Pearl Jam - ‘Ten’ - Released August 27, 1991.

Released August 27, 1991.


Hola, Rat Rockers!   It’s “East Side” Dave of the Morning Rat Race here!   We were listening to a little Pearl Jam during the show today when I looked up when PJ’s debut album, Ten, came out…and guess what…the iconic record is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this month!

Ten officially was released on August 26th, 1991 to critical and audience acclaim.   As of February 2013, Ten had sold over 13 million units and in December 2020, the album was announced as one of many inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as part of the 2021 class.

And even though such classics as “Jeremy,” “Evenflow,” and “Alive” are on the record…the album is filled with other amazing tracks as well.   So, behold!   It’s East Side Dave’s Top 5 Deep Cuts From Pearl Jam’s Ten!   BAM!


5.) “Deep”

This awesome song is thick with heavy guitars, pounding drums, and guttural vocals…and it flat-out ROCKS.


4.) “Garden”

A gorgeous, contemplative tune that has a cool eeriness to it.


3.) “Why Go”

Sizzling electric guitars and vintage Eddie Vedder vocals make for a powerful combo in this tremendous track.


2.) “Oceans”

A masterfully-crafted and soulful song that pushes Pearl Jam into other boundaries of musicality.


1.) “Porch”

Epic.   Loud.   Intense.   AWESOME.


"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Coordinator & Producer.