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Superunknown

Soundgarden Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)
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1. Let Me Drown
2. My Wave
3. Fell On Black Days
4. Mailman
5. Superunknown
6. Head Down
7. Black Hole Sun
8. Spoonman
9. Limo Wreck
10. The Day I Tried To Live
11. Kickstand
12. Fresh Tendrils
13. 4th Of July
14. Half
15. Like Suicide

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"Fell on Black Days," indeed. Seattle sludge slingers Soundgarden made a living out of cathartic, woe-is-me wailing (we're talking the banshee vocals of Chris Cornell and the crypt-creaking guitar of Kim Thayil), but this wallowing in grim depression ironically proved to be the band's most uplifting career effort. When the reclusive Cornell ventures out of his shy-guy shell, it's typically via a primal scream of cathartic emotion--he might camp it up with a sophomoric "Spoon Man," but most of this vicious disc leaps straight for your jugular. Generations in the post-millennial future will one day refer to this record to discover exactly how 1990s rock & roll was done. --Tom Lanham

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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Grunge' music Bliss June 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
Superunknown is a standout gem of the 90's seattle based hard rock scene. It is a timeless classic in my eyes. In the early to mid 90's, we had Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Stone temple pilots, Pearl Jam and these guys representing Seattle's finest and Soundgarden was and still is my favorite out of all of them. This album defines how great this legendary band was, and I recommend it to anyone who hasn't heard it and is interested in them. 'Black Hole Sun' and 'Fell on Black days', being the standout radio hits, are beautifully haunting slow tempo tracks that pull you into their sound. While 'Limo Wreck' and 'The Day I tried to Live', although a bit more upbeat, drift back and forth brilliantly through a dark and moody haze. Those songs are of course marvelous to this day, but I'm an even bigger fan of upbeat and faster rock and that brings me to 'My Wave' and 'Spoonman', which are my back to back favorite tracks of the album. This band has paved the way for many of today's hard rock bands with 'Superunkown'. It is inspirational, and it will very quickly grow on you whether you like it or not.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soundgarden Rocks!!! April 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
The very first time I heard of SOUNDGARDEN was when I bought a copy of AUDIOSLAVE because the former members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE were in it and I love RAGE and so after I heard it I thought they were really outstanding I especially loved the vocal style of CHRIS CORNELL and the guitar riffs of one of the greatest guitarist of all time TOM MORELLO. After that I decided to find out a little more about AUDIOSLAVE and I found out that the vocalist CHRIS CORNELL was in an old band named SOUNDGARDEN. I really liked CORNELL's style and so I decided to buy a SOUNDGARDEN cd to see how good they were, but the thing was that I never heard any of their music. I was reading some reviews on the internet about SOUNDGARDEN and all the reviews I read said that SUPERUNKNOWN was the best cd they made. So the next day I decided to go buy the cd and I was satisfied after I bought it. After hearing the cd a few times I couldnt stop listening to the 2 greatest songs on the cd "FELL ON BLACK DAYS" and the astonishing smash hit "BLACK HOLE SUN." After hearing it so many times I got my little brother hooked on to "BLACK HOLE SUN" and till this day all i hear him say is ("Black Hole Sun, Wont You Come, And Wash Away The Rain, Black Hole Sun, Wont You Come, Wont You Come, Wont You Come") Him and I still dont get tired of it. And to think that before I bought AUDIOSLAVE I never even heard of SOUNDGARDEN. SOUNDGARDEN is now one of my most favorite bands alondside AUDIOSLAVE and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. I plan to buy the rest of the SOUNDGARDEN collection. The only song I really dont like that much on SUPERUNKNOWN is "Half" that song is kinda lame, but besides that song the rest of cd is Awsome. I recommend whoever reads this review go out and buy it or order it whenever you have the chance.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stretched it too long April 1 2004
By dilmah
Format:Audio CD
This is the only soundgarden cd i own, only because its apparently the one that brought soundgarden in with the mainstream audience, which im a part of. So no,im not really a big fan, keep that in mind when u read this.
