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This Loud Morning

David Cook | TOP OF THE 'MORNING' Cook borrows heavily from late '90s post-grunge sounds

TOP OF THE 'MORNING' Cook borrows heavily from late '90s post-grunge sounds

This Loud Morning

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: David Cook; Music Label: RCA

David Cook must think the greatest era of rock history was between 1995 and 1999, when bands like Better Than Ezra and Our Lady Peace pumped alt radio full of post-grunge jangle. Both of those bands’ frontmen have co-writing credits on the former American Idol victor’s second album, This Loud Morning, which too often uses closing-credits-of-a-Michael-Bay-movie bombast to suffocate otherwise sweet, sometimes whimsical experiments like the album-opening ”Circadian.” B-

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Originally posted June 24 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT

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