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Stuck on Bubblegum,
This review is from: Bubblegum (Audio CD)
If you want grunge go elsewhere, this is all about pure songmanship with minimal background noise to take your attention away from the vocals. Lanegan's voice has developed beyond his Screaming Trees days and is more nicotine and bourbon soaked than ever here. There is a wide variety of styles here from folksy ballards to almost industrial rock with what sounds like an anvil instead of a drumkit (metamphetamine blues.) It's none the worse for it; something for all moods. Chris Goss (Masters of Reality & occasional Queens of the Stone Age contributor) sings backing vocals on 100 days - just a wonderful atmospheric track. Izzy Stradlin plays on Strange Religion with a prominent cast of guest musicians, among which are PJ Harvey, Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri of Queens of the Stone Age, Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs and Duff McKagan.