Tuesday, October 6, 2015


HIGHER TRUTH by Chris Cornell
(UMe Music)

Chris Cornell returns with his latest release, 'Higher Truth'. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young). 'Higher Truth' truly delivers the goods as soon as you press play. A powerful set of songs, great writing, great playing, but the center piece of the album without a doubt is the voice. Chris Cornell's sense of melody and voice truly shine here. The songs on the album allow the listener to fully experience and appreciate Cornell's heartfelt vocals with little distraction which of course means that those who are hoping to rock out will have to make do with "Our Time In The Universe" which is as close to rocking out as you will get here. Highlights for me are, the album's lead off single, "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart", the mesmerizing, "Dead Wishes", "Before We Disappear", the Beatles-lystic vibe of, "Through The Window" and the arresting charm of "Murder of Blue Skies". Wordsmithing aplenty, and memorable hooks along with Chris Cornell's vocal prowess would place an insomniac into a full and restful slumber in a drop of a dime. Intimate and at times edgy, 'Higher Truth' is a recording that will grow on you so fast that before you know it, you're under it's spell and you don't even care if the spell gets ever broken. You could listen to this album on repeat and it will always make you stop and brush the hairs on your neck back down.  If you like any of Chris Cornell's previous bands or solo work then your going to love what he's created with 'Higher Truth'. Absolutely beautiful and very powerful. Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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