Gutter Twins in LVRJ.com’s 2008 Best of (So Far)

SOUNDING OFF: This year proving good for your ears

With the year half over, it’s time to take stock of the best of albums of ’08 thus far.

Here are my current favorites:

The Gutter Twins, “Saturnalia”: A mix of bourbon and, well, lots more bourbon, this pairing of the dead-voiced Mark Lanegan and the whiskeyed come-ons of Greg Dulli is like a pox on sobriety. Two of rock’s best, most distinctive vocalists hiss and moan at one another over a bed of serpentine electronics and ominous beats, resulting in the best album of the year to play after midnight, when the skies are as dark as these dudes’ dispositions.

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