no need to relisten. It's their only album I can sit through fully

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October 20, 2021 Pretty good! I liked "Alive".

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Rock. Låter lite som led Zeppelin

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The highs are spectacular but a lot of filler.

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Ploddy grunge not as cool as nirvana

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First Listen. Ok. I know quite a few of the songs, but never really listened to the whole album. It is pretty good. 3/5

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I get it, this is, uh, great rock and roll, music. Nevermind grunge. Edward Severson is an amazing performer and coincidentally was part of grunge mania. This record is great grunge and is unfortunately dated to the era. Mr. Severson is still great in spite of the era. Thanks so much for your gravitas in Twin Peaks!

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7/10

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Some of these songs went on for too long. Or were they different ones? Hard to tell, they were all so similar.. Had expected more of this album given that it features the classic "Alive".

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big numbers, mediocre music

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It's Pearl Jam. Not much else to say about it. I knew what I was getting into.

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Pearl Jam is a very decent 90s band

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With such a loud and passionate sound, it is no surprise than "Ten" is considered such a groundbreaker that triggered the tsunami of alternative rock in the '90s. With casual yet headbanging sound, as well as dark subject matters, I think any young rock fan from any decade would enjoy this. I enjoyed it, but something just don't hit it. I enjoyed the loud instrumental outbursts, the solos, the solid yet raspy voice. But somehow, I felt disconnected with the songs. I don't know, but I might describe it as the lack of "approach" that the songs do to listeners. I get the sound, loud and passionate as it is, but why do I always get zoned out and ultimately get bored after enough repetitions of the same sentence? It felt like a performance from a distance, impressive, but not actually played for me. Or perhaps it's because it's too loud? Maybe. The energy seems over the place sometimes. And the more "mellow" tracks are personally better. "Black", "Jeremy", and "Alive" are personal highlights. But I also enjoyed "Once" and "Even Flow". Still, a great must-listen album. Maybe a couple of re-listens will do for me to enjoy this one.

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Decent, but his voice always annoys me.

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تجربة لطيفة

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4 great songs, but just didn't grab me. Not really a Pearl Jam fan to start with so kinda of a yawner for me

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An album I listened to a million times at university (back when it came out), and don't really need to listen to any more. Definitely the kind of music one outgrows if one is serious about music appreciation and exploration.

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Album trop écouté quand j’étais adolescent, associé aux souvenirs d’apprendre à jouer de la guitare avec mon premier groupe de musique. Surpris de le réécouter attentivement: beaucoup de détails m’échappaient alors.

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This is good, but not essential to me.

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I'm just... not a fan of that voice. It's good old rock and roll, and a real nostalgia trip for my early college years, but not a thing If seek out.

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3.5/5. Nirvana > Soundgarden > AiC > Pearl Jam. Doesn’t quite hit as hard as it used to 🤷‍♂️

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3 1/2

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I thought I'll hate it, but finally, I knew all the songs and It was kind of fun

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I don't really like Pearl Jam, but nobody can deny that this album is an even flow of hits and bangers

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Hey, I don't hate Pearl Jam as much as I thought I did!

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Já já, þetta er löngu orðin klassík. Nokkrir bangerar og restin er fín.

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Never listened so much for this band. Good sound. Need to google what menas the grunge movement or Seattle sound. Love to learn about that type of music and lyrics.

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objectively very solid but i have no emotional connection to it and cannot imagine ever choosing to listen to it

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Was ok. Not my usual jam

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not liking this makes me a bad music listener. i know it does. i know pearl jam is very good. but i will not be listening to pearl jam again.

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Surcoté de fou et assez moyen Prefs: Once, Alive, Jeremy, Porch Moins pref: Deep

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Not bad, not always my thing but couldn't really fault it

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idk overrated but catchy 3.

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Not my favorite thing in the world but a few of these Alive, Jeremy you just can't NOT listen to.

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3.5 ⭐️

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Ten by Pearl Jam was everywhere the year that it came out. I remember seeing copies of this album in so many college dorm rooms. I never quite got hooked in by the album back then. I think I have tried to listen to this album before. I've heard a few of the songs many times, and they fit into my list of tracks that I'd listen to again ("Even Flow", "Alive", "Black", "Jeremy"). I think that these tracks are on my re-listen list in part because of nostalgia's sake. After listening to this album again, the music as a whole doesn't hold my attention for each track. I think I like Pearl Jam. I have a lot of respect for their work, but I don't imagine playing this whole album again by my own choice.

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3/5

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Grunge, råbende, guitar riffs

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Songs to eat a shotgun too. Grunge is dull. Voice is not great.

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Ehhh. Not the best Seattle band. Thought it was ass for quite a while, but came around to making it two stars by the end. Not really made for the modern streaming world or even just non-live performances.

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I don't like pearl jam!!!!!! AGGGHHHHHHHH

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I never liked the Seattle Grunge sound and I find Eddie Vedder’s voice annoying. I also found all of the songs on this album repetitive

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Ha envejecido mucho.

