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It’s

not Soundgarden

Cornell's By Angela

album

moody

dark,

Clayfield

Yes

If

imyone were

up Chris Cornell’s

to pick

album sounds.

It’s

how

chalk

good

of passionate

electric riffs, but all the

songs are largely experimental. It’s an assortment of neo-country, blues and rock with a pinch of fiink.

It

A pleasant surprise is track five. When I’m Down. in

It’s

is

for

by no means cheery music

a rainy day.

It’s

mellow metal

a blues tune that might be heard

New

a back-alley blues bar in

whose only access

to sleep by.

York

an unmarked door

is

under a flickering neon growth in his instrumental vocal style

be happy

under her thumb, whoever she was. Song titles like When I’m Down, Wave Goodbye, Disappearing One and Pillow of Your Bones only emphasize this.

vocals and thoughtful guitar for the acoustic fan with a few

Chris

it’s

gives the impression that he relished being

the rest of the

full

rightly so,

that tries to

The stories told via lyrics are mature ones of lost loves, some missed and some not so missed, but he isn’t mushy about it. He

Soundgarden classics like Black Hole Sun and Spoon Man, they would be sorely disappointed. The first single. Can’t Change Me, is a instant

strong indication of

But

The song

sounds hopelessly out of place.

solo iilbum, Euphoria Morning, looking for

some

dark.

it’s

Cornell.

sign.

style

It

reveals

even

if his

This album answers the question buzzing back of the Soundgarden fan’s mind

is static.

in the

He sounds like he’s trapped in his old band Soundgarden. His voice hasn’t changed but everything behind it has. However the occasional soprano note will catch even the

since the first single

was released: has Chris

Cornell softened up?

casual listener off guard.

There is an occasional bar reminiscent of those days but for the most part, he’s softened up.

Overall the songs and lyrics are moody but mature, which would indicate Cornell has been having a rough time with relationships

Though lyrically shaky (he has forced some words into a rhythm that can’t hold them), the album is technically and artisti-

since the demise of Soundgarden and

cally sound.

well aware of

By

is

The

it.

seems

he just couldn’t get over being dumped ^d has the eighth track

it

like

dedicated a full length CD to the memory and his misery.

thing

However,

woman’s

it is

by no means cheery music more like mellow metal

for a rainy day. It’s

CD

TONY

track order flows nicely and everyfits.

Cover Art

to sleep by.

Challenge your mind

LEE

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the Sanctuary

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Tues. Nov.

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it

is

too early in the semester to deal with

procrastination, or are

you just procrastinating?

it

from

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think

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Procrastination

there.

To overcome

I i

procrastination,

you

first

need

to recognize

what avoidance technique you employ and whether you to change it. Then you can try some helpful

want

approaches.

you can eat spagheffi dinner Warning: Not suitable for easily offended

people. Strong core language

and

hardcore humour used throughout

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An

essential element in dealing with procrastination

is

managing your time and planning. Effective planning is a key to achieving goals. Divide larger tasks into smaller steps

which

will

line for

each

step.

Work with

a friend.

seem more manageable. Set a deadTake breaks and build

Be reasonable and

rewards.

in

realistic

with your

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goals; perfectionism can get in the way. For further assistance, don’t procrastinate! Talk to a counsellor.

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