So, right off the bat, I'm dating myself with this one. I was a teenager in the 90's - Ten came out when I was in middle school. Thank God for it because grunge made way to replace the crazy-ass pop music we were listening to at the time. Hearing Ten now, you'll notice that is just basic "rock music" but at the time, we didn't have basic rock music. I mean, it existed, but not on top 40 radio and certainly not on Mtv. And Mtv even played actual music videos back then.
My favorite song from the album, and actually one of my favorite songs of all time (all time!), is "Black." It has the makings of a great rock song - awesome guitar work, a catchy hook, gut-wrenching lyrics, and Eddie Vedder's unique singing style and beautiful tone.
Unfortunately, there exists no official video for "Black" so this will have to do.
This song always gives my stomach that gripped by a cold, bony hand feeling. Somehow, this is a good thing. The rest of the album is great and has stood the test of time but "Black" is a gem, in my opinion.