Out of Exile
· Audioslave recently became the first American band to play an outdoor concert in Cuba.
When I heard Audioslaves debut album in 2002, I couldnt help but hold them up to the near-impossible standards of the members "other" bands. Those inevitable comparisons will probably never go away, but thats OK because they easily met those standards and continue to prove they arent just the sum of their parts.
Out of Exile is a solid rock album with Chris Cornells emotional storytelling going note for note against Tom Morello and the bands raging musical force. True artists grow, evolve and hopefully become something better, rather than clinging to some glory-days time warp. Mission accomplished "Be Yourself" comfortably establishes itself as a classic immediately. Theyre no longer just that guy from Soundgarden singing with those guys from Rage against the Machine now theyre simply Audioslave.