Down On The Upside (studio album) by Soundgarden

Down On The Upside
Down On The Upside by Soundgarden
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 1,987th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 235 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1996 (40th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (378th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,987th)
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Soundgarden bestography

Down On The Upside is ranked 3rd best out of 13 albums by Soundgarden on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Soundgarden is Superunknown which is ranked number 196 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,707.

Soundgarden album bestography « Higher ranked (661st) This album (1,987th) Lower ranked (3,970th) »
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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 235 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 20% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.7/100, a mean average of 73.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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75/100
From 5 days ago
More Up on the Downside for me. Rating (75.94)
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90/100
From 03/11/2020 02:49
This album had the difficult task of following up Superunknown and got a bad wrap for not being as good. Taken on its own merits this is great. Often dismissed as more of the same if anything the band continued to experiment with different sounds. With perspective on their career people should dust this one off.
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90/100
From 08/15/2019 00:46
For me, I listened to this albums 100s of times. I absolutely love it. Blow Up The Outside World was overplayed on the radio so it's really the only song I skip. Disclaimer, I was a huge Soundgarden fan. One of the biggest regrets in my life was not being able to see them live.
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80/100
From 02/14/2019 00:28
A lot of great songs on this album but it's a little long
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From 01/02/2017 00:07
Probably too long, but there are still brilliant songs like Pretty Noose, Ty Cobb and Blow Up the Outside World. A couple of less inspired tracks contribute to build the gap with Badmotorfinger and Superunknown.
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60/100
From 02/28/2016 17:55
Some very good songs on DotU is *far* too long. By the middle of this record I am normally put into a state of sadness because of the drab production and depressing songs. I enjoy tracks like Burden in my Hand, Blow Up the Outside World, Pretty Noose, and Ty Cobb on their own, but I can't sit through this album as a whole. It's honestly a daunting task.

This is the worst Soundgarden record.
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75/100
From 05/10/2015 18:07
The first seven songs, plus "Tighter & Tighter" and "Switch Opens" are overall amazing, while the rest are average.
The top 3 here are "Pretty Noose", "Blow Up The Outside World", and "Burden In My Hand".
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From 01/21/2015 22:21
What happened? The secon half of the album is just a WTF. The first half has its moments, but even those feel not only too polished, but creatively spent. Take "Burden in My Hand", for instance. It starts out well, but then just gets boring and repetitive- like, the bridge? Overall pretty disappointing.

Nevertheless, two standouts: "Rhinosaur" and "Ty Cobb"
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95/100
From 11/03/2012 19:13
there are some amazing tracks. the thing is, is that there are SIXTEEN of them. you can't have a perfect album like "superunknown" when you have a few mediocre tracks bringing down what could have been soundgarden's masterpiece
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85/100
From 10/25/2012 02:18
Good album, with great moments such as Pretty Noose, Tighter & Tighter, Blow up the Outside World and Boot Camp.
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