Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral (2012) / Rating: 3/5
The first track off this record, “The Gravedigger’s Song” (also the first single) offers a promising start to what sounded like a great blues rock record. As the album progressed, track by track the blues began to slowly fade away and introduced was a more electronic/synthetic sound that seemed to clash with the band’s core elements. Mark Lanegan has such a deep, rich voice in very much the same way that when Tom Waits or Rob Dougan are paired with a soulful blues song, it can carry a lot of emotional weight. The album seems to lack cohesion because as I mentioned, “Blues Funeral” seems to change from track to track. I think it’s great when bands or artists experiment with their sound in new ways, but usually it’s not done from song to song but rather album to album. However, I really enjoyed The Gravedigger’s Song, and I think at the very least it’s definitely worth checking out.
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