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Albumik ktorego zapach mozna poczuc, slyszysz pierwsze kordy gitarki i juz widzisz kuce, metalowe odzienia, czujesz ten zapach, ale to jednak jest album popularnego rocka, nigdy wczesniej nie przesluchalem calego i znalem tylko klasycznego alive, poznanego oczywiscie z gta sa, chyba nic nowego nie wrzuce na plejke z tej plyty, bo nic szczegolnie mnie nie wciagnelo do ponownego odsluchu, albo jednak dodam zamkykajacy track, bo akurat takie spokojniejsze brzkadanie, bez tego natretnego w twoja twarz wokalu mi pasuje

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Very Pearl Jamy... idk not really my bag. Don’t like his voice. Sounds like the 90s. Which despite having lived in, I cannot relate to at all.

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a bit too strong for me

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ehh.. not my style

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Even Flow all I recognize as something I have listened too

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дамы и господа, позвольте представить самый переоценённый альбом в истории, блаблабла Я без понятия, кому эта уныль кажется чем-то интересным. Вкупе с описаниями с википедии по типу «оказал огромное влияние на умы молодёжи», «самый влиятельный альбом гранжа» и «величайший альбом 90-х» — у меня ощущение, что я попал в шоу Трумана, и надо мной вершится один бесконечный розыгрыш. Ой, правда, величайший альбом 90-х? Тогда какого хуя каждая вторая группа в 90-х звучала как Нирвана, а это говно даже особо копировать никто не стал? Не, наверняка там влияние оказал на многих, но только многие покивали, отложили Перл Джем на полку, взяли гитары и стали делать в десять раз более интересное музло. Ну окей, хуй с ней с переоценкой. Что по музыкальной сути? А по музыкальной сути это блять просто пустышка, это один из самых необязательных альбомов, что я вообще слышал. Начинается, впрочем, он с лучшей песни, поэтому я могу поверить, что сначала всё это кажется чем-то интригующим. Даже скрим прикольный в куплет завезли. Потом Even Flow — в целом тоже норм, но уже как-то в непонятках находишься. В основном из-за одной мысли: это реально должно так звучать? Ибо звучание этого альбома — это просто вырвиушная хуйня, даже для труъ-raw-гранжа и всякого такого. Дело не в сырости, а в том, что тон у гитар на некоторых песнях просто омерзительный. Больше всего это слышно, конечно, на песне Porch — правая гитара настолько высокочастотная и настолько громко выведена в миксе, что у меня буквально заложило ухо с неё и появился неприятный писк. Но и в остальных дела ненамного лучше. Почти каждая песня — это какая-то проверка на прочность, сколько ты сможешь вытерпеть блеклых безвкусных гитарных запилов без единого — единого блять — цепляющего риффа. Реально, кто-то заполнил отсюда хоть одну не вокальную мелодию? А вокальную, кстати? Потому что Эдди Веддер не только ужасный вокалист (здесь я могу списать на вкусовщину, ибо вот эти рычащие рокенролльные голоса мне никогда не нравились), но и никакой композитор. Ну ладно, припев Once вроде выделяется как нечто сформировавшееся. Ну ладно, припев Even Flow вроде обладает какой-то попсовой ноткой. Ну лаааадно, припев Garden выделяется среди прочей дисторшновой жижи. Но кроме этого я вообще нихуя вычленить не могу. Это какое-то абсолютно лишённое вкуса, запаха и ГМО рычание на паре нот, поданное настолько неинтересно, насколько я могу себе представить. Кстати насчет второй и последней интересной фишки после второго припева Once. Это вокальные распевки в Black. Не сказал бы, что это нечто гениальное, но в какой-то момент поймал себя на мысли, что в целом ведь сам мог бы так же где-то сделать. Посему идея-то классная. Только длится раза в два дольше, чем должна бы, чтобы не надоедать и не портить настроение. Но окей, два хайлайта у альбома есть. К счастью, я не из тех, кто ебенит альбомам пятёру за две нормальные песни (а тем более за два нормальных отрывка), поэтому эта унылая коренролловая параша получает 4/10 и лучше бы ей больше мне на глаза не показываться.

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eh

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I'm sure this album is great for people who like this style of singing. I, unfortunately, do not.

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Not really a fan of rock

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I didn't vibe with this album. The only song I like is Alive, and I think that's purely for nostalgia. So for that I give 2/5 stars.

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heard all these songs growing up on the radio, but never in this order...still not a fan

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Couple good songs, but Pearl Jam have always felt never more than safe and middle of the road for me.

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Not crazy about grunge, this also felt like it had a lot of filler.

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I was never a big fan of Pearl Jam. Just ok. 2.5 stars.

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The singers voice is the same as the one me and my friend put on when we're making up fake shit north American songs. It is grating. Levels all turned up to 10 for everything also took away a lot from the album. It just dulled everything. Has some redeeming features. They're all clearly competent musicians, but to me it came across as emo without any edge.

