Friday, August 26, 2016

Pearl Jam's "Ten" Turns 25 And No Code Turns 20

Ten on ITunes

On August 27, 1991, Pearl Jam debuted their album Ten. It came out to little fanfare. But at the time of the release the "Grunge" movement was happening. And "Ten" became one of the best debut albums. And so 25 years later the album has been certified 13 times platinum by the RIAA. At the time of this post. And selling 10 millions copies through Nielsen Soundscan.  Spawning classic hits like Alive, Jeremy,  Even Flow, and Black,  Five years later, Pearl Jam released their fourth album No Code. By this time the band had stop doing music videos. They didn't didn't do too much press. (Watch their first appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman below). And the album was the first to not go multi-platinum. Selling only a million copies. Casual fans at the time thought this could be the end of their popularity. This is where the true fan stuck around. And 20 years later have this album atop of their lists of favorite Pearl Jam albums. With songs like Hail, Hail,Who You Are, In My Tree, Off He Goes, and Present Tense. You can't go wrong. Now they are reissuing No Code along with Yield on vinyl for the first time in years

No Code on ITunes

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