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Tracks from the Past: Eddie Vedder — Vs.

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 26, 2012 6:30 AM

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Before becoming a world-renowned ukulele player, Eddie Vedder had a life in music as the front man for Pearl Jam. The band has released nine studio albums to date. Its second, Vs., is this week's tracks from the past.

Compared with the band's début album, Ten, Vs. had a much looser, more aggressive, and raw sound. But the masses were pleased.

Vs. spent five weeks on the top of the Billboard 200, more than any other Pearl Jam album. It has gone platinum seven times.

Critics liked the album, too. Rolling Stone gave it a favorable review upon its release, as did USA Today, which gave it four out of four stars. The Los Angeles Times gave it three of four, and the Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 of four.

Vs. released four singles: "Go" and "Daughters" in 1993 and "Animal" and "Dissident" in 1994.

"Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town" is the acoustic gem of the album and is definitely worth giving a listen.

— by Jordan Montgomery


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