MARK LANEGAN - Phantom Radio

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Pias | Autor: WK

Mark Lanegan can't get out of work anymore. Apparently every three months new EPs, albums or collaborations of the former singer of the Screaming Trees come onto the market. Not everything is brilliant, and Phantom Radio is certainly not one of Lanegan's masterpieces. And yet it's his unique voice again, which is especially captivating in dark ballads like "Judgement Time", "The Killing Season" or "I'm The Wolf". The more sparingly the songs are arranged, the more accurately Lanegan's organ comes into its own. The sound environment is based on the albums he made with the Soulsavers. This is also the only problem of the CD, because in this respect it lacks competence. The more poppy songs get a bit pompous or flat. But when the man with the irresistible whiskey voice relies on his very own charisma, he can't do anything wrong. He doesn't reach the size of records like "Bubblegum" or "Blues Funeral" here, but all in all "Phantom Radio" is a passable album of a great singer with a lot of great song ideas.

Top Track: Judgement Time

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