<<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!


One Response to <<REWIND: Scream

  1. John says:

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

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