Epic Associated Records, 1991
4. Why Go
As one of the forerunners of the 90's Seattle music scene, Pearl Jam debuted with this album and bursts their way on top of music charts. Often compared to Nirvana, the almbum paved the way to make their sound obviously distinct from the era's grunge chiche. The album was titled Ten in honor of their 'favorite' NBA player - Mookie Blaylock (at one point the band was called by this player's name at the same time, 10 was his jersey number),
became a major hit with the tracks 'Jeremy', 'Alive' and 'Evenflow' and flooded the airwaves which resulted on being overplayed. The rest of the album didn't have that much impact but still brings satisfaction for avid fans like 'Black' and 'Once' which were the tracks I liked most from this album. With Eddie Vedder's outstanding lyrics and the band's captivating music, the album brought forth a new generation of rock at its best. Overall, Pearl Jam's launching pad really elevated rock music to it's highest.