Pearl Jam's Debut Album "Ten" Came Out On This Day In 1991

Pearl Jam's debut album "Ten," one of the most iconic rock albums of the past 30 years, was released on August 27,1991. Loaded with classics like "Alive," "Jeremy," "Evenflow," and "Black," the previously unknown Eddie Vedder instantly became a reluctant superstar front man, as "Ten" took off, going on to sell more than 13 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Pearl Jam's first effort also helped push the Seattle rock scene and "grunge' culture into the national spotlight, creating a style of music imitated by lesser bands who tried to match Pearl Jam's intensity and Eddie's deep voiced growl. As the line between alternative and mainstream rock blurred with sales success, the "sell out" arguments started, but Pearl Jam have withstood the test of time, achieving Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and play Fenway Park multiple times status, and "Ten" has become a must have for any rock album collection.

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