Ten (Pearl Jam album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 27, 1991 (1991-08-27)
RecordedMarch 27 – April 26, 1991, June 1991
StudioLondon Bridge Studio, Seattle, Washington, Ridge Farm Studio, Surrey, England
Singles from Ten
  1. "Alive"
    Released: July 7, 1991
  2. "Even Flow"
    Released: April 6, 1992
  3. "Jeremy"
    Released: September 27, 1992
  4. "Oceans"
    Released: December 7, 1992

Ten is the first studio album by Pearl Jam, an American rock band. It was released on August 27, 1991 by Epic Records. The album was made after Mother Love Bone, the band that Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament were in, broke up. Gossard and Ament started making music with a guitarist named Mike McCready, and a drummer named Matt Cameron. They made a demo tape with five songs on it. The demo was given to Eddie Vedder and Dave Krusen, two other musicians. Both of them joined the band. Many of the songs on Ten were ones that the band already made. However, Vedder sang different words for them for the album.[1]

Ten was not very popular when it was released. It got more popular in 1992, when it was number two on the Billboard 200 music chart. The album had three popular singles: "Alive", "Even Flow", and "Jeremy". "Jeremy" was nominated for two Grammy Awards.[2] It also got four awards at the MTV Video Music Awards, an awards show for music.[3]

Ten was important in making alternative rock more popular in the 1990s. It also helped make grunge music more popular.[4] Ten has been called one of the best albums ever made.[5][6][7] It is Pearl Jam's best selling album.[8] The album has been certified diamond by the RIAA.

Track listing[change | change source]

All lyrics written by Eddie Vedder; except for the bonus track "I've Got a Feeling", by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

No. Title Length
1. "Once"   3:51
2. "Even Flow"   4:53
3. "Alive"   5:41
4. "Why Go"   3:20
5. "Black"   5:43
6. "Jeremy"   5:18
7. "Oceans"   2:42
8. "Porch"   3:30
9. "Garden"   4:59
10. "Deep"   4:18
11. "Release" (Hidden track "Master/Slave" starts at 5:18.) 9:05
Total length:

References[change | change source]

  1. Letkemann, Jessica. "Momma-Son and the Making of Pearl Jam | Northwest Passage". www.revolutioncomeandgone.com. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  2. "Rock On The Net: 35th Annual Grammy Awards - 1993". www.rockonthenet.com. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  3. "Rock On The Net: 1993 MTV Video Music Awards". www.rockonthenet.com. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  4. Marin, Rick. "Grunge: A Success Story". The New York Times. November 15, 1992.
  5. "Pearl Jam's Ten: The evolution of a classic". Kerrang!. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  6. "500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 209 | Pearl Jam, 'Ten'". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2012-09-09. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  7. "GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Welcomes 2021 Inductions: A Tribe Called Quest, Billie Holiday, Journey, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen And More". www.grammy.com. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  8. "Week Ending Dec. 9, 2012. Albums: Swift's Birthday Present". yahoo.com. Retrieved 2022-11-23.