Carry On

Carry On

by Chris Cornell

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Release Date: 06/05/2007
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602517298309
catalogNumber: 000874202
Rank: 37705

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Carry On 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I just saw Cornell in concert at the end of May and he is as good as ever. His voice gets better with age I think. This is deffinetly not a hard rock record but it is just a good rock and roll type of record. If you love talented vocalist and songwriters then this is for you. GREAT CD!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is a must have for Cornell fans. I feel it really shows his maturity, versatility and ability to take listeners down a new path, while maintaining the constant of ‘the voice’ we know and love. It is not hard to see (or hear) why Chris Cornell has been a highly successful musician for over 20 years. That kind of staying power does not happen without taking risks and reaching outside a certain comfort zone. On Carry On, I especially enjoy Ghosts, Disappearing Act and Arms Around Your Love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was highly anticipating the release of Chris's second solo album. I love Euphoria Morning and was pleasantly surprised by Carry On. The more I listen to the CD the more I appreciate his work. Some of the song initially were not what I was expecting but after a few listens I really enjoy this CD
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's been eight years since Chris Cornell's last solo effort, and his world-turned-upside-down-life since then has had a profound effect on his music. Since "Euphoria Morning", Chris has gone through a well-publicized divorce, a happy remarriage, and for the first time since his early teens, began a life of abstinence from drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes. All of these changes have matured Cornell musically, vocally, and lyrically, as evidenced on his new album, “Carry On”. The range of musical genres Chris tackles so successfully on "Carry On" is nothing short of astounding: There's rock, blues, Beatlesque, R&B, and balladry, all done expertly. Chris Cornell has always been known for his disdain of repetition in his music, but there is little doubt that his personal life has seeped into his songwriting, perhaps for the first time, as "Carry On" delivers a glimpse of Cornell at his most passionate, much to the delight of all his fans!! A true winner!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been listening to Carry On, and I am really enjoying it! It grows on me the way that Euphoria Morning did- and I think it will also be one of the rare albums that I never get tired of listening to! Cornell's voice sounds better than it has in years! As an early fan "1990", I really appreciate the way Cornell has matured over the years. This is not in-your-face grunge you can pull out your Badmotorfinger for that. This is beautiful songwriting and vocals in one tight package. I highly recommend this album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this album is not as hard rockin as people expected , its an awesome ride.Dont get me wrong , there are some rockin songs, "No Such Thing" & "You Know My Name", but right when you think you have this cd pegged, it hits you in the face with something new. It starts off stomping then moves into soft bluesy toe tappin then right back to rockin your face. Chris Cornell is a genius..His creativity blows me away..You must get this cd!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the eclectic sounds that this man has come up with on this album. From My Poison Eye to Killing Birds to You Know My Name, I'm never bored. I especially think his vocals are the kind that soothe the soul...can't wait for the next one
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone expecting Chris Cornell to rehash and recycle well-pioneered paths from previous albums is in for a pleasant surprise with "Carry On". For Cornell, musical exploration and adventurous spirit trumps churning out variations on a commercially proven theme, a danger that his last band Audioslave flirted with at times on "Out of Exile" "2005" and "Revelations" "2006". It's no wonder then that Cornell was ready to strike out again on his own. Conscious reinvention or natural evolution, the results are magnificent and hardly unexpected given the recent tectonic shifts in Cornell's personal life. Having openly abandoned substance abuse, Cornell went through an apparently acrimonious divorce, married anew, had two new children, took up residence in France and restored and opened a hip Paris restaurant and club, "Black Calavados". It's not that there aren't nostalgic Cornell trademarks throughout the material -- to the contrary, actually: familiar chord progressions, riffs, vocal patterns and lyrical themes are judiciously "and naturally" integrated into the material. The shifting riff-driven hook of "No Such Thing" recalls both recent Audioslave work and Soundgarden hits of yore. Hardcore Soundgarden fans will recognize the chorus chord progression of the rocking "Poison Eye" as uncannily similar to "Down on the Upside" "1996" B-Side "Karaoke". Hooks abound in infectious pop gem "Arms Around Your Love", laden with rich harmonies, most notably in the chorus. Ostensibly a whipping from a vicious Monday-morning quarterback of a conscience about failures that drove a lover into another's arms, it's really a broader reflection of regret for things that weren't said when it counted. In this context, "she" could be interpreted as one's sense of regret ""she's gonna make you pay for it"", and the "he" with his "arms around your love" could be death, rather than the lover for whom your lover left you. "Safe and Sound" is extraordinarily well crafted in its evolution from observing global dysfunction, to diagnosing the causes thereof, to prognosis, if not prescription, for cure. Tapping into the zeitgeist of angst and uncertainty in the face of rampant consumerism, environmental destruction, tribalism, tyranny, militarism and terrorism, the quavering uncertainty of "Safe and Sound" in the verses nevertheless rises and resolves in the pre-chorus, chorus and bridge into a heartening, almost defiant optimism. After all, Cornell believes in a promised land. "Silence the Voices", epic and sweeping, embodies a cinematic sturm und drang not found in Cornell's work since Soundgarden's "Superunknown" "1994". The military drum, down-tuned chord progression, fluid bass and jangly guitar provide an ominous yet melancholy backdrop for the theme. Cornell is more at home in this type of broader social criticism than in the current-events-driven "Rage"-style anger of Audioslave's "Wide Awake", promising a more lasting relevance to this song than "Wide Awake". To be sure, the torment, depression, and ambivalence about fame that dogged Cornell through the time of his last solo album "Euphoria Morning" "1999" resulted in some profound music and lyrics. But although we are reminded in the chorus of the richly rewarding "Ghosts" that the old Cornell "doesn't live here anymore", it's just a less tormented, more assured adult into which the old Cornell has grown. "Carry On" amply demonstrates that love, optimism, passion for life and a sense of responsibility are an equally fertile source of inspiration for an artist of Cornell's prodigious talents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is excellent. Chris Cornell's voice sounds great, and the songwriting is brilliant. He rocks out like soundgarden on some songs, and is mellow with his acoustic on others. This CD touches on parts of his whole career. I definetly reccomend this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album has a great mix of tunes which really showcase Cornell's ability to go back and forth between genres. I love the diversity and the fact that he's still evolving. His voice is amazing, as always. For me, there's no one else who comes close as a vocalist and songwriter. Some of my favorite tracks include Disappearing Act, Ghosts, Scar on the Sky, Poison Eye, No Such Thing and You Know My Name, to name a few. I really love this album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Takes a little getting used to if you have been a fan of his in the past, since it is soo different. After a few listens you will love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a great album! It gets better and better the more I listen. The songs are so diverse, which is refreshing. His voice is amazing and is even better live! He sings all the vocals on this album, even the background. The album has a little something for everyone "rock, R&B, blues, etc". He even gets a little personal on a few. Great lyrics, great voice, great album!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago