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Somebody’s Knocking

Mark Lanegan Band

Somebody’s Knocking

Eleventh studio album from the Seattle-based alt.rock musician with contributions from Martin Jenkins, Rob Marshall, and Sietse van Gorkom

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Heavenly Recordings
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  1. 9.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    He's finally surpassed his past achievements, forgotten his past lives, cast off his old names and fully solidified his position as the pre-eminent ruler of the dark kingdom of gothic rock
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  2. 9.0 |   music OMH

    It’s another absolute masterclass crammed with songs that drill their way into your head and stay there
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

    There's a real elegance, even a joy, to the way he mixes his dark materials. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Lanegan brings dependable authenticity to these savvy pop songs; dire admonitions, but also an abundance of swagger and fun. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    A labour of love for its creator, and a joy for everybody else. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Mark Lanegan sounds as if he’s having a ball on ‘Somebody's Knocking’
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    Lanegan's at his gritty best, but there’s sweetness and vulnerability here too
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  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Lanegan’s desolate croon gets its groove on, in this rocking, relatable 11th album
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  9. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    This album really captures Lanegan’s versatility and fearless ability to experiment; something he has never been afraid to do in a 35-year musical career
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  10. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    It's an album of great depth and poignant melody and one that certainly rewards the listener after repeated plays
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  11. 7.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Somebody’s Knocking is a fine experience and should be carefully digested by everyone
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  12. 7.0 |   All Music

    You won't want to spike the punch too much if Lanegan comes to your next dance party, but Somebody's Knocking shows he most definitely knows how to have a good time in his own way
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  13. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Lanegan's lyrics are as daft as ever. But that growling baritone voice and the soundscapes are never less than compelling. Print edition only

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