Rough around the edges? Are you fucking serious? If anything, Ten is the cleanest, most polished sounding production of Pearl Jam's entire career. The damn album was practically produced like a hair metal album, what with all the vocal overdubs and reverb the album is washed in.
Eh, I don't know what it is. Probably just that I don't like Ten as much as many die hard PJ fans I guess, so something about the sound has always seemed a bit off to me. Black is my favorite song, but Ten is probably 4th on my ranking of their albums.
Hell maybe its the opposite and that it's too polished! I'm not a muscian and as tone deaf at they comb so I'm pretty shitty at giving good reasons why I prefer something musically other than "I just do."
But still interested to here both the remastered and remixed album. Particularly the latter.