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It's hard, regardless of how closely I listen, to separate my biases and snap impressions of grunge from this album, clocking in at a healthy length. It is unique in that its position in pop music history is clear. There are new elements not present in the preceding rock wave, and the inherited ones have the complexity dialed down and the loudness up. The guitars are in the driver's seat; I'm tempted to treat that as a strength. It is a bit repetitive, though, and from hair metal Pearl Jam also takes the notion that slowing things down is a good idea. The band seems unfairly singled out for malignment. They drift to the pop edge of their lane, but make something perfectly listenable and of some historical interest.

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Have never listened to a Pearl Jam album. Sat down and listened to the whole album all the way through while writing this. 1. Once 3:51 - I didn't really like how Eddie Vedder's voice hit me on this track, which ruined the song for me. 2. Even Flow 4:52 - This song brings me back to my guitar hero days. Good song with a nice personal nostalgia bonus. 3. Alive 5:40 - This song has been on the radio for 30 years straight which is a turn off, but I gave it a chance and was impressed by the guitar solo at the end. Still won't look forward to hearing this song on the radio for another 30 years though. 4. Why Go 3:20 - Interesting guitar rift which the song is built around for an otherwise uninteresting song. 5. Black 5:42 - Placed well in the album for a slow down of tempo. Was writing that this was my second favorite song so far after Even Flow but then the ending the song came on. 6. Jeremy 5:18 - Alright song. also has annoying ending. 7. Oceans 2:41 - Good variety of sound, another slower tempo song. Pretty good. 8. Porch 3:30 - Not a bad song. Continues the trend of just repeating the same thing over and over at the end of the track for 30 seconds. Just end the song bro. 9. Garden 4:58 - Intro into the main body of the song was cool, and like the transition back for the interlude. Might be my favorite song on the album. Definitely the most interesting track. 10. Deep 4:18 - Not a great track. Interlude is the best part but the main guitar rift is too bad to save. 11. Release 9:06 - Fuck, a nine minute song to end the album. You're really going to do me like this Pearl Jam? Slow but a decent build up. Actually turned out decent. Experimental vibe to the song which I am not really into personally but I get it. Not bad. Album as a whole was an interesting listen. It does a good job of keeping the variety while feeling like a cohesive album. That being said nothing really grabbed me and made me want to listen to it again. The only song I'm going to add to my library will be Even Flow because of the nostalgia. Score 2.5/5 rounded down to a 2/5.

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grunge muy lento

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Oof, this one didn't do much for me. I acknowledge it's a good album, it was just VERY much not for me. Fave track: Even Flow, I guess?

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This sounds like the same song over and over again. I enjoyed Even Flow, but nothing else (no, not even Alive, fight me).

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I got bored after the fifth track

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Pedestrian stuff. How this mob get compared to Nirvana in any meaningful way is beyond me

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Penso dovrebbe piacermi, eppure non mi piace.

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Not quite impressive

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I don’t know this, other than Alive. To me the sound is a lot more anthemic stadium rock than grunge, the lyrics are grungey though & Eddie Vedder does have a good voice for that though. It’s not my cup of tea, but it is well done.

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First time of Listening and not a fan when I started. But can see some merit in the lyrical content of the album, but the music for me is standard late 70's-80's-90's guitar based middle-heavy rock. Not to my taste but can see why a new generation of Rock fans were drawn to Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam. "Release" is my favourite on the album. Not in my collection to be totally honest. But I suppose I can see why it is here.

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Didn't listen this time, but I remember only really liking Alive and the song about Jeremy from past listens...

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I'm familiar with Pearl Jam even though they aren't an artist I play on the regular. I think I've understood why i'm not really a Pearl Jam listening, after the music played through their songs, I didn't realise they were all different..I actually thought it was just one massive track rather than individual songs.

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23rd March 2022 Listened in the office on a sunny day! Quiet evening, watched the Adam project on the last day of the juice cleanse. Not bad, but doesn't ever hit the heights of Yellow Leadbetter for me. 2.5 if I could. Reminds me of Andy.

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Can't fucking stand Eddie Vedder's voice, sorry. It's not a bad album by any means but it was fucking difficult to listen to for me.

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I feel bad for not liking this but it’s just so depressing and dark

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Still don't like Pearl Jam but at least I gave the album a chance

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Too 90s rock for my taste. Seems like something that would appeal to a bunch of middle aged white men.

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this is the worst stone temple pilots cover band i've ever heard

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Nicht ganz meins, einige okaye/gute Momente dabei aber insgesamt zu lang und gleichförmig.

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Wow most of these songs were about 2 mins too long, some too repetitive and just a bit cringe really. Not my bag. Luke detested it!

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Few good sounds nothing stands out

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Typical peral jam, trash

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Oh what a waste of time. Uninspired Jam tunes, hated it. Don‘t expect to find a pearl.

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pearl jam is boring

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Its still no better than it was in 1991

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I don't like it.

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I’ve never liked Pearl Jam and this album didn’t change my mind

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Probably just not my jam. I listened to it straight without actually hearing it.

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nä du.

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physically couldn’t listen to this soz not my vibe at all

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What a bloody awful racket.

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Bailed after 3 songs. Utter drivel.

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