Out Of Exile – Audioslave

This is one of three albums by Audioslave that I own. I can’t tell you specifically about this particular album but I can tell you that all three are good and were played very regularly around fourteen years ago.

I’m not sure how I discovered Audioslave, I think I have these on CD so I had to physically buy them at some point. When I started listening to the band I don’t think I was aware of their pedigree. I did notice that some of the guitar work is quite innovative and the solos seemed out of place compared to the easy rock listening of the rest of the songs.

Audioslave is:

  • Chris Cornell [Soundgarden]
  • Tom Morello [Rage Against The Machine]
  • Tim Commerford [Rage Against The Machine]
  • Brad Wilk [Rage Against The Machine]

This band is a fusion of the Seattle sound and L.A. influences and it shows. It’s well worth getting. But, here’s the rub: I haven’t listened to this album for a long time so I can’t do a list of which songs are best and which ones make me shiver but I do know that I enjoy listening to every Audioslave album. Maybe I’ll write more about the Revelations album when I get there.

This is the last “O” album in the current round of album reviews.

Audioslave – Audioslave

Audioslave – Audioslave

This is the first album by Seattle supergroup Audioslave or Rage Garden / Sound Machine as they possibly should be known. I don’t remember why I bought this on CD or when but I have a feeling I saw the video on TV at some point and thought it would be worth a punt. It turned out to be a good purchase and I went on to buy all the Audioslave albums.

The opener “Cochise” is a superb rock song, great guitars wonderful vocals and the video is pretty good too. Every song on this album is good. Some of the guitar solos don’t fit the songs and this bothered me until I found out that the guitarist was Tom Morello and then it all made sense. He’s such an experimental guitarist that his sounds really don’t fit the mainstream rock.

This is an album I’d have on in the car if there were non-rock fans in the car. I think it’s an album that everyone can enjoy and not just the hardcore metal fans. It’s about as easy listening as I get, even with the “out there” solos.