This edition does justice to one of my favorite albums ever. My copy was super-solid--I think these are 200g records because they could double as dinner plates. No noise AT ALL, which was great as I have been disappointed lately by a few other anniversary or re-press editions that I immediately returned. If you are a fan of the whole album I definitely recommend this edition.
When this was first released I was already a Soundgarden fan. This album definitely is the shining star of their career, studio wise. Everything about this album screams 'talent'! As far as rock albums go, this one is definitely up there in greatest albums of all time. I understand that this is subjective to taste, but for me it is definitely there.
I was a bit worried that the remaster of this album would be over-the-top, but decided to risk it rather than forking out huge cash for the original release on vinyl. The light remaster they have done on this sounds AMAZING on vinyl - there is more separation, tighter low end, and my view is that this allows Chris Cornell's vocals to cut through much better than they did on the original version. If you are a fan of the band and are wondering whether it's worth buying on vinyl, it DEFINITELY IS!
I was eagerly awaiting the new repressing and remastering of this truly great album. What has been done with this remaster is shameful. There is absolutely no dynamic range and everything is pushed into the red resulting in a muddy, confused, and LOUD album. I listen to music on M-Audio studio monitors that do not add any color to the mix.
Do not buy any of the iterations, and there are many, of this new remaster. The vinyl edition is 50 bucks. I wouldn't pay 5 for it. Buyer beware.