Editors’ Notes With Superunknown, Soundgarden left grunge behind for good. Arriving just as Nirvana were in their death throes and Pearl Jam were becoming increasingly weary of life in the spotlight, Soundgarden’s fourth album eagerly seized the mantle for arena-ready alternative rock. From the bone-cracking thrust of “My Wave” to the Beatlesesque power ballad “Black Hole Sun” to the doomy metallic monster “4th of July,” Superunknown blew Soundgarden’s musical scope wide open and foregrounded their latent pop sensibility—but not at the expense of the band’s essential, mosh-pit-baiting heaviosity.

SONG
Let Me Drown
1
3:52
 
My Wave
2
5:12
 
Fell On Black Days
3
4:43
 
Mailman
4
4:26
 
Superunknown
5
5:06
 
Head Down
6
6:09
 
Black Hole Sun
7
5:18
 
Spoonman
8
4:06
 
Limo Wreck
9
5:47
 
The Day I Tried to Live
10
5:20
 
Kickstand
11
1:34
 
Fresh Tendrils
12
4:16
 
4th of July
13
5:08
 
Half
14
2:14
 
Like Suicide
15
7:03