(1991, A&M)

Fans from different eras of Soundgarden can argue the merits of their various favourites, but this is, to me, the high-point of their output. The perfect blend of the raw punk power of their earlier material, bludgeoning Zeppelin-on-steroids riffs, and pop hooks. That, and Cornell’s voice, which has never been on more paint-stripping form.

LISTEN: Spotify

READ: A great look back at the album over at udiscovermusic

WATCH: The video for Jesus Christ Pose, which couldn’t be any more 90s if Bill Clinton spaffed all over it.