Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad Of The Broken Seas

Modern Music Review
Style:Alt. Country, Indie Pop
'Bell starts ringing, you're still missing'
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. Campbell produced the album and wrote the bulk of the material and Mark Lenegan wrote only one song "Revolver" which is one of that highlight, He appears on everysong.

Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan collaboration between former member of Belle & Sebastian Isobel Campbell bring wonderful songs to us.This album has apeared on right time while there are colourless leafs and a rainy day outside. Poignant violins, Sophisticated emotions, with a whip!Yes with a whip.It whips all of your feelings (the cover of Hank Williams' "Ramblin' Man"), whispers which belongs to Isobell, he whistles, country air, fresh country air, whisky-and-nicotine rasp voice of Lenegan.

Bewitching singing of a woman and grand natural voice of a men, it's very befitting. It causes to think about life, deeply with its majestic, poetic lyrics (Deus Ibi Est). On "Honey Child What Can I Do?, we used to listen from Belle & S. lazy charming melodies.Perfection of the lyrics doesn't leave to me much things to say.Actually it changes for everyone just as a poet.In every condition musical side of this album amazingly perfect, full of emotion, glorious sadness.

"Ballad Of The Broken Seas" is a great gift for plaintive days in autumn.It's autumnal, presenting itself perfectly and it knows where it comes from, Bittersweet.
It's charmed me and now lets try it on you!
MM picks:Black Mountain, The False Husband, Revolver, The Circus Is Leaving Town
Listen:Ramblin' Man
You may also like:Bonnie "Prince" Billy - The Letting Go
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