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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply, The Man., 11 Feb 2012
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It's early days, and it will need a few months to bed in, but this may possibly be his strongest collection of songs yet. Bubblegum is a great album, but one I feel would have been even stronger with two or three songs removed, whereas this one is more consistent. Favourite songs change from day to day, with Phantasmagoria Blues and Deep Black Vanishing Train being my current picks, but all the songs are strong, and with Ode To Sad Disco he could potentially have a hit single with a bit of radio play (whether this would actually be a good thing or not is another matter). The musical backing to THAT voice has changed over the last couple of releases from the earlier material, introducing new sonic textures which keep his sound from going stale, though to be honest he could probably sing over someone banging on an old bath tub and it would still sound pretty decent. If you are a fan of any of his other work with The Screaming Trees, Isobel Cambell, Gutter Twins, QOTSA and particularly Soulsavers which seem to have been a subtle influence on this album, then I strongly suggest you invest in this stellar piece of work.
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Initial post: 5 Dec 2012 12:48:41 GMT
Jasper Wong says:
I would absolutely love to hear an album by Mark Lanegan and the Screaming Bathtubs!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2012 19:45:16 GMT
Sid. says:
I'm thinking, quite industrial sounding and tribal......
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