1.Let Me Drown3:53
3.Fell On Black Days4:43
7.Black Hole Sun5:18
10.The Day I Tried To Live5:20
13.4Th Of July5:08
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This is such a balls out classic in heavy music. The album is by far Soundgarden's best, most solid album ever, but more than that, it stands out as one of the best relics of the grunge era. From the opening track "Let Me Drown" we are hit like a siren by the wail of vocalist Chris Cornell. His magnificent voice is captured better than ever on this album, and he doesn't let up from beginning to end. There are some slower, more subdued songs, like "4th Of July" and "Head Down", but even there, Cornell's voice is so darn mesmerizing and compelling that they still feel as intense as his full throated output on the title track "Superunknown". In my opinion, the album's weakest song is the biggest hit- "Black Hole Sun". It sounds to me like grunge by numbers. The chorus is repetitive, the lyrics boring and repetitive- I just skip it now whenever I listen to the album. They should have replaced it with "Blind Dogs" and made it a stronger album. Nevertheless, I celebrate this album as Soundgarden's crowning achievement. Well done, and great for repeated listenings.
One of the best grunge albums of all time, heck even one of the best 90's rock albums. Even though the super hits like "Black Hole Sun" and "Fell On Black Days" are great, songs like "Let Me Drown", "Superunknown", and "Head Down" are pushed aside. Key tracks include 1-3, 5-10, 13, and 15.