Whiskey for the Holy Ghost
This is the release that got me hooked on Mark Lanegan. Yes, it is downbeat, but for me it holds up still as the best of Lanegan's catalog and I return to it again and again. As one who appreciated Screaming Trees, my first encounter with this CD blew me away. Here Lanegan on his own (with the help of guitarist/collaborator Mike Johnson) is even better. Do not miss this one, and then rush right over and check out his other releases here, they are all excellent. And if you can't get enough, look at his work with Isobel Campbell, which is a bit spotty but holds some excellent tracks. Pour me another!