Pearl Jam - Ten
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Based on 4 reviews
1991 Ratings: #59 / 410
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Based on 376 ratings
1991 Ratings: #13
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.
morningsbell
74
It's solid. Quite consistent.

but also overrated.
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.
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
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
SoundAura
72
Pearl Jam crafted a more accessible look at grunge music that appealed to the masses backed by some of the most underrated guitar work of the 90s. Although held back by a few filler tracks, songs like “Jeremy” and “Black” prove Vedder’s songwriting talents.
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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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