American Idol winner David Cook’s self-titled debut album is produced by Grammy winning Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock), David Cook is a quality album full with radio hits. Cook co-wrote 9 songs from his debut, along with songwriters like Chris Cornell, Brian Howes & Cathy Dennis. The 1st single “Light On” was co-written by one of rock music’s most influential innovators, Chris Cornell, lead singer and songwriter for Soundgarden and Audioslave, and acclaimed producer / songwriter Brian Howes, who has worked with superstar rock bands such as Hinder and Puddle of Mudd.
Got nothing for you.
“Declaration” – Sadly this makes Cook sound like cookie-cutter rock from the ’80s. I cringe at the thought of David Cook doing Journey and yet we now know what that would sound like.
“Heroes” – Not even close.
“Light On” – Even though this song was written by the Chris Cornell it didn’t mean that David Cook had to try and sing it just like Cornell and yet that is exactly what happened.
“Mr. Sensitive” – Paint-by-the-numbers rock.
“I Did It for You” – Cook has never been duller.
Where is the experimental David Cook that won American Idol? Cook can sing but he lost all his personality on this album. Perhaps they should have let him singing songs he wrote instead of trying to take on the personality of a dozen other writers. This album is completely lost on me.
“Light On” video