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

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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

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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