10 Reasons We Love TEN by Pearl Jam

As far as debut albums go, TEN by Pearl Jam is as close to a perfect 10 as you can get.

Here’s 10 reasons why we LOVE the album TEN by Pearl Jam.


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1. It produced three massive hit singles such as “Alive“, “Even Flow” and “Jeremy“.

2. Most of the songs began as instrumental jams. Lyrics were added by front man Eddie Vedder later.

3. Experts credit TEN (as well as others) for popularizing Alternative Rock music in the mainstream.

4. TEN is Pearl Jam’s most successful album, selling over 10 million albums worldwide.

5. Rolling Stone named TEN #209 on their list of the 500 Greatest Album of All Time.

6. On the track “Oceans“, a pepper shaker and a fire extinguisher were both used as percussion instruments.

7. TEN was produced quick…recording started in March of 1991 and were finished by May 1991.

8. TEN has been certified platinum 13x by the RIAA.

9. TEN Peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Charts. It was held off for 4 weeks by a Billy Ray Cyrus Album.

10. A Rolling Stone Readers’ Poll ranks TEN as the Number 1 debut album of all time.

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