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  • Summary: The rerelease of the debut album for the grunge band is the part of a planned rerelease of the rest of its albums, leading up to its 20th anniversary in 2011.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 100
    There is much, meanwhile, to recommend the O’Brien remix, or “deconstruction” as he puts it. What O’Brien has mostly done is strip away the more ornate layers of the Palmer mix and cutting back on the album’s moments of more florid melodrama.
  2. 100
    His new take scythes through the original, revealing growls and guitars long obscured—sometimes it’s distracting, but often it lends the songs a newfound jolt.
  3. It's quite arguable that this lean, muscular remix is a marked improvement on the original mix, as it's easier to focus on both the songs and group's interplay.
  4. All that said, this is an exercise for die-hards and audiophiles: To PJ's credit, the original didn't leave much room for improvement.
  5. Ten is just Ten, and I guess for all their reservations, the band have come to accept that: there’s no mystery to the new cover, just Pearl Jam in plain view, big shorts and all.
  6. Ten deserved better than Ten Redux and the paltry bonus tracks. Fortunately, the reissue also includes a DVD of Pearl Jam's 1992 performance on "MTV Unplugged".
  7. 40
    The songs on Ten actually sound shockingly more insufferable this far out of their original grunge context. [Winter 2009, p.97]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. adrianc
    Mar 27, 2009
    10
    10. I loved it back then. Gave it 10. The remixed version issued now strips it down to its essence. 100% pure american rock. Diamond. 10. 10. I loved it back then. Gave it 10. The remixed version issued now strips it down to its essence. 100% pure american rock. Diamond. 10. i'm falling back in love again. Expand
  2. DavidS
    Jun 6, 2009
    10
    Perfection.
  3. RobF
    Apr 1, 2009
    10
    One of the best albums that Pearl Jam has ever recorded in their career. Great bonus tracks with the song Brother included. The MTV Unplugged One of the best albums that Pearl Jam has ever recorded in their career. Great bonus tracks with the song Brother included. The MTV Unplugged DVD is great as well!! Recommended album to all music listeners!!! Expand
  4. Apr 22, 2015
    10
    10 out of 10 for ten. The BEST grunge album of all time(tied with Superunknown) Sadly pearl jam never made an album as good as ten but they10 out of 10 for ten. The BEST grunge album of all time(tied with Superunknown) Sadly pearl jam never made an album as good as ten but they have come close. Expand
  5. Jun 30, 2012
    10
    One of the best rock albums ever. Diversity is shown between songs such as the slow and calm 'Oceans' and the fast paced 'Porch'. Great lyricsOne of the best rock albums ever. Diversity is shown between songs such as the slow and calm 'Oceans' and the fast paced 'Porch'. Great lyrics and riffs combined as well as stories told (Jeremy) create a great, great album. Expand
  6. j30
    Dec 9, 2011
    8
    This album as a whole doesn't quite feel like the classic everyone makes it out to be. Sure Black, Jeremy, Alive, and Even Flow are all reallyThis album as a whole doesn't quite feel like the classic everyone makes it out to be. Sure Black, Jeremy, Alive, and Even Flow are all really good, solid songs, but they sound kind of dated nowadays. Vs and Vitalogy are by far their best and most vital when it comes defining them as rock legends of the 90's. This album gets too much credit. Expand
  7. EricS
    Apr 29, 2009
    1
    I became a fan a few years back, but i was born during their era. I claim to love them now, one of my favorite bands. this albums however is I became a fan a few years back, but i was born during their era. I claim to love them now, one of my favorite bands. this albums however is a lot of simple rock chords. A few good songs but not even their best. Collapse

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