Metascore
89

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
Buy On
  1. Jun 5, 2014
    100
    It's obvious that Superunknown was consciously styled as a masterwork, and it fulfills every ambition.
  2. Jun 5, 2014
    85
    Amid a musical landscape now splintered into infinite subgenres, Superunknown remains the very definition of no-qualifiers-required rock--a tombstone for a once-dominant aesthetic, perhaps, but also a solid, immovable mass that endures no matter how dramatically its surroundings have changed.
  3. 83
    There’s little that’s playful inside Superunknown. It sounds more like Black Sabbath running for their lives, about to crack under the pressure, but then, at the last minute, escaping--and thriving.
  4. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 18, 2014
    80
    Five CDs is probably too much intensity for anyone to take, but Superunknown itself is a pitch-black delight. [Summer 2014, p.95]
  5. Jul 1, 2014
    80
    It is hard to say that the “rehearsal” tracks will be accessible to many more than hardcore Soundgarden fans or musicians who can relate to the start-stop and voiceover style of pushing through a song and trying to get it right, but then again, it’s hard to imagine many outside-of-hardcore fans of the band forking over the $90-plus it costs to buy this collection. Those that have the money and the interest should definitely do so, however.
  6. Q Magazine
    Jun 19, 2014
    80
    The songs sounds just as fierce 20 years on. [Jul 2014, p.124]
  7. Jun 5, 2014
    80
    Even without any very particularly illuminating extras, though, Superunknown is a Nineties benchmark.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. May 7, 2015
    10
    One of the best 90's albums of all time! Very song on Superunknown is just a masterpiece! They'll never be an album like this. Really gladOne of the best 90's albums of all time! Very song on Superunknown is just a masterpiece! They'll never be an album like this. Really glad these guys are back together! Full Review »
  2. Nov 20, 2014
    5
    Superunknown marked the merciful end of the grunge era. The cheesiest album Soundgarden ever made. Go back and listen to Louder Than Love toSuperunknown marked the merciful end of the grunge era. The cheesiest album Soundgarden ever made. Go back and listen to Louder Than Love to hear what these guys were really capable of, listen to this if you want to understand why grunge needed to die. The sound of a band that is taking itself way too seriously. Full Review »