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  • Summary: Hawk is the third collaborative album between former Belle & Sebastian songbird Isobel Campbell and former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan. Like the two records before it, it draws inspiration from the sultry torch songs once performed by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. Unique to thisHawk is the third collaborative album between former Belle & Sebastian songbird Isobel Campbell and former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan. Like the two records before it, it draws inspiration from the sultry torch songs once performed by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. Unique to this album is a solid list of guest appearances, however, and the duo covers two Townes Van Zandt songs to boot. Expand
  • Record Label: !K7
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Two more complementary sets of pipes have rarely been paired-and while that's been the intention all along, the duo's third full-length, Hawk, still banks on that delicious friction, and does it well.
  2. Hawk isn't as startling [as Ballad of the Broken Seas], but it's encouraging to know that the magic between Campbell and Lanegan not only hasn't worn off, it's manifesting itself in new and compelling ways.
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    They've surpassed the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwoood comparisons to create an intense, fluid sound that's uniquely their own. [Sep 2010, p.96]
  4. They may be, for all intents and purposes, covers of songs that never actually existed, but they repeatedly prove just how ecstatic such influence can be.
  5. Hazy and humid, it hangs over and envelops like the summer air, leaving the listener languid and spellbound.
  6. Hawk works best when Campbell--who wrote, produced and arranged most of these 13 tunes--nudges their collaboration into new territory.
  7. Campbell and Lanegan are still one of the most interesting and engaging vocal pairs in music, but here they sound positively hushed. [Summer 2010, p.77]

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