Soundgarden: Superunknown (1994)

soundgarden superunknownBy Scott Goldfine

A lot had happened to the Pacific Northwest music scene since Seattle-based hard-rock band Soundgarden released its last LP three years ago. But the quartet catches up in a hurry on “Superunknown,” an early candidate for album of the year.

Less thrashy than Nirvana, but rougher-edged than Pearl Jam, Soundgarden boasts thunderous riffs and Chris Cornell’s dark lyrics and dynamic singing.

GRADE: A

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