Michele Romero
January 21, 1994 AT 05:00 AM EST

Whiskey for the Holy

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Mark Lanegan
Producers
Sub Pop

We gave it an A-

Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan temporarily ditches his arboreal pals on this intensely beautiful second solo effort. Lyrics dense with metaphors of death and drink come to life through Lanegan’s smokey tenor, which howls and billows from the depths of subconsciousness. Shadowy background voices, wispy violins, and lumbering acoustic guitars add to the haunting allure. A delightful companion for last call in purgatory. A-

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