Carry On

  • Record Label: A&M
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2007
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Uncut
    60
    Another entry in Cornell's catalogue of partial successes. [Jun 2007, p.91]
  2. Blender
    50
    When Cornell strains for significance, he squeezes the life out of his music. [Jun 2007, p.105]
  3. Carry On is not a bad album, nor is it a good one.
  4. He has no knack at all for the subtle sound he's trying now.
  5. Spin
    40
    Maybe this is what living in France does to you. [Jun 2007, p.92]
  6. He doesn't sound convincingly comfortable in this power-ballad terrain that once worked so well for him in Temple Of The Dog.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 120 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 95
  2. Negative: 33 out of 95
  1. Apr 10, 2016
    0
    If you are simply a Chris Cornell fan and enjoy anything with his name slapped on it don't read this review. If you are someone who lovedIf you are simply a Chris Cornell fan and enjoy anything with his name slapped on it don't read this review. If you are someone who loved Chris Cornell's work with both Soundgarden and Audioslave or understand how much he was a pioneer to the grunge genre, then you will most likely hate this album. Let me start of by saying there is No Such Thing as a perfect album; however, this effort is filled with so many problems that it's really to be put off by this sound. The saddest part about this is that most of the problems are necessary musical the real problem is the type of music he presents. It the sound of Poison Eye is something you enjoy there is nothing wrong with that. I will even ignorantly say that if this album was not written by Chris Cornell I would give it a 3 out of 10, but in Soundgarden standards this deserves nothing but a big fat zero. The pure revolutionary grunge sound you expect has taken a back seat to a grim cover of Billie Jean. I just want return Safe and Sound to the metaphorical house of grunge. Full Review »
  2. Oct 25, 2010
    6
    There are plenty of moments that make me cringe just a little bit; his vocals aren't the best they've ever been and most of the album'sThere are plenty of moments that make me cringe just a little bit; his vocals aren't the best they've ever been and most of the album's electric guitar shouldn't be there at all. However, he seems so determined to make each track unpredictable within itself and different from the next that I can't help but be impressed. This is his best songwriting of the decade and I think "Silence the Voices" is one of my favourite songs written by Cornell. Full Review »
  3. ManitouM.
    Sep 19, 2007
    9
    You have to let it capture you while listening to it. You can't jump in expecting something like Soundgarden/Audioslave. This is Cornell You have to let it capture you while listening to it. You can't jump in expecting something like Soundgarden/Audioslave. This is Cornell at his peak songwriting!! Full Review »