Broken cover



Building on Mark Lanegan’s notable performances for their second album, on their third, 2009’s Broken, Soulsavers essentially made Lanegan their full collaborator on nearly every track, with other guest singers including Red Ghost, Gibby Haynes, Jason Pierce and Mike Patton. But Lanegan’s wonderful voice and cowriting dominate on an album extending the electronic blues grooves of earlier work, whether it’s the snarling guitar on the nightclub-in-hell of “Death Bells” or striking covers of songs by the Palace Brothers, Gene Clark and Lanegan himself.

Ned Raggett