Label: Vagrant Records
Phantom Radio is the work of a versatile and broad-minded artist attempting to blend his myriad interests -- hard rock, post-punk, folk and blues, electronica -- into a single, unified sound. Lanegan also opted for this approach on 2012'sBlues Funeral. This time around, however, a hearty stack of tracks ("Torn Red Heart," "I Am the Wolf" and "The Wild People" among them) finds the gravely singer creating music that is more atmospheric and less dirge-like. But don't worry, all you fans of Lanegan's snarling rock jams, he still manages to unleash the hard stuff on closer "Death Trip to Tulsa."