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#205: Ten by Pearl Jam

9.14.2012

Ten by Pearl Jam (1991)

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.

2 comments:

Lucy Pauline said...

Did I tell you when I tell people in West Seattle where I live, they say, "Oh, down by Eddie." I didn't know what they meant at first!

Maryann said...

I had no clue he lived in West Seattle! I would have been just as confused. :)