Down On The Upside

Down On The Upside was released on May 21, 1996, continuing the band’s musical development away from alt-metal into hard-edged experimentation. Rave called it “full of dualities and binary oppositions”; People said “Soundgarden breaks down the walls and pulverizes them.” Self-produced and stylistically various, it was perhaps the most complete expression of just how far the band had travelled.

Four singles were released from the album: Pretty Noose, nominated in 1997 for a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance, Blow Up the Outside World, Burden in My Hand and Ty Cobb.  The album reached number two on the Billboard 200 album chart.

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