Bubblegum - Mark Lanegan Band
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  • Summary: The former Screaming Trees member and Queens Of The Stone Age collaborator returns with his sixth solo album, credited to the Mark Lanegan Band. Guests include Ween, PJ Harvey, Josh Homme, Nick Oliveri and Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan.
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Alt-rock blues darker and scarier than Jon Spencer or even Jack White ever imagined. [24 Dec 2004, p.66]
  2. Bubblegum is a blues record, a powerfully original reinterpretation of the genre.
  3. Lanegan's lyrics are poetic, well thought out and devastatingly honest, making this more a serious artistic account than some braggadocio bullshit. And then add to that the fact the music is just fantastic.
  4. Shows [Lanegan] to be more alive and more vital than ever. [Sep 2004, p.121]
  5. 80
    It's the feeling of almost imperceptible menace that makes Bubblegum so unsettling. [Aug 2004, p.84]
  6. 80
    Lanegan has finally produced his long-threatened masterpiece. [Oct 2004, p.125]
  7. It's a deathfest of sound and fury, quietly melancholy and fiercely apocalyptic. But it's a tale that grows wearier with every listen. [Sep 2004, p.122]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18