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Album review: ‘Chris Cornell’ by Chris Cornell

  • Marcel Thee

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  03:30 am

Musician Chris Cornell died in a suicide in May last year, sending waves of grief and shock throughout the music world. Though he often sang about the darker side of life, Cornell seemed like the one frontman in the Seattle scene that had a clear view of his grimmer impulses even as they tried to pull him in. Lest the sad circumstances become romanticized as it has for many of his peers — Kurt Cobain’s being the epitome of that conjecture — the focus should be on how immensely talented, productive and courageous Cornell was beyond his initial tag as a grunge god of sorts. A new, expansive collection titled Chris Cornell celebrates his rich musical legacy and comes in either four CDs or seven LPs, totaling 64 songs. As is the case with these types of box sets, different fans will feel differently about the track-list, but Chris Cornell does a fair job in summing up the peaks and var...