#205: Ten by Pearl Jam
Favorite Track(s): "Once" and "Even Flow" and "Alive" and "Jeremy" and "Release"
Thoughts: I wasn't looking forward to listening to this album, considering how little I liked Vitalogy back in early 2011. But there's a reason Ten is at #205 and that album was at #484.
It's actually appropriate that I'm listening to this now, because my latest Netflix disc was Singles (1992) which I had never seen before. It is a veritable 90s culture smorgasbord. I didn't really care for it, but the cameos of baby Eddie Vedder were great.
When I saw that one of the songs was titled "Alive" I automatically started singing, Alive! Alive! Alive, hallelujah! Alive, praise and glory to the Lamb! Anyone else? Anyway, this is akin to when I listened to Nirvana's MTV Unplugged and was like, "Oh. If I had known 'grunge' music could sound like this, I would have listened to it a lot more." As one youtube commenter put it, "It doesn't get Eddie Vedder than this."
Is This Better Than The River?: Not to me, but I liked it all the same.