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Down on the Upside
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|1. Pretty Noose|
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|6. Blow Up The Outside World|
|7. Burden In My Hand|
|8. Never Named|
|10. Never The Machine Forever|
|11. Tighter & Tighter|
|12. No Attention|
|13. Switch Opens|
|15. An Unkind|
|16. Boot Camp|
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PRETTY NOOSE is your typical radio-friendly type of rock with its upbeat tempo, but after that, Chris Cornell & Company take you on a journey through psychadelic songs (BLOW UP THE OUTSIDE WORLD, APPLEBITE, SWITCH OPENS), a punk song (TY COBB), acoustic laidened tracks (BURDEN IN MY HAND and ZERO CHANCE) and my favorite track, NO ATTENTION has the energy and brutality to leave you wanting more.
After listening to the solo release of Chris Cornell, I can see why Soundgarden broke up...This is truely a release that was done completely as a band. You have slower, emotional songs (BOOT CAMP) and heavy rockers (RHINOSAUR) all in the same breath...A very good final studio recording by the best band in the 90s.
Just give it a chance.
Starting at "Applebite," about midway through, things take a decidedly even gloomier and more downtrodden tone, though some of the music is as heavy as Soundgarden get, which says a lot. It's the point in the album that may separate the casual Soundgarden fan - who may find it a tad tedious - from the die-hards who love this kind of stuff. Still, if you can't get psyched hearing explosive tunes like "Never the Machine Forever" and "No Attention," you should probably check your pulse. Some of their old-time grungy sludge peeps through on the great "Tighter and Tighter," which also features a memorable "sleep tight" chorus by Cornell, whose vocals may be at an all-time high on his last Soundgarden effort. Also, take note and don't skip over such greats as the awesome "Switch Opens" (perhaps one of the best on the album), the dirgier "Overfloater," "An Unkind," and "Boot Camp," which dreamily but succinctly displays some longing to break free on the part of Cornell, perhaps a not-so-subtle hint of some solo stuff to come.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Down on the upside is perhaps the last great grunge album released in the mid-90s. Soundgarden delivers with Pretty Noose and Blow up the Outside world. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2006 by Jason Hutton
After the enjoyable 'Superunknown', Down on the upside lives up to its title. The sound has changed, slower and darker than 'superunkown' it somehow lacks some of the drive and... Read morePublished on April 20 2001 by Daniel Mackay
If it almost seems - for a moment - like the hooks on this album are a lot more complex and harder to digest, the production a bit more subdued and somewhat less energetic, and... Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2001 by PhiloNine
This album truly shows that Soundgarden was one of if not the best band to come out of Seattle. Even though songs such as Pretty Noose, Blow Up the Outside World and Burden in My... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2001
When reading the previous reviews, I am struck by the fact that people consider this some of soundgarden's lesser work. By all means, this is definitely some of the best. Read morePublished on Dec 19 2000
This album often gets overshadowed by superunknown and that is understandable since superunknown was one of the greatest rock records made. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2000 by Colin
Soundgarden is a band I've always had mixed emotions about. While on every one of their albums I could find a dose of songs I liked, overall, the albums that came before the one in... Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2000 by Avi Amar