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Dem Vinyl Boyz Ep 35 - Ten
The Vinyl Boyz are back dropping the needle on “Ten” by Pearl Jam. Ten is the debut studio album by American rock band Pearl Jam, released on August 27, 1991, through Epic Records. Ten was not an immediate success, but by late 1992 it had reached number two on the Billboard 200. The album produced three hit singles: “Alive”, “Even Flow”, and “Jeremy”. Despite its reputation as a quintessential grunge album, Ten is often noted for displaying a stronger classic rock influence than other contemporary grunge releases. Ten has been described as a grunge, alternative rock, and hard rock album.
Beyond its role in consolidating the mainstream success of grunge rock in the early 1990s, Ten is generally considered to have been instrumental in the rise and dominance of alternative rock throughout the decade. Several of the songs on the album started as instrumental compositions that Vedder added lyrics to after he joined the band. Regarding the lyrics, Vedder said, “All I really believe in is this fucking moment, like right now. And that, actually, is what the whole album talks about.” The album spent a total of 264 weeks on the Billboard charts, making it one of the top 15 charting albums ever. In December 2020, the album was announced as one of many inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as part of the 2021 class.
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