Probably the most true grunge release, since Nevermind was more punk, Ten was more pop rock and Dirt was more alternative metal. Here is the album which though a late party comer still managed to make a splash, and in my opinion this is Soudgarden best moment. This is the release where they have adopted a more radio friendly sound but still keeping the aggression and muddy guitars grunge is well known for. The release has great grungy vocals, which are pretty iconic and help the band give its own identity. But for me the highlight here is the amazing rhytmn section which has really consistent drumming and the guitars which though being discrete they provide some really good catchy riffing and teh occational solos. The release is really consistent from start to finish and has a lot of grunge anthems, of which i would standout "let me drown", "fell on back days", "head down", "black hole sun", "spoonman" and "the day i tried to live". An issue which i have with is that it is a bit too long, and doesnt really had a great deal of variety, but this is a relatively minor issue when the songs are this good. Though it is a very good release it has something or lack of that doesnt make it quite as enjoyable as the other albums i mentioned in the beginning, and im not even sure why (i guess its mostly their style).