Ballad Of The Broken Seas - Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
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  • Summary: Think Nancy Sinatra-Lee Hazlewood, and you won't be too far off the concept of this album-length pairing of former Belle & Sebastian vocalist Campbell and former Screaming Trees leader (and Queens Of The Stone Age collaborator) Lanegan.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. [Has] the unmistakable feel of an instant classic. [28 Jan 2006, p.34]
  2. This is proof that Campbell made the right decision in leaving Belle And Sebastian.
  3. They have formed the most remarkable of pairings, crafting an album of such beauty that past reference is made redundant.
  4. Together, they’re a marriage made in musical haven.
  5. 80
    Recalls Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra in the way it mingles dark and light, hard and soft, innocence and experience. [Feb 2006, p.80]
  6. 75
    The skeletal guitars, stylized strings, and rhythmic clatter are enough of a flashlight under the chin to spook up these campfire tales. [Mar 2006, p.95]
  7. In the end, there is nothing too paradigm-shifting to be found here, just a nice genre pastiche from two unique talents who won’t disappoint their fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3