Album reviews

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Mark Lanegan Band: Somebody’s Knocking (Heavenly Recordings)

Former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan continues his dabblings into semi-electronica on his 11th solo outing, which also finds him in fine, extra-gravelly voice. With a couple of exceptions, it’s a sombre, brooding but arty affair, rooted in early-80s underground, with its copious reverberating guitars, prominent melodic basslines and murky synth peals. Its more obvious touchstones – occasionally verging on parody – include Joy ...