Review of Mark Lanegan – Imitations (Universal Music Canada)

Mark LaneganArguably one of the most under-rated vocalists making music today, Mark Lanegan explores a mix of modern and classic music of his childhood with his newest album, Imitations. This collection of songs covers a wide swath of music including songs performed by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Nick Cave among others. No matter what songs the singer takes on, his vocals are incredibly well suited. Whether tackling the country-waltz of She’s Gone or stripping Mack The Knife down to a bare bones arrangement, Lanegan soars with Imitations, an album that is anything but a straightforward covers album.