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
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