I remember when Soundgarden first hit the scene. It was a time when the music world was flipped on its head and Alternative music was introduced. Nirvana, Primus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam. All these bands were part of life changing history. In comes Soundgarden with their heavy, grunge, grinding, heavy, rock sound. It was like someone stepping on your windpipe and you still fighting for life. Their first album was great and Louder Than Love was also great. But the world wasn't knocked on its rear end until their 3rd album popped and Rusty Cage and Outshined smacked you upside the head. After that it was album after album of amazing and artistic music. Soundgarden had many side projects and Chris Cornell dabbled in a solo career straying away from rock slightly (or greatly). But you always got a quality, heartfelt end result. This compilation is a trip back to when the world stopped caring about labels and genres and bling and .... showers. This is a true gift to anyone who wants to recall this amazing wave of music that swept us all into the gutter. If you are new to Soundgarden then I think you should start right here with this album.
The deluxe edition is great for any old time fan. I still remember that dang Spoonman video and me almost busting my knuckles up trying to mimic the dude in it. Other than that this is the perfect collection.