The year was 1993 and three great albums from that year were up for voting. Aerosmith’s Get a Grip, their 11th studio album; the 3rd and last studio album for Nirvana In Utero; and then we have the second album from Pearl Jam Vs.
Voting was very close, but the sophomore effort from Pearl Jam squeaked by with the most votes. Coming off the massive success from their first album Ten, the toughest thing to do for a band is to beat the last album and they certainly did it with Vs. With more of a rawer sound, the band wanted to scale down promotional efforts by not producing videos. Still the album set the record for most copies sold in its first week, a record held for 5 years! The album has been certified seven times platinum by the RIAA.
Learn more about the album:
Pearl Jam Avoid Sophomore Slump With ‘Vs.’
Pearl Jam’s ‘Vs.’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
Why Pearl Jam Got Angry and Defiant on ‘Vs.’
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