Pearl Jam’s Ten was not an immediate success when it was first released in August, 1991, but by late 1992 it had reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart. While Pearl Jam was accused of jumping on the grunge bandwagon at the time — despite the fact that Ten had been both recorded and released before Nirvana’s Nevermind—Ten was instrumental in popularizing alternative rock in the mainstream. In February 2013, the album crossed the 10 million mark in sales, becoming the 22nd one to do so in the Nielsen SoundScan era and has been certified 13× platinum by the RIAA. It remains Pearl Jam’s most commercially successful album.
With that, let’s check out three songs from that album, and the isolated vocals of Eddie Vedder – Alive, Black, and Porch: