And so, the ghost of the late 80s/early 90s US alternative scene continues to make its malevolent presence felt in the midway through the current decade. Mark Lanegan, having put in a turn on Isobel Campbellâ€™s Mercury-bothering album last year, is back here assisting fellow veteran Greg Dulli (ex-Afghan Whigs) and his band on covers of Massive Attackâ€™s â€˜Live With Meâ€™ and Fat Freddyâ€™s Dropâ€™s â€˜Flashbackâ€™. The whole EP soothes rather than threatens, with â€˜The Lure Would Prove Too Muchâ€™ in particular caressing the soul like The Verveâ€™s â€˜On Your Ownâ€™ if it was played by angels. â€˜Sublimeâ€™, meanwhile, is like climbing under a heavy old blanket while the wind rattles the windows and the rain beats down outside. Broodingly beautiful.