Pearl Jam Albums
Pearl Jam albums have been at the center of one of the more controversial bands in rock history. The very first albums were huge successes, but the band chose to tour in out of the way venues to save their fans the trouble of paying high ticket processing fees. Throughout their history, the group has always stood by what they believed in. These albums were part of the wave of records that brought 1990's hair metal to its knees.
- "Ten" (1991). The Pearl Jam album "Ten" was one of the best of 1991 and one of the most influential in rock history. Hits such as "Even Flow" (1991), "Alive" (1991) and "Jeremy" (1991) helped the album to eventually reach number two on the US Billboard charts. In 2009, the album was released in digital form and instantly went to number one on the Internet sales chart. For all of its success and millions of albums sold, "Ten" never reached number one on any music charts anywhere in the world.
- "Vs" (1993). Following up a successful Jam album like "Ten" would normally be difficult, but "Vs" was a more than adequate follow up that did grab the number one spot on several music charts. By the end of 1993, "Vs" had been number one at some point in seven countries including the United States, Canada and Australia. This Pearl Jam album was catapulted to the top by hits such as "Go" (1993), "Daughter" (1993) and "Glorified G" (1993).
- "Vitalogy" (1994). Pearl Jam wasted no time in following up "Vs", as the band released "Vitalogy" (1994) while "Vs" was still charting and putting out hits. This album also reached number one in the United States and Australia, but did not show the same sales potential as its two predecessors. The biggest hit off this record is the chart-topping "Better Man" (1994) that reached number one in the US as a single.
- "Binaural" (2000). By the time the turn of the century came, many music fans in the United States started to favor pop stars such as Brittney Spears. But that did not stop Pearl Jam from releasing albums that sold well in other parts of the world. This album had some excellent songs on it such as "God's Dice" (2000), "Of the Girl" (2000) and "Light Years" (2000). It reached number one in Australia and New Zealand and even managed to reach number two in the United States. This album was a testament to the strength of Pearl Jam's writing regardless of what else is going on in music.
- "Pearl Jam" (2006). The band waited fifteen years to release a self-titled album, and when they did the world ate it up. This release went to number one in Italy, Portugal and reached number two in the United States. It was the top downloaded album off the Internet and spawned the hit single "World Wide Suicide" (2006). The album also contains an interesting track called "Parachutes" (2006) that has a haunting Eddie Veder vocal placed against a very aggressive acoustic guitar track.