<<REWIND: Scream

cover-front-chris-cornell-scream-2009I have never been one to heed the advice of critics.  Personally, I know quite a few journalists who take pleasure in panning an album without giving it a proper listen because frankly it’s more fodder for an article than glorifying one.  

In any event, during my time away, I have been listening to Chris Cornell’s latest release Scream which hasn’t gotten much critical acclaim but surely deserves it!  Cornell, from Soundgarden and Audioslave fame, has put together what I could only describe as diary entries you could/should dance to.  Confessions on a Dance Floor  may have been a term Madonna coined but Scream  seems to have truly made this its maxim.  Teeming with accounts of infidelity, drug abuse, and relationships gone awry — the album is Cornell’s something-to-say and is worth the listen.   

Mixing the ever-present hip-hop and R&B stylings of mega-producer Timbaland against Cornell’s raspy and hard-edge vocals produced an album reminiscent of say Portishead.  Though Timbaland and Cornell seem a duo that could have been like oil and water, it does mix well! 

My favorite song on the album has to be “Part of Me.”  Check it out!

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One Response to <<REWIND: Scream

  1. John says:

    I agree.. Chris’ new cd is wonderful… and I love your blog 🙂

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