Louder Than Love (studio album) by Soundgarden

Louder Than Love by Soundgarden
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 3,572nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 178 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1989 (49th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (553rd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,572nd)
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Louder Than Love is ranked 4th best out of 13 albums by Soundgarden on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Soundgarden is Superunknown which is ranked number 182 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,895.

Soundgarden album bestography « Higher ranked (1,966th) This album (3,572nd) Lower ranked (4,551st) »
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72/100 (from 178 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 71.9/100, a mean average of 71.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 71.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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75/100
From 01/31/2023 16:17
They might have refined their sound to greater appeal, but this is Soundgarden at it rawest and intense. Kims guitar is sludgey and gritty, like sabbath taken downers . I love Badmotorfinger but its here that the band are unleashed from a cage. The beginning of greatness

Top 3 Tracks
Hands All Over
Gun
No wrong No right
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90/100
From 03/11/2020 02:28
Powerful and influential album which led to their more well known material. Fav tracks are Hands All Over, Gun, Loud Love & Big Dumb Sex. This was at the forefront of the Seattle scene.
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55/100
From 12/08/2018 04:13
Pretty much still a noisy mess possessing little of the compositional skill and musical expressiveness the group would develop later.
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85/100
From 08/27/2017 12:42
I know I will be in the minority, but I feel like if you took off Big Dumb Sex, Gun, and the two versions of Full On Kevin's Mom, all the rest is pretty good.

Standout tracks: Ugly Truth, Hands all over, Power Trip, Get on the snake
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From 07/17/2016 15:58
It's more or less on the same level of Ultramega OK, a good album with a couple of great songs and many more ok songs. Highlights: Hands All Over, Gun and Big Dumb Sex
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75/100
From 05/10/2015 18:14
Much better than Ultramega OK. More of an appetizer than a must listen.
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70/100
From 06/29/2012 14:52
Soundgarden at their formative stages. A little unfinished, but you can hear the energy and power of the band and the beginnings of Cornell's lyrics.
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From 05/17/2012 18:57
Not a bad early record of theirs, favs 'Get on the snake' 'Hands all over' and 'Big dumb sex'.
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From 05/05/2012 01:46
Dirty, heavy sounds. It's primitive Soundgarden but there's a lot to like about this.
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