Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Time To Get Manly 51: Pearl Jam - Ten

I randomly ran across a list of what Esquire magazine claims are "The 75 Albums Every Man Should Own." In this series of posts, I'll explore these manly, manly sounds.

Pearl Jam - Ten

Pearl Jam is undeniably a man's band. Eddie Vedder's marble-mouthed, growly style gave voice to "feelings" that men have about things like love, death and being sad in a way that other Seattle bands never seemed to manage. Most likely because, even though his lyrics weren't as good as Kurt Cobain's, you could at least understand more of them. This is also a band that named their album after the jersey number of their favorite basketball player. Probably after finding out Sports, their original album title choice, had been snagged by that bastard Huey Lewis back in 1983.

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