Chris Cornell-Scream

Chris Cornell Scream:

A pleasant enough radio friendly album. The whole album, was produced by Timbaland, who largely sticks to the pop beats that have become his signature. Cornell’s voice is in good shape, and he sounds more enthusiastic here than on much of his work with Audioslave. He plays the role of pop singer surprisingly well, spitting generic pop lyrics with gusto. Anyone looking for any hint of the vitality in Cornell’s albums with Soundgarden, or even Audioslave’s stronger singles will be disappointed. Anyone looking for a radio friendly dance album, whose vocalist happens to be Chris Cornell, will probably be pretty satisfied.

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Extra Golden-Thank You Very Quickly

Extra Golden Thank You Very Quickly:

The funky grooves found on this album, could wake someone from a coma, and get their ass grooving, right there in the hospital. The group consists of an ethno-musicologist some Chicago based musicians and some Kenyan musicians who specialize in a musical style known as benga. The resulting sound reminds me of latter day Talking Heads, but more fluid and jammy. The vocals are enthusiastically chanted, and whether or not the lyrics are good (I don’t have the slightest idea what they’re saying) they are sung amazingly well and with conviction. This album is fun and funky in the best ways possible.