Review | David Cook, This Loud Morning

Credit: UDV/LFI

Out: Tuesday 6/28

Us Rating: **

Poor David Cook. The rocker hasn't really lived up to his American Idol title since his season 7 win. And while his nimble guitar work and gruff voice are still in fine form on his second CD, they're squandered on yet another homogenous set of songs. Sadly, it's another forgettable collection of cliche-soaked lyrics ("We were born to live forever," he sings on "Right Here With You") scrawled over identical, by-the-numbers rock tracks. (19 Recordings/RCA)