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5. Soundgarden - 'Superunknown'
Soundgarden spent a full decade building themselves up for the massive success of Superunknown. They'd gotten their live act down a science, and they'd written a stunning amount of great songs, including "Black Hole Sun," "Spoonman" and "Fell On Black Days." The vast majority of their famous songs are on this single disc, partially because MTV began playing their videos relentlessly. Kurt Cobain committed suicide weeks after this disc came out, and Pearl Jam had receded far from the spotlight. There was a grunge hole to fill, and MTV filled it by playing the "Black Hole Sun" video over and over and over. Soundgarden became one of the biggest bands on the planet, but in just two years they'd break up.