Pearl Jam's debut CD 'Ten' is one of my all time favourite albums of all time. It's now a classic 90s album, the perfect addition to anyone's alternative collection.
Once / a perfect opener, a great song to show us what Pearl Jam is all about.
Even Flow / I usually don't like singles ... except Pearl Jam singles.
Alive / a sad song, based on Eddie's childhood.
Why Go / an angry song, I love this one.
Black / a slower song, beautiful lyrically and one of the best vocally by Vedder. The ending is actually haunting: 'I know you'll be a sun in someone else's sky but why, why, why can't it be, why can't it be mine?'
Jeremy / Pearl Jam's widely known song, about violence, based on true events.
Oceans / another slower song, probably their weakest song but still very good.
Porch / the beginning should tell you everything, this song is angry.
Garden / yet another slower one, perfect. It was one of my favourites at one time, nice repeating lyrics at the beginning and end.
Deep / though I love this song, it's my least favourite on the album, yet it's still musically well done.
Release / the closing song (not including the "secret song"), a very beautifully crafted song with stunning lyrics.
In all, this is a very good album, good anytime and it's the perfect CD to start off your Pearl Jam collection.