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Superunknown by Soundgarden
Superunknown
Information
Name Superunknown
Album Type Studio Album
Genres Grunge, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal, Hard Rock
Release Date

March 8, 1994

Recorded Date and Place July-September 1993 at Bad Animals Studio, Seattle, Washington
Label A&M
Producer Michael Beinhorn
Length 70:13
Preceded By Badmotorfinger
Followed By Down on the Upside
 


Superunknown is the fourth studio album by American grunge band Soundgarden, and is the follow-up to the band's 1991 album, Badmotorfinger. Along with Badmotorfinger, Superunknown is considered to be one of the band's best albums. The album is notable for exploring more styles of rock than the band's previous heavy-metal-oriented albums.

The album was a critical and commercial success, and one of the essential albums of the grunge period. Superunknown is also considered to be one of the greatest albums ever made. The album's lead single, "Black Hole Sun," won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1995.

The album lasts over 70 minutes because the band didn't want to argue over what would be on it, according to frontman Chris Cornell.