After nearly a year of legal back-and-forth, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse's
collaborative project Dark Night of the Soul
has finally been officially released. The album's title refers to a period of loneliness and spiritual desolation, which revealed itself to be eerily foreboding after Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) committed suicide and Vic Chesnutt overdosed during the last year. It might be tempting to let the controversy and tragedy overshadow the actual music on the album but that would be a mistake&mdash Dark Night of the Soul
is a carefully curated array of darkly beautiful tracks. Most of these hold their own as individual tracks, but combined they toss and turn, speak with shadows, and cover every nuance of ominous night.
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MP3: "Little Girl (Ft. Julian Casablancas)"
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse