Sound — 10
After winning AI7, David Cook has become a platinum selling artist..songwriter and masterful musician. This Loud Morning, his newly released CD is a masterpiece of musicality soaring vocals and gut wrenching lyrics. TLM is the emotional journey of David's life past American idol... through the loss of his brother... to the end of his Declaration Tour...where his emotional rush ended and he was left "one Quiet Night" to face the emotions "This Loud Morning" would bring. Dealing with these intense emotion... David used his music as a vehicle to process the loss of love and find strength and hope in new beginnings. I applaud his courage to bare his heart and soul ...to stand in his "truth" ...emotionally naked. This Loud Morning is a masterpiece of musicality, soaring vocals and gut wrenching lyrics! From the beginning "Circadian takes you on his journey to the end "REM" ...where he can now face the day he has masterfully... musically processed! David Cook arrived in 2008 as a rare and versatile talent and has continued to grow as an accomplished musician/songwriter with vocals that rock my world! This Loud Morning is a gift of music! David Cook... "unbelievably brilliant"!!
Lyrics — 10
Gut wrenching lyrics with amazing vocals! Masterwork of musicality! Each and every lyric has the deepest possible meaning. The lyrics blend with the music taking you on "life's journey"... in this case the many feelings in the loss of a beloved brother, end of love relationship, and the hope for new beginnings.
Overall Impression — 10
This Loud Morning is a unique emotional journey describing the past 2 years in the life of David Cook. Every song is impressive as David Cook sings from his heart to the soul of his listeners. It is the most inspirational and impressive CD ever with amazing music to fill my ears and heart! I absolutely love it and listen to it every day!