Soundgarden - Superunknown

 ((20th Anniversary Edition))

Total download size: 2.80GB Total play length: 1:10:23

Cover art included, liner notes not included

Ranked No. 336 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Superunknown, the pivotal album from Soundgarden that changed alternative rock. 

Soundgarden is diving back into Superunknown with special editions of their breakthrough 1994 album. The album debuted at No. 1 when it was originally released and has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the United States, selling about nine million copies worldwide. It remains Soundgarden's most successful album and in 2003, was ranked No. 336 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album was ranked number 38 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Albums of the Nineties, and No. 5 on Guitar World magazine's Top 10 list of Guitar Albums of 1994.

Superunknown catapulted Soundgarden into "known" status after getting some attention with 1990'sBadmotorfinger. Sputnik Music calls it "an essential early-'90s album, often grouped with Nirvana'sNevermind and Pearl Jam's Ten." Memorable tracks include the title track, "Spoonman," "Fell On Black Days" and "Black Hole Sun," Soundgarden's biggest hit.

"Soundgarden was far beyond the general feelings and talents of the 'grunge' scene; their sound was darker, spookier, and more complex. And unlike the beloved Kurt Cobain, this band had great singing AND guitar work. The theme of this album is along the lines of a band's journey into stardom and the perils, decisions, and prices to be paid for the high cost of fame." — Sputnik Music, March 1994


1. Let Me Down
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

Customer Reviews (2.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

I agree

posted on 09/19/2018
2 Stars
Reviewer: arachnid
I have the 24-192kHz version and I thought (compared to my recent upgrades to DSD) that this would rock. But not, it is about the same. I wasted my money on this upgrade.

Find the original LP

posted on 02/11/2017
2 Stars
I would agree with the other review. Poor dynamic range, and not much content below 100Hz. Grainy, harsh overall sound. Was disappointed, especially for the price. With 100dB dynamic range available for DSD, why in the world would you overcompress it...or compress it at all?! The original LP has inner-groove distortion issues, but is better over all.

By the original cd instead

posted on 12/02/2015
2 Stars
Dynamic range of this recording is 5-6. One would be better of bying the original cd, which has a dynamic range of 9-12.

The overall sound quality is not impressive.

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