Somebody's Knocking

Mark Lanegan Band - Somebody's Knocking
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2019 Ratings: #117 / 753
User Score
Based on 24 ratings
October 18, 2019 / Release Date
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Heavenly / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

95
The Line of Best Fit

Somebody’s Knocking is the quintessential Mark Lanegan album.

90
musicOMH
Another absolute masterclass crammed with songs that drill their way into your head and stay there.
80
Clash
Lanegan's at his gritty best, but there’s sweetness and vulnerability here too.
80
The Guardian
Lanegan’s desolate croon gets its groove on, in this rocking, relatable 11th album.
80
Under The Radar
It's a beautifully written, considered body of work and has been meticulously produced.
78
GIGsoup
The beautiful thing about this record is that each track offers something refreshingly new while unashamedly showing off its (mainly British) influences.
76
Sputnikmusic

Somebody’s Knocking is one of his most eclectic offerings so far, incorporating a large part of this decade’s output aesthetics, while taking a few steps forward too.

70
AllMusic

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.

70
Uncut

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

DareG
65
What could have been a decent album is hamstrung by awful production, in what I can only guess was an attempt to bring an early 80's minimal keyboard and drum machine sound to Mark Lanegan's voice. Not a smart move. Several songs fight bravely against the poor production, hinting at what could have been.

Standouts: Night Flight to Kabul, Radio Silence, She Loved You, Dark Disco Jag, Letter Never Sent

Dropouts: Disbelief Suspension, Name and Number, War Horse, Two Bells Ringing At Once
Doofy
NR
somebody’s coasting, NR
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Track List

  1. Disbelief Suspension
  2. Letter Never Sent
  3. Night Flight to Kabul
  4. Dark Disco Jag
  5. Gazing from the Shore
  6. Stitch It Up
  7. Playing Nero
  8. Penthouse High
  9. Paper Hat
  10. Name and Number
  11. War Horse
  12. Radio Silence
  13. She Loved You
  14. Two Bells Ringing at Once
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Added on: May 1, 2019