Pearl Jam - Ten
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1991 Ratings: #59 / 416
User Score
Based on 537 ratings
1991 Ratings: #11
Liked by 18 people
August 27, 1991 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Ten ... 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.

80
Rolling Stone

They wring a lot of drama out of a few declarative power chords swimming in echo.

67
Entertainment Weekly
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.
EarCandy
52
Out of all the dozens of Grunge bands to appear in the limelight during their 90s hayday, Pearl Jam has proven to outlast nearly all of them with what began on their debut album, "Ten."

Early on, during the late 1980s, "grunge" music became a foreseeable offshoot of punk-rock. A rock hybrid that would be both hard-hitting and sterile enough for mass airplay across the nation and abroad. This progression was the next iteration of rock music. Acts like dynamic bands such as ... read more
morningsbell
74
It's solid. Quite consistent.

but also overrated.
MusicSucks
69
The tracks Once, Even Flow, Jeremy, Alive and Black were a pretty significant part of my music taste when I was younger - they came with my obsession with nirvana and curiosity about the genre.
I am revisiting this right now and I wanted to share my thoughts, so I decided to review it.
It certainly is a very different sound from nirvana and now that I am more experienced in music I can see what kurt meant when he said that pearl jam was alternative and corporative cock-rock. This does feel like ... read more
itsyahboinoah
72
I'm not the biggest fan of pearl jam, to me the band discography fells flat. However, with their 1991 LP "Ten"" it was a certified massive hit in the 90's grunge scene with some of the more notable tracks of here such as ""Even flow"" or "Alive"". While I won't diminish is importance of it at that time, the album as a whole isn't as consistent or memorable enough for me to return.
gas_souza
93
Once - 90
Even Flow - 100
Alive - 95
Why Go - 90
Black - 100
Jeremy - 100
Oceans - 90
Porch - 90
Garden - 90
Deep - 85
Release - 90

Destaques: Black, Jeremy e Even Flow
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Year End Lists

#15/Spin

Track List

  1. Once 
  2. Even Flow 
  3. Alive 
  4. Why Go 
  5. Black 
  6. Jeremy 
  7. Oceans 
  8. Porch 
  9. Garden 
  10. Deep 
  11. Release 
  12. Master/Slave
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Added on: September 3, 2011