• Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2012
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 71
  2. Negative: 4 out of 71

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  1. Nov 14, 2012
    6
    A album that did not fully impressed me that much.....................................................................................................
  2. Nov 13, 2012
    5
    If i had to define this album in one word : uneventful. It's not terrible, but it's not great either. Every song feels like mediocrity after mediocrity. Perhaps it is Cornell's voice that is holding it back. Since Audioslave, his works have been in decline. I think die hard Soundgarden fans will be happy enough with new content. The most disappointing thing about this album is that itIf i had to define this album in one word : uneventful. It's not terrible, but it's not great either. Every song feels like mediocrity after mediocrity. Perhaps it is Cornell's voice that is holding it back. Since Audioslave, his works have been in decline. I think die hard Soundgarden fans will be happy enough with new content. The most disappointing thing about this album is that it lacks even one great song. All of them are passable, but no more. Expand
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Dec 21, 2012
    70
    King Animal bucks the trend by being reasonably good. It is unquestionably a Soundgarden album, and far better than anyone had a right to expect.
  2. Dec 11, 2012
    70
    A welcome return. [Jan 2013, p.81]
  3. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    In an era when so many classic bands return to tout but without risking new material, it's a delight to have Soundgarden take that gamble and win. [17 Nov 2012, p.52]