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Soundgarden: They're baa-aaaack

So Soundgarden are finally back with their first studio album since Down On The Upside. Our Features Editor Amit Sharma thought he’d wrap his ears around King Animal for an hour and break it down for you. Here’s how it goes…

It’s been 16 years since we heard something new from Soundgarden. A lot has happened in the meantime, let’s quickly recap. Chris Cornell released three solo records: some were good and some were fucking atrocious. Matt Cameron joined Pearl Jam and now juggles his life around two of the biggest grunge bands of all time. Well played that man.

Ben Shepherd did a few things with Mark Lanegan and Josh Homme’s Desert Sessions but nothing major, eventually running out of cash and becoming homeless. Not so well played that man. And as for Kim Thayil, there were a few obscure collaborations here and there, but mainly he kept himself busy by forming a punk supergroup with Jello Biafra and Krist Novoselic, The No WTO Combo, which to be fair was more of a political venture than an opportunity to create truly great music. So here we are: the year is 2012 and there is a band called Soundgarden. Let’s see what they have to offer, shall we?

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