Pearl Jam
Ten


3.0
good

Review

by JonLDials USER (2 Reviews)
April 20th, 2015 | 47 replies


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Has its moments, but severely overrated.

Pearl Jam is a grunge band, similar to Nirvana. However, the members of Pearl Jam were never involved in any incidents related to drugs or alcohol like Nirvana (RIP Kurt) In Fact, they were the only rockers out of the big four who have stayed stable, even to this day. This album is there debut, and it's called "Ten" arguably there best album.

The album kicks off with "Once" with starts with some eerie drums before guitars, bass and eventually Eddies vocals kick in. His voice really compliments the song, as do the strong disortion pedals on the guitars. A great opener. The album gets funky on the next song "Even Flow" wich is PJ's biggest hit, soaring with powerful vocals, heavy guitar and bass work and powerhouse drums. "Alive" has catchy riffs and very relatable lyrics. The vocals aren't the best but they will get better later on.

I have to start a new paragraph solely for the next song, "Why Go" this is undeniably the band's best work. The guitars, bass and drums with Vedders voice are all mixed perfectly with excellent lyrics. The song really sticks out to the rest of the album, and is a serious jam. Definitely listen.

Lyrically, "Black" the next song, is the second best on the album, discussing Vedders world fading to Black hence the title, with stellar mixing and beautiful guitar work. Then, there is "Jeremy". Yes, Jeremy. The definitive PJ song, solely because of the vocals. Eddies soaring voice in the chorus "Jer-aaaa-meeeeeeee spoke" is instantly recognizable to any fan, and is amazingly catchy. Great.

The rest of the album is worth talking about, but there isn't much interesting to say. That's the major problem with this CD. It hasn't aged very well. The next few songs aren't very original lyrically and have your average distorted guitars and loud vocals. It's Pearl Jam jumping on the 90s grunge bandwagon, take that how you will.

Overall, Ten is a solid grunge effort for fans of the genre, at least the first half of it. The last half, however, is horribly dated and doesn't really live up to the accliam. It still has strong points, though. Check it out if you must, it has some solid cuts.

Recommended Tracks
Once
Even Flow
Why Go
Alive
Black


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Snake.
April 20th 2015


23220 Comments


how the fuck are you back

JonLDials
April 20th 2015


50 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I politely asked to be unbanned.

Grizzlypyro
April 20th 2015


272 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

What even is this review.

Froot
April 20th 2015


1910 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Do away with the track-by-track style. It isn't very descriptive and flows very awkwardly when your paragraphs only concern describing 3 or 4 songs at a time. Aim for more of an essay format.



Also, proofread this again.

Flugmorph
April 20th 2015


24351 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

overrated [2]

Froot
April 20th 2015


1910 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

overrated [3]

LepreCon
April 20th 2015


5475 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Bollocks

chinesewhispers
April 20th 2015


4767 Comments


overrated [4]

Froot
April 20th 2015


1910 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Digging: Tyler the Creator - Cherry Bomb

Tunaboy45
April 20th 2015


17635 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Gr8 b8 m8

TwigTW
April 20th 2015


3880 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It might be overated, but it's still a great album. Even this review reads like a 3.5.

rasi
April 20th 2015


100 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I totally do not agree. Oceans, Porch, Release are still favorites of mine. For me it's Alive and Jeremy that feel dated, because they were overplayed

Cygnatti
April 20th 2015


35266 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

overrated []

rockandmetaljunkie
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2015


9556 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

not a classic, but not 3 either

Ryus
April 20th 2015


24673 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

the most overrated grunge album

mgeorge7
April 20th 2015


78 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Definitely a 5.

Ryus
April 20th 2015


24673 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

and this is an atrocious review btw

rockandmetaljunkie
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2015


9556 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

more overrated than Nevermind ?

Tunaboy45
April 20th 2015


17635 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

not quite

deathschool
April 20th 2015


27315 Comments


I don't think either of them are overrated, but this has the higher average, technically



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