Released just in time for the holiday season of 1995, the Soundgarden EP Songs From the Superunknown collects the musical highlights from their CD-ROM Alive in the Superunknown, released around the same time. Four out of the five tracks are either hard-to-find B-sides or previously unreleased and will be of interest to any fan of the band. Kicking things off is the title track from their 1994 breakthrough release Superunknown, a classic Soundgarden rocker. Soon the rarities follow -- a video version of "Fell on Black Days" (it has a more live-performance feel than the original) is followed by the excellent "She Likes Surprises," which was included as a bonus on international editions of Superunknown. An acoustic take of "Like Suicide" showcases Chris Cornell's vocal and guitar playing talents, while the EP's closer, "Jerry Garcia's Finger," is an ambient feedback experiment. A solid (albeit short) collection of Soundgarden outtakes.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato