(Bookmom) from DURHAM, NC
Reviewed on 2/23/2013...
This cd and Nevermind by Nirvana got me through 1992-95. Some songs have passed the test of time. When you listen from start to finish, you get the most out of the cd. These guys were way ahead of their time for their ages. One could compare them to the Beatles in that way. Every song a winner. This cd speaks for an age and a generation.
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(GigiMc) from ROWE, NM
Reviewed on 1/27/2007...
This CD is Pearl Jam at its very best.
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from AUSTIN, TX
Reviewed on 10/1/2006...
"An early 90s classic."
This was the debut by basically the only grunge band that's still thriving today. I'm not hugley into grunge, but this is still a damn good album. The only other grunge band I'm a fan of is Alice In Chains (who sounds more heavy metal, but whatever). I currently own 3 Pearl Jam albums (this, Vitolagy, and their newest self-titled), and even though I like Vitalogy the most out of the 3 (though all 3 are great), this is the one I've been listening to the most lately. Eddie Vedder is a great vocalist, second only to Layne Staley from Alice In Chains in the grunge genre in my opinion. Stone Gossard is one of the best guitarists out there. He has some great guitar solos on Once, Why Go, Porch, and Oceans. Jeff Ament is a great bassist, and he's very audible. Mike McCready is no no-name rythm guitarist, and sometimes he does dual solos with Stone. Dave Krusen is no Keith Moon or Neil Peart, but he still provides a suitable rythm section for the other 4 of Pearl Jam. The songs on this album range from upbeat and agressive (Once, Evenflow, Why Go, Jeremy, Porch) to dark and moody (Alive, Black, Oceans, Garden, Deep, Release), and it gives Ten a great mixed feel. I haven't 100% familiarized myself with the songs, but I can already tell you that they're all great. Even though all of the songs are great, my favorite would have to be Alive. From what I got from the lyrics, it's about a mother who tells her son that his dad is dead, and he wishes he was dead with him. The chorus, "I'm still aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!!!" is great, and in my opinion, Stone delivers his best solo on the entire album.
You can hear traces of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, AC/DC/, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, and other hard rock/heavy metal bands scattered all over Ten. But even with that, Eddie and co. don't rip them off at all. So if you want some awesome modern hard rock, get this album. It's the best album of 1991, and it gets my vote for the best debut of the whole 90s.
P.S. When it comes to grunge, this annihilates Nirvana's Nevermind.
Reviewer: Squash 'N' Squeak "The Silencing Machine" (The Gates Of Delirium) (Amazon.com)
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