First of all, kudos to soundgarden for making a 75min cd thats pretty rock solid the whole way through. Nope, not a single weak track on here, with the exception of 'half' but that cant really be considered a soundgarden song anyway. But the problem here, and not really so much with just soundgarden but just the whole concept of grunge, is that listening to this cd from start to finish gets rather tiresome, because its so repetitive. Thats really the problem with grunge - the lack of variety. Infact, it becomes so tiresome that i dont think theres anything beyond track 10 -'the day i tried to live'- which is worth listenin to. Its not that the songs arent good,i just get sick of listening at that point.
The first half of the cd is very strong though, with perhaps the exception of 'mailman','limo wreck' and 'let me drown', all good songs,they jus dont stand out. Which leaves 7 remarkably good songs, the rest of which can just be considered filler when compared to the calibre of those 7. Overall its a very good cd, its just too long for a grunge album, too long to keep the listener intruiged the whole way through. But thats just my opinion, take it or leave it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous essay on Superunknown I did once. March 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
1994 was a dark period for rock music. Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain had been found dead that April, presumably from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Because of this incident, many would suppose that the grunge rock dynasty would be brought to a halt. In the next couple of years, such would be the case, but not before fellow Seattle rock titans Soundgarden would release their masterpiece, Superunknown in March of 1994. While the album was released before Cobain's death, the album didn't really take off until summer of that year, with the release of the single "Black Hole Sun". Soundgarden had been together since 1984, and releasing records since 1987, and even achieved minor success with those records in between, but this record was truly the most successful. This seeming swan song for grunge (although the group would release another album in 1996, before becoming defunct the following year) boasted 15 tracks, and over 70 minutes worth of music, without a single weak track. Each track is different from the other, showcasing innovation that hasn't been seen since Zeppelin's mid-career albums. Ultimately, the group really hit the nail on the head with this recording, which simultaneously brought them commercial success.
The first track, "Let Me Drown", kicks off the album with muscular riff-heavy rock. Chris Cornell's vocals become more emphatic as it switches from the verse to the chorus, which aids in "pumping you up" for the rest of this record. His vocals seem, for the first time in his career, totally floating over the band, rather than just melding with the band, thus the hooks in his vocals really comes out strong. The next track, "My Wave", was a minor hit on radio (whose highest position was somewhere around number 18 on modern rock charts).
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
A few good songs for my taste!
Published 8 days ago by Migneault Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
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Published 8 days ago by etienne pare
5.0 out of 5 stars A must to any serious record collection
This 20th Anniversary Edition proved what a great album this is, which still stands tall in my opinion as one of the best album of the grunge period, along side with Nirvana -... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite album of that decade and on my top 10 ...
My favourite album of that decade and on my top 10 list of all time ( and very often the bona fide #1 for me). Read more
Published 25 days ago by Buddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Soundgarden has been my favorite band for 25 years and just loved the 5cd's and artwork! Worth every penny!!!!!!
Published 2 months ago by alen avramoski
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I liked it.
Published 2 months ago by michael pelletier
3.0 out of 5 stars Beau coffret
La qualité du coffret et de l`ensemble est sans reproche et rend justice à ce merveilleux album, mais le mix surround 5.1 est très moyen par contre. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Denis Gingras
5.0 out of 5 stars SG. LZ of '90's. Maybe better.
SG. How can anyone go wrong? Hope they do something similar for Badmotorfinger. Hell, all their albums are great. Can't wait to see them again this year.
Published 2 months ago by Frank Melo
2.0 out of 5 stars 2 months of excitement ends in disappointment as the loudness wars win...
A major label announces two surround titles within a couple weeks of each other, a first in a very long time in North America where the majors have given up on surround sound since... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bricktop
5.0 out of 5 stars The best grunge cd and the best Soundgarden album
Soundgarden was at their creative peak with the release of this album. Soundgarden had successful singles in Spoonman, Fell on Black Days and my personal fave, Black Hole Sun. Read more
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