50 Years, 50 Albums 1994: Superunknown

50 Years, 50 Albums 1994: Superunknown

This is the 4th album from Soundgarden and definitely their breakthrough record. Superunknown was recorded shortly after the 1992 Lollapalooza tour and supporting the previous album Badmotorfinger, which gave us songs like “Outshined” and “Rusty Cage.” Superunknown was released in March of 1994 with the first single released in February of that year. “Spoonman” launched this band into the mainstream popularity of rock, no longer considered an Alternative or a Grunge band. Four more singles from this album made Superunknown the best selling album for Soundgarden, 9 times platinum and certainly emphasizing the talent of the late Chris Cornell.

Learn more about the album:

Track-by-Track Review

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell on ‘Superunknown,’ Depression and Kurt Cobain

The Enduring Mystery of “Black Hole Sun”

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