Why did David Cook cross the road? To get to the middle.
Breathing life into new jokes is the American Idol winner whose debut album is packed with rock so soft its practically flaccid.
This is Creed-lite music to soundtrack trailers for slushy teen dramas, surprisingly produced by long time Green Day knob twiddler Rob Cavallo.
The plan, it seems, was to replicate the success of Kelly Clarkson's rocky turn. The songs are kind of there but there isn't any spirit, heart or soul, sealing Cook's fate as just another of the forgotten majority in the reality show abyss.