Album review | ROCK
Band of Horses, ‘Mirage Rock’
It seems odd that Band of Horses’ influences loom so large on the group’s fourth outing. But on “Mirage Rock,” spectral visions of Neil Young, his sometimes-band Crazy Horse, and occasional singing compatriots Crosby, Stills & Nash — as well as echoes of everyone from the Eagles to the Band — weave through the proceedings. Fortunately, Ben Bridwell’s voice remains a beguiling instrument in both high and low registers, and there are moments of stark beauty.