Poll: What’s the Best Pearl Jam Album? – Vote Now
Of all of the rock bands from Seattle that became massive in the early 1990s, Pearl Jam undoubtedly have the largest discography. But which of their 11 studio albums is the best? That's what we want to hear from you in this week's Loudwire Nights Album of the Week poll!
You'll have until Friday at 12N ET to cast your votes. We’ll then play the three tracks from the album with the most votes during Loudwire Nights' Album of the Week block to start the following Monday's show!
Pearl Jam's very first album Ten came out in August of 1991, just a few months before the spotlight was shone on Seattle. Once Nirvana's Nevermind began making waves in early 1992, radio stations and MTV started putting more bands from the Pacific Northwest into their regular rotation, and Pearl Jam were really one of the band's to benefit from the shift. It took about a year for Ten to make its way into the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, and then it peaked at No. 2.
Due to the massive success of Ten and the following they amassed from touring in support of it, Pearl Jam's sophomore effort was highly-anticipated. Vs. came out in October of 1993 and debuted at No. 1 on the album charts, but it also set a record for the most copies of an album sold in the first week of its release when it sold over 950,000 units in the first five days.
The two successors to Vs., 1994's Vitalogy and 1996's No Code also peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and every record they've released since has landed in the Top 10. As they gear up to head out on tour in support of their latest album, 2020's Gigaton, they're still selling out stadiums and arenas, and still have a cult-like following. They're truly one of the biggest rock 'n' roll bands on the planet, and they've stood the test of time after all these years.
Head below to vote for your favorite Pearl Jam album, and tune into Loudwire Nights next Monday at 7PM ET to find out which record prevailed. During tonight's show, you'll get to find out which Ozzy Osbourne album was voted the best, and hear three songs from the winner.