I'm surprised no one has commented yet. Anyone heard the new album? I'm curious what people think. I've heard 3 songs so far and can't say I'm blown away.
But I'll give it a shot and buy the whole thing I'm sure.
I've been wearing it out.
I'd say it's definitely worth your money. I wasn't blown away by "Live to Rise" or "Been Away Too Long", but thankfully the majority of songs are stronger on King Animal.
Strongest album I've heard in a while. It's not Louder than Love or Badmotorfinger. I'm not sure where it ranks compared to their back catalogue, but I think it sounds like a natural progression coming from Down on the Upside. Not saying it's better, but the sound of KA leans closer to DOTU than any of their other LPs.
Cornell's voice sounds great. Shepard and Cameron continue to be an underrated rhythm section.
I only find myself skipping Been Away Too Long and Halfway There. Neither are bad songs, but Halfway there just seems out of place on any Soundgarden disc to my ears.
The standout tracks for me are "Bones of Birds", "Taree" and "Black Saturday".
If you liked DOTU, I can't imagine many SG fans not liking those 3 songs especially.
The Deluxe edition has acoustic demos of a few tracks. It's worth it for the stripped down version of Black Saturday.
Picked up tickets to see them at the Orpheum in January. Actually looking forward to hearing an old band play new songs for a change.