Carry On - Chris Cornell
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  • Summary: The second solo disc from former Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman Cornell was produced by Steve Lillywhite and includes a cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. No less than a half-dozen songs have hit potential.
  2. Carry On represents an artist looking back more than moving forward.
  3. There is nothing wrong with a calmer, mellower Chris... But it's hard not to pine for the old fire.
  4. Carry On is not a bad album, nor is it a good one.
  5. 50
    When Cornell strains for significance, he squeezes the life out of his music. [Jun 2007, p.105]
  6. He has no knack at all for the subtle sound he's trying now.
  7. "You Know My Name" gives listeners a point to skip to on an otherwise mediocre album.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 94
  2. Negative: 32 out of 94
  1. turn2goldCornell
    Jun 10, 2007
    10
    I have been a fan of Chris's music for 17 years, and this is one of my favorite albums:)
  2. NanciF.
    Jul 6, 2007
    10
    Carry On is a must have CD. I have enjoyed exploring Chris' latest creation and find every song has its own beauty.
  3. dean
    Sep 13, 2007
    10
    Chris Cornell is the greates song writer of all time
  4. TheRej
    Jun 6, 2007
    9
    This album is great. In an age of rock bands thinking they are true rock bands, they produce pop song after after pop song. Cornell not only This album is great. In an age of rock bands thinking they are true rock bands, they produce pop song after after pop song. Cornell not only knows what rock is all about, he explores different genres which makes the album all the more interesting. Expand
  5. ArthurDent
    Jun 8, 2007
    5
    Very dissapoing album. Top marks for him not just trying to rehash the Soundgarden/Audioslave sound but that doesen't mean much when the Very dissapoing album. Top marks for him not just trying to rehash the Soundgarden/Audioslave sound but that doesen't mean much when the songs don't really amount to much. There are a few highlights - You Know My Name, Safe and Sound, Killing Birds - and the album is certinally listenable. But it pales in comparison to his other solo masterpiece, 'Euphoria Morning' and is unforunately a bit of a waste of talent. Expand
  6. jamesonc
    Jun 18, 2007
    2
    chris cornell what the hell did you think you were doing when you wrote this crap???
  7. GabeM
    Jun 6, 2007
    0
    This album is horrible. If you want to listen to a proper Chris Cornell album, check out Euphoria Morning. Cornell sounds lost and without This album is horrible. If you want to listen to a proper Chris Cornell album, check out Euphoria Morning. Cornell sounds lost and without directoin on Carry On, resulting in meandering, unfocused, unoriginal material. He needs a better producer or co-writers like his collaboration with Eleven. Expand

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