Remastered By Bob Ludwig From Original Analog Tapes!
Down On The Upside, Soundgardens fifth full-length studio album, released on May 21, 1996, debuting at #2 on the Billboard 200, represented a significant stylistic departure away from alternative metal into a more experimental sound with an emphasis on vocals, melody and more diverse instrumentation. The music on the album was notably less heavy than the group's preceding albums.
Down On The Upside would become Soundgarden's final studio album for 16 years as tensions within the band led to its break-up in April 1997. It is the band's third album with bassist Ben Shepherd.
The album debuted at number 2 on the United States' Billboard 200, selling 200,000 copies in its opening week and spawning the singles "Pretty Noose", "Burden in My Hand", "Blow Up the Outside World", and "Ty Cobb".
The album's title comes from lyrics in the fourth track "Dusty."
"...they've retained their ambitious song structures, neo-psychedelic guitar textures, and winding melodies but haven't dressed them up with detailed production... Down on the Upside is visceral as well as cerebral -- 'Rhinosaur' goes for the gut, while 'Pretty Noose' is updated, muscular prog rock...it might seem like nothing more than heavy metal, but a closer listen reveals that Soundgarden hasn't tempered their ambitions at all." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
20th Anniversary Edition
Remastered By Bob Ludwig
Remastered from original analog tapes
Limited time download card - 320kbps MP4 AAC
1. Pretty Noose
3. Zero Chance
5. Ty Cobb
6. Blow Up The Outside World
7. Burden In My Hand
8. Never Named
10. Never The Machine Forever
11. Tighter & Tighter
12. No Attention
13. Switch Opens
15. An Unkind
16. Boot Camp