Down on the Upside
by Soundgarden

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Track Listing

1 Pretty Noose
2 Rhinosaur
3 Zero Chance
4 Dusty
5 Ty Cobb
6 Blow Up the Outside World
7 Burden in My Hand
8 Never Named
9 Applebite
10 Never the Machine Forever
11 Tighter & Tighter
12 No Attention
13 Switch Opens
14 Overfloater
15 Unkind, An
16 Boot Camp

Genre: Rock & Pop
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Release Date: May 1996
  • Label: A&M (USA)
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Producer: Adam Kasper; Soundgarden
  • Engineer: Adam Kasper
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (5/30/96, pp.45-46) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...[eschews] innovation for the simpler payoff of just rocking out....While there are plenty of genuinely enjoyable moments throughout the album, their cumulative effect is undercut by the strict adherence to hard-rock form....The outlook remains bleak throughout..."

Spin (6/96, p.109) - 8 (out of 10) - " sprawling and generous-spirited as SUPERUNKNOWN, a looser and live-er-sounding affair, not seeking the same level of aural precision....There's a new rhythmic tilt in a few songs that suggests the influence of the unjustly maligned '70s boogie tradition..."

Entertainment Weekly (5/24/96, pp.95-96) - "...When the band does latch onto a hook,...[Soundgarden] seems to instantly tire of it and contort its melody and tempo. Deviant, yes, but at least Soundgarden are on their musical toes..." - Rating: B+

Alternative Press (8/96, pp.87-88) - 3 (out of 5) - "...they're now fully capable of penning some damned spiffy pop songs....this is a raw, warm....sounding record, high-tech for 1975 and having more to do with tubes than transistors....they sound more human here, like they're playing in your living room..."

Melody Maker (5/18/96, p.49) - Recommended - "...[they are] never again going to be the band they used to be....Soundgarden were the band in whose honour Sub Pop were formed, but their roots don't matter now. All I care for now is the immediacy of their pop moments. You're Oasis fans. You understand..."

Musician (7/96, pp.85-86) - "...[Cornell's] not a happy camper--and the sadder he gets, the nastier Soundgarden sounds....his bandmates revitalize him with odd instruments..., weird new mixes..., and skewed tempos and dune-shifting melodies that unfold and enfold over repeated spins..."

Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #25 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.

Customer Reviews