Carry On For people of a certain age and era, Chris Cornell's status is iconic: the wild-haired howler who made Soundgarden more than a metal thing, or… Carry On For people of a certain age and era, Chris Cornell's status is iconic: the wild-haired howler who made Soundgarden more than a metal thing, or… 2007-06-05 Chris Cornell Rock
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Carry On (2007)

CORNELL MILD Carry On offers one brief flash of the old roar from the singer's Soundgarden days, then lowers the volume for the rest of…
CORNELL MILD Carry On offers one brief flash of the old roar from the singer's Soundgarden days, then lowers the volume for the rest of the ride
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 05, 2007; Lead Performance: Chris Cornell; Genre: Rock

For people of a certain age and era, Chris Cornell's status is iconic: the wild-haired howler who made Soundgarden more than a metal thing, or a grunge thing, or even just a '90s thing. After a decent but ultimately underwhelming run with Audioslave, that now-vintage Cornell is back on ''No Such Thing,'' the incendiary opener of Carry On, his second solo release. And then...it goes away again. There is nothing wrong with a calmer, mellower Chris — after all, he's now a sober, fortysomething dad. But it's hard not to pine for the old fire. B
Download This: Hear ''No Such Thing''

Originally posted May 30, 2007 Published in issue #938 Jun 08, 2007 Order article reprints
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