Remember back then? If you do, congratulations, you're quite old.
Looking California, feeling Minnesota, Hair by Alaska
However, being old(ish) has it's advantages, one of them being that you remember things most around you have forgotten, and the thing I'm talking about here is the band Soundgarden.
Having a rougher, more metallic edge to them than their contemporaries from the grunge/Seattle scene and were, -for me at least- only behind Sonic Youth and Alice in Chains for the 10 years or so of the late 80's - mid 90's rock revival.
Much better, Christopher
However, as I noted in the opening paragraph, things change.
Though comprised of some fundamentally great songs, Telephantism inexplicably omits bonafide classics like The Day I Tried To Live. Combined with the fact that there is no better introduction to Soundgarden than their insurmountably impressive 1994 album Superunknown along with the knowledge that 1997’s A-Sides is a better “Greatest hits” collection, why do you want this?
Well, If you’ve never heard them before, I guess it’s ok as an introduction, or if you’re a completist there’s one new song and some live stuff on the deluxe version, aside from that, it’s just an echo of a time long gone.