The album made a modest sales start, but turned into a defining record for the seminal Seattle band.
Rock’n’roll is here to stay – and the best rock gifts of the year prove that in spades. From classic rock to hard rock, there’s something for everyone.
Chris Cornell will be honoured with a tribute concert, I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell, with performances by Soundgarden, Audioslave and more.
A mix of swaggering hard rock, proto-punk and West Coast hardcore, ‘Ultramega OK’ saw Soundgarden point to the future of rock in the late 80s and 90s.
Full of “nihilism, sentimentality and epic hope”, ‘Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness’ arguably remains The Smashing Pumpkins’ most vital release.
“The soul of Seattle is what Chris Cornell knew. He pulled from places within himself that were amazing and poured it into us.”
Diverse, heavy-hitting and truly fearless, ‘Badmotorfinger’ ensured that Soundgarden were among the head of the pack after grunge broke worldwide.
Musically, nothing was off limits for ‘Euphoria Morning’, the first solo album by Chris Cornell, and one of the singer’s finest moments.
A mature and eminently satisfying collection suffused with soul, beauty and splendour, ‘Higher Truth’ remains a life-affirming gem from the late, lamented singer.
Having drawn up the template for the Seattle grunge scene, ‘Louder Than Love’ proved that Soundgarden had what it took to compete on the global stage.
‘Bleach’ prototyped the ‘Nevermind’ sound that would deliver Nirvana to a global stage and reshape the future of rock’n’roll.
The grunge pioneers played their home city for the first time in five years earlier this week.
Emerging from a fearless quest for perfection, ‘Siamese Dream’ sent shockwaves through the music world and turned Smashing Pumpkins into alt.rock icons.
With Mudhoney, Nirvana and Soundgarden at the helm, grunge music exploded in the early 90s – and the world didn’t know what hit it.
When singer Chris Cornell died, the rock world lost not only a charismatic frontman, but also one of its most transcendent voices.