David Cook (2008) If you're expecting Daughtry 2: Post-Grunge Boogaloo , well...you're about right. Cook is clearly built in the guy-linered mold of that earlier Idol alum, though… 2008-11-18 David Cook Rock
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David Cook (2008)

David Cook | Impressive Idol : American Idol winner David Cook
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Impressive Idol: American Idol winner David Cook
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 18, 2008; Lead Performance: David Cook; Genre: Rock

If you're expecting Daughtry 2: Post-Grunge Boogaloo, well...you're about right. Cook is clearly built in the guy-linered mold of that earlier Idol alum, though his debut owes just as much to the expert hands that craft it, including producers Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) and Brian Howes (Hinder, Chris Cornell). They give David Cook's clutch of bombastic verse-chorus- verse rockers an impressive melodic sheen, one well suited to Cook's husky, expressive vocals. If anything, the series of booming midtempo anthems (most notable among them "Bar-ba-sol" and "Mr. Sensitive") could use a little sandpapering around the edges. B

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Originally posted Nov 12, 2008 Published in issue #1021-1022 Nov 21, 2008 Order article reprints