Songbook [Live] - Chris Cornell
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  • Summary: This acoustic, live album from the former Soundgarden frontman features songs from every musical side project he has had a part in, including music from Temple of the Dog; Audioslave; and his solo album, Scream.
  • Record Label: Hip-O
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Post-Grunge
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  1. Nov 29, 2011
    80
    Good lord, what a voice Chris Cornell has - rich, bruised, defiant, fragile and strong, be bends it to his will. On Songbook ... [his voice] carries the album as it stands starkly against his simple guitar backing. [Nov. 19, 2011p. 51]
  2. 80
    Songbook is more than a worthy addition to any Cornell fan's collection; it's a beautiful showcase of his career that any music lover should have.
  3. 75
    That patented caterwaul is in fine form.
  4. Nov 29, 2011
    60
    Cornell's voice might not be as tight as it was back in 1994, but it remains a formidable instrument - and lifts this collection well above that of an average live album. It's the lack of variety that stops it from becoming truly great.
  5. 60
    A nice summation of Chris Cornell's career up to this point, Songbook makes for a fine springboard into the next creative chapter of his life.
  6. Dec 12, 2011
    60
    It'd be a far easier listen if it was a proper studio release.
  7. 50
    His ... /bellow is downgraded to a whimper on these live, solo acoustic tracks. The Audioslave songs take the biggest hit; without amp-busting bluster, they're barely there.[Nov. 25, 2011, p. 71]

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