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compiled by Elana Jacobs
January 9, 2009
Pearl Jam | Ten (1991)
With very few exceptions, the biggest selling bands of the 80’s and 90’s are coming to an unfortunate but inevitable place where moving forward and breaking new ground is highly unlikely. The ability to create great music depletes in the same way metal loses its shine (that Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles never had the chance to release a Chinese Democracy or Red Album is fortunate for their legacy) — you can polish it all you want, but it’s not ever going to be as bright as it once was.
Entropy is a cold, hard fact. But history can never fade. And so, if only to fortify the memory of their contribution to modern rock music, Pearl Jam is reissuing their debut album, Ten (available March 24). Released in 1991, Ten went platinum one dozen times, and influenced many more dozens of imitators, most notably and offensively the downright horrendous Creed and Nickelback (when fans of these bands hear Eddie Vedder’s voice, they must think, “what a Scott Stapp ripoff!”).
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