#315Albums is a list of 315 albums that appear on both the Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, as well as the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die book, edited by Robert Dimery. At its best, it is a representation of some of the greatest music ever released; at its worst, it is a journey through the history of music that the majority see as important, influential, and/or relevant. If nothing else, these albums are worth experiencing at least once to get a better understanding of music, which is why we are working to complete all #315Albums.
“They were the Seattle punk scene’s headbanging answer to Led Zeppelin II. But they became real songwriters on Superunknown, shaping their angst into grunge anthems like “Black Hole Sun”.”
Rolling Stones Ranking: 335
Soundgarden is a band I always heard about, but never really sought out. With Superunknown, I can say that I appreciate what Soundgarden does, but outside of the radio hit “Black Hole Sun”, there isn’t anything about the album that stands out as memorable for me. It’s a strong album, and I enjoyed my time with it, but it doesn’t come across as an album I will remember much of next week, and I am not anxious to jump on the rest of their discography. It’s worth a listen, and I respect that it’s made this list, but it isn’t one I would have guessed would end up here had I just listened to it blind. So, take that for what you will, I suppose.
Cinefessions’ #315Albums Rating: 62%
Image and quote courtesy of Rolling Stone Magazine.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.