Diverse, heavy-hitting, and truly fearless, the album ensured that Soundgarden were among the head of the pack after grunge broke.
Album packaging has evolved over six decades. Excellent artwork still matters, and the future promises many advances for digital music and new media.
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 splendor, ‘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.
The tribute can be purchased through Metallica’s Vinyl Club.
The best Soundgarden live performances show how the group transcended even their own recordings to become an unparalleled force of nature.
The best Slash solos are effortlessly iconic in every way, with the Guns N’ Roses guitarist proving to be the last in a dying breed of rock legends.
In memory of a rock frontman whose impact lives on despite his tragically early death.
When singer Chris Cornell died, the rock world lost not only a charismatic frontman, but also one of its most transcendent voices.
The best Soundgarden songs transcend fads and fashions, proving that the band were a force of nature destined to become rock icons.
Initially recorded for the 1992 film ‘Singles,’ Chris Cornell’s five Poncier songs remain cult favourites and provided Soundgarden with their breakthrough.
‘Only Love Can Save Me Now has elements of classic Soundgarden and the riff would probably be at home on Louder Than Love,’ shared Thayil.
With Mudhoney, Nirvana, and Soundgarden at the helm, grunge music exploded in the early 90s – and the world didn’t know what hit it.
The best indie record labels of all time have helped push the boundaries, drawing the mainstream into their world – and changing the face of music in the process.