Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Chris Cornell - Scream

I read an article interviewing Chris Cornell on his impressions of his new album "Scream." He thought it was some of the best work that he had done in his career. This instantly caught my attention. I mean, if Chris Cornell could rank this album higher than anything he had done with Soundgarden, then it has to be good, right?

Well, I made it through the album and I think I only had to go to the bathroom and vomit twice. Cornell's two previous solo efforts have been just that, solo with him on guitar and vocals, with some other chumps filling the other instruments as needed. I was expecting a little bit of the same thing.

Good lord. Most of the album is all synthesized instruments that you would find on MTV. After I listened to the first song, I thought maybe he was just experimenting with ONE song and that the rest would fall back into form. WRONG. Track after track... it went on and on. This is one I'm probably going to be deleting from the computer.

RIP Chris Cornell.

4 comments:

Waple said...

That sucks. I have always liked Chris Cornell, especially during Soundgarden's prime. None of his stuff after that has really grabbed me, but I'm sorry to hear he's not creating very good music. I'm sure he doesn't care as long as he likes it, but it's too bad he isn't making stuff more people like. I've always thought he had one of the best voices. I guess I'll just have to stick to the Soundgarden cd's.

Thom said...

Synthesizers? Seriously? How could he go from Soundgarden to Audioslave to that? People claim he plays Soundgarden and Audioslave covers at his solo shows. I wonder how those sound...

Michael said...

How disappointing.

jp said...

I hate to be the guy crying "sellout," but...

sellout.

Cornell's trying to cross over into the next generation- something Madonna did, or that Natalie Umbruglia did trying to get hip-hop-py.

Once you go pop, you never go back.