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Pearl Jam Versus Nirvana: The Final Countdown

Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 25 December 1993

IF NUMBERS COUNT for anything, Pearl Jam wiped the floor with Nirvana. In its first week of release, Vs sold five times as many copies as In Utero did in its first week: nearly a million where Nirvana shifted under 200,000 units. Pearl Jam also cleaned up at the MTV Video Awards, and got to jam with legendary-survivor-from-the-era-when-music-really-meant-something Neil Young.

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