YMMV / Soundgarden

  • Epic Riff: Many, but some notable examples are: "Jesus Christ Pose", "Holy Water", "4th of July", "Like Suicide", "Beyond the Wheel", "Outshined", "Let Me Drown"...oh, we could go on.
  • Face of the Band: Cornell, and possibly Matt Cameron.
  • Iron Woobie: Ben Shepherd. He's the youngest member of the band, and has talked about how he was effectively still growing up and maturing when he first joined, barely aged twenty-two, and took the band's dissolution the hardest. He ended up struggling with years of drug and alcohol abuse and, to top it all off, he lost all of his gear in 2008 after the warehouse that Soundgarden's gear was being stored in was sold. He was so despondent he quit music altogether until he was coaxed back to record his solo album, shortly after which Soundgarden reunited. Yet despite everything he's been through, post-reunion interviews show him as just being grateful that he gets to play music and earn a living.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Some of their oldest fans feel that the song the band created for The Avengers (2012), "Live to Rise," sounds too mainstream.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The intro to "Searching With My Good Eye Closed". An overly cheery narrator says seemingly random things with animal noises... and then...
    "This is my good eye! Do you hear a cow? *moooooo* A rooster says: *cuck-oooo* Here is a pig! *pig squeal* The Devil says... *whooshing followed by two horrifying Metal Screams*
    • While nightmare fuel may have been the intent, some see this as pure Narm more than anything else, considering how out of place it is.
  • Signature Song: "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman"
  • So Bad It's Good: "Circle of Power" from Ultramega OK, due to Hiro Yamamoto's hilariously awful singing.