Last Words: The Final Recordings
Label: Sunyata Records
Screaming Trees had the unfortunate fate of getting lost in the '90s grunge shuffle, peeking out for a minute with hit "Nearly Lost You," releasing one more album, and then disbanding at the close of the century. More than a decade later, Last Words: The Final Recordings unveils the group's concluding statement, a "lost album" of sorts recorded in 1998 and '99. A testament to their underrated rep, it still sounds fresh thanks to the Trees' singular weaving of '70s rock, subtle psychedelia and frontman Mark Lanegan's brooding cowboy drawls. Josh Homme and Peter Buck guest-star.