A strangely unsatisfactory affair is this overview of the work of the grumpy, eternally grumbling Stoner-Rockers Mark Lanegan. Without exception, he has collected songs that he has released under his own name on his solo albums. So none of the Screaming Trees with which he recorded some really great records, none of his three duet records with Isobel Campbell and none of his numerous collaborations, especially with the Queens Of The Stone Age. But even the solo records are not completely represented here, because after the 2004 album "Bubblegum" is over and so his masterpiece "Blues Funeral" (probably for contractual reasons) is omitted. Thus remains a somewhat distorted image of the artist Lanegan, who is always at his best when he collaborates with others, when he does not play the first violin, but lets himself be led and inspired by his comrades-in-arms, only to let his demons off the chain with all the greater persuasiveness.
Top Track: Pill Hill Serenade