Anyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following submission earlier today.
What happened to Soundgarden's Superunknown? Or was it too late / too commercial?
I can't speak for the Mercury News, but you raise a good point. Superunknown would most likely make my top 10 although I would rank Badmotorfinger higher. Nothing beats "Jesus Christ Pose".
My very first blog entry entitled "Grunge Forever" was posted back in November of 2002 and in it I wrote the following. "Music peaked in 1991-1994. Specifically, the days between the release of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and the moment a self-inflicted gunshot pierced Kurt Cobain's brain. There is little doubt of this fact." Soundgarden's Superunknown was actually released on March 8th, 1994...the exact date Kurt Cobain's body was discovered. That may very well put Superunknown on the grunge era bubble.