Album Review: Soundgarden Telephantasm

By Scott Kara

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Soundgarden's Telephantasm album cover. Photo / Supplied
Soundgarden's Telephantasm album cover. Photo / Supplied

Rating: 4/.5

In a world first, this Best Of compilation by reformed Seattle arty grunge heavyweights Soundgarden initially came out with the Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock video game last week before its traditional release on Monday.

It takes in early songs like Beyond the Wheel off grimey yet grand 1988 debut Ultra-Mega OK, through big songs Rusty Cage and Black Hole Sun, and some alternate versions, including a thundering and primitive live take of Jesus Christ Pose.

While some of the early songs are heavy going, and Dusty from last album Down On the Upside is dodgy, with 24 tracks on two discs, a DVD of 20 videos, and a history booklet, fans can't go wrong.

-TimeOut

- NZ Herald

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