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
, through big songs
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